All Posts By Nathalie Findlay

Sex Etiquette 101: A field guide for lovers

Try as I might, I haven’t found a way to create a portmanteau from the words ‘sex’ and ‘etiquette’. It would have been so neat to...

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Best Guest Etiquette

You’ve heard the cliché: houseguests, like fish, go off after 3 days.  Here are a few tips to ensure you stay on the right side of...

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A Definitive Guide to Handwritten Thank You Notes

Yesterday, a friend who received a thank you letter was so thrilled that he decided to post it on Facebook. The letter was perfectly...

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Table Manners: Downton Abbey Style

Table manners are a very good way to ensure a meal runs smoothly, so the fine folks can focus on delightful banter and the cheese soufflé....

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Business Card Rules

In a few years, this post might be obsolete.  Some might argue that it already is.  But for the moment, this is the most important thing...

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Should Freedom of Speech have Limits? Maybe.

After two harrowing weeks in Paris, it behoves me to make a few enlightened comments. I use the word ‘enlightened’ not as a means to...

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8 Holiday Hacks for Scrooges

The holidays are upon us!  Hooray!  The snow! The food! The Spirit of Giving! Can you believe that for some people they can be synonymous...

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Members Only: The Do’s and Dont’s of Private Clubs

Clubs are a lot of things: a place to socialize, relax or luncheon with friends; occasionally some are set up for business meetings (while...

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Dealing with Rude People

If you wonder what makes me an expert on dealing with rude people, I just want to point out that I am writing from a room with a...

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Etiquette when nobody is watching

I know you have heard me say this time and again, but manners are not just for Christmas. They need to be second nature, not only brought...

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The modern girl’s guide to acting like a lady

How many times have I heard women complain about chivalry being dead? I don’t know.  A lot. I am not certain that is entirely true but...

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The Rules of Gender Bending

I invited a male client out for a lunch to talk about business (I’m a woman) but the waiter gave him the bill, which he insisted on...

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Elegant Dining Etiquette

If you were a professional athlete you’d have to train every day. If you were a concert cellist you’d have to practice for...

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Etiquette Moments On Illness

And now for a bit of seriousness.  But it won’t last long, don’t worry. Illness. It can strike anyone anytime. It is one of...

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Should I tell my boss his fly is undone?

“Should I tell my boss when his fly is undone?” Here is the short answer …  No.  No more than you would tell anyone...

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