Ladylike Laws: Cheers & Toasts

I’m sure none of us is a stranger to the longstanding custom of the dinner table toast. Its origins date back earlier than the 17th century! But when it comes to reacting to toasts or giving them yourself, the waters can be murkier than you might think. To avoid any awkward moments, I’ve put together […]

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Ladylike Laws: Sushi Etiquette

Many cuisines come with customs and standards all their own. Let’s be real here, American etiquette will only get you so far… A perfect example of this is with sushi. While I am sure many of you regularly enjoy in this Japanese cuisine, you might be surprised to learn what is considered to proper and […]

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Ladylike Laws: To Hug or Not to Hug?

While hellos and handshakes used to be the way to greet and goodbye, hugs have become the new norm in recent years. I think it’s interesting because, to me, hugs signify affection, not “hello.” I hug close friends and family, but nowadays that’s not enough. After researching the topic of “hugging” for this blog, I […]

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Ladylike Laws: Airplane Etiquette

If you’re reading this, it means that I am already off on my big trip to Tanzania. Each way, the flight is roughly 30 hours. Yikes. That said, while flying comes second nature to me (I fly to NYC once a month or more), I’ve learned my fair share of travel tips and mid-air manners […]

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