Elegance (A how to)

  1. SEND THANK YOU NOTES, ALWAYS AND TO EVERYONE.
  2. PRACTICE GOOD POSTURE
  3. SPEAK MORE SOFTLY
  4. LISTEN WITHOUT INTERRUPTING
  5. WEAR SOLID COLORS
  6. IGNORE FADS, OR USE THEM SPARINGLY
  7. HAVE A SIGNATURE WINE THAT YOU SERVE AT HOME
  8. WEAR ONLY 2-3 ACCESSORIES
  9. HAVE IMPECCABLE MANNERS
  10. READ ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS
  11. MAINTAIN A BUDGET
  12. STUDY THE ARTS
  13. HAVE ONE SIGNATURE PERFUME/COLOGNE
  14. SHOW RESTRAINT IN EXPRESSING ANGER
  15. LEARN THE ART OF CONVERSATION
  16. LEARN FRENCH
  17. WEAR A TRENCH COAT
  18. LEARN HOW TO WEAR A SCARF
  19. WEAR A TUXEDO, WHEN ONE IS CALLED FOR
  20. PRACTICE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
  21. DON’T YELL OR SCREAM
  22. LEARN TO DANCE THE WALTZ
  23. HAVE ONE FABULOUS SIGNATURE MEAL YOU SERVE GUESTS
  24. REMEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  25. GO ON PICNICS
  26. WEAR DRESSES/SUITS MORE OFTEN, AND ON DATES
  27. SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME AND YOUR CALENDAR
  28. WEAR PEARLS
  29. OPEN THE DOOR FOR LADIES
  30. LET HIM OPEN THE DOOR FOR YOU
  31. REMEMBER THAT IT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO BE KIND THAN IT IS TO BE RIGHT
  32. SERVE COFFEE OR TEA AFTER MEALS
  33. ARRIVE EXACTLY ON TIME
  34. DON’T COMPLAIN
  35. DRESS TO TRAVEL
  36. BE WELL TRAVELLED
  37. IF YOU’RE A WOMEN, DON’T WEAR BLACK SHOES BETWEEN MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY…WEAR SPECTATOR PUMPS INSTEAD
  38. KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN AND UNCLUTTERED
  39. WHEN GUESTS STAY OVER, PUT A SMALL PITCHER AND GLASS FOR WATER ON THEIR NIGHTSTAND, ALONG WITH A BOOK THEY MIGHT ENJOY
  40. LEARN HOW TO HOST A SMALL DINNER PARTY
  41. HAVE ONE SUBDUED SOLID COLOR SCHEME THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME, USE ACCESSORIES TO ADD COLOR
  42. LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT MARTINI
  43. LEARN HOW TO TIE BOTH A REGULAR TIE AND A BOW TIE (WHETHER YOU’RE A MAN OR A WOMAN)
  44. BE A LADY OR A GENTLEMAN AT WORK, ESPECIALLY WHEN DELIVERING A DIFFICULT MESSAGE OR WHEN TEMPERS FLARE
  45. WEAR LOVELY/HANDSOME HATS
  46. DON’T POINT OUT THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS
  47. WAIT YOUR TURN PATIENTLY
  48. DON’T CURSE
  49. CHEW EACH BITE 20 TIMES
  50. SIP YOUR DRINK
  51. LEARN PROPER ETIQUETTE FOR ALL SITUATIONS
  52. ACCEPT COMPLIMENTS GRACIOUSLY
  53. BE QUIETLY SELF CONFIDENT
  54. DON’T BOAST
  55. BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS
  56. HAVE FRESH FLOWERS IN YOUR HOME
  57. WRITE A LETTER RATHER THAN SEND AN EMAIL TO THOSE YOU LOVE
  58. KEEP YOUR NAILS WELL MANICURED
  59. MAINTAIN YOUR SHOES AND CLOTHING
  60. DON’T EVER LOSE YOUR JOIE DE VIVRE
  61. BE WELL GROOMED
  62. REMEMBER THAT MONEY DOES NOT EQUAL ELEGANCE, NOR IS IT NECESSARY TO BE ELEGANT
  63. WEAR LESS MAKE-UP
  64. WEAR WELL-FITTING CLOTHES
  65. SPRAY LAVENDER ON YOUR SHEETS
  66. BE POSITIVE
  67. LEARN TO POLITELY SAY NO
  68. BE CONCERNED WITH MAKING OTHERS FEEL COMFORTABLE
  69. MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH
  70. DON’T OVERINDULGE
  71. HOLD YOURSELF TO HIGH STANDARDS
  72. TURN YOUR MOBILE OFF AT DINNER PLEASE
  73. WEAR SIMPLE, CLASSIC HAIRSTYLES
  74. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK OR ACT. ASK YOURSELF, CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME FROM THIS?
  75. APOLOGIZE QUICKLY AND SINCERELY
  76. HAVE INTEGRITY, EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING.
  77. DON’T SPEAK ILL OF OTHERS, OR GOSSIP
  78. ALWAYS TAKE A GIFT TO YOUR HOST OR HOSTESS
  79. TIE A SCARF ON YOUR HANDBAG
  80. TAKE A CLUTCH IN THE EVENING
  81. WEAR WELL FITTING JEANS WITH EITHER A LONG SLEEVE WHITE SHIRT OR SOLID SWEATER FOR MORE CASUAL EVENTS
  82. ONLY WEAR SNEAKERS FOR EXERCISE
  83. USE WHITE SHEETS, WHITE TOWELS, WHITE DISHES
  84. BE SURE YOUR CLOTHES ARE PRESSED
  85. YOUR CAR’S HORN SHOULD SAY “PARDON ME, BUT DO YOU SEE ME?”, RATHER THAN “GET OUT OF MY WAY!”
  86. OVERDO EMPATHY
  87. LIGHT CANDLES IN YOUR HOME
  88. GO FOR WALKS IN THE PARK ON SUNDAY
  89. GIVE OTHERS SINCERE COMPLIMENTS
  90. UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN WORTH
  91. LEARN HOW TO OPEN A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE
  92. DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE OCCASION
  93. DO SMALL FAVORS FOR OTHERS, WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN
  94. SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU
  95. TAKE THE TIME TO STOP AND LISTEN TO OTHERS, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN
  96. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
  97. KEEP A JOURNAL
  98. GIVE THOUGHTFUL GIFTS, RATHER THAN EXPENSIVE ONES
  99. LESS IS MORE
  100. SAVOR THE MOMENT

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s