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Waiting Out the Waiting Game with Panache…or At Least a Little Patience

By Shelly Volner Without even asking for a show of hands, I can most assuredly say that each and every one of us has to

May 21, 2013 Manners Matter

Being a Great Host Starts with Warm Welcome

By Shelly Volner I recently received one of nicest compliments I’ve every received from my dear friend Jill Fales. Her 12 year old daughter Janey

March 8, 2013 Manners Matter

No One Looks Good in This Shade of Green

By OCSS Contributing Writer Shelly Volner Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines envy as the “painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with

February 12, 2013 Manners Matter

Holiday Entertaining: Tips on Being a Great Guest

“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson By Dierdre Michalski There are some hard and fast rules

December 9, 2012 Manners Matter

Gratitude: An Attitude We Can Practice All Year Long

By Shelly Volner All around the nation, grocery lists are being made, linens are being pressed and grandma’s china is being dusted off, all in

November 22, 2012 Manners Matter

Making Memorable Introductions

By Lynn Selich If you’ve ever been at an event with someone whom you’ve known for years (or worse your significant other) and suddenly forget

October 25, 2012 Manners Matter

Life’s Gold and Silver: First Day Friends

By Shelly Volner You’ve felt it, haven’t you? That knot in your stomach and overwhelming sense of self-consciousness as you enter a room full of

October 18, 2012 Manners Matter

The Ins and Outs of Opening Doors

By Shelly Volner We’ve all heard the phrase, “don’t let the door hit ya on the way out,” right? I have given it some thought

September 25, 2012 Manners Matter

12 Hot Tips for Beach Blanket Bliss

By Lynn Selich  These last, precious few weeks of summer and the unbearable heat, are driving throngs of visitors and locals alike to southern California’s

August 22, 2012 Manners Matter

The Resort at Pelican Hill Introduces Etiquette Classes as Holiday Entertaining Season Approaches

New this fall season, The Resort at Pelican Hill® introduces an expanded series of etiquette classes for children, young adults and ladies. As the holiday entertaining season

August 10, 2012 Manners Matter
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