The Art of the Social Graces: Includes Section on Victorian Afternoon Tea (NEW REVISED SECOND EDITION WITH ELEGANT TABLE SETTINGS) [NOOK Book]

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NEW REVISED SECOND EDITION WITH ELEGANT TABLE SETTINGS.
Polite Society School of Etiquette presents The Art of the Social Graces. Whether you are a homemaker, business professional, or student, The Art of the Social Graces offers practical knowledge in basic social skills for all occasions and settings, and includes useful information and advice to enhance one's lifestyle in the social and business world. From beginning to end of ten clearly organized sections, accompanied by ...
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The Art of the Social Graces: Includes Section on Victorian Afternoon Tea (NEW REVISED SECOND EDITION WITH ELEGANT TABLE SETTINGS)

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Overview

NEW REVISED SECOND EDITION WITH ELEGANT TABLE SETTINGS.
Polite Society School of Etiquette presents The Art of the Social Graces. Whether you are a homemaker, business professional, or student, The Art of the Social Graces offers practical knowledge in basic social skills for all occasions and settings, and includes useful information and advice to enhance one's lifestyle in the social and business world. From beginning to end of ten clearly organized sections, accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations, The Art of the Social Graces takes the reader through a brief history of etiquette, offers introduction methods, provides techniques for entertaining, invitations and dining, presents guidelines for table settings, and even puts forward the etiquette of tipping. Other topics include dressing for success, conducting oneself in the business world, and writing thank you notes. In the Easy Entertaining section, the reader is presented information on table settings for formal dinners with a serving staff, informal dinners without a serving staff, family style dining, buffet style dining, and supplementary entertaining guidelines. Clear illustrations depict the various table settings discussed. The section entitled, Graceful Dining Manners, is devoted to explaining, in great detail, the art of Continental and American dining. Easy-to-follow diagrams depict utensil rest and finished positions for these dining styles. Also included are instructions on dining at a buffet, the proper way to consume soup with and without soup bowl handles, and how to hold and drink from cups and stemware. As an added bonus, The Art of the Social Graces contains a section on Victorian Afternoon Tea with instructions on making the perfect pot of tea, illustrated tea settings, and dining etiquette for scones, savories, and petits fours. The Art of the Social Graces will empower readers with confidence and learning essentials that will be life changing. Website: www.PoliteSocietySchool.com
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Editorial Reviews

T. Bergie
What a great find! I have referred to this book so many times with questions I have about how to dress, set a table, or send a thank you. I think this would make a great gift for any college graduate to use as a reference in their new life.
Lupita M.
I absolutely love this book and I consider it a GREAT etiquette training tool. I especially love all the various pictures of the different table settings. There are great illustrations on how to dine and drink from stemware.
J. OR
I originally purchased this book for the table settings, which were very extensive, but came away more impressed with the practical lessons on how to act properly in day-to-day social situations. The information on dining alone will forever make all your future restaurant visits far more interesting and satisfying. A big plus in this book are the photographs, so beautiful and classic.
Cdog 47
This book is an excellent read for all ages. I learned so much about how to eat in this book and I realized how badly and unprofessionally I was eating before. Great amount of beautiful pictures and plenty of information as well.
Debbie R.
This book is wonderful! Not only is it informative, but it is very interesting as well. In addition to providing valuable etiquette lessons for almost every situation, the author gives a little bit of history as to how certain customs came about. And, the special section on "Victorian Afternoon Tea" is just the icing on the cake. Whether you're a tea-lover or not, this book is a MUST-HAVE for everyone! I give it a five-star rating!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014384438
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 5/5/2012
  • Series: Etiquette Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 105
  • Sales rank: 1,269,816
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Ms. Bernadette Michelle Petrotta is an author and small business owner, married, and has a son. After receiving her degree, she spent 32 years in public service with the City of Los Angeles in an administrative capacity. In her spare time, she researched the world of etiquette and eventually amassed a library of materials, including a collection of rare silver flatware and antique porcelain serving pieces. In 1996 she founded the Polite Society School of Etiquette. Her business offers a variety of courses, speaking engagements, seminars, individual training, and instruction at private dinners and tea events. As founder and director, her mission is to educate people of all ages in customary codes of conduct, dining principles, useful etiquette techniques, formalities in the home and in public, and social skills to enhance everyday living. Her entrepreneurial spirit, continuing education, and high quality teaching principles qualify her to be a leading source in this rapidly expanding industry. Ms. Petrotta has been a featured speaker at the Annual Northwest Tea Festival, Annual Victoria Tea Festival, Annual Northwest Women's Show, and Designs for Dining Fund Raiser.
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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    I absolutely love this book and I consider it a GREAT etiquette

    I absolutely love this book and I consider it a GREAT etiquette training tool. I especially love all the various pictures of the different table settings. There are great illustrations on how to dine and drink from stemware.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 18, 2013

    Fox's world

    I wake up slowly. Wow. The nursery is big. Glad youre awake sweetheart. I hear. I turn. Wildfoot was looking at me. Mommy. I mewled and scrambled over. Wildfoot purred. Foxkit, you are so cute. My sister Pinekit clambered over. Hi foxkit! She mewed. Hi pinekit! I turn around. One of the older kits, Leamerkit was padding over. I sigh. Youre here to brag about leaf fall too, arent you? I ask leamerkit. No. Thats whitepaw. Not me. Me and Everkit dont brag. The youngest kits Kinkkit Longkit and Spiritkit rolled over. I turn to Pinekit. When does six moons come? Two moons. She meows. I groan. Two whole moons more of them? I ask tilting my head towards the young kits. I turn to leamerkit. Why cant i be you? I asked. I growl at my squeaky voice. I feel so young. Four moons. Ugh.

    .Leaffall.

    I ran to the highstone to see the cerimony. Leamerkit Whitekit and Everkit were getting their names- Leamerpaw Everpaw and Whitepaw. Pinekit was already there. I sat by her. Leamerpaws mentor is Lilyfur. Everpaws mentor is Echolight. Whitepaws mentor is Graystone. Everycat cheered their names. I sigh. One more moon left. (Leave comments please! Go ahead and write negative comments. I want to know what i did wrong.)

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