Mr. Boddington's Etiquette

Charm and Civility for Every Occasion
 
 
Chronicle Books LLC (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 27. März 2018
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  • 224 Seiten
 
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978-1-4521-5832-7 (ISBN)
 
The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with charming illustrations from the beloved Mr. Boddington's Studio, this jaunty handbook is just the thing to make manners less of a fuss.
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  • La Vergne
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  • USA
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978-1-4521-5832-7 (9781452158327)
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Mr. Boddington's Studio is a New York-based stationery design team led by Rebecca S. Ruebensaal.
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Correspondence
  • Addressing Envelopes
  • Do note! (Mrs., Ms., or Miss?)
  • Formatting a Social Letter
  • A Sampling of Correspondence
  • A Thank-You Note
  • A Sympathy or Condolence Note
  • A Formal Invitation, such as for a Wedding
  • The Anatomy of Fine Stationery
  • Correspondence Q&A
  • What Color Ink should I Use to Write a Note or Letter?
  • When should I send a Handwritten Note, as Opposed to An E-Mail or Text?
  • When should I send an Announcement?
  • What is the Purpose of Calling Cards?
  • Where do I Write a Return Address on an Envelope?
  • How do I Put a Stationery Sheet or Card in an Envelope?
  • Should I Have Just One Set of House Stationery Even if I Have Several Residences Around the World?
  • A Primer: Holiday Cards
  • Chapter 2: Gift-Giving
  • Gift Directory
  • Hostess Gift for a Dinner Party
  • Hostess Gift for a Weekend Stay
  • Wedding Gift
  • Baby Shower Gift
  • Bridal Shower Gift
  • Bride's Gift to Bridesmaids
  • Groom's Gift to Groomsmen
  • Housewarming Gift
  • Sympathy Gift
  • Graduation Gift
  • Religious Events
  • Anniversaries
  • Anniversary Gifts, both Traditional and Modern
  • A Primer: Opening Gifts
  • Gifting Q&A
  • How do I Choose the Perfect Gift?
  • Is it Appropriate to Give Money as a Gift?
  • Should I Give a Gift to My Employee?
  • An Invitation I Received States "No Gifts." Can I Bring One Anyway?
  • Do I Have to Bring a Gift When I Visit Someone's Home?
  • What should be in My Gift Registry?
  • How do I Politely Notify Guests of a Registry for My Event?
  • How do I Juggle Gifts for Weddings and the Related Wedding Events?
  • If I brought a Gift to a Baby Shower, do I Also Need to send a Gift When the Baby is Born?
  • I Received an Expensive Gift but Can'T Afford to Give One of Similar Value in Return. What do I Do?
  • When is it Suitable to Refuse a Gift or Return it to its Giver?
  • I Opened a Gift but Am Not Sure Whom it's From. What do I Do?
  • I Sent a Gift but Never Received Acknowledgment or a Thank-You Note. is it Ok to Contact the Recipient to see if She Received it?
  • When should I Open a Gift in Front of the Giver, and When should I Open it Later?
  • How should I Handle Holiday Gifts for My Nanny, Housekeeper, or Other Service Providers?
  • When You Gift a Dear Friend a Yacht or Another Sailing Vessel, is it Necessary to Include a Bottle of Champagne?
  • Do Note! (What, Only Two Dollars?)
  • A Primer: Regifting
  • Chapter 3: Hospitality
  • House Parties and Dinner Parties Q&A (For Hosts)
  • What Are My Duties as a Host?
  • What is the Right Way to Welcome Guests Into My Home?
  • Do I Need to Open Wine That a Guest Brings as a Gift?
  • How do I Handle a Shy, Quiet, or Socially Awkward Guest?
  • How should I Handle Toasts?
  • Who Sits Where at a Dinner Party?
  • When Are Place Cards Appropriate?
  • What do I do if Guests Start an Argument During Dinner?
  • What do I do if it's Very Late but My Guests Still Haven'T Left?
  • How should I Handle an Uninvited Dinner Guest?
  • What is the Proper Way to Clear the Table?
  • How do I Handle a Guest Who's had Too Much to Drink?
  • How Many Courses should be Served at a Proper State Dinner?
  • House Parties and Dinner Parties Q&A (For Guests)
  • If I Am Running Late to a Party, should I Let the Hostess Know?
  • Should I Take My Shoes Off in Somebody's Home?
  • May I Make a Toast?
  • What do I do if I Spill a Drink or Break Something?
  • May I Rearrange Place Cards to Sit Next to My Date?
  • Should I Help the Host With the Dishes After a Dinner Party?
  • How should I Accept an Invitation?
  • What is the Most Graceful Way to Exit a Party?
  • Which is the Better Gift for a Dinner Party: Italian White Truffles or French White Wines?
  • A Primer: Being a Dinner Party Guest
  • Overnight Stays Q&A (For Hosts)
  • What Information should I Provide to My Guests Prior to Their Arrival?
  • What should I Have Ready in Advance?
  • What do I do When My Guests Arrive?
  • How do I Handle Children of Houseguests?
  • Is it Impolite to do Housework When I Have Guests?
  • Should I Give My Guests Access to My Vintage '66 Beemer?
  • Stocking Your Home for Guests
  • Guest Bedroom Must-Haves
  • Delightful Extras
  • Guest Bathroom or Shared Bathroom Must-Haves
  • Delightful Extras
  • A Primer: Being an Overnight Houseguest
  • Do Note! (To Strip or Not to Strip)
  • Chapter 4: Table Manners
  • At the Table Q&A
  • When is it Polite to Take My Seat?
  • What is the Appropriate Way to Take My Seat?
  • When is it Polite to Start Eating?
  • Which Way do I Pass Dishes Around a Table?
  • Is it Rude to Season My Food at a Dinner Party?
  • What should I do With My Napkin During the Meal?
  • What do I do if I Drop a Utensil or Napkin on the Floor?
  • What do I do if I Have Something Unswallowable in My Mouth?
  • What if I Want Seconds?
  • What do I do if I Have to Sneeze or Cough While I'M Eating?
  • How should Children Act at the Dinner Table?
  • How should I Hold My Wine Glass?
  • How should I Handle Silverware?
  • How do I Politely Communicate That I Have a Food Allergy or Particular Dietary Needs?
  • What is the Correct Way to Serve Tea and Coffee?
  • When Setting Up a Lunch in the Forest During a Fox Hunt, should I Bring Real Silver?
  • Do Note! (Which One?)
  • A Primer: Passing Food
  • A Primer: Soup and Bread
  • Soup
  • Bread
  • Do Note! (Resting versus Finished Position)
  • Table Settings
  • Informal
  • Formal
  • Do Note! (Setting the Table)
  • A Primer: Cocktail Parties
  • Chapter 5: Social Functions
  • Invitations: Printed or Paperless?
  • Do Make the Ceremonial Effort to Post an Invitation If:
  • Go Ahead and send a Paperless Invitation (Or E-Mail) If:
  • A Primer: RSVPS
  • Dress Codes for All Occasions
  • Business Casual or Dressy Casual
  • Cocktail or Semiformal
  • Festive
  • Formal or Black Tie
  • White Tie
  • Royal Encounters
  • Do Note! (Don't Overdo It)
  • A Primer: Hats
  • Do Note! (Dear Button . . .)
  • Making Introductions
  • A Primer: Making Conversation
  • Introductions and Chitchat Q&A
  • When should I Use the Personal Titles "Mr." or "Mrs.," and When is it Ok to Use a First Name?
  • Must I Stand When Introduced to Someone?
  • What do I do When I Don'T Remember Someone's Name or How to Pronounce it?
  • Is it Ok to Ask Someone if He or She Has Children?
  • What Are Appropriate Topics for Light Conversation?
  • How do I Politely Remove Myself From a Conversation?
  • Is There a Respectful Way to Disagree?
  • How should I Respond to Someone's "Big News"?
  • How Can I Make Sure My Children Will be Welcome Guests?
  • What is the Appropriate Time to Arrive for an Event?
  • How should I Park My Helicopter When Attending a Friend's Event?
  • Baby Showers Q&A
  • Who should Host a Baby Shower?
  • Who should be Invited to a Baby Shower?
  • How Close to the Baby's Due Date should the Party Take Place?
  • Are Games or Activities Mandatory?
  • Is it Acceptable to Ask a Mummy-To-Be if a Name Has Been Picked?
  • Is it Acceptable to Touch the Mother-To-Be's Stomach?
  • What is a Baby Sprinkle?
  • A Primer: Visiting a New Baby
  • Funerals Q&A
  • When should I Go to a Funeral?
  • What should be Said to the Family?
  • Should I send Flowers?
  • What's Appropriate to Wear to a Funeral?
  • Should I Bring Food to the Funeral's Reception?
  • Does One Need to Drive in the Procession?
  • Chapter 6: Weddings
  • The Invitation
  • A Sampling of Wedding Correspondence
  • Engagement Parties and Wedding Showers Q&A
  • Who Has the Honor of Hosting an Engagement Party or Wedding Shower?
  • What if Two People Want to Throw Me an Engagement Party or Shower?
  • Who should be Invited?
  • When should the Events Take Place?
  • Do I Have to Buy an Engagement Gift and a Wedding Shower Gift? do I Also Need to send a Wedding Gift?
  • Is the Groom-To-Be Expected to Attend an All-Female Wedding Shower?
  • When Getting a Painting Commissioned of the Newly Engaged, should You Include Their Dog?
  • Do Note! (Who Hears First?)
  • A Primer: a Receiving Line
  • Weddings Q&A (For the Couple)
  • Am I Expected to Invite All My Coworkers to My Wedding?
  • If I Know Someone Can'T Attend My Wedding, do I Invite Him or Her Anyway?
  • How do I Make it Clear That I Don'T Want Children at My Wedding?
  • Should Single Invitees Always be Permitted to Bring a Guest?
  • Who should Host the Rehearsal Dinner?
  • Who is Invited to the Rehearsal Dinner?
  • Do I Need to Have a Gift Table at My Wedding?
  • Do I Have to Provide Transportation for My Guests on the Wedding Day?
  • When (And in What Order) Are Toasts Given at a Wedding Reception?
  • How do I Let Guests Know About My Wedding Registry?
  • When should I Present My Gifts to the Wedding Party?
  • How do I Follow Up With Guests Who Haven'T Rsvp 'D?
  • How, and How Much, should I Tip My Wedding Vendors?
  • Wedding Q&A (For Guests)
  • A Wedding Invitation States "Black Tie." What do I Wear?
  • Can I Wear White to a Wedding?
  • What Time should I Arrive at the Wedding?
  • On What Side do I Sit During the Wedding?
  • Can I Take and Post Pictures With My Phone During a Wedding?
  • Is it Acceptable to Attend the Wedding but Not the Reception, or the Reception but Not the Wedding?
  • When Can I Leave a Wedding?
  • Do I Have to send a Gift if I Was Invited to a Wedding but Didn'T Attend?
  • Is it Suitable to Eat the Wedding Cake if Either the Bride or Groom Jilts the Other at the Altar, Thus Abruptly Ending the Wedding?
  • Do Note! (My Sad Wallet)
  • Duties of the Wedding Party
  • Bridesmaids
  • Attention, Maid of Honor, Your List Continues
  • Groomsmen
  • Attention, Best Man, Your List Continues
  • Do Note! (Dear Newlyweds . . .)
  • Chapter 7: About Town
  • Phone Etiquette Q&A
  • When is it Ok to Put Someone on Speakerphone?
  • Do I Need to Return a Voice Mail With a Call or Can I Text Back?
  • How Long should I Wait for a Reply Before Texting Again?
  • When is it Ok to Use My Phone's Camera?
  • Can I Check My Phone When I'M Out With Friends?
  • How Can I Leave a Better Voice Mail?
  • How Can I be Better at Sending Text Messages?
  • When it is Ok to Make or Take a Call
  • Never
  • With Discretion
  • Do Note! (Too Late-or Early-to Call?)
  • A Primer: E-Mail
  • Do Note! (Sent Too Early!)
  • E-Mail and Social Media Etiquette Q&A
  • How Long Can I Wait to Reply to an E-Mail?
  • When is it Ok to send a Thank-You E-Mail Instead of a Written Note?
  • What is the Best Way to send or Remove Myself From Mass E-Mails?
  • Is it Acceptable to Forward E-Mails to Others?
  • Is There a Polite Way to Unfriend Someone?
  • What Are the Rules Around Declining a Friend Request?
  • Do Note! (A Little Privacy Please?)
  • Etiquette for a New Job
  • Communications in and Around the Office Q&A
  • Can I Use My Work E-Mail Address for Personal Correspondence?
  • Should I Keep My Phone on Vibrate or Can I Turn on the Ringer?
  • Under What Circumstances should I Get a Professional Social Media Account?
  • Musi I Invite Coworkers to a Wedding or Other Formal Event?
  • How do I Give a Gift to an Employee?
  • About Town Q&A
  • Should I Say Hello to People I Pass on the Street?
  • For Whom should I Hold the Door?
  • How do I Handle a Dog in Public?
  • How should I Behave in an Elevator?
  • What is the Polite Way to Behave on Public Transportation?
  • What is the Best Way to Manage an Umbrella in Public?
  • Should You Tattle on the Neighborhood Teens if You see Them Skinny-Dipping in Your Neighbor's Pool?
  • A Primer: Waiting in a Queue
  • Do Note! (Revolving Doors)
  • A Primer: Dressing Appropriately
  • Do Note! (No Ifs, Ands, or Butts)
  • Tipping
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