A Butler S Guide To Table Manners

Author: Nicholas Clayton
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 184994413X
Size: 19,42 MB
Format: PDF
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Who better to ensure the nation's table manners come up to scratch than an English butler with over 10 years' experience? With the revival in good manners, etiquette, spelling and grammar, this is a timely book on table manners and dining etiquette to ensure grace at the table at all times. Covers all aspects of eating etiquette from napkin folding, cutlery, glasses, bread rolls (never use a knife!) and silver service to how to eat soup, spaghetti, escargots and artichokes and open a bottle of champagne. With diagrams for those tricky table placements and eating actions and a range of tips and hints, the book is the last word on how to eat. It will ensure that you and your family never let the side down whatever the company you keep while dining.

A Butler S Guide To Gentlemen S Grooming

Author: Nicholas Clayton
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849944148
Size: 12,13 MB
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A real gentleman knows that it is essential to be well-groomed, and while a bit of moisturizer will help, it is not enough. Our Butler’s guide is the ultimate source of information for looking pukka. It need not take long either, and this short guide cuts to the chase: skin care, including the best shaving techniques, hair care, from the mop on your head to nasal hair trimming, style guide (with tips on what to wear for what occasion), and taking care of your clothes and shoes. This simple valet guide will get you dressed to perfection to impress the ladies and the gents.

A Butler S Guide To Entertaining

Author: Nicholas Clayton
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909881198
Size: 15,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The rise of the celebrity chef and the downturn in the economy has re-kindled an interest in all things culinary and encouraged the great British public back indoors to cook and entertain for themselves. Who better to steer you through the minefield of entertaining etiquette than a quintessentially English butler? This is the ultimate guide to entertaining in style from the man who knows how it's done, whether you are hosting cocktails for colleagues, afternoon tea with the family, or a full-blown feast for a legion of friends. Invitation etiquette and how to greet you guests is covered, alongside information on seating plans, place settings and organizing the table service. Plenty of information on estimating quantities, preparation and serving the food and drink is included, and there is even advice on steering away guests who have outstayed their welcome. Containing everything you need to know about entertaining, this is a must-have guide for any host with the most.

Her Ladyship S Guide To Greeting The Queen

Author: Caroline Taggart
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849944202
Size: 16,58 MB
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Choosing how to behave in unfamiliar situations is one of the many minefields with which modern life abounds. In this amusing yet practical guide to modern manners, Her Ladyship offers invaluable advice on every aspect of etiquette, both royal and everyday. With guidance on basic good manners in a range of situations, whether at home, at work or abroad, as well as advice on what to wear when, eating out and dating, you will never again worry about awkward or embarrassing encounters. If you’ve ever wondered how to meet and greet the Queen and other royals, how to correctly address party invitations or about elegant ways of sitting down, standing up and getting in and out of cars, this guide is for you.

Be Charming Modern Manners

Author: Edward Cyster
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444129112
Size: 20,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today's society is fraught with peril for the unsuspecting - should you use your mobile on the train? Is it okay to strip off in the gym changing rooms? Kiss or shake? Since the wrong move can lose friends and destroy a professional image, here is a clear path through every social and professional minefield, which will not only keep you out of trouble but show you how to charm and dazzle your way through even the trickiest dinner party. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of charm and manners. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Pocket Butler

Author: Charles MacPherson
Editor: Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 0449016811
Size: 12,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Your favourite butler is back with even more advice to help you succeed in etiquette and entertaining! In a fantastic follow-up to his national bestseller, The Butler Speaks, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in this small, easy-to-follow guide. Now in its third printing, The Butler Speaks has become a go-to resource on household management, manners, and personal style. With a combination of his best tips from the first book and a wealth of new information, The Pocket Butler is the perfect basic overview for anyone looking for that extra edge in business and in life. In addition to revisiting topics such as how to present a business card, shake hands, or set a table, The Pocket Butler offers advice on e-mail and text messaging etiquette, how to set up a modern greeting line in a boardroom, foolproof menu plans for every entertaining scenario, and much more. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers.

The Butler S Guide To Running The Home And Other Graces

Author: Stanley Ager
Editor: Potter Style
ISBN: 0385344716
Size: 20,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Perched on an island off the shores of Cornwall, England, the soaring castle of St. Michael’s Mount has been home to the St. Aubyn family since 1647. For nearly thirty years, Stanley Ager, one of the most esteemed butlers of the twentieth century, ensured that St. Michael’s Mount was an impeccable place to live and a gracious and welcoming one for guests to visit. Revered by everyone from royalty to the estate staff, Stanley Ager considered it his calling to run a home gracefully and efficiently. Several of the men whom he trained at St. Michael’s Mount went on to serve in the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace and at British embassies throughout the world. But you don’t need a manor to benefit from Ager’s wisdom on homekeeping. This carefully detailed, charmingly illustrated, eminently useful volume offers important insights and techniques, including how to: Wipe a glass—or a chandelier—until it sparkles *** Fold napkins precisely—in six different ways *** Polish furniture—or silver—to a mirror finish *** Lay a beautiful table and serve a meal impeccably *** Brush, buff, and maintain any manner of clothes and footwear *** Fold and pack for a trip—for business or pleasure *** Select and pour wine *** Stage “impromptu” romantic picnics *** And, among other graces, open a door soundlessly, roll an umbrella perfectly, and iron a newspaper

Book Of Etiquette

Author: Lillian Eichler
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605209775
Size: 15,57 MB
Format: PDF
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The only serious competitor to Emily Post as etiquette maven to America between the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) was a 19-year-old copywriter for the book publisher Doubleday when she was commissioned to rewrite the outdated Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Holt. This is the guide to good manners she produced in 1921, mining her own experience as a social misfit and would-be social climber, and it was a huge hit with those aspiring to a grander station. Volume II covers: [ how to address servants [ correct dress for the butler [ use of the napkin [ evolution of the afternoon tea [ the man at the garden party [ yachting parties for bachelors [ musicales and private theatricals [ when the lady is asked to dance [ some important rules about golf [ the charm of correct speech [ the eccentric dresser [ poise in public [ and much more.

The Butler Speaks

Author: Charles MacPherson
Editor:
ISBN: 9780449015933
Size: 16,38 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler. In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.

Beverly Hills Manners

Author: Lisa Gache
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1629148695
Size: 16,75 MB
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In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything—except class, grace, and sophistication. In Beverly Hills Manners, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at the unique social dilemmas of the residents of the hills of Beverly through the eyes of an etiquette expert tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster. She’s taught Oscar nominees how to successfully navigate the red carpet, sorority girls to use forks and knives, and NFL coaches to shake hands. In this book, she reflects on those experiences to teach you how to present yourself as a respectable professional in real-world situations. Beverly Hills Manners covers more than just table manners. It includes advice on what Lisa calls “Child Wrangling”—laying down the law as parents when it comes to cliques, bullying, and cattiness—and netiquette, a vital new discipline in tune with every type of social media. You’ll also learn how to gracefully conduct yourself during life’s most trying moments, such as comforting a friend on the loss of a loved one or agreeing to help a family member who may be down on his luck.