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Shoes Off, Please

Have you ever been invited to a home where the host asks you to take your shoes off the moment you walk through the door? A magazine writer recently asked me to weigh in on the etiquette implicatio...

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Making Spirits Bright

Christmas will be here before your next pedicure, but there’s still time to celebrate the Annabel Manners way. Here are 10 ways to keep things holly-jolly:  Give presents that convey kindness, crea...

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What Not To Do On LinkedIn

Let’s say you’re trying to land a fabulous new job. You update your resume, polish your LinkedIn profile and add a photo that shows you in the most flattering and employable light. Just make sure t...

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Obsessing Over This Skirt

  Stop what you’re doing and follow Jenny Walton, the fashion illustrator who found this amazing skirt in a vintage store in Milan, then styled it so brilliantly that I’ve essentia...

HGTV Magazine November 2015

Houseguest Etiquette

I’m delighted to be featured in the November 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine as an etiquette expert! If you’re near a newsstand, pick up a copy and flip to page 37. The article covers every...

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Instagram Etiquette

A friend of mine (let’s call her “C”) is in the midst of a massive interior design project. She recently Instagrammed a photo of her gorgeous new bar cart only to have an old high...

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What’s Chic This Week

Need a little eye candy? Here are 7 Chic Things that are bound to inspire you. 1. Chanel’s high-flying spring 2016 fashion show. I’d love to be detained in this airport. 2. West Hollywo...

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Men And Manners

Have you ever watched an etiquette fumble that played out like a sporting event? I saw one just the other day. Picture a meeting in an agency setting. A VIP on the client side stepped out to take a...

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2015 Emmy Awards: Best And Worst

Let’s get right to it, shall we? Best: Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs, not for the dress so much as the way she’s wearing it. It’s like she dabbed a little extra confidence behin...

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Hostess Gift Wine Etiquette

A recent survey conducted by HGTV.com found that 80.41% of respondents receive wine as a hostess gift and open it on the spot. This begs the question: do people think they have to do this in order ...

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Dukes And Don’ts

No matter how sporty the event, resist the urge to match your man. We here at Annabel Manners adore Duchess Kate, but she’s taking this whole populist thing a bit too far.  

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Office Etiquette

I once read that offices are populated by two types of people: work horses and show ponies. Sure, it’s possible that your workplace is cheerful and collaborative — a bastion of professi...

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Age-Appropriate Fashion

Hi Annabel,  My question is about style and shopping resources. I’ve always loved fashion but I am a dismal shopper these days. How does one dress when one is 63 and not quite ready for the r...