Tag: Hostessing

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 d…

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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 a…

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Houseguest Etiquette

I’m delighted to be featured in the November 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine as an etiquette expert! If you’r…

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Black Magic

Ever bought something so spectacular that you had to throw a party right away? That’s how I feel about the blac…

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Party Foul

Dear Annabel Manners, This isn’t really a question, I just have to tell you about the rudest thing I have seen …

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Fierce First Ladies

Let’s say you were on the Washington, D.C. social scene in the early 1860s. You did not want to cross Mary Todd…

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Vegetarian Etiquette

Dear Annabel,   What is the proper meal planning etiquette when vegetarians visit omnivores for an extended period of…

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Petiquette

Dear Annabel Manners,    I hope you can help with this. It’s an emergency!   My friends are coming for the week…

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Nice Finish

Need a chic dessert to top off your next dinner party? I haven’t tasted this yet, but I love the notion of Wine…

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Salad Dressing Don’t

Dear Annabel,    I’m a longtime reader, first time writer.    My partner Karl and I have two children (he’…

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Derby Party Ideas

Pick a pony. Hang on to your hats. Derby ’09 is a mere five days away! Since mint juleps are potent (and west c…

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Derby Countdown

Mark your calendars! Derby Day is Saturday, May 2, 2009. If you’re throwing a party, there’s still time t…

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Party Tricks

According to the French chemist Louis Pasteur, chance favors the prepared mind. I heartily agree, and would like to a…

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