Anything Goes? Well, NOT For Me, Appearance-wise

I’m really sick of the “anything goes” society seem to be moving towards to today – especially for appearance.  Yes, I like that we don’t have to dress up as much, to the point that some clubs have either toned down their dress codes for formal dining, or, even CLOSED their most formal dining areas.  […]

Is it NOT Feminist to be ‘Proper’?

When I was in my early 20s, I begged my parents to send me to a finishing school in Switzerland.  A bona fide school where I would be trained in social graces, international etiquette and everything that goes with a standard finishing school curriculum.  We even found one and asked for an application.  I was […]

Chinese Relatives, Titles and All that Confusion

The Lunar (Chinese) New Year starts on Friday, and for many of us, especially those who are lucky enough to have many relatives living in or near our hometown, it means dinners and celebrating with family.  And if you have a big family, it means lots of uncles, aunts and cousins.  And this can get […]

Young Males and Spoon Etiquette: What’s Up With That?

I’ve seen it with guys I know.  It’s in a recent Quaker Oats ad.  It’s also in the poster for the upcoming movie, That Awkward Moment.  What am I talking about?  It’s the way guys hold spoons.  They hold them with their entire hand.  Why?  It looks so…odd.  It isn’t really how one SHOULD be […]

Wedding Series Part IV: Wedding Related Ideas

DelectablyChic! is excited to present its 3rd Annual Summer Bridal feature, this time a four part series on Wedding Prep, Make Up & Beauty Must-Haves for the 2012 Summer Bride, The Wedding Day, as well as Wedding Related Ideas.  Last week, we discussed The Wedding Day and today we move on to Wedding Related Ideas. […]

Wedding Series Part III: The Wedding Day

DelectablyChic! is excited to present its 3rd Annual Summer Bridal feature, this time a four part series on Wedding Prep, Make Up & Beauty Must-Haves for the 2012 Summer Bride, The Wedding Day, as well as Wedding Related Ideas.  Last week, we discussed Make Up & Beauty Must-Haves for the 2012 Summer Bride and today […]

Wedding Series Part II: Make Up and Beauty Must-Haves for 2012

DelectablyChic! is excited to present its 3rd Annual Summer Bridal feature, this time a four part series on Wedding Prep, Make Up & Beauty Must-Haves for the 2012 Summer Bride, The Wedding Day, as well as Wedding Related Ideas.  Last week, we begin with Wedding Prep and today we move on to the Make Up […]

Wedding Series, Part I: Wedding Prep

DelectablyChic! is excited to present its 3rd Annual Summer Bridal feature, this time a four part series on Wedding Prep, Make Up & Beauty Must-Haves for the 2012 Summer Bride, The Wedding Day, as well as Wedding Related Ideas. We begin with Wedding Prep. Once the engagement ring is on, the official Wedding Prep begins […]

Etiquette Classes OK – Just Don’t Call it ‘Princess Camp’

Since Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement, there have been many articles and newstories across a wide variety of media about “princess boot camps” – places little girls attend to learn proper etiquette and how to act like a “real princess.”  These camps have been criticized by many feminists as reinforcing traditional roles of women having […]

Holiday Party Etiquette Refresher

Cynthia Cheng Mintz   Good behaviour is very important at parties, so here are some rules to always remember (regardless of what kind of holiday or party you are going to):  If you’re at a cocktail event, make sure you mingle.  Standing around the buffet is not a good thing and neither is sitting in […]





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