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In celebration of Mother's Day, the Truly Rich Lady answers all concerns related to our readers' relationships with mummy.
Dear Truly Rich Lady,Are flowers still a good idea for Mother’s Day? Or are they passé? If they are okay, suggestions, please.Florally YoursDear FY,Flowers, like diamonds, will forever be fashionable as gifts for mothers, wives, girlfriends, and daughters. But since they are ...
The keys to mastering digital decorum and other modern manners dilemmas.
From dating in the digital world to crashing at a friend's place while you search for an apartment, to the nuances of saving for retirement, the modern world poses etiquette quandaries that Emily Post could never have dreamed of. Which is why ...
Because entertaining is an art form.
It takes quite a lot to be the hostess with the mostest. You may know the best entertaining tricks, but could you, perhaps, be forgetting simple etiquette rules? Below, our tips to entertaining in the way of the world's best party hosts.Nothing ...
'To the Higher Power I pray because I know I have committed, in fact, the seven most serious. I am truly rich, but I am also human.'
No, no, no—I am not on a secret island somewhere in the Atlantic right now. I am not sipping a tall tumbler of watermelon sangria, while silently booing the taut bodies of 20-somethings. I am not doing all those things because it ...
Keep these in mind the next time you enjoy a glass.
For the uninitiated, drinking wine can be intimidating, but really, it's an experience that should be enjoyed. Here are 10 etiquette tips when at a tasting or sharing a bottle of good wine.Put down the perfume, lotion, hair spray, or anything that's ...
Avoid that movie moment of accidentally bidding on an item you're not interested in.
You've attended the auction preview and you've listed down the items you're interested in. Now what? Here, we've listed down 9 etiquette tips to help you get through an auction.Aside from setting a maximum bid, it's important to prepare and learn the ...
How to deploy the power of saying goodbye or, really, just saying no.
V, a young professional seeking to become like me, a Truly Rich Lady, is contemplating leaving her post as a junior something in a small company, and she wants to know how to do it properly.Now, resigning is tricky stuff. You will ...
Because good table manners are a must.
The basics of proper eating are common knowledge. Everyone knows that you work your way from the outside to the inside (nearest to your plate) when selecting cutlery for each course. But there's certainly a lot more to formal dining than just ...
Meet the New New Money, the God, the East Rich, and more.
If we are sticking to the very old and very traditional definition of the Truly Rich, then there are no Truly Rich people in these fair islands our ours. The Old Rich come from the Old World, as in they are the ...
The proper etiquette for a royal visit.
In the off-chance you receive an invitation to tea at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (or perhaps the upcoming baby shower!), then you should know that there is a correct protocol to enjoying the afternoon. While T&C is still waiting ...
Even the most seasoned traveler makes mistakes.
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” we’ve heard time and again. When you’re visiting a foreign place for the first time, it’s natural to want to do the locals right by following their traditions, and even learning a few phrases. ...
Some rules to remember if you're planning to watch Phantom of the Opera's Manila run.
A theater is not a cinema; the atmosphere for the former is usually much more buttoned up. How should one act during a live performance? Utmost respect is to be given not only to your fellow ticketholders but to the production's cast ...