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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 ...
 
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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. ...
 
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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 ...
 
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Don’t let this luxe wedding style intimidate you.
Known as one of the most formal types of wedding attire, black-tie weddings are as elegant as they are opulent. If you’re looking to throw a black-tie affair, we suggest knowing just how to make your day stand out and impress. We’ve ...
 
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Etiquette expert Myka Meier offers tips for how to make a meaningful impression on new acquaintances.
Etiquette expert Myka Meier, who teaches classes at the Plaza Hotel, knows a thing or two about talking to strangers. Below are her tips for how to conquer any cocktail party or social setting where you want to make a few new acquaintances."The ...
 
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Ask yourself, "Is that worth your anger?"
There were two emotions that older families watched closely for the temptation they posed to self-indulgence: anger and grief. Such was the sensitivity about these emotions that they were kept strictly private and personal. Any public display of either was taken to ...
 
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What good is the freedom that money offers if you don’t know how to relax?
So maybe a Truly Rich Lady has reached that point where she is super stinky rich, which really should free her from the indignity of having to wake up at the screeching of an alarm clock. And yet she still feels the ...
 
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"Real wealth is having the freedom to be true to oneself."
“You can never be too rich or too thin” is a statement attributed to the late Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In all the years I have worked as a private banker, I have often pondered, “What is real wealth? When can ...
 
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Can shortcuts help you make the cut?
My Truly Rich Friends, especially the old ones, will not be happy to know that I am sharing these shortcuts to success with you, my Not So Rich readers. But I see myself as Queen of the People, and so to the ordinary ...
 
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Christmas gift ideas for the woman who has everything and the frenemy you have to play nice with, according to the Truly Rich Lady.
Anyone who takes Christmas seriously would have already finished the ever-welcome task of bestowing people with objects that sum up how you feel about them. Of course, not everyone is the Truly Rich Lady, a festive Christmas person, who is currently on ...
 
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Sit down for a family meeting and establish these rules from the Truly Rich Lady for a tolerable vacation.
Because we work so very hard and see so little of each other, family vacations are absolutely sacred to the Truly Rich Lady.This is why I am not afraid to break a few eggs whenever I am appointed as the HCIC or ...
 
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A sporting event has divided the Coo household—how does our Truly Rich Lady take sides?
The usually quiet Coo household has been turned upside-down, and the cause for the tumult is something I did not expect: basketball.You see, there are Coos who went to the blue school, Coos who went to the maroon school, Coos who went ...
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