Good manners may give you the edge over another candidate in a job interview. Have you ever dined with someone who talked with their mouth full of food? Or watched on as your companion sloppily … [Read more...]
Are You Guilty Of This Phone Faux Pas?
When you dine with friends, are you guilty of keeping your phone out on the table? A friend of mine was complaining about going to dinner recently with two girlfriends, one of whom was on her phone … [Read more...]
A Dinner Party Faux Pas
Throwing a dinner party can be tricky if any of your guests have allergies or dietary requirements. I feel like I’ve heard every nightmare story in the book. One couple I know asked their guests ahead … [Read more...]
Are Restaurants That Ban Tipping The Way Forward?
Tipping seems to be so automatic now. I recently took a cab in New York City and when I paid with my credit card, the screen had already calculated how much a gratuity of 10 or 20% might be. And when … [Read more...]
Parents, Please Be More Mindful
I don’t go out to restaurants terribly often, so when I do, I really want to soak up the experience and unwind with some excellent food and good company. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen on my … [Read more...]