Saturday, December 10, 2016

Brrrrrr! Baby it's cold outside!!! However, it was delightfully warm inside. Today I had a Dining Etiquette class with a lovely group of young ladies. They are members of the Junior Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. The class was held at Carmine's Steak House in beautiful Downtown St. Louis. We had a wonderful private room. It was the perfect size for the class of 14 people. Carmines did a great job on setting the table. I loved the fruit designed chargers (service plates) they use. As always, the food was excellent, so I heard. . . because, as always, I did not get to eat any of it! That's a little hard for me to manage gracefully while conducting a class. Anyway, their lasagna is delicious! The salads are pretty good too. The girls did a great job in the class. They were all dressed up and very festive looking. They really enjoyed the class and the chocolate cake! Thank you Scouts!
Are you ready to take an Etiquette class?  There are several topics to choose from: social skills, communications, introductions, dining, travel, and more. Contact Jackson Etiquette for more information. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Olympics have been great and Team USA is awesome!
Everyone is so good! Congratulations Katie Ledecky and
Michael Phelps on winning the GOLD! 
So proud of the Ladies Gymnastics who just won GOLD!
They are bad to the bone and still full of POISE and GRACE!
Great job ladies! Two thumbs up! Go USA!!!

Friday, August 5, 2016

KSDK-TV 5, News broadcast

Last week I conducted an etiquette class for some wonderful young ladies.  KSDK-TV 5, was there to tape a portion of the class. They ran the segment today on the morning news. Anchorwoman, Nichole Burlie did the interview, assisted by Joe, her cameraman. The class was with the Covenant Daughters from Grace New Covenant Church. The girls were so excited about the broadcast. . . I was too! Here's the link to the segment. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Have you been looking for Jackson Etiquette website? Try  In the process of changing the host carrier for my website, as my old host carrier went out of business, I had to re-register my domain name. Long story short . . . will be available again at the end of August.  In the meantime, will take you to the same website. Thank God I had more than one domain name. Check it out, I just added some classes for 2017! Exciting!!! 
Yes, that's me in reading glasses. Not too bad!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I recently returned from a trip to the Lone Star State, Dallas, Texas. I was attending a conference, which was presented by the National Association of Urban Etiquette Professionals (NAUEP). I had a fabulous time! The trip started off a little shaky as the flight was tossed about with some turbulence due to a severe rainstorm in the Dallas area. The pilot had to rise above the turbulent conditions and circle the plan before he brought the plane to a smooth landing. Once landed, I grab my bags, hailed a taxi and headed for the hotel. The minute I  arrive at the hotel, the rain lifted, the sun came out and the weather was absolutely beautiful the rest of my stay in Dallas! Praise God! 

I had a roommate for the conference, Carolyn Powery from Florida. It was almost like being back at college. We enjoyed chatting, sharing ideas, and hanging out together.

The first night was an "All White" reception. White is not my best color to wear and I thought about just wearing something else, but I manage to find something that was suitable. So glad I did. . .every lady in the place had on white and I do mean everyone!

The next day was loaded with great speakers, photo shoots, vendor tables, awards luncheon and networking with old and new members. Lot's of information, materials, sharing and gleaning. The biggest surprise was the awards luncheon. Lady Trenette Wilson, the founder of NAUEP presented four awards: Etiquette Instructor of the Year, Debutante Instructor of the Year, Leadership Instructor of the Year, and Etiquette Legacy Award. And to my surprise, the Instructor of the Year was awarded to me! It truly took me by surprise. I almost choke on my meal! I could have flown back home without the plane!

They are considering taking the conference to New Orleans in 2018. I'm already looking forward to that trip! Congratulations to all the NAUEP members. What a beautiful sisterhood!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Etiquette on the Radio!

I was invited to be a guest on the "St. Louis On the Air" broadcast on KWMU 90.7, with host Don Marsh. The topic was social Etiquette. First, it was great to see Mr. Don Marsh. I watched him for years as a local TV news reporter and anchor. It was a pleasure to meet him in person. He was a wonderful host! Secondly, after years of working in radio broadcasting myself, it was a little strange to be on the interviewee side of the microphone. It was a different and wonderful experience.  Thank you to the listeners who called in with questions. It was great to hear from you!

I started my etiquette business in August 2004. . . Wow, that was 12 years ago! It was called L'ecole Etiquette, which is French for, School of Etiquette. It wasn't the easiest name to remember, so eventually, I changed it. Sentimentally, I still like that name, but Jackson Etiquette has a nice ring too! This is the location where I held my first classes.