Friday, December 13, 2019

One of my favorite go-to places is The London Tea Room. It’s a quaint little British-style shop nestled in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri. A friend and I recently attended the shop’s English Christmas Tea, which is based on the traditional afternoon teas of England. The room was festively decorated with Christmas d├ęcor and filled with holiday music. Blue and white coordinating china place settings were adorned with the traditional “cracker party favors”, fresh flowers and white linen. We received a 3-tier tray filled with delicious savories, scones, clotted cream, jams and sweet pastries along with teapots of a variety of their most popular teas. It all made for a fun afternoon on a cold winter day. The London Tea Room also offers classes in tea history, tea blending and scone making. (Yes, I took that class and they came out great!) I enjoy going to the tea room when I want to get away and treat myself to one of over 80 varieties of tea, a slice of deep-dish quiche, and of course those delicious hot orange-cranberry scones. For me, it is the idea place to take friends and clients for a spot of tea and some etiquette culture!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dining Etiquette Class for Youth at Erio's Italian Restaurant. Youth will learn about formal and informal place settings and proper dining manners. There is also a bonus tour of Erio's Kitchen to see how their delicious pasta is made. This session is on November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Visit for more information.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

< How would you benefit from a Dining Etiquette class? 1. As a guest know when to start and end your meal. 2. Learn what to do and not do with your napkin. 3. Learn the components of the place setting and what everything is for. 4. Know the rules of dining with business clients. 5. Know what to do and not do in a dining job interview. 6. Learn the difference between American and Continental style dining. 7. Learn the best way to recover from mishaps while at the table. 8. Learn who should tip, the proper amount and way to tip. 9. Learn how not to embarrass yourself and others. 10.Gain confidence! For more information on dining etiquette and other areas of etiquette visit