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Teaching Taste: Living an Artful Life

by Mindy Lockard on July 14, 2009

The talanted Patricia van Essche joins us to share her insights for Teaching Taste through artful living.


It’s Wedding Weekend!

by Mindy Lockard on July 9, 2009

Today is a very busy day for the ladies of the Lockard household.  Both Elle and Maggie are flower girls in my sister-in-law’s wedding tomorrow.  So to prevent flower girlzilla from rearing her ugly head like she did at my brother’s wedding – yes it’s true, the child of an etiquette consultant nearly stopped the […]


Q & A Wednesday: When to Stand?

by Mindy Lockard on May 19, 2009

Q: Why do men no longer stand up when a woman approaches or leaves a table, enters a room, etc.? This sign of respect has petered out of our culture today and I want to know why it hasn’t made a comeback. A: It’s not necessarily that it has petered out; the rules have progressed with time.  […]


Tuesday’s Tip: Good-Bye Last Minute Birthday Dash!

by Mindy Lockard on May 12, 2009

Have you ever found yourself in a store racing against the clock looking for a birthday gift only to grab the first semi decent item and gift bag with tissue within your reach?  As Michael Jackson said it best, “You are not alone…” If we aren’t proactive with tracking birthdays we will find ourselves gifting […]


It’s a Party and You’re Invited!

by Mindy Lockard on May 6, 2009

You’re here!! We’ve been expecting you and are so glad you made it to our online launch event! Our team has been working –sometimes around the clock–to bring the new look of the magazine and to fruition! Rather than trying to fit all of you in one room, and coordinate airfare and lodging, […]