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Summertime Hostess with the Mostess!

by Mindy Lockard on June 20, 2012

So often as a host or hostess, we get so caught up in the details of menus and decor that we forget to plan how to physically engage with our guests—how to greet them and introduce them to others at the party etc. Remember, the host and/or hostess is the social maestro of the event. […]


Take it to the Table Tuesday: Tri Tip to Prime Rib

by Mindy Lockard on August 10, 2009

Never underestimate the power of dining together. Our dining table is the practice ground for good table manners and a place where we connect with our friends and family. As a mom and etiquette consultant I like to work magic: make a giant blackberry stain disappear from a sundress dress, help a client find their […]


Love Family. Love Tradition.

by Mindy Lockard on July 27, 2009

To know me, is to know what my family means to me. Every summer I take the girls for a week to savor time with my most favorite people on the planet, my family. This dreamy week includes morning walks to coffee at my favorite French bakery, strolls along the lake, wine poolside with my […]


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 […]