Saturday, June 12, 2010

For those that are confused about etiquette vs. manners:

I was reading The Preppy Islander blog today and she has just returned from a week in Australia. While there she came across a wonderful book titled “Austrian Style - Manners, Interiors, Occasions, Fashion" by Melissa Penfold and Jenny Tabakoff.

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The Preppy Islander actually does a wonderful “book report” on this book and provides us with many great quotes. One in particular just jumped right out at me:

"Etiquette is about knowing which fork to use and the right way to introduce people. Useful, yes- but only when accompanied with manners."

1 comment:

thepreppyprincess said...

This is excellent Miss Lookout, the part you highlighted is so true. (And apparently becoming so rare. Sigh.)