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Keep your glass, and your dishes full.

XO,

Emily McCarthy

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EverydayEtiquette5-07

Timing is truly everything.

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Remember, it’s always easy to tell someone you’re “drowning” in work, or that you simply “didn’t have time.” The truth is, we all prioritize and make time for the things that matter to us. Something that always matters is how other people will be effected by your use of their time.

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EverydayEtiquette5-04

This is why we always suggest to go the extra mile in all details big and small!

Love the impression you make,

Emily McCarthy

 

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In a time where it seems like more is more – remember that is never the case with a clean and sophisticated lady. Choose pieces that you love, pieces that will stand the test of time, and don’t be afraid to spend a little extra on these as they will be the foundation of your wardrobe!

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EverydayEtiquette5-09

There are times when one isn’t able to control the actions of others or unfortunate circumstances. (Read: a kitchen catastrophe for one!) A lady will always be lauded for her grace under pressure!

Hold your head up high,

Emily McCarthy

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We believe in always being the best version of yourself. Everyday etiquette no. 58 speaks to all of us, no matter the social climate.

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Ever respectfully yours,

Emily McCarthy

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EverydayEtiquette5-03

On this Valentine’s Day, remember your worth. Graciously accept the love and compliments bestowed upon you as you deserve them.

Love,

Emily McCarthy

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I adore the rules of etiquette – sometimes following them, sometimes throwing my own spin on them. I’ve been collecting vintage etiquette books and a few just came from my mother-in-law, it’s amazing to see how times have changed. Some rules have evolved while others have stood the test of time. We will be highlighting a few of my favorites every week! Enjoy!

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[  s o u r c e  : : :  Manners to Grow On by Tina Lee   : : :  copyright 1955 ]

Have an Etiquette Question? Drop us a note at hello@emilymccarthy.com.

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Guest Welcome Tutorial by Emily McCarthy www.emilymccarthy.com

Welcome to a new series on the blog, quick How-To tutorials to help you style your home, gift with pizazz and entertain with southern charm. I’m starting out this series with a recent project for The Southern Woman’s Show here in Savannah. Jaclyn with Shop My Savannah hosted a segment in which I shared hostess tips with a group of fabulous ladies.

Entertaining is one of my favorite things and I LOVE making guests feel welcome and comfortable during their visit. We live in Savannah so we often host visitors for a weekend here and there – all exploring this charming place we live in!

All of these tips are SO easy and do not take a lot of effort. My secret to easy entertaining is to grab things here and there so you have them on-hand for impromptu arrivals. Stock up on the basics and you can whip anything together in a jiffy. For the Guest Room Welcome Tutorial below, these are all things I had in my home that didn’t require a special trip to the store.

Here’s a list of my favorite things to keep on-hand that always work for impromptu guests:

Assorted Cocktail Napkins and Guest Towels

Travel size and Sample Soaps, Toiletries, Shower Caps, etc.

Small bottles of water and beverages

Assorted candies and chocolates – I love to include local favorites of the area (Pralines, Byrd Cookies, etc)

Locally designed stationery that features landmarks and key locations in Savannah OR a set of your family Signature Stationery

So here it goes…I’ve designed a Guest Welcome Kit for both the bedroom and bathroom – both equally important.

First up, the Guest Room Basket!

What’s included:

1) Flowers – Fresh is preferred, Silk will do on the fly.

2) Plush Bath and Hand Towels – we received the best gift for our wedding, a set of assorted “GUEST” towels – each a different color. Such a great idea for embroidery!

3) Bottled Beverage

4) Something Savory or Sweet

5) Stationery and Pen for writing a quick note home! Or in some cases, the guests have left a sweet note before leaving. We have kept those over the years to reminisce.

6) Candle and Matches – after all, they are coming to Relax and Unwind!

7) Another addition that I often include are local magazines!

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Next up, the Bathroom! 

Okay, I KNOW you love to confiscate the hotel room toiletries and what better way to try out new products right!

I toss them into a ginger jar for guests who forgot anything. This includes shampoo/conditioner, shower cap, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.

My favorite  is the juice carafe – it provides them with a nice clean glass of water or you can serve orange juice in the morning. Toss in a few paper guest towels and some yummy soaps and there you have it. There aren’t any rules about what to include or what not to include – whatever you feel will make your guests feel welcome.

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Working on a few tutorials for you! Would love to hear your ideas hello@emilymccarthy.com –

All the best,

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