It's been a rough week at Plenary Palace readers... so I found myself at 10 AM wishing for a pitcher of G & T (gin and tonic of course).
While emailing the above message to a very dear friend of mine, I was reminded of the Ettiqutte Grrls. If you haven't heard of them before, you will thank me that I've informed you now. The Etiquette Grrls emerged in the early 2000's as the ultimate online resource for all things Etiquitely correct and very snarky (I Pick Pretty you would love them!). They have an extensive online archive of their Q and A's which are snarky and hilarious, but the books are a must for any WASPY Prep!
Some highlights from their first book "Things You Need to be Told" are the chapters on "Cosmetics Use and Abuse - What Looks Good on Everyone - What Looks Good on No One," "At The Bar - Is it A Real Drink (the EG's adore G & T's)," "The Thank You Note - Equipment for Letter Writing - What you Should Wear While Writing Letters."
Their second book is deftly named "More Things You Need to be Told," some excellent excerpts are "All Yield to the Ettiquette Volvo - Your Beautiful Automobile and How to Drive it Politely," "Hooray for Hollywood -Films You Need to Watch."
These books are the modern girl's Emily Post, they are pretty, and witty, and always etiquittely correct. If you don't own them yet, you can buy them on Amazon.com. The Etiquette Grrls have been out of commission since starting their families in 2004, however their website is still up and functional and it contains all of their past Q & A's as well as links to their many interviews in well renowned publications. The photos of the books are links to where you can buy them on Amazon.com, and the photo at the top of the page is a link to the Etiquette Grrls website.