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February 13, 1990 | NIKKI FINKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Amy: Help! On second thought, make that: Help, please! Ms. Vanderbilt, you must be turning over in your grave because of the problems that polite society is suffering as we enter the '90s. I mean, as manners go, I'm not exactly a model of decorum. (I take special pleasure in cutting off Camaros on the freeway).
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May 29, 1990 | DONNA LARCEN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
There is something new to worry about: being ecologically correct. But how do you get your message across in polite company without being confrontational? Letitia Baldrige, manners adviser to five first ladies and author of "The New Manners for the '90s" (Rawson, $24.95), recognizes the dilemma. "When somebody throws something out the car window, honk at them, but don't give them the finger," Baldrige says. "We've got to temper our negative feelings about people who desecrate the environment."
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NEWS
May 29, 1990 | DONNA LARCEN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
There is something new to worry about: being ecologically correct. But how do you get your message across in polite company without being confrontational? Letitia Baldrige, manners adviser to five first ladies and author of "The New Manners for the '90s" (Rawson, $24.95), recognizes the dilemma. "When somebody throws something out the car window, honk at them, but don't give them the finger," Baldrige says. "We've got to temper our negative feelings about people who desecrate the environment."
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February 13, 1990 | NIKKI FINKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Amy: Help! On second thought, make that: Help, please! Ms. Vanderbilt, you must be turning over in your grave because of the problems that polite society is suffering as we enter the '90s. I mean, as manners go, I'm not exactly a model of decorum. (I take special pleasure in cutting off Camaros on the freeway).
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY
Worried about a serious breach in Christmas card etiquette? Should you use the brightly colored ink that matches your cards, save time by addressing them with pressure-sensitive, computer-printed labels? Are form letters--one letter written for the entire list of people you send to--in bad taste? Here's what some of the experts say: * Ink color: Black is preferred; blue is second choice. Other colors are not considered in good taste.
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May 4, 1992 | PHYLLIS BRILL, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Forget the espresso machine, the sterling silver platter, the lovely place setting of Limoges china. Today's brides have little use for exclusive wedding gifts designed for exclusive occasions. Give them something practical, something useful, something they can appreciate every day. Give them a house. Come again? Well, not exactly a whole house.
NEWS
November 23, 1992 | ANN CONWAY
Hillary Clinton has Washington insiders buzzing, and this time it's not about bleaching her brown bob, discarding her preppy headbands or the antics of the family cat. They're wondering: Will she be able to change the way Americans view the traditional role of the First Lady? "Mostly likely, she will," says Polly Willman, a conservator for the Smithsonian Institution.
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | ANN CONWAY
You expect the trappings of Tinseltown when you arrive at the home of the only female star to have snagged the Fabulous Four: the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy (twice) and the Grammy. The gleaming awards will be poised on a mantel, no doubt, and photographs tracking her sensational career will be everywhere. Bite your tongue.
NEWS
August 31, 1992 | ANN CONWAY
Etiquette arbiter Letitia Baldridge is quite clear in her book "The New Manners for the '90s" about what to to avoid at social affairs: "Politics is a subject about which people begin to feel personally antagonistic." In other words, a real party-killer. But don't tell that to Janice Johnson of Laguna Beach or any of several other social types who are flocking to Orange County's wave of "political parties." For them, the best kinds of bashes are those that promote antagonism.
HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 1991 | PATRICK MOTT
Is there a more content human on the planet than the appreciated eccentric? It's a tough station to attain. One can be eccentric and be considered an annoying loony, or one can be appreciated for being excruciatingly dull and colorless. But the person who can inspire admiration and respect for acting like a full-steam gonzo crackpot has got it made. People like Robin Williams and Mick Jagger and Madonna know this.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2009 | Christi Parsons
Michelle Obama joined White House chefs Sunday afternoon for a public preview of the state dinner that night, praising the kitchen's huckleberry pie and confessing that, yes, she might even do the traditional duty of coming up with her own china. "I think that's part of the job," she said, sliding in a joke about the challenge the White House kitchen has in getting her daughters to eat anything green.
NEWS
December 29, 1998 | Ann Conway
Stifle that yakking Furby. Stash those 3-D puzzles of Mt. Rushmore and Cinderella's castle. They can wait. Time to play Society Trivia, that end-of-the-season multiple-choice quiz that tests your social IQ. If you score 100%, consider yourself a social maven. You know where the action is. If you score zip--well, be grateful that furry little friend has come into your life. Now, think: 1.
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