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posted Aug 07, 2016 in Dress & Image / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

Casual Friday - Dressing Down Tips for Summer

Tips & Advice for Casual Office Wear

“Summertime and the living is easy”

Casual Friday and the living is easyTo paraphrase Ella Fitzgerald and George Gershwin

"Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high.
You want to look rich and good looking.
So focus on your brand & you won’t cry."

Ok, not as good as the original (click here to see Ella belt it out.)

But here are some tips and advice to keep your summertime and casual Friday office wear consistant with your brand.

First - what is your brand?

The secret to...

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posted Jun 27, 2016 in Etiquette & Manners / Dining / Dress & Image / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

How to Look Smooth When Dining Out

Tips to hold your knife and fork
without looking awkward

Brought up in a barn?

Ever heard someone say “Were you born in a barn?” While it’s safe to say that very few of us were barn babies, that doesn’t mean that we were brought up with good table manners.

Handsome is, as handsome does

Nowadays the majority of people don’t know all the dining etiquette rules (and even fewer know the rules of business dining). Most people will not notice when you make a table manners faux pas.
BUT...

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