HOW TO BEHAVE HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: Speak With Kindness


To the lady at the manicure station next to me.
Speaking with kindness to others sounds like a very simple 'rule' to follow but it was this simple rule you missed by a long shot this morning.
It wasn't necessary to speak so unkindly to the woman who for the last 30 minutes filed, buffed and massage your hands with everything she had just because she didn't understand you had changed your mind for a second time about the colour you wanted to paint your fingernails.
As it happens sometimes when a language barrier is involved, she didn't understand your request, probably as much as you didn't understand her when she tried to explain that she would have to start over again.
Also misunderstood was the pained look on the poor woman's face as she glanced over at the line of 6 other customers waiting patiently for her. You took it as being annoyed and yelled at her 'God! Just forget about it!' but if you had looked up from the pressing business on your phone for another moment after you belittled her in front of a store full of clients, you would have seen her eyes well up in tears.
As a side note, the five dollar tip you left at the counter and told the cashier that 'it is for that one over there' didn't magically excuse your rudeness. The young lady is not named 'that one over there'. Her name is Sarah and she deserves the respect of being called the name she was given.
I'd say that is a sure fire way to get yourself on Santa's 'naughty list'!




CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for December 13-19, 2014

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
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REESE WITHERSPOON
(bag by Saint Laurent)
Out and about in Beverly Hills, California



EMMA STONE
In Michael Kors
(heels by Christian Louboutin)
At a 'Late Show with David Letterman' appearance in NYC, New York



TAYLOR SWIFT
In Oscar de la Renta
(pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon in NYC, New York



ANNA KENDRICK
In Temperley London
('Pigalle' heels by Christian Louboutin)
At a 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' appearance in NYC, New York



OLIVIA PALERMO
In Tibi
('Toni' knee-high boots and clutch by Jimmy Choo, belt by Zara, jewellery by Monica Vinader)
At the Monica Vinader flagship store opening in London, England



IVANKA TRUMP
At a 'Good Morning America' appearance in NYC, New York



AMY ADAMS
In Max Mara
(jewellery by Tiffany & Co., heels by Jimmy Choo)
At the 'Big Eyes' premiere in NYC, New York





Barneys Warehouse


THE TEN: The Best Holiday Punches

If you're thinking about what to serve cocktail wise during the holidays, nothing will make a bigger impact than a welcoming bowl of holiday punch nestled on your table!
Colourfully festive, our ten favourite punches are easier to mix than individual cocktails, especially for a larger crowd and allow your guests to self-serve while you greet arriving guests, tend to the meal or casually hang out by the mistletoe waiting for your sweetheart to walk by! 

German Mulled Wine



Horse and Carriage Punch



Sugar Plum Punch



Coconut Water-Champagne Fruit Punch



Lemon Drop Champagne Punch



Blood Orange Sangria



Sugarplum Rouge



Pomegranate Punch



Cranberry Moscato Punch



Mrs. Holiday Punch



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HOW TO BEHAVE HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: Don't Wear Pyjamas in Public

A suit isn't necessary but pants are required!

To the man walking his dog this morning in pyjamas.
The harsh truth my friend is that pyjamas are not pants, never have been. Pyjamas are for sleeping, lounging on the couch or whatever it is that you choose to do behind closed doors.
You shouldn't leave your house wearing them, plain and simple.
I know it's early, you're still sleepy and your dog has been whimpering for over 30 minutes for you to take him outside but stop for a minute and slip on a pair of pants, maybe even a pair of underwear since I could see from the tear in the backside of your pj's that you weren't wearing any!
Pants in public = good
Ripped pyjamas and no underwear in public = bad


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