Media and Events
February 3, 2013: Etiquetteer’s latest “Good Manners at the Gibson House” was written up in The Quad: Boston University’s Independent Online Magazine. While it’s flattering to be referred to as a “Twentieth-century etiquette scholar,” Etiquetteer rather wishes that the young reporter had verified a few terms; for instance, there is no such thing as a “selber.” Etiquetteer was referring to the use of a salver.
February 3, 2013: Those wonderful folks over at Enterprise Media launched a piece on etiquette in the workplace with a kind reference to Etiquetteer. Thank you!
SAVE THE DATES! Etiquetteer is delighted to inform you of two engaging events in partnership with The Gibson House Museum:
- REPEAL DAY CELEBRATION, Monday, December 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM, at the Gibson House, 137 Beacon Street, Boston. Those who love Perfect Propriety, gin, and historic houses (not necessarily in that order) will want to join Etiquetteer at the Gibson House to celebrate the 79th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition! Sponsored by Ryan and Wood Distillery and featuring their bright and flexible Knockabout Gin, the Ladies of LUPEC will create a special cocktail in honor of the occasion. Etiquetteer will offer a few deft words about the manners of Prohibition, and door prizes will be awarded. All proceeds go to support the continued operation of the Gibson House. Tickets are $75 and $125 and may be reserved by contacting the House at email@example.com.
- GOOD MANNERS AT THE GIBSON HOUSE WITH ETIQUETTEER returns to the Gibson House on January 22, 2013. Information about tickets and reservations will be posted when reservations are being accepted. An April, 2013, date is also in the works!
October 15, 2012: Etiquetteer spoke Â on “Failures of Brahmin Entertaining” at the annual Tea of The Gibson House Museum, which took place at the College Club.
January 27, 2012: Etiquetteer was interviewed for the Boston Spirit blog at Boston.com in preparation for “Good Manners at the Gibson House with Etiquetteer.”
January 23, 2012: “Good Manners at the Gibson House with Etiquetteer” is getting some nice press, including Back Bay Patch and the latest issue of Boston Spirit. As of today the February 1 6:00 PM tour is nearly sold out! Please contact the Gibson House to reserve a space as soon as you can!
October 17, 2011: SAVE THE DATE for Etiquetteer’s first guided tour of an historic home! “Good Manners at the Gibson House with Etiquetteer, presented by Robert B. Dimmick” will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the Gibson House, 137 Beacon Street, Back Bay, Boston. A reception will take place from 6-6:30 PM followed by a one-hour program. Admission is free to Gibson House members and $10 per person for the general public. To reserve, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-267-6338.
The Gibson family and their belongings are used to explain Victorian and early 20th-century manners by Etiquetteer, etiquette columnist Robert B. Dimmick, on a 60-minute tour of the Gibson House. Etiquetteer’s witty interpretation will leave you with a less stuffy opinion of Boston Brahmins!
February 22, 2008:Â Etiquetteer is quoted in a Boston Globe story about charm and likability by reporter Beth Teitell.
October 13, 2006: Etiquetteer was honored to judge the MIT Quarter Century Club’s Silver Tea and Hat Gala at the MIT Faculty Club. Etiquetteer led off with a few passages from Emily Post’s 1923 edition of “Etiquette,” on vulgar clothes and the superior quality of balls in Boston. Hats from the silly to the sensational appeared, and Etiquetteer awarded prizes for (from left to right) “Best in Show” for Overall Ensemble, Best Use of Organic Matter (the red roses are real, while the blue roses are velvet), Grand Prize for General Excellence and Elegance, Most Masculine Hat, and Silliest Hat. The latter, if you can imagine it, had an audio component: a toy antique telephone that rang!On Friday, January 28, 2006. Etiquetteer will appear at MIT’s Charm School for a two-hour question-and-answer session, “Perfect Propriety with Etiquetteer.”Someone at Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper, has posted a link to Etiquetteer, but you’ll have to read Hebrew to understand it.Etiquetteer is quoted in the January, 2003 issue of enRoute, the in-flight magazine of Air Canada. Read the article here.
(c) 2002, 2003 Etiquetteer.com. All Rights Reserved