Are You A Culture Hater?

We are living in complicated times. Important issues around race, culture, sexuality, and gender have gained mainstream spotlight like never before. We need to have these conversations to move our country, our relationships and ourselves forward, but tensions are high, and respect is often embarrassingly low. No matter who you are, topics around race, culture,…

Boundaries Save Careers

What is a simple 5 letter word that links us to other people all over the word, shapes and guides our everyday conversations and connects us to people who we have both personal and professional relationships online and in person? SHARE It’s pretty hard to peruse any website or social media platform and not see the word, share. It’s…

You Can Survive The Company Holiday Party!

It’s Company Holiday Party Time! You are either excited about it or loathing the idea of having to spend yet another couple of hours with people who you have to already spend the majority of your life with. (Hopefully your situation is the former and not the latter) Either way, I support you and I want…

Does Your Date Deserve An Introduction?

Just about a week ago, my friend Justin Kimpson extended an invitation to attend the Ford Freedom Award event  at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.  I was already scheduled to be in town teaching dining etiquette for Deloitte, so the timing could not have been better. Now, we have been friends for quite some time,…

I’ll Support You… If I Can Get A Discount

Who pays the full price for anything anymore? Let’s face it…we are all trying to find a way to stay within our budgets, exceed goals and advance to what’s next, all with a particular (usually limited) amount of resources, right? So, trying to cut corners and take advantage of discounts, deals or promotions is pretty…

Yes, YOU Can Host A Dinner Party Too! – National Etiquette Week – Day 3

What visual comes to mind when you hear the words dinner party?  Do you think fancy schmansy? Do you visualize infused cocktails and dishes that require directions to eat? Do you envision dressing up in your finest attire? If you answered yes OR no, you’re wrong AND you’re right! Scarlet Says, a dinner party is…

Why Are You Golfing In Heels? National Etiquette Week – Day 2

The weather is slowly starting to become favorable for the millions of golfers across the country. So, let’s talk golf… At a first glance, the picture above appears to represent the ultimate violation of golf etiquette – wearing high heels on the green. Luckily, there’s a story behind the picture that will clear it all up…

LOVE… is in the air

What is it that you definitively LOVE? Is it traveling, shopping, cooking, your mate, FOOTBALL? If it’s football, today is definitely your day, since the NFL Draft kicks off this evening. Speaking of football…while I was quickly shuffling from one plane to the next over the weekend, I saw a gentleman with this shirt on. Now,…

When Customer Service Goes… Good?

About 4 years ago, we were in the market for a travel agent to assist with planning our wedding in Mexico. Although I’ve had a significant amount of experience in wedding planning, doing so internationally wasn’t quite my thing, so I knew that I needed an experienced travel agent. With all of the do it yourself…