Erika Preval - Simply Put

Tag: welcome


Welcome! Please do make yourself at home. I hope you’ll stay awhile, as this is my very first blog post, and I’d love to embark upon this journey with you as my company. The mission: to make approachable the sometimes-uneasy subject of etiquette.

Please and thank you are still the magic words. Chivalry is not dead. Manners do matter. In today’s fast-paced society, it’s unrealistic to read 700+ pages of Emily Post’s Etiquette when deciding what’s proper behavior in any given situation. Consider this blog your Cliff’s Notes to day-to-day manners. You’ll find not only which fork to use, or what to do if said fork should fall onto the floor, but where to stand when waiting to enter the elevator and who has the right to use the armrest when seated in the middle seat on an airplane.

I look forward to sharing tidbits of everyday etiquette with you and welcome any and all of your questions about the social graces. Chances are, if you’re wondering about something, someone else is, too – which makes for a great discussion topic. I’ll also keep you in the loop about upcoming events that I’m hosting in Atlanta, and of any charming local businesses that I’ve discovered while in town and when traveling.

Please subscribe, and join me on what’s sure to be an awfully fun and enlightening adventure. About that fallen fork: if at a restaurant, do leave the fork on the floor. Simply let your server know it’s fallen – they’ll retrieve it and bring a replacement. When dining in someone’s home, pick the fork up discreetly and ask your host for another. Thank you so much for stopping by!