We ladies of Layla Grayce recently jetted off on a retreat to Las Vegas! We packed a lot of work (and play) into two short but unforgettable days, which we wanted to share with all of you!
We kicked off the weekend with a cocktail party at The Palazzo. We got dolled up, mixed and mingled, exchanged ideas… It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other outside of the office! Our energetic owners, Wendy Estes and Tiffany Harris, also shared some exciting projects currently underway. So stay tuned!
On Saturday, we enjoyed back-to-back etiquette sessions with none other than Diane Gottsman of The Protocol School of Texas. Diane is the renowned expert of etiquette and the be-all-end-all for learning proper manners. We began with Business Etiquette, fine-tuning our skill sets for being professional, confident and gracious. From the art of introductions to the ins-and-outs of sending business emails, there wasn’t a topic Diane didn’t cover!
We then put our table manners to the test over a three-course lunch during Diane’s Dining Etiquette class! When do you place your napkin in your lap? Which way do you pass the bread? Diane left no “plate” unturned, from teaching us the advantages of holding our eating utensils European-style (fork in left hand, knife in the right, prongs down) to showing us where to place our purses during a meal (never hung over the back of the chair, of course!). The ease and grace with which Diane conducted her classes was an inspiration to us all, and a testament to the reason she’s so sought after for her thoughts, tips and useful tidbits for etiquette!
Cheers to good manners!