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Rules of EtiKate: Holiday Etiquette

Rules of EtiKate: Holiday Etiquette

Last month’s etiquette article focused on tips to get you through holiday shopping and git giving with grace and poise. With the holidays in full swing now, here are some etiquette tips to help you navigate the festivities that await you in a way that is fitting of a duchess.

 

 

 

 

Attending the holiday office party

It’s that time of year again: holiday office party time. Whether you love them or hate them, there are a couple of tips that can help you survive them. If you can bring a spouse or significant other, do bring them along but do not leave them alone at the party. Include them in your conversations with coworkers and colleagues. Be prepared to make small talk and think of a couple of topics you can bring out. Also, know your alcohol limits. It is obviously perfectly acceptable to drink at these kinds of events, but remember that your boss is still there and you should be able to handle yourself and your alcohol with grace. Have fun and dance the night away!

Maneuvering the post office

If you haven’t already mailed out all of your holiday packages, do it as soon as possible. The post office gets increasingly busy as December 25 approaches. Be prepared when you go to wait in line and be patient. Treat postal workers with kindness as they have been dealing with customers all day. Thank them for their hard work and help in getting your packages to their destinations.

 

 

 

 

Travel with patience

The holidays are obviously a busy travel time. Airports will have long lines and full flights. Just like with the post office, be prepared for lines and delays and treat airline employees with respect and kindness. If your flight is delayed, do not take it out on them, as it is not their fault. A kind and friendly demeanor while traveling will speak volumes.

Accept food and gifts graciously

If you are hosting a dinner or holiday party at your house this season, chances are someone will bring a dish that looks less than appetizing to you. Smile and thank them for their thoughtfulness and be sure to serve it right along the food you prepared. The same goes for those gifts you receive that you could truly do without. Be gracious and genuinely thank them for the thought they put into the gift.

 

 

 

Send thank-you notes promptly

This one probably seems obvious but it is always a good reminder.  Write notes for hosts who welcomed you into their homes and for anyone who gave you a gift. If you have time, get them sent out before the new year, as this will demonstrate consideration and promptness.

Special #repliKate Alert – Jenny Packham for Laura Mercier Clutch

Special #repliKate Alert – Jenny Packham for Laura Mercier Clutch

We halt the tour coverage with one of the most exciting things we’ve heard in a long time! Two of Kate’s favourite brands, Laura Mercier and Jenny Packham, have collaborated to make a replica of the Jenny Packham custom created clutch that she specially made for Kate when she attended Laura Mercier’s Our Greatest Team RisesContinue Reading

Kate and William Attend Conservation Reception at British Consul General’s Residence in New York

Kate and William Attend Conservation Reception at British Consul General’s Residence in New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, attended this evening a Conservation reception at the British Consul General’s Residence in New York City. It was a previously unscheduled engagement for Kate, who had been scheduled to have a rest before partaking in this evening’s basketball game in Brooklyn, but aContinue Reading

Prince William & Duchess Kate Arrive in New York City

Prince William & Duchess Kate Arrive in New York City

At long last, they have arrived! After days of preparations and hours upon hours of television coverage talking about it… The Cambridges are finally in New York! After multiple confirmations – and then retractions – on Twitter, the couple landed at JFK International Airport around 4:30 pm EST. They then immediately made their way to the CarlyleContinue Reading

Black Friday Kate Favourites

Black Friday Kate Favourites

Happy Black Friday! For those of you outside of the United States, the day after American Thanksgiving – Black Friday – is known as the traditional start to the holiday shopping season and retailers open very early (last year Target, Kohl’s and Macy’s all opened at midnight) and offer large discounts on certain items prior to kickContinue Reading

The Ultimate Recap of What’s In Kate’s Makeup Bag

The Ultimate Recap of What’s In Kate’s Makeup Bag

One of the most popular questions we get asked (and people search for on our site) is about what beauty products Kate swears by. Who hasn’t wondered what products the Duchess of Cambridge uses to get her flawless complexion and impeccable look? The mascara and eyeliner that make her eyes stand out, the perfume that enchanted a princeContinue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Holiday Gift Giving

Rules of EtiKate: Holiday Gift Giving

Whether you are ready for them or not, the holidays are swiftly approaching. If you are anything like me, you jumped for joy when you walked into Starbucks and saw it transformed into a winter wonderland. Or you may be one of those people who refuses to celebrate the holidays before Thanksgiving. Whatever category youContinue Reading

Kate attends Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

Kate attends Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

The Duchess of Cambridge’s patronage, Place2Be, hosted their first-ever Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Kensington Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event and presented the “the Child/Young Person Award to a child or young person who has made an exceptional contribution to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of their peers within the schoolContinue Reading

Everything You Want to Know About #RoyalsInNYC

Everything You Want to Know About #RoyalsInNYC

It was the news we waited months  years forever to hear – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting New York City. The Royal Couple will visit New York City and Washington, D.C. from December 7-9. Royal Watchers had an absolute meltdown and quickly began researching plane, train, and NBA tickets. We listened to allContinue Reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are headed to NYC!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are headed to NYC!

After months of speculation, Royal Correspondents have confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New York City and Washington, D.C. The trip will take place December 7-9, 2014. #453204606 / gettyimages.com The Royal Couple will arrive on December 7. On the evening of their arrival, they will attend a private engagement onContinue Reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned some serious finery for the Royal Variety Performance at London’s Palladium Theater. The gala evening is always attended by a senior member of the Royal Family – this year, William and Catherine were honored to attend. #458916814 / gettyimages.com The Royal Variety Performance is an annual concert eventContinue Reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Attends SportsAid Athlete Workshop 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge Attends SportsAid Athlete Workshop 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge attended one of SportsAid’s regular Athlete Workshop today in London. Last year, she attended the event and it was a huge success – images of new mummy Kate spiking a volleyball in her 5-inch Corkswoon wedges are now iconic. More importantly, her attendance at the event shows her support and raises awarenessContinue Reading

Now Available: Limited Edition Holiday 2014 What Would Kate Do? Royal Beauty Boxes

Now Available: Limited Edition Holiday 2014 What Would Kate Do? Royal Beauty Boxes

Who hasn’t wondered what products Kate uses to get her flawless complexion and impeccable look? The mascara and eyeliner that make her eyes stand out, the perfume that enchanted a prince or the skincare regime that creates a dewy, glowing look? Last year, we introduced a special WWKD offering for the holidays – a special box curated byContinue Reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Wales

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a series of events in Wales. After a quiet couples of months, we were thrilled to see the Duchess of Cambridge enjoying her formal engagements and returning to royal duties. She looked relaxed and often had a smile across her face, and perhaps most excitedly, there was theContinue Reading

Call Me Kate: 2014’s Best Duchess-y Halloween Costumes!

Call Me Kate: 2014’s Best Duchess-y Halloween Costumes!

Each year on Halloween, we are overwhelmed by how many fabulous royally-inspired costumes we see on social media! From the full Royal Family, to a classic “Kate Middleton,” you really cannot go wrong dressing as the Duchess of Cambridge. This year, we decided to award our favorite costumes in different categories with our very ownContinue Reading