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Mother’s Day Gifting

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite gifts! Spring Flowers This brand-new set embodies the fresh and colorful beauty of springtime. We love the way the engraving captures each delicate detail of this hand drawn illustration.  This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, especially for those who love the …

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Etiquette Tips We Live By

Navigating the world of etiquette can be overwhelming and complicated at times.  Yet, it doesn’t always have to be!  In fact, you probably already have some rules of etiquette that you follow in your everyday life.  Below are the etiquette tips that the Dempsey and Carroll team members live by: Jaimie: One etiquette rule I …

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Thank You Notes: Digital or Handwritten?

My peers call me “old fashioned”- a Jane Austen character that lingered off the page and wound up in a complex, technology driven society. And yet, even I, rarely take part in the classic 19th century ritual of letter writing. The composing of ‘Thank You’ cards is no exception… But should it be? In this …

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Spotlight on Holly Holden

Holly Holden, founder and principal of Holly Holden & Company, Ltd., has specialized in classic, old-school interior design for over 25 years. From charming chintz to Chippendale chairs, and horses to headbands, Holly shares the “secret” nuances of inherited manners, preppy patina, and gracious gentility in her weekly e-newsletter, “Mummy’s Monday Manners”, along with her …

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