I love to complain vociferously about the lack of social grace I encounter. Not that I am the next coming of Emily Post, but I do feel quite strongly about the frequent and unabashed use of please, thank you and excuse me. Luckily, Social Primer cares even more than I do about manners, so he can rant for me, thus sparing my friends and family. From what to do with your silverware to how to be a good houseguest to how to double-book successfully, Social Primer has you covered.
As a food lover I read a ton of food blogs. I have a short list that I find to be consistently appealing both visually and gustatorially and I make a point to check them on a regular basis. I've recently added Lottie + Doof to that list. The blog is written by a Chicagoan who delights in food and food fueled social gatherings. His photos are gorgeous and quite cutting edge considering the subject, and I find his recipes delightful.
And, at long last, I've unpacked my teacups that my mother passed along to me last time I was in California.
Let the tea parties begin!