The Plaza Hotel’s Beaumont Etiquette Founder, Myka Meier, shows flatware etiquette. Adeline Ramos / You Look Lovely Photography
Final Thursday night, Myka Meier nestled in to a marble that is glittering regarding the Palm Court during the Plaza resort. Between carefully-tipped sips of champagne and bird-like bites of petit fours, the Beaumont Etiquette Founder (and Observer contributor) instilled to a small grouping of wide-eyed visitors the solitary primary thing a vacation host has to know: with regards to etiquette, the concern must be to place individuals at simplicity. But because convenience is, needless to say, available to interpretation, below is my most useful effort at records. Ideally, this will be as effortless to make usage of as Meier makes it appear.
Lead the discussion. While the host, it really is your work to make certain supper does not veer down program, crashing into disputes of politics, intercourse or religion—the three hot buttons that will inevitably make any space of strangers distinctly wrecked. Start the evening ready with chatting points and chair your invited guests based on overlapping or complementary passions.