Cupcakes and Tea with Jacqueline Whitmore
A few weeks ago I visited my friend Jacqueline Whitmore, who is an internationally renowned etiquette expert and author. She is an in-demand public speaking professional as well. In fact, I first met Jacqueline when she spoke about business etiquette at a meeting of the Domestic Estate Managers Association (DEMA) that I attended. Lucky for me, she lives fairly close by here in Palm Beach.
We met for tea time at her home. As you can see, her tea set is absolutely beautiful! And the plates was from her mother’s antique Royal Doulton. I brought my wife’s delicious cupcakes to share. My wife is a wonderful cook and baker! Her cupcakes and cakes are always beautiful as well as mouth-watering. She made both strawberry and chocolate with marshmallow for the occasion, and Jacqueline and I wound up enjoying the chocolate ones.
I was slightly nervous before my arrival, but she is such a warm and friendly person that I forget my fears as soon as I am around her. She was very interested in my new book and asked several questions. I am incredibly excited about its upcoming release, so I had no problem discussing it with her!
Speaking of books, I also brought along two copies of Jacqueline’s book Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professional. She was kind enough to autograph one for me and the other for my daughter, who is currently a college student majoring in business and engineering . As you may have guessed from the napkin fold in the background, I took these photographs in my home.
I highly recommend Poised for Success for businesspeople as well as anyone who wants to learn helpful tips and tricks on how to be more courteous and improve their behavior. She is an expert in her field as well as a kind and generous person.
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