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A mother of 3 beautiful daughters, Joan hails from the Finger Lakes area. A Rochesterian for the past 36 years, Joan has come from in front of the camera lens to behind the scenes and ‘painted’  Upstate N.Y. woman more beautiful for more than a decade. Working for NYC-industry giant Trish McEvoy Cosmetics, Joan became a sought-after makeup artist in the region over the past 20 years. Semi-retired from the makeup industry presently, has allowed her to focus on becoming an entrepreneur, and launch 3 small businesses. Her accomplishments have always focused on female-based retail, marketing and event planning careers.

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Is being Fashionably Late an attractive personality trait? Is “fashionably late ” really a thing? Weren’t you taught to be on time to any invitation or event? Is it ever ok to arrive early- when does it border on rude?
Apparently the rules have changed from when I was taught the Etiquette of Being on Time.

Here are three scenarios and a suggestion to help avoid a timely minefield.

1. Formal Gala & Fundraisers: generally there is a happy hour, don’t get caught at the bar alone so arrive 20 minutes after the start time, grab a cocktail, say your hellos & thank you’s and find your seat.

2. Dinner Party: You definitely don’t want to be late to a dinner party—if a host says 8 PM, be there at 8 PM. Otherwise, you’re likely to miss the first course and the mixing and mingling with the other guests, and you’ll throw off the dynamic of the party.

3. Wedding: While you won’t go to etiquette hell for being late for most events (although it’s never a good idea), you certainly will feel like jumping into hell if you’re walking down the aisle with the bride—and you can bet you’ll be greeted with more than a few angry looks.

Live life with Style & Flair…with Panache, just don’t be late!!!




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