Happy New Year!

As we turn the page and enter a new chapter for Grace & Poise, in 2009, our readers can expect a few new additions!  We hope to bring a few new features to the blog, and also broaden the focus of Grace & Poise.  Over the past two years our main focus has been on the guidelines of etiquette and deportment, discussing what they are and the details thereof. So the new features we hope to include are personal Style File of the author, (details coming), I also expect to be hosting a Formal Dinner in 2009 which I am looking forward to documenting with details and photographs.

I wish to thank all my readers for their lovely comments, emails and encouragement to keep this blog going.  Without you this blog would not be possible! Blogging is not my full-time occupation (how I wish it was!) however, the tiny amounts of time I do have to spend researching and writing articles is certainly well worth it!  – Thank you!

To each one of my readers, I extend a warm “Happy New Year” to you all.  I hope this year brings much happiness and joy to your life.

Best Wishes,
Clare Duncan

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    January 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I always enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the good work!

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      January 3, 2009 at 11:29 am

      Thank you, Vanessa!

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    January 3, 2009 at 8:40 am


    I will look forward to reading your posts through the year. Many thanks for the hard work you put into this blog:).

    God bless you and may 2009 be kind to you..I wish all good things for you.

    With love,

    Marie xooxoxoxo

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      January 3, 2009 at 11:31 am

      Dearest Marie,
      Thank you so much. I hope this year, 2009 is filled with many bountiful blessing for you. 🙂

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    January 25, 2009 at 1:13 am


    I am a 20 year old young woman and feel so many young women my age could care less about these things! They are so important to me and I hope to find a man who feels the same way.

    This is a great blog! I enjoy reading your posts very much.

    Thank you,

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    February 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Does a real lady let her bra show in such manner? (see: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1227/4210097/8818425/120870867.jpg) I doubt so. I wouldn’t pose Mary of Denmark as gracious and full of poise. Now, she has somehow become a bit more classy and elegant, but she wasn’t before. Therefore, that hardly qualifies as elegance, which is innate according to many, and not acquired. Miss Donaldson can hardly be the example we are looking for, she seems to me just a product of a good stylist.

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