The beloved Mr. Boddington, whose love for exquisite stationery gave rise to his bestselling line of desk accessories, would daresay he has little patience for those who can't properly thank a host, handle their silverware, or - egads! - converse politely. In Mr. Boddington's Etiquette, he presents the dos and don'ts of civilised society with a dash of wit and a wealth of lovely illustrations. Authoritatively curated, the content includes must-know guidance for everyday life (how to make an introduction, what time to arrive at events, and what to gift a hostess), the hard-to-remember rules of social protocol (by when do I need to send a wedding gift? Which way do I pass the bread basket? Whose name goes first on the envelope?), and a smattering of tips for the digital age (think cell phones in restaurants and emailed invitations). Packaged in a gifty, full-colour hardcover, and featuring an engaging introduction on the importance of treating each other kindly and making every moment a manners-worthy occasion, it's irresistibly chic and charming - Mr. Boddington at his best.
The fictitious Mr. Boddington's eponymous design company creates custom invitations, stationery sets, giftwrap, place cards, and myriad other stylish paper products. While he travels the world in pursuit of inspiration, a creative team back in New York City keeps his craft humming from a studio in Brooklyn, New York. The team is led by Rebecca S. Ruebensaal who illustrates and designs much of the collection.