I had the pleasure of being featured in Victoria Magazine.

The January 2023 issue is at your local bookstore now. Have a cup of tea nearby, sit someplace lovely and take a special moment to be enchanted!

The experience was memorable and was a highlight of 2022. 

Why – because of all the people I met and the journey of preparing for it

Photos from the shoot are included below.

Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea

But first, let’s talk about how to use this beautiful ritual to enhance our connections – personally and professionally.

If you have been following us, you know we are big believers in the art of human connection.  This type of connection is what makes us thrive as humans and as business owners. 

Without human connection, well, a business can be mundane and we are anything but mundane.  

When I speak to corporations, the topic of building relationships at work is always at the forefront. 

We often forget that we CAN be creative and different when making connections, fostering relationships, and networking. 

Why not invite someone you just met at a networking event to tea?  

Many of your local hotels offer this type of dining service.

The Ritz Carlton (international locations)

The Four Seasons ( same)

The Plaza in New York

The Umstead in North Carolina

The St. Regis (multiple locations)

The Rittenhouse (Philadelphia)

The Mansion in Turtle Creek (Dallas)

The Whitby Hotel (London and New York)

Neiman Marcus (certain locations)

Bergdorf Goodman (New York)

You can easily find afternoon tea offerings in your area through a Google Search.  Many smaller boutique tearooms exist in certain cities.  

By extending this type of invitation, you are setting yourself apart.  Who wouldn’t be curious and jump at the chance to have afternoon tea?

I will share this with you – especially those of you who are interested in becoming certified and a business etiquette expert – my most popular articles are those that pertain to this type of experience- anything related to lifestyle or image.

Ten Teatime Etiquette Tips from Lisa Richey

In addition to the magazine article, on Victoria Magazine’s website, you will discover an online article where I am interviewed about the details of afternoon tea.

The online article is a fabulous resource to learn:

What are the differences among the various types of tea?

When I’m invited to afternoon tea, what should I wear?

As a hostess, how can I create a lovely environment for afternoon tea?

These are only a few of the questions that are answered in the article.

Have you downloaded our free Business Etiquette Speaker ToolKit? Click here or the image

Etiquette Speaker Toolkit

Have you read my article on How to Be a Polished Woman?