The Etiquette of Sharing Umbrellas on Rainy Days

Navigating the Delicate Balance of Courtesy and Comfort   Rainy days can put our social graces to the test, especially when it comes to sharing umbrellas. Whether you are in a sudden downpour with a stranger or walking alongside a friend, there’s an unspoken etiquette to master. Let’s explore the art of sharing umbrellas with […]

Embracing Fundamental Values

As I look back on the photos of my earliest days, I’m reminded that life’s journey often takes us full circle. When we were tiny, innocent beings, we were born close to the pillars of etiquette: kindness, empathy, and respect. These virtues were etched into our hearts, part of our intrinsic nature.   As I […]


Indulging in the sweet nostalgia of Madeleines today, just like Marcel Proust once did. These little treats have the magical power to transport us back in time through their delectable flavors.   Take a bite, savor the moment, and let your memories unfold.   #MadeleinesAndMemories #TimelessTreats #margaritasway

Pet Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

In the realm of pet ownership, there’s a universal truth that we can all acknowledge: every dog, at some point or another, will exhibit less-than-ideal behavior, from incessant barking to antics at the dog park.   As responsible pet parents, it is our duty to ensure our beloved furry companions aren’t seen as troublemakers, especially […]


As the Autumn Equinox gracefully ushers in the season of change, I reflect on my own style evolution. After the bold prints and vibrant summer colors, fall means back to my favorite minimalism. White shirts, monochromes, the elegance of evening red, and the confidence of bold shoulders all take center stage in my daily wardrobe. […]

Where to place your bag at a restaurant

Mastering Dining Etiquette As we embark on this journey of refinement, one often-overlooked element deserves our attention: the placement of your bag when you sit down at a restaurant. While it may seem trivial, this simple act can speak volumes about your sophistication and consideration for others.   1. The Basics: Bag Placement 101 Let’s […]

Coming Back From Holidays

Setting Autumn Goals Since I was little, the rhythm of my life has followed a cadence marked by the changing seasons. Twice a year, without fail, I’ve embarked on a journey of self-reflection. My first pause happens in September, when the world undergoes a gentle transformation, shedding the vibrant summer as autumn approaches. The second, […]


I remember it like it was yesterday…   I was at a magical dinner. As soon as I sat at the table, though, my anxiety prevented me from enjoying the evening: “Which fork is for the appetizer and which one for the main course? I have no idea which glass is for what, since there […]


Table napkins allow plenty of creative freedom. According to the art de la table rules, cloth or linen napkins are necessary for formal dinners and are held in place by a silverware ring. Margarita’s Way When setting up a table, I always view napkins as decor. I’ve used them as a base for a menu, […]

List 01/01/23

When I was little, on the first day of every month, I used to write a list of things I wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year: eat healthier, achieve good grades by the end of the school year, and excel in my sports activities.   Even though my expectations were modest, I set ambitious […]