Etiquette Dinner

First off, we have a winner from Wednesday’s Starbucks Giveaway!

Katy — “Commented on your Facebook post! My fingers are crossed – I’m SO addicted to skim iced chai teas from Starbucks right now!! :)” Katy, I hope you enjoy the gift card and those iced chai tea lattes!  Thank you all for reading Coffee, Cake and Cardio and for entering the giveaway!  I am going to have another giveaway next week, so be on the look out… this one is AWESOME!


Last night I attended an etiquette dinner downtown DC at Zola, in a room above the Spy Museum.  The protocol expert was fantastic and I loved being able to learn from her.  The dinner started out with an etiquette quiz and I was pretty surprised by some of the answers.

Did you know that when dining American Style you may cut up to 3 pieces of meat at a time?  Or that you should wear your name badge on your right shoulder, not on your left as most people do?  Lots of fun etiquette tips out there!

The menu at Zola was pre-set and was pretty good.  The steak was incredibly fatty but the dessert was awesome!

Nothing better than warm chocolate cake with espresso ice cream!

If you’ve never taken an etiquette class, I highly recommend it.  You’ll learn a lot and it can make a big difference in your job search, interviews, and business meetings.


This is Neal’s and my last weekend in our current apartments (YAY) so I’ll be spending most of the weekend packing, cleaning, watching baseball and hockey, and prepping for the week ahead.  I am incredibly excited about tomorrow morning as I’ll be going to spin, meeting up with my junior bridesmaids and flower girl for their dress fittings, and then hanging out with my Aunt Danielle.  Can’t think of a better way to start the weekend!

I hope y’all are a wonderful Friday and make the most of the weekend ahead.


  1. Sable@SquatLikeALady says

    Oooh I would’ve loved that class! I love learning about etiquette – I’m especially fascinated by the history behind the traditions.

  2. says

    i’ve always wanted to attend an etiquette dinner! my sister in law has gone to a couple before and she was giving me tips the last time we ate out at a fancy restaurant! so much to remember. :)

    have a great weekend!

  3. Lou says

    Hi Ashley – Would have loved to have entered the Starbucks comp, but sadly most of the ones here have closed. Boo. They make yummy drinks. And I think the etiquette dinner sounds like a great idea!

    I’m an avid reader and follower of your blog, and a grad student like yourself (just a little further off from finishing!). I was wondering if you’d be keen to be interviewed for one of my projects? I’m a journalism student writing an article on bloggers. If you’re interested in answering my questions via email, perhaps you can let me know where I can reach you via email? Should only take 5 – 10 mins of your time.

    Thanks, look forward to hearing from you :)


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