Maura Graber

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Industry Education
Occupation Owner of The RSVP Institute of Etiquette
Location California, United States
Introduction I am an Etiquette Consultant, Writer on Etiquette, Bridal and Food, Teacher of Manners, Table Silver and Utensil Enthusiast and I am an Etiquette Sleuth. I am continually seeking out worldwide etiquette and its history.
Interests Very odd dining utensils, old and new. The more unique, the better. Also, old etiquette books, old history books, old psychology books and old sociology books.
Favorite Movies I love well made period films and cultural studies. Some of my favorites are; Jean de Florette, Manon of the spring, Restoration, Vatel, An Education, Gosford Park, Mansfield Park, Howard's End, Remains of the Day, The Good Earth, Dogville, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Shogun (Miniseries), De Tweeling, Secrets and Lies, Circle of Friends, Tortilla Soup, The Joy Luck Club, Dangerous Beauty, Eve's Bayou, Babette's Feast, In America, Alice Adams, Sense and Sensibility, Goodbye, Lenin! and about 50 others.
Favorite Music Depends on my mood... Right now I am listening to John Newman. I have a truly eclectic soundtrack for my life and if I don't have a CD on in my car, I have KROQ or 100.3 The Sound on the radio.

For your birthday, your aunt gave you a maple syrup dispenser shaped like a rooster. Please write her a thank-you note:

Dear Aunt Doris, Thank you for remembering my birthday! The dispenser, shaped like a rooster, brings back such fond memories of Grandma's breakfast nook. It reminds me of the figurines she had on the shelf. I spent many a happy morning at that table with her. Thank you for being so thoughtful. I will treasure this as reminder of you and your mother. Much Love, Maura