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Lisa Orr

Canadian Etiquette Expert

Lisa Orr is a certified etiquette and protocol consultant based in Toronto Canada. She also holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. In addition to her blog on the Huffington Post, Lisa is a frequent contributor on all things etiquette for variety of Canadian media including CTV's The Social, Kiss Radio, The Bay St. Bull and The Toronto Star .
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How to Host the Perfect Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about celebrating and giving thanks for our wonderful families and the other gifts in our lives. Regardless of what's on the menu, where you serve it or how you eat it, the key to a perfect Thanksgiving meal is to focus on our gratitude and on being together with our most precious gifts, our family and friends.
10/02/2015 12:34 EDT
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Getting Your Kids to Master Back to School Manners

At my house in the summer we all get a little wild. We stay up too late, we don't always brush our hair, and sometimes we even go barefoot. But in a few short days the school bells will ring and it will be back to civilization, which means it is also time that we are all back to being on our best behaviour.
08/28/2015 08:02 EDT
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5 Ways to Be the Ultimate Cottage Host

One of the great joys of having a cottage is welcoming friends and family to come and visit. However many cottage guests are not regular cottagers and because every cottage is so different, it falls to the cottage host to take a few extra steps to ensure a wonderful visit is had by all.
07/31/2015 12:43 EDT
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How to Be a Civilized Cyclist

Summer is in full swing here in Toronto and fabulous events like Pride and the Pan Am games will be bringing lots of visitors to the city. That also means lots of traffic, which means it's time for me to get back on my bicycle.
06/28/2015 09:38 EDT
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The Best (and Worst) Teacher Gifts for 2015

With summer vacation just around the corner as an etiquette and protocol expert I get a lot of phone calls about what to give the fabulous people who have inspired brilliance in our adorable children all year -- their teachers.
06/10/2015 08:59 EDT