The days of finishing schools are once again upon us. I designed a card for a dear friend of mine, whose brilliant idea for a new business couldn't have come at more perfect time. At the risk of sounding like my parents, or better yet, like an old fart goody goody, I've observed a generation of kids and their parents that suffer from attitudes of entitlement, while a simple 'please,' 'thank you' or 'pardon me' is hard to come by. The Silver Spoon offers individual or group classes and seminars on etiquette and social graces for every age. My hats off to Baroness Maria von Alvensleben for launching her new business with a fresh and modern take on good ol' manners.