Mar 18, 2019 12:36AM
● By Stephanie Wilson
Whether you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of the phrase, “According to Emily Post [insert standard practice followed by polite society here],” you’ve been subject to her advice or the advice of her decedents given through subsequent books, syndicated advice columns, and other teachings of the Emily Post Institute. The original manners mastermind literally wrote the
book on etiquette, dictating the rules for social conduct in her 1922 bestseller Etiquette: In Society, In Business, In Politics and At Home. While times have changed, many of the principals of good manners she outlined almost a century ago are still widely followed today.
Getting excited about etiquette is elevated to high fashion this month with the anticipated release of a new book by Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter to grandame of all-things gracious and co-president of her family’s Vermont-based institute. Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties (Penguin Random House, available March 26) is the most concrete example to date of just how far we’ve come in removing the stigma surrounding cannabis. When the world’s most respected etiquette brand deems the formerly controversial plant a topic for polite society, it’s a milestone moment.
The topics covered include everything from basic lingo to rotation etiquette to pairing parties and “weedcations.” [Full disclosure: Sensi president Tae Darnell is among the industry experts consulted for the project.] At the heart of the book’s message is the communal spirit of the plant, which is meant to be shared.
The preface answers with the question undoubtedly on everyone’s mind when they learn of the book’s existence: What would Emily Post think of it all?
According to Lizzie Post, the OG of etiquette would support it.