Why, hello there! I’m Erika Preval, certified etiquette consultant and founding CEO of Charm Etiquette. As the creator of Erika Preval: Simply Put, my mission is to make approachable the sometimes-uneasy subject of etiquette. Please consider me your go-to source for a modern and relevant approach to manners. It’s such a pleasure to have you here!
With traditional grooming as a Southern Belle in Arkansas, I studied etiquette throughout my childhood and was presented to local society during my Debutante Cotillion. After my debut, I attended Spelman College, where I received a degree in Economics and International Relations – spending some time abroad at Nanzan University in Japan. Both business and Japanese etiquette are strongholds in my foundation of social skills and protocol.
My passion for eating local was an impetus for the launch of Charm Etiquette in 2012. Through Charm, I host etiquette and leadership sessions, for youth and adults, within locally owned partner restaurants and businesses across Atlanta. It’s my modern spin on manners!
I reside in Atlanta with my husband, our two teen daughters, and wire fox terrier – Storm. I look forward to sharing tidbits of everyday etiquette with you here, on our virtual porch, and welcome any and all of your questions pertaining to the social graces. Chances are, if you’re wondering about something, someone else is, too – which makes for a great conversation! Please do stop by Simply Put, where I’ll keep you in the loop about upcoming events I’m hosting, and of charming local businesses that I’ve discovered. Warning: there’s an occasional pop quiz!<< Find More Team Members