Let me see. My obsession with Harriette Cole began nearly 15 years ago when I came upon her manual of manners, How To Be: A Guide To Contemporary Living for African Americans (but truth be told, most of the content transcends race and is just good, old-fashioned home training). I have enjoyed following her career as a tastemaker, journalist, lifestyle guru and all-around bon vivant. Harriette recently transitioned back from Creative Director of Ebony magazine to running her own empire again. In my head, we are girlfriends. She offers the best tips in a recent appearance on The Today Show.
What is your favorite gesture when you are a host and/or guest?