Proprietress, Anne Cramer Studio, an etiquette and sewing classroom; annecramerstudios.com
A modern-day Emily Post, Anne Cramer is making manners cool at her new Minneapolis studio, where she teaches kids everything from texting etiquette to writing a proper thank-you note. Cramer, who designs most of her own clothes, also offers sewing lessons for all ages—though the adult classes sometimes involve wine. Pinkies up!
Inspiration: My family. Motto: All we are saying is give PLEASE a chance. Etiquette icons: Jackie O. and Kate Spade. Fashion find: Vintage pearls. Tableware: Anything sterling. Local boutique: Style Minneapolis. Accessory: My headband. Item of clothing: A Martin Grant dress my husband gave me for my birthday after I spotted it in Vogue. Vacation spot: The Four Seasons–West Palm Beach. Movie: The Great Gatsby (Robert Redford!). Magazine: Lucky. Blog: Style Redux. Perfume: Chanel No. 5. Hair product: Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. Spa: My own bathroom. Lunch spots: Blackbird Café, Café 28, and Zumbro Café. Indulgence: French-silk pie. Hostess gift to give: Handmade cocktail apron. Way to spend Saturday night: Scootering around the lakes with my husband. We have matching maroon Vespas. Way to escape: Re-arranging my furniture, or setting a formal table for 12 for absolutely no reason.