BY KELCEY SEXTON PHOTOS BY GARY COSBY JR.
MANNERS ROBIN WELLS TEACHES KIDS — AND PROFESSIONALS — PROPER ETIQUETTE
hirteen eager faces look up from round tables as colorful layers of red, orange and green gelatin, whipped cream, candy-coated chocolates and sprinkles are scooped into tall glasses. “They’re layering goodness,” said Robin Wells, president of Etiquette Manor Alabama, as she and executive
trainer James Scott observe the girls putting together their creations. The young girls are taking a class, led by Wells and Scott, on etiquette. On this night, they are taking a formal dining course at NorthRiver Yacht Club. It features a French theme, and the girls are learning the proper way to eat a bowl of soup — “Don’t blow on it; wait,” Wells advises — as well as serving and eating a parfait.