Maura Graber began her image enhancement business in 1984 after opening the first of two southern California clothing boutiques. By 1988 she had launched a clothing line which was carried by stores nationally, including Nordstrom department stores.

           Graber ventured into the field of etiquette in 1990, and since then has taught thousands of students from all walks of life. Schoolchildren, celebrities, CEOs, homeless youths & teens in 'at-risk' groups, have all benefitted from her courses in social graces and the vital skills needed to help them navigate the intricate, and sometimes baffling, social pathways they'll encounter throughout their lives.

          Her popular seminars on image, etiquette, antique dining utensils and dining history, have made Graber a sought-after authority and guest speaker on local and national television and radio shows where she offers image tips and advice on social skills and manners. The Food Network, KTLA, KCAL, the WAVE radio station, L. A./Seoul, and PBS have all been forums for her multi-faceted company. Articles in Country Living, The Los Angeles Times, Parenting, Victoria, L. A. Parent, Savvy Single, and The Korean Times,, and Antiques & Collecting Magazine have all covered her unique line of work, collections and teaching the art of social graces and dressing for success.
She has written articles for numerous regional and national publications. She co-sponsored the Table Scaping Competition for 9 years at the Los Angeles County Fair, and was a co-emcee of the Celebrity Chef Theater in Riverside for 9 years. She was seen frequently on KVCR-PBS, as an on air correspondent and segment producer for 14 years, contributing segments to Table for Two, Evening Edition, Inside View and was co-hosted the Let's Dine Out restaurant review show in its first year and a half on KVCR-PBS.

          As Ms. Graber continues to teach, she also trains new instructors in the field of etiquette, so that social graces can once again become common courtesies throughout our world. Says Graber, "My classes are continually evolving to keep up with the challenges we all face, working with young people who miss body language and facial cues, due to the electronic and technological leaps we have made in these past 20 years. Being more globally connected, sadly has affected personal social skills. Awareness of posture, eye contact and observing non-verbal cues from others, is a skill that is being lost to our younger generations. Interpersonal and family communication suffers as well. These classes, while serving up fun, also serve as great tools for getting our youngest generations to smoothly interact socially with others in all areas of life."                                                

Maura with Martha Stewart
Maura and her daughter Kat with Martha Stewart. Maura hosted a dinner in her
         home for Ms. Stewart, during one of her visits to Southern California
Maura with Freda Payne at one of her dining seminars
Maura with Don Richardson, curator of zoo, (right) and Mike Flattery(left) KVCR producer for "Evening Edition" at the Moonridge Zoo in Big Bear. Photo by Robert Graber
Above is the story Maura did on the Moonridge Zoo in Big Bear
Maura appears on KTLA with weatherman Mark Kriski

Call today for more information
1-800-891-RSVP or (909) 923-5650
The R.S.V.P. Institute of Etiquette
301 E. Fourth Street
Ontario, CA 91764
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