~ About the Authoress ~

My name is Layla Beth, but you can call me Lady Layla.  I am *a-hem* “The Bad Girl with Good Manners.”  Or at least that’s my Burlesque persona…and well, let’s face it – there’s usually a BIT of truth in these types of personality extensions.  But all of that is irrelevant right now…I’m here to talk about those manners…and sometimes Burlesque…and sometimes other random topics that I feel need to be addressed.

This ain’t my first rodeo, nor is it my first blog, so I will try to keep things, um, not boring, how’s that?  Informative, humorous and in-your-face, but never, ever boring.

So, a little about me, shall we?

Yes, as a matter of fact, I DID spend hours walking around with a book on my head, because that’s what the television told me to do in order to be all kinds of awesome…

I swiped high heels from my mother’s closet and practiced walking in them, like the sophisticated ladies in all those charming old black and white films…

I was glued to every Miss America broadcast between the years of 1980 and 1999, and even held my own share of titles in the pageant world…

I have owned more than one book about etiquette, and have raised two children to be themselves, colour outside the lines, and HAVE GOOD MANNERS.  I deplore bad manners of any kind…from biggies like being bitch-ass rude, to small ones like chewing with your dang ol’ mouth open.

(BTW, I curse a lot.  Just FYI.)

It’s a dying art, (Manners – not cursing) friends, so think of me as an ER doc:  Etiquette Restoration, that is!

I’m informally trained – no fancy-schmancy certifications.  I’m just a girl who values charm and good manners…and a bunch of other really cool stuff.

…oh, and I encourage EVERYONE to NEVER judge a book by it’s cover!  😉

Enjoy life!

…and when I’m not busy being a self-proclaimed authority on proper behaviour in this modern world, I wear many other hats:
Non-traditional wife. Renegade gypsy mama. Dancer. Reiki healer. Artiste érotique. Advocate. Educator. Part-time vegan. Friend. Daughter. Human. High-maintenance Hippie. Classy nymphomaniac. Collector. Nerd. Free spirit. Writer. Thrift shop fashionista. Flower smeller. Tea drinker. Daydream believer.

Anyone of these personas can – and probably WILL – show up at any given time!  🙂

Other blogs by Your Truly:
Live Beyond with Layla Beth ~ Life Coaching, Girl Power, Spirtuality, Sexuality, Angelic Healing
* Reiki For Your Baby ~ Energy healing, Natural parenting/childbirth
* Zen Mommy ~ Natural parenting/childbirth, Breastfeeding Advocacy, General
EarthMuffins ~ Vegan, Cruelty-free, Earth-friendly recipes and lifestyle

Readers, subscribers and (constructive!) comments ALWAYS welcome!  And coming soon!  “Ask Lady Layla” where you will get the opportunity for me to answer your hardest hitting questions.  (I know, I know – on pins and needles, you are!)

Until then, see you in charm school, friends.  It’s going to be a wild ride!



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