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About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 45 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is recently retired from teaching; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.


Last Tuesday we lost my Dad at age 93 years old and he left this planet to transition to another life in Heaven. He had a full life and he was full of life. He was social, he was a … Continue reading

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Photo of the day

My photo of the day is from Maui in 2017; our favorite place on earth are the Hawaiian Islands.  We are getting ready for another Hawaii trip next month.  

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Photo of the day: vintage

I love vintage photos of my work place; Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Seen here is Fantasyland circa 1958. I have worked at Disneyland for 41 years, but this photo was taken way before that – in fact I was a … Continue reading

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We are family!

We ARE Family! Aren’t we? Times change, manners change – however the need to pass important items down to the next generation never changes. Celebrations typically have one thing in common; they gather people who are related in some way … Continue reading

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The perfect age is now – stepping into 60

As I look at this photograph above of my sweet Dad and myself – I see so much in the actual photograph.  We are celebrating a new year, at my brother (Gary) and sister-in-law’s new home (Cindy).  The clock on … Continue reading

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Fearless Pursuit

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CAbi’s Fearless Fall Fashion Preview and Luncheon was held at Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim, California today and I was lucky enough to be invited. For those folks that have not heard yet of CAbi – CAbi is a … Continue reading

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Make-up awareness

Recently I was invited by a good friend to attend an event at a new store opening. She is a makeup artist and wanted to update my look. As we age sometimes we forget to replace and change out our … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadows

The Inn at Spanish Bay – Pebble Beach, CA This photo was taken in 2008 at the elegant and peaceful resort called Inn at Spanish Bay. The bagpipers at sunset is a must see especially with a glass a wine. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

It’s a new year; 2017 and for many like myself a new start. The photo above represents “path” it was taken on our honeymoon in Bora Bora. I see the new year as a path, a journey to continue exploring … Continue reading

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New beginnings

This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mother; she passed away in February 2016. The holidays are rough without her and we are trying new traditions this year. Although the three of us kids are still grieving  – … Continue reading

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