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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 40 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 a high school biology teach; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.

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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Santa Claus is coming to town – or Memories from my Dad’s Rotary Christmas Party


As a child between the years of 1960 to 1971, once a year my Dad would take us kids to his inclusive Rotary Club Annual Holiday Luncheon.  We would celebrate and eat lunch with the all the members of the … Continue reading

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Photo journal – Thankful


2016 – Trabuco Canyon, California  Thanksgiving Day  1976 – Anaheim, California  My immediate family 

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A well planned wedding


It does not matter the color scheme….. It does not matter what is served for dinner…. What does matter is the love between the bride and the groom – three weeks ago my son married the woman of his dreams. … Continue reading

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Bridal Shower weekend in Bay Area


I feel blessed…… I feel lucky…… In just a few short months my oldest son is getting married to a beautiful, intelligent woman.  Here are scenes from her bridal shower. We all have waited a long time, now it’s becoming … Continue reading

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