We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Solaru, founder of the Luxury Business Emporium has joined the Expert Panel of The London Finishing Academy.

The academy, founded by The Honourable Isobel Kershaw and Rula Komodromos offers two outstanding courses set in the most luxurious locations of either London or the Stately Houses of the English countryside. Both courses are for people of all ages who are seeking a unique international etiquette and protocol education that cannot be found elsewhere. All the courses are completely bespoke and at the highest level, delivered within an immersive experience.



Isobel has a background in the luxury fashion and retail industry and was a Director at Harrods. A very successful stylist, she is an image and social etiquette coach. Rula, is a party planner extraordinaire with an incredible eye for detail and she will ensure the smooth running of all the courses. She has planned the most sumptuous parties at some of the best venues around the country including The Ritz, The Savoy, The Four Seasons Park Lane and Claridge’s.

Today’s global client hungers for a grounding in business, lifestyle and social etiquette and this has been demonstrated in how the historical drama series Bridgerton has captured the imagination of a worldwide audience and spawned an interest in polite society.

Students will have the option of residential and non residential in person courses. The non residential course will be held at The Goring Hotel, in Belgravia, the only hotel to have been awarded the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013. It is the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace and was indeed the hotel where The Duchess of Cambridge spent the night before her wedding. Imagine such an environment to study modern etiquette and life skills. The residential course is set in the stunning home and grounds of Somerley House, home to Viscount and Viscountess Normanton. It is the location for the popular Netflix series, The Crown.

The courses will include:

  • Social etiquette
  • Afternoon tea etiquette
  • Fine dining etiquette
  • Personal image excellence and non-verbal communication
  • Society dress codes
  • Demeanour, deportment and poise
  • Social media etiquette

Elizabeth will bring her expertise as a world renowned luxury cake expert and luxury business coach and work alongside other experts including Princess Diana’s former protection officer, Ken Wharfe MVO, world renowned florist and best selling author, Paula Pryke OBE, celebrity hairstylist, Errol Douglas MBE and vocal coach and public speaker Robin Kermode.

If you would like any more information about The London Finishing Academy or how Elizabeth can work with you email elizabeth@luxurybusinessemporium.com or call 07958069116