Bren Underwood is the founder of Must Bring Buns, a modern etiquette and lifestyle website.

Bren created Must Bring Buns as a go-to guide for modern etiquette, entertaining, lifestyle, and endless inspiration. She believe in celebrating and elevating everyday life, whether setting a gorgeous table, arranging fresh flowers, or finding the beauty in cherished family traditions. She is passionate about spreading her love of all things modern etiquette, and sharing ideas on how we can all shine as our best selves.

Bren’s a California native who graduated with a degree in corporate communications and public affairs from Southern Methodist University and now lives in Dallas with her husband and two children. Prior to launching Must Bring Buns, Bren spent six years working in public relations—and hosting numerous dinner parties.




Growing up, your parents probably drilled certain etiquette rules into you, like saying “please” and “thank you,” chewing with your mouth closed, and holding the door open for others. But as a grown-up, you’ll run into many life situations where you’ll need to know more about etiquette than please and thank you.

While the word “etiquette” may evoke memories of rules, stuffiness, and being judged, etiquette really boils down to a set of tips and guidelines on how to make those around us feel welcome and comfortable so we can shine as our best selves.

Savvy Girl: A Guide to Etiquette gets straight to what you really want to know about modern manners: what to say when a friend loses a loved one, how to take a compliment, whether or not it’s OK to say thank you over a text message, and how to always have the class to get invited back.

So get this five-hour read, get savvy, and then get back to your fabulous life.


Must Bring Buns is affiliated with rewardStyle. This means I receive a small commission on any sales of products that are linked on this site and across my social media platforms. Please know dear readers that this doesn’t influence my content, as I only post content that I genuinely adore.