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Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-11-06
ISBN : 1476702799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life. Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement. Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV. Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian joie de vivre, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life. While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces. Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (le no-makeup look), among other tips. From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisian je ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.

Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-11-06
ISBN : 1451699379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to enjoying a sophisticated life in the style of a modern Parisian aristocrat shares lessons gleaned by the author while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive sixteenth arrondissement, covering such topics as grooming, dressing, anddeprivation-free eating.

Lessons from Madame Chic 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Lessons from Madame Chic  20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Release : 2012-12-01
ISBN : 1743098316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the tradition of LUNCH IN PARIS, a writer shares the precious secrets she learned living in a Parisian household and how to apply a little French chic to your everyday life ... Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like inside a modern, aristocratic Parisian household - or how the women of Paris always looks so impossibly and seemingly effortlessly chic? the French are notoriously secretive when it comes to their private lives but LESSONS FROM MADAME CHIC at last reveals some insider secrets behind the style and passion for life that makes the rest of us so envious. Each chapter reveals a valuable lesson the then innocent abroad author learned while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive 16th arrondissement in Paris, and includes a handy checklist of tips and musings on how to translate the lesson to your own life, and embrace the style of the fabulous Madame Chic. Learn how to cultivate an air of mystery,adopt le no makeup look with elan, hone your elegance to a 10- item wardrobe and how to recover from gaffes like pronouncing in what you though was perfect French that there were 'less condoms in French yogurt' at a dinner party, and so much more ...

The Madame Chic Collection

The Madame Chic Collection Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN : 9781501147661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“For women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou…but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris” (The New York Times), Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic books—Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic—now collected in one beautiful package. As an American student living abroad, Jennifer L. Scott found a Parisian mentor in her host mother, Madame Chic, who instructed her in the fine art of living. Now, Jennifer shares her lessons in her Madame Chic series: Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic. Based on what she learned from Madame Chic, Jennifer explains how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life, teaching us to take pleasure in everyday routines, to dress presentably, perform household tasks with cheer, and how to conduct oneself both in public and in private. The Madame Chic series encourages and inspires you to live simply and passionately, no matter your age, background, or location. Like Madame Chic, everyone deserves a little Parisian je ne sais quoi.

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-10-27
ISBN : 1501118749
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor. Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott’s Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did—from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image. This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise.

At Home with Madame Chic

At Home with Madame Chic Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 1476770344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life. When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. Every day she confronted mundane duties like folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, and she began to think about Madame Chic’s home—how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic’s ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn’t perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly, if, instead, she could live like Madame Chic. At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it’s possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family’s evening. Organized by the pleasures that can be found throughout the day, this charming, helpful book is full of ideas, playlists, recipes, beauty routines, and advice that can turn an irritating day into an enjoyable experience.

Forever Chic

Forever Chic Book
Author : Tish Jett
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2013-10-15
ISBN : 0847841456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!

Connoisseur Kids

Connoisseur Kids Book
Author : Jennifer L. Scott
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2019-09-10
ISBN : 9781452173474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.

Living Forever Chic

Living Forever Chic Book
Author : Tish Jett
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 0847864588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why French women of a certain age are the consummate hostesses, homemakers, and style icons--and how you can be, too. Frenchwomen--particularly those 40 and over--are role models for stylish and gracious living, what the French call l'art de vivre. American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes manières as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre. Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the "heart" of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty--a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance. With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with color illustrations, Living Forever Chic is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.

Thirty Chic Days

Thirty Chic Days Book
Author : Fiona Ferris
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-05-08
ISBN : 9781523670031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is it possible to live a chic and elegant life if you don't live in Paris, or even France? Instead of daydreaming about running away to the City of Light, 'Thirty Chic Days' invites you to put on your French-tinted sunglasses and view your everyday through an enchanting and motivating filter. Inside this book you will find thirty chapters (or 'days') full of joie de vivre sharing fun and exciting ways to bring your ideal chic life into being. 'Thirty Chic Days' is a warm, encouraging and fanciful guide on living a simple and beautiful French-inspired life. Enjoy dozens of delicious no-cost ideas and feel inspired to uplevel yourself and your surroundings in an effortless and enjoyable way. Through her popular blog howtobechic.com author Fiona Ferris provides thousands of women from all around the world with tools and inspiration to elevate the everyday from mundane to magical. Contents: Day 1 Have a Paris state of mind Day 2 Eat real food Day 3 Bathe yourself in mystique Day 4 Make up your eyes Day 5 Create and guard your secret garden Day 6 Be your own French aunt Day 7 Honour your body with chic movement Day 8 Be beautifully positive Day 9 Support your signature charity Day 10 Simplify your life for abundance Day 11 Adopt a low-drama way of being Day 12 Curate your wardrobe like it is your own bijou boutique Day 13 Indulge in your femininity Day 14 Design the life of your dreams Day 15 Cultivate serenity and calmness in your life Day 16 Create a sanctuary at home Day 17 Take exquisite care of your grooming Day 18 Little and often Day 19 Socialise in a relaxed manner Day 20 Be your own chef Day 21 Inspire yourself Day 22 Build rest and repose into your daily routine Day 23 Be financially chic Day 24 Live a life of luxury Day 25 Collect contentment in petite measures Day 26 Make every day magical Day 27 Embrace creativity and enjoy the benefits Day 28 Think of your home as if it were a boutique hotel Day 29 Walk your errands Day 30 Immerse yourself in sensuous beauty Bonus Day Take inspired action If you enjoyed Jennifer L. Scott's 'Lessons from Madame Chic', Tish Jett's 'Forever Chic' or Shannon Ables' 'Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life', you will love 'Thirty Chic Days'!