11.21.2011

Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris


**Please Note- Lessons from Madame Chic will be published by Simon & Schuster and re-released Nov. 6, 2012. Thank you for your patience regarding this matter. I promise the wait will be worth it :)



This book has been a labor of love. For those of you long time followers of The Daily Connoisseur you know this book was inspired by the countdown I did about the top 20 things I learned while living in Paris.

The book is 210 pages long- filled with never before heard stories and anecdotes from my time in Paris. I pored over my diaries for hours when writing it (which was a very cathartic experience- oh how I miss Paris!)

Each chapter represents a lesson I learned while living in Paris. Some of the lessons I learned from Madame Chic, some I learned from Madame Bohemienne and some I learned from the city of light itself. The chapters are divided into three sections: Diet and Exercise, Style and Beauty and How to Live Well.

Book Description:

Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like inside a modern, aristocratic Parisian household? The French are notoriously secretive when it comes to their private lives but Jennifer L. Scott’s Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, uncovers the very secrets and lifestyle traits that allow Parisians to live such fulfilling and passionate lives.

Each chapter reveals a valuable lesson Jennifer learned while living behind Famille Chic’s doors in the exclusive 16th arrondissement in Paris. After the lesson is revealed, she provides tips and musings on how to translate the lesson to your own life. Some of the topics explored include: cultivating an air of mystery, le no makeup look, 10 item wardrobe, rejection of new materialism, the art of femininity and life as a formal affair.



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36 comments:

YanaNYC said...

Marvelous news! Congratulations!
Can't wait to get my copy.
Jennifer, is you book going to be available at Barnes and Noble's, too?

CashmereLibrarian said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! I'm ordering it today. And next time I'm in LA, would you consider inscribing my copy? :-)

Patricia said...

Congratulations Jennifer! I'm just waiting until it's available on amazon.ca (Canada).

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks everyone!

YanaNYC- The book will only be sold online for now- I will try and get it on B&N's nook in the new year. I will keep everyone updated when it is available in different locations! xo

Cashmere- Thanks so much! Of course I'll sign your copy!! xo

Patricia- Thank you! I'm not sure the timeline of when it will be available on the .ca site but will always update the blog when the book is available in a new locale xo

Kamani said...

Congratulations! I can't to read it!

steppingmywaytobliss said...

You are amazing! Congratulations...I will be ordering it toute suite. I know I can't judge a book by the cover, but the cover is darling. Love it!

I will mention you in a blog post this week to help promote. ~~Bliss

Trish said...

Congratulations-I just ordered my copy with Amazon Prime shipping, so I'll have some nice reading for Thanksgiving break.

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Congratulations Jennifer! Must be so exciting for you! Looking forward to receiving my copy soon!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Joni said...

Congratulations! I'm ordering my copy tonight. I can't wait to read it!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I will definitely be getting a copy soon and will put a review on Amazon when I can!

Jess said...

I ordered my book today! I can't wait to read it. Are you sending a copy to Madame Chic? What will she think?

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Kamani, Bliss, Trish, LR, Lisa, Joni, Rebecca, Jess -

Thank you so so much! I hope you all love the book as much as I do! I am no longer in touch with Madame Chic but perhaps I should send her a copy! She would be flattered to know that she had such a following! Sending love and to those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving- Happy Thanksgiving! XO

LMK said...

Next stop, Amazon. And, yes, will tell all my friends to take a peek and purchase. A number of us in the bookclub love all things French, so will be a happy way to dish and support your wonderful vision.

You are simply blooming with baby & book in your video! And can see you are wearing "jungle red" on your fingertips for the occassion, no? So oh là là!

Félicitations, Jennifer! xoo

The Daily Connoisseur said...

LMK- Thank you very much! I am so thrilled and hope you and your friends love the book. BTW the nail polish color is a new one- OPI Vodka and Caviar. I really like it, don't you? Did a video on it that I will post shortly. xo

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LMK said...

Ooohhh! I love OPI colours! And it's one of those deep reds that I adore. Must try. = )

The jungle red reference is from a 2008 movie called "The Women", a 1939 remake. If you've not seen it, then you should. Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Debra Messing, Cloris Leachman - so funny and inspirational. Didn't get good reviews at the box office, but it's a chic flick to the core, as there are NO men in it. Haven't checked out the original version yet, but it's on my Netflix list - which is legions! LOL

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, to you and your growing family (caressess to the belly), Jennifer. xoo

Fiona said...

Congratulations Jennifer, this is huge! I can't wait to read it. I would love to have my copy autographed too! Hugs to Gatsby.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

LMK- Of course! Jungle Red- I thought that sounded familiar! I haven't seen the Meg Ryan version of The Women but I did see the 30s version- which was excellent xo

Fiona- Thank you so much! Of course I'll autograph your copy! xo

josephinetalepeddler said...

Dear Jennifer,
Congratulations on your new baby. I shall get my copy and when I have a moment will do a blog post to support you. It's always a lovely moment when you see your new creation. xx

Stephanie said...

I ordered your new book and to my delight, it already arrived today. I am exited to start reading it tonight. Congratulations, the book looks great!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Josephine- Thank you so much- that would be amazing to be featured on your beautiful blog xo

Stephanie- That's so great to hear I'm so glad it arrived and looks good. Let me know how you like the book! xo

Vivienne said...

Book is ordered - let me know when you'll be in Chicago, so I can have it inscribed, and buy you a kir royale to celebrate!
big happy hug,
Vivienne

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Vivienne- Thank you and how I would love a Kir Royale! :) xo

helen tilston said...

Congratulations Jennifer.

I am your new foller (I found you at Tish's recommendation).
I just placed an order for a copy of your book and I am very much looking forward to reading it.
Wishing you an abundance of success

Helen tilston

California William said...

This is great, loved the excerpts on CNN. Some of these are the same lessons I taught myself reading about Paris when a teen back in the 1960s and later in Montreal. Chic is its own reward, n'est pas? Despite living in Orange County, California, my younger sister and I could pass for Parisiens based on your observations. Mais oui, cherie! Bonne Noel!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Helen- Thank you and I hope you enjoy the book!

California William- Love it! Welcome to the blog :)

Michael Aceves-Lewis said...

Jennifer, can you provide some context on how your host family compared educationally & economically in Parisian society? Were the things you described in the CNN article normative for that specific family or normative for most Parisians?

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Michael- Thank you so much for asking this question. The CNN article was so brief it really didn't touch on that topic at all, which I do touch upon in the book. My host family was upper-middle class and had an aristocratic heritage. The way they lived was not normal (and is not normal) for the way most modern people live. Having said that, the values they had and the lessons I learned from them can be translated universally regardless of how much money or education one has. (For example, anyone can listen to classical music after dinner- anyone can use their best dishes- and wear their best clothes. Everyone's 'best' is different)

I also do a major comparison in the book with a family called 'Famille Bohemmienne' who were a middle class family raised by a single mother. They lived equally as well to the Chics, showing that money and heritage are not important aspects of living well. I do hope you can check out the book to delve further into the issues. Best Regards

Shoppe Girls said...

I am so excited and cannot wait to receive my copy. I should be receiving in the next week. x

Shoppe Girls said...

I am so excited and cannot wait to receive my copy. I should be receiving in the next week. x

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Shoppe Girls- Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book!

Shoppe Girls said...

I received my copy today. I look forward to reading and sharing bits on my blog. I am totally obsessed with all things Parisian at the moment. V xoxo

mitchsmom said...

Is the book pulled from Amazon right now? I bought it & liked it. I was going to loan it to my son on Kindle & now I can't access it on mine or his. Did I buy it and now it's gone?

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Mitchsmom- The book is being re-released in the fall by Simon & Schuster. Right now it is temporarily unavailable. Thank you for your patience. I will update readers with a definite release date as soon as I am given one. Thank you! Jennifer x

lbillings said...

I was lucky enough to procure a digital galley copy of Jennifer's new book and read it from front to back in two sittings. I thoroughly enjoyed this easy yet thought-provoking read about a young woman's sojourn in Paris and the lessons she learned about living a beautiful, simple life from the two French families she came to know. Days and weeks later, I find that I have taken many of the "Lessons" to heart as I strive to simplify my possessions, home, daily life, make-up, and wardrobe. I am always cautious about the current of books that elevate the French as superior beings; however, as a former student who also studied in France, I do agree that Jennifer Scott is accurate in her assessment of les Francais. I enjoyed the book so much that I checked out her blog, "The Daily Conoisseur," for other tips on living, style, and beauty. I am a librarian and avid reader, and I consider myself to be a "selective" reader. I encourage any woman in her 20's and up to read this delightful book!

 
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