12.02.2021

How to Wear Presentable Sleepwear Every Night + The Latest in Sleepwear

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How do you get into the habit of wearing presentable pajamas every night? I'm sharing 5 tips with you in today's video along with selections from the latest in sleepwear. 



 

 In Lessons from Madame Chic I write about the concept of looking presentable always, which includes sleepwear. Please note: due to supply chain issues, the hardcover of Lessons from Madame Chic is not available until January. Kindle and Audible versions are still available.

๐ŸŒ›5 tips to help you wear presentable sleepwear every night

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1. If you are holding on to sleepwear that is not presentable… ask yourself why. Why are you holding on to things that are past their prime? Moreover, why are you wearing them daily? Especially when you probably have nice things that you’re saving for special occasions. Don’t save your nice sleepwear for special occasions. Today is the special occasion. 

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 2. Get rid of everything that is not presentable. Don’t even hold on to it. Don’t think about it. Get rid of it. If it has a hole, stains, is saggy, doesn’t fit properly, it's time for the sleepwear to go. 

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 3. Organize your sleepwear storage. However you store your sleepwear, make it easily accessible to you. Store your out of season sleepwear somewhere else. In the middle of summer, you don’t need your flannel pajamas in your top drawer confusing things. 

 4. Start to wear it every night… even if it makes you uncomfortable to wear nice things. You will eventually tune your taste for it. 

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 5. Get inspiration from films. Watch a period drama where there is a night scene and notice the sleepwear. Draw inspiration from films and books to give you courage to dress well at night in your own home. 

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Do you like to wear presentable sleepwear on a nightly basis? 

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After filming the What's for Dinner video, I noticed the dirty handprint behind me and my editor, Evan, had fun creating that joke. Thank you for watching!

I hope you enjoyed today's sleepwear video. I hope it gives you motivation to look presentable always, even with sleepwear!

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11.29.2021

Elegant Holiday Dinners | What's for Dinner?

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Welcome to a brand new What's for Dinner? video. Today I'm sharing four elegant holiday dinner ideas to ring in the festive season. 


I'm leaving the printable recipes for you below. If you decide to make any of these dishes, let us know how they turn out! 


Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken This recipe is adapted from the blog, Dinner at the Zoo

Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 whole chicken (4 to 5 lbs)

Instructions

  1. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together and set it aside.
  2. Coat your slow cooker with cooking spray. Roll some aluminum foil into a ring and place at the bottom of the slow cooker to act as a rack.
  3. Place the chicken on top of the foil ring. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until thermometer inserted into the chicken reads at 165 degrees or higher.
  5. Finish the chicken off in the in the oven under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until chicken skin is brown and crispy.
  6. I made a gravy with the juices from the slow cooker by simmering it over the stove with about a tablespoon and a half of all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt. This was delicious. The chicken falls off the bone just like with a rotisserie chicken. Delish!


Sweet Potato Casserole 

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Casserole
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cooked (around 60 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Topping
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 13x9 baking pan. In a stand mixer, mix the cooked sweet potatoes with the eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Mix well, but don't over-mix. Pour this mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the topping: butter, flour, sugar and nuts. Sprinkle evenly over the sweet potato casserole. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the topping is brown and crispy. Enjoy!




Creamy Lemon Scallop Capellini
Creamy Lemon Scallop Capellini

Creamy Lemon Scallop Capellini

Ingredients

  • · 8 ounces uncooked capellini
  • · 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • · 1 pound bay scallops
  • · 2 tablespoons butter
  • · 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • · 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • · red pepper flakes to taste
  • · ⅓ cup white wine
  • · 1 cup heavy cream
  • · salt and pepper to taste
  • · 1 lemon, juiced
  • · ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley, divided
  • · Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the angel hair pasta according to the package directions, usually around 4 minutes. Then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add scallops and sear on one side for one minute. Turn them over. Add the butter and stir the scallops until butter melts. Add the garlic, lemon zest and red pepper flakes. Stir in the wine and cook for 1 minute. Pour in cream. Add half the parsley. Lower the heat slightly and add salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. Add the pasta to the pan and coat in the sauce. Remove from heat. Grate generously with grated cheese. Add the rest of the parsley.
Jennifer's Famous Broccoli Salad
Jennifer's Famous Broccoli Salad

Jennifer's Famous Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

Salad
  • 1 lb Broccoli florets
  • ½ cup Snap peas
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ¼ Cucumber, sliced
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • ½ cup grapes
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
Dressing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup whole fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the salad ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, stir together all the dressing ingredients.

Date Night Surf and Turf


This one doesn't have a printable recipe as I really "winged" it. I steamed the cold-cracked lobster meat with a wedge of lemon for a few minutes until it was fully cooked. The filet mignon steaks were covered in extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and seared for around 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they were medium rare... (or in the case of what actually transpired: medium well). This was served with a side of steamed green beans, and roasted new potatoes. The lobster and steak was topped with melted Irish butter and the lobster was sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning. What a delicious dish! 

Today's video is sponsored by ButcherBox 


News

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๐Ÿ“Congratulations to Pamela M. for winning the 1Thrive giveaway. 

๐Ÿ“*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

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Christiana writes, "You have lit a fire in my soul, Jennifer, and rekindled my love for the arts through your videos. I was on the verge of nervous collapse as a mom of 4 small children. I’d lost so much light in my eyes. Your videos have reconnected me to pursuing tiny bits of passion and beauty in my life— thanks to you I have been endeavoring to make a ritual out of the mundane: cleaning the grime off of stovetop and admiring the shine as I finish; sitting down to play the first page of Mozart’s “Rondo Alla Turca” to keep from losing my piano skill; to keeping stacks of books by my bed and reaching for books at bedtime instead of reaching for my phone. I have honed in on my personal style and now use a capsule wardrobe."


Christiana, I couldn't be happier to hear about these changes. I am thrilled that The Daily Connoisseur has been a part of your transformation. Keep going!

I hope you enjoyed today's What's for Dinner video. If you make any of these recipes, please let us know how they turned out!

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11.25.2021

The Chic Assignment Season Finale

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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to The Chic Assignment Season Finale. What a year it has been. The Chic Assignments have accompanied us through the good times and the bad, bringing us out of our reality into a different world… a world of art, music, and poetry. I thought in this year’s finale for this series, I’d explain to you why these videos are so important to me and how they can be a force for good in our lives. 



The Chic Assignments have inspired me to add art to my life in many ways… one of them has been to play the piano more regularly. I’ve been practicing Johan Sebastian Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze. I’m not the best pianist… but that’s not the point. We shouldn’t strive for perfection, but for joy. In intention is to inspire you to find the art in your everyday life.

I hope you will watch today's finale, which recaps the amazing artists we have studied and the modern musicians we have enjoyed. The Chic Assignment series will resume in February, 2022. If you have any suggestions for artists to study, please leave them in the comments. 

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๐Ÿ“Thank you to Etiquipedia for sharing At Home With Madame Chic on the blog this week. 

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๐Ÿ“Congratulations to Pamela M. for winning the 1Thrive giveaway. 

๐Ÿ“*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

๐Ÿ“If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 


I hope you enjoyed the Chic Assignment season finale. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to all our American viewers. I am so thankful for you. Each and every one of you enriches the experience on the Daily Connoisseur. Thank you.


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