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The Chic Assignment Season Finale


I hope the Chic Assignment has been enjoyable for you this year. For me it provided a welcome anchor throughout this tumultuous year. I enjoyed escaping in the art, music, and poetry we explored, and feel that I've made some amazing artistic friends along the way. 

Chic Assignment no. 1 Enjoy the music of William Grant Still (1895 - 1978) Serenade for Orchestra

William Grant Still was an American composer and conductor. He was the first African American conductor to conduct a symphony orchestra in the United States. I am reading from his biography on Encyclopedia.com in today's video. 

I have a wonderful performance from The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra of Still's Serenade for Orchestra. This is truly a delightful performance! 

Chic Assignment no. 2 Enjoy the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era. She was one of Emily Dickinson's favorite poets. A framed portrait of Barrett Browning hung in the bedroom of Dickinson, whose life had been transfigured by the poetry of “that Foreign Lady.” Today I read Elizabeth Barrett Browning's biography from Biography.com 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning on The Poetry Foundation

Chic Assignment no. 3 Explore the art of the seasonal table setting

With Thanksgiving upon us, let us refine the art of the seasonal table setting. Choose something unique to place on your table this year, whether it is a seasonal bouquet, cloth napkins, placemats or other special touches. Use what you already have to make your meals special. 

Chic Assignment no. 4 Prepare for gift-giving season
I published my annual holiday gift guide a few weeks ago and shared many splendid gift ideas from small businesses. I will also be releasing a video on my unconventional gift wrapping method for the holidays. You won't want to miss that one! 

Thank you to The Chic Society for bringing us The Chic Assignment. The Chic Society is the private membership group on my YouTube channel. I do one Vodcast a week and we do one livestream or Zoom call per month. We just had our Zoom call for November and it was so fun to chat virtually face-to-face. There are three tiers in The Chic Society. The most popular tier is only $1.99 a month to access all of the extra video content. The upper tiers get recognition in the videos and in today's video I am thanking The Chic and Elegant Connoisseurs. You can also find them here:

The Elegant Connoisseurs

Amanda Dykes, Author

Awesome Possum Powers 

Azalia Spa Goods 

Brandi Still, Silhouette Artist 

Carrot Top Paper Shop 

Dressed for my Day with Kay Harms 

Elaine Brisebois, certified nutritionist and weight loss coach

Faith Grace Home 

Freedom Moms by Ashley Buffa Smart Kids Chore System

Inspired by Nikki stationery 

Jennifer Melville, Author  

Julie Kolman, My Confident Closet 

Katy Rose, Artist 

Lovely Bits by Nicole Brignolle

Little Pink Casa by Rosenda Valenzuela 

Tina Hugall from Outschool

The Secret OWL Society by Michelle Rohr

The Shortbread Family 

Sturm Brothers Jewelry , Mrs. TJ Sturm

Something to Cherish  by Cherish Flieder 

 Katherine Rae

Carli Thom

Christine Bolla 

Caroline Haydu

Denise Gende

Jet Rowley-Herron

Jina Kay Kenry

Heather Barrera 

Jenny Candelaria

Leslie Morris Gather n’ Grow

Linda Eklof

Marie Caudill 

Maria Conder

Melissa Ricci

Prudently At Home

The Chic Connoisseurs
A Better Life with KAT (Flylady Cleaning System), American Blossom Linens, Allison Jennison-Smith, A Sparkling Vintage Life, Angelika Greenhalgh, Anny Schreier, 
Audrey Coyne, BewitchedCrafts.com, Bliss Peterson, Brenda Ramsey, Candace V, 
Catherine Huang, Chelsea Kochevar, Clare's Classroom, Cyndie Lake, Deb Reardon, 
Diana McNease, Freda Masoud, healthywithluba.com, Heather Phillips, Helena O, 
Jane Lynch, Janet Williams, Jasmine Christian, jkp62, Judy Moore, JulieMarieVh, 
Kimberly Campbell, Leslie Ring, Liliedaisy, Liz D, Lois Shank- Retiree, Loraine Tadman, Lori Skees, Maria Gerlicz-Pogorzelska,  Space.For.Home, Marybeth Nelson, Melanie Riddle, Mama Mitzey, Melinda Loustalot, Michele Kieffer, Michelle Henderer, Michelle the Italiagal, Monique Egelhoff, Monique Hernandez, Natalie Schultz, Not-So Desperate Housewives, Pamela Gunger, Paula Ellis, Paula Johnson, Petra Willnecker, Raye Cage, Rebecca Faltot, Roberta Scholten, Sandra Light, Sarah Morgan, Sarah Vitsas, Scott Rea, Shannon Biddy, Sharon Smith, Sheila Hopfensperger, Stacy Smith, The Simple Swan, Sue Parker, 
This and That with Denise Jordan, Tiki Pié, Tracy Lopez, Vicel Guzman, Wendy Cassara, Wendy Somerville, Yen Lee, Zuzaienka23    

Thank you to The Chic Society for bringing us the season finale! 

I hope you enjoyed this season finale. Let us know your observations in the comments and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week. 

I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday with your family. I will see you on Friday. Thank you for joining us and have a lovely week! 

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Unknown said...

Hey Jennifer!

I want to thank you so much for sharing such beautiful music with us.

Due to you, I've adopted LL Bean Summer Dresses, Boden dresses, Londontown Kur Nail Concealer and Genius Top Coat, Saltwater Sandals in rose pink, and added eyeshadow and lipstick to my daily beauty routine. 100% Pure Lip Glaze in Seduce/Pomegrante and Bobbi Brown Longwear Eye Shadow in Nude Beach and dark brown for a smokey look.

As a thank you I would like to point you to my two favorite Boden dresses for hot summer weather which are currently on sale: The Lola Dress and the Amelie Dress. I know you would look fabukous in the Amalie and the Lola has a beautiful green color that you would love.

Cheers for contributing to the worldwide female community and supporting modern femininity,


Meredicita said...

love all of this...but wanted to look at shortbread, and link didn't work...

Unknown said...

Dear Jennifer,
Thank you so much for these Chic Assignments! They have enriched not only my life
but the lives of so many others. As one commenter on YT already stated, I too, am going
to thru previous Chic Assignments. Thank you for all of your hard work in bringing
these to us. God Bless you and your family during this holiday season...Stacie

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Mandy- Thank you! How wonderful! The Boden dresses sound great!

Meredicita- I'm sorry about that. It should be working now. The business is Allen's Scottish Shortbread. You can always google them if the link continues to not work.

Stacie- Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Love, Jennifer

MA said...

I absolutely ADORE the content of your chic assignments. But I have a question: why are all these lovely things done to be chic, rather than because they're fun and beautiful?