6.30.2021

The Chic Assignment | July 2021

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment for July, 2021. I am posting this a day early as I have another video planned for you tomorrow. I hope you enjoy! 



Chic Assignment No. 1 Enjoy Gabriel Fauré's Pavane Op. 50

Gabriel Fauré was a French composer (1845-1924) and was one of the foremost French composers of his generation. As a lover of classical music, I'm not entirely sure how Gabriel Fauré's work has escaped me until now, but Pavane Op. 50 is one of the most hauntingly beautiful works of classical music I've ever heard. This month I'm sharing an actual recording of Fauré playing this piece that dates back to 1913, Paris. I truly hope you enjoy it. We will learn more about Fauré in the mid-month check-in. 

Chic Assignment No. 2 Explore the poetry of Rumi 

Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic. He believed strongly in music, poetry, and dance as a way of communicating with God and his poems and famous quotes are steeped in deep wisdom. Whether or not you share Rumi's religious beliefs, his poetry can be both celebrated and enjoyed. I find his quotes to be particularly insightful. Here is a resource with some of his famous quotes. You can read his poetry online here.  The Essential Rumi is a book that contains his most important work. We will learn more about Rumi in the mid-month check-in.

Chic Assignment No. 3 Do a 15-minute Declutter

You would be amazed to learn how much you can accomplish in 15 minutes. I often set the timer when I'm facing a daunting task like cleaning the kitchen or folding a mound of laundry. We can apply the same 15-minute principle to our intimidating decluttering tasks. Next week as part of the on-going Mega Motivation collaboration I take part in, I am sharing my own 15-minute decluttering session. I hope it will provide inspiration for you.

Chic Assignment No. 4 Prepare your wardrobe for the new season

Summer is upon us and it's time to go through your wardrobe to determine if any changes need to be made to account for the warmer weather. I'll be retiring my long sleeved Rachel Pally dress in favor of a lighter weight short sleeve summer dress. I'll be sharing all of my updates with you this month. 

⚜️ What I'm wearing
Jackie Mack Designs necklace TDC15OFF for 15% off
SKYE Theodora earrings JENNIFER20 for 20% off



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I hope you enjoy this month's Chic Assignment. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. 


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6.28.2021

Intermittent Fasting Works with Dr. Patty Tae and Jennifer L. Scott

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I have a very special treat for you today, Dr. Patty Tae, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, answers all of my questions about intermittent fasting.


As a disclaimer: please consult your doctor before trying intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting should not be practiced by pregnant and breastfeeding women. All people who are taking medications should consult their doctor before trying intermittent fasting.



Dr. Patty Tae is a Daily Connoisseur reader and a fan of the Madame Chic series. She is offering her knowledge as an obesity medicine specialist to share her well-researched knowledge on intermittent fasting. 


⚜️Featured in the video
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⚜️Time Stamps

Here is a list of some of the topics we discuss in today's video, along with their time stamps.

0:00 Introduction/ disclaimer 2:35 Why is IF beneficial? 5:02 Is IF extreme? 11:00 Dinner at 5pm? 12:45 Non-stop snacking is a major problem 13:29 The role of insulin 16:01 The best time to fast 18:26 Long-term side effects? 20:03 Dehydration 21:14 What about keto? 23:35 Should women fast differently than men? 26:11 Salt 28:47 Weight loss plateau 33:44 When you reach your weight loss goal 34:56 IF for 7 years? 36:59 Circadian rhythm? 39:33 Caloric beverages 40:29 Conclusion

I truly hope you enjoy today's video. 


News

📍Please note: the blog will be under construction and moving to Wordpress very soon. I'll make the announcement with more details as soon as I can. Also, feedburher is no longer sending out email notifications, starting in July. My team is working hard to continue your blog email notifications as we move to the new platform, but there might be a few weeks without them as we sort through this issue. Thank you for your patience. 

📍Connoisseur Kids is now available in Poland and Vietnam.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for June  

📍*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.

📍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. 

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Comment of the Week

Jordan writes, "Thanks for sharing! Love these types of videos from you. After watching you for some time, I started having my own afternoon tea (sometimes it’s coffee depending on the day). It’s a delightful and often a necessary afternoon pick-me-up 🥰"

Hi Jordan, I'm thrilled that you are inspired to enjoy afternoon tea now... one of the great pleasures in life! 


Thank you for watching. And thank you to Dr. Tae for this wonderful interview. If you are doing intermittent fasting, I'd love to hear about your experience in the comments. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. 


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6.24.2021

What I Eat in a Day *2 Days* Intermittent Fasting 16:8

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I'm sharing two different days in this What I Eat in a Day video. As you know, I enjoy doing the 16:8 method of Intermittent Fasting (fasting for 16 hours and enjoying an 8-hour eating window). I do not follow a special diet and aim to eat well-rounded, nutritious meals, so even if you don't do IF, you can still get some meal inspiration from today's video.

Disclaimer: if you are interested in trying intermittent fasting, please consult your doctor first. 

If you're interested in hearing about my intermittent fasting one year update, check out this article


The first day was a typical week day. I am having a breakfast that has appealed to me nearly every day in the past few months: whole fat Greek yogurt with flax seed, walnuts (or pecans), and fresh fruit. 


For luncheon (I'm trying to say "luncheon" after reading Long Live the Queen), I enjoyed the Tomato Feta Pasta recipe I recently shared in a What's for Dinner? video. 

Tea set is Victoria Magazine Blue Roses, Tea is Plum Deluxe  JENNIFER10 for 10% off 


For teatime I enjoyed a cup of Plum Deluxe Tea (the strawberry Earl Grey), and some homemade jam tarts.

Dishes by Portmeirion


Dinner was leftover salmon with roasted veggies and mashed yam. The salmon was a little dry as it was cooked the day prior. Next time, I would refresh it with a lemon butter sauce. 


The second day shows a heartier breakfast. I made an egg scramble with chopped herbs, onions, and shredded cheese. I mixed it together with a dash of heavy cream and scrambled them on the stove. I also enjoyed a leftover homemade cinnamon roll and some chopped fruit.


For luncheon, we had mini-burritos and a simple salad with Yo Mama's Ranch dressing. There was no teatime today as it was such a busy day with "off" times for meals.

Dinner was grilled chicken with mashed red potatoes and vegetables.


⚜️ Featured in the video
Plum Deluxe Tea JENNIFER10 for 10% off

⚜️ What I'm Wearing Rungolee Porto Dress code DailyC for free silk face mask
Jackie Mack Designs necklace TDC15OFF for 15% off
Londontown nail polish JenniferS for 25% off


Thank you to DoFasting for bringing us today's video. Code jlscott gives an extra 10% off their app subscription. 

Nutrition Spotlight

Chic Society Member, Sarah Morgan, is a wellness coach for women and she was kind enough to share her insights on eating well with the Daily Connoisseur audience. Here's what Sarah had to say: 

Respect Our Emotional Connection to Food

Meals are steeped in cultural and familial traditions. We use food to cope when we are upset or stressed-out and to celebrate birthdays, triumphs, and even the end of the week. When you abruptly change or eliminate that pattern, you change or eliminate that feeling of pleasure and comfort. 

Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom

Instead of focusing on avoiding a particular food, like chips, try to root out why you are grabbing them in the first place. Dig in and explore your feelings around particular foods or activities that you struggle to let go. Discover what it is that you feel so attached to and address it.

Redesign Your Life

Once you’ve started identifying areas of your life that need attention, get to work by finding new ways to feel pleasure and comfort or to relieve stress, frustration, boredom, etc. Take a look at your habits, your daily rituals, and your routines. Be prepared to rewrite years of patterns, which will take some time.


Read the full post here. Thank you, Sarah!


News

📍Connoisseur Kids is now available in Poland and Vietnam.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for June  

📍*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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Comment of the Week

Auntie Pea writes, "Yes! Yes! We DO have servants! Their names are Whirlpool…Maytag…LG! Lol😊"


Auntie- yes! We can think of our household appliances as our servants. I like to think of my robot vacuum as my personal floor assistant. Ha! That is a great perspective.


I hope you enjoyed today's video. Thank you to DoFasting for bringing us this What I Eat in a Day video. 


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6.21.2021

Connoisseur Reviews | Brow Serum, Barely Zero Bra, Solgaard Carry-On Closet

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I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend and were able to celebrate the dads in your life. We had a great, relaxing weekend. 


Welcome to a new episode of Connoisseur Reviews. I'm reviewing many highly requests items in today's video. I have also procured discount codes where I could. I hope you enjoy. 

Solgaard Carry-On Closet code MADAMECHIC gives 15% off

Awarded the distinction of Time Magazine's Best Inventions, the Solgaard Carry-on Closet is an innovative suitcase made with eco-friendly materials, that allows you to transport your belongings elegantly and stylishly. It has a patented built-in shelving system that allows for optimal organization, a USB charging port for convenience, and an indestructible polycarbonate shell for durability.  The color of my suitcase is Cannes Sand. So chic. Solgaard have given us the discount code MADAMECHIC for 15% off. 




Vegamour Brow Serum THEDAILYCONNOISSEUR for 20% off 

I've been using the Vegamour Brow serum for nearly four months now and have seen growth in my sparse eyebrows. The top is the "before" and the bottom is the "after". I'm impressed with the results and will continue to use it. 


My brows have filled in and the "tail" of the brow, which is where most of the sparseness is, has filled out a little. All-in-all, I'm very pleased! 





The EXO Beauty at-home laser hair removal device is pretty impressive. It comes with sunglasses (which you should wear when operating the device) and instructions on how to use the machine. This is the type of review which will need to span over a few months as it takes 8 to 12 weeks to see results. Use code TDC15OFF for 15% off. 

Neiwai Barely Zero Bra JS10 for 10% off 

The Neiwai Barely Zero Bra is a one size fits all (yes, you read that correctly) bra that is sooo comfortable. I have purchased this bra in several colors. It's an excellent tee shirt bra and works well with outfits that won't show the thick straps. It also works as a half-camisole under your clothing. The silhouette won't work for every outfit, however, as the straps are very thick and the neckline is high. Use code JS10 for 10% off. 



Montelle Intimates modal bust-support chemise JEN20 for 20% off in midi-length... yes!!! 

Made out of buttery-soft, eco-friendly Tencel™ Modal from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees, pine trees, and bamboo. All three fibers are biodegradable.


Here are some of the key aspects of the chemise:

• Eco-friendly and buttery-soft Modal
• Flattering A-line chemise
• Feather flecked stretch galloon lace with soft shimmer
• Elastic at the underbust for extra support
• Triangle lace insert at the underbust
• Soft adjustable straps


Planting Tree is a website that has an excellent selection of high quality plants perfect for your zone. The two rose bushes they sent me were delivered carefully packaged in a box. They arrived with hardly any leaves of buds and a few weeks later they turned into the excellent specimens you see above. Code JENNIFER gives $10 off orders $99+



360 Cookware  DC20 for 20% off 

I am finally trying out a high-quality stainless steel cookware set. 360 Cookware is made in America and built to last. The pans have a vapor technology that creates fast even heat. The lids capture the heat and circulates it, rather than allowing it to escape out of the sides. I've been regularly cooking on them for weeks and love them! The key is to not use high heat. Medium heat and under works like a charm. Thank you to 360 Cookware for the 20% discount with code DC20.



Plum Deluxe Tea  JENNIFER10 for 10% off  Plum Deluxe source great ingredients, blend them to perfection and delivery them fresh. They have a wide variety of impressive loose leaf teas to choose from. I have been especially loving the Self-Care Blend Herbal Tea (with elderberry and apricot) and Gratitude Blend Black Tea (a strawberry Earl Grey). 



 My friend, Inspired by Nikki, has designed this retro-inspired half aprons. They are more decorative than utilitarian and are so adorable. 



On the Loose is a new children's book by Chic Society member, Theresa Brown. The mother in this fun story is wearing a robe inspired by my favorite plum robe. How neat! It's a sweet tale about what to do when a lizard accidentally gets into the house. 

⚜️ What I'm Wearing

Outerknown Jumpsuit

Jackie Mack Necklace TDC15OFF for 15% off 

Neiwai Barely Zero bra JS10 for 10% off 


News

📍Connoisseur Kids is now available in Poland and Vietnam.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for June  

📍*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.

📍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. 

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Comment of the Week

Elizabeth A. writes, "If an artist's art doesn’t appeal to me aesthetically I’m more bound to try and understand the art. It is simple for me to look at Monet or Van Gogh. I like what I see. So I like to look at it. But to try to understand art that I am not drawn to is me giving that artist profound respect. We must try things that we are not sure we will like. Be curious friends!!"


Elizabeth, I couldn't agree more. You stated it perfectly!


Thank you for watching Connoisseur Reviews. I hope you found these reviews useful. If you have any requests for future reviews, please let me know. See you soon!



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6.19.2021

The Chic Assignment Check-In | June 2021 | Handel + Frida Kahlo + Your Poetry

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment Check-in for June, 2021. We are going to learn more about George Handel, Frida Kahlo, and much more. I'm also reading your poetry today. 



Chic Assignment no. 1 Enjoy Handel's Largo from Xerxes 

A beautiful and hauntingly enigmatic piece, Handel's Largo from Xerxes performed by Hauser will astound you. Today we are learning more about George Frideric Handel, and his illustrious career from the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale




Chic Assignment no. 2 Explore the artwork of Frida Kahlo 


Frida Kahlo by Guillermo Kahlo, public domain


Frida Kahlo was a Mexican surrealist painter known for her self-portraits and portrayal of Mexican nature and artifacts. She lived a brief and tumultuous life, but is one of the most famous female painters of all time. Today we are learning ten interesting facts about her life. You can learn more about her artwork here

Chic Assignment no. 3 Dress the table beautifully




This month I shared my tablecloth routine from start to finish as part of Mega Motivation. I hope it encouraged you to dress your table beautifully this month, even if you are dining alone. 

Chic Assignment no. 4 Write a poem for someone in your life and give it to them 

I'm sharing a small selection of your poetry today. I was completely blown away by the beauty of your poetry. Thank you so much for submitting it. I wish I could have read every one in this video. I encourage you to check out the original video on YouTube, which has all of the poems in the comments. 



Thank you to 
The Chic Society for bringing us The Chic Assignment. The Chic Society is the private membership group on YouTube. Membership is only $1.99 a month. I release a "vodcast" (a video podcast) every Friday and we go live (either on YouTube or Zoom) once a month. There are also two upper tiers who receive recognition in The Chic Assignment check-in. 



The Chic Connoisseurs: 
A Better Life with KAT (Flylady Cleaning System), AAM Truthteller, 
Adrienne Cormier, American Blossom Linens, Alexa Moradi, Allison Jennison-Smith, Amy Kennedy,
A Return to SimplicityA Sparkling Vintage Life, Amy Thibodeaux, Andrea Saavedra, Andrea Andrei,
Angelika Greenhalgh, Angie Helmly, Anny Schreier, Audrey CoyneBewitchedCrafts.com, Ausra Mewa,
Bliss Peterson, Brenda Ramsey, Candace V, Cari Leigh, Caroline Logan, Catarina Alexandra, Catherine Huang, Chantal Brinkies, Chelsea Kochevar, Clare's Classroom, Cyndie Lake, Dawn, Deb Reardon, Denise Gende, Diana McNease, Elizabeth Doan, Ellie YG, Elizabeth Yang, Efstathia Kositzidou, Freda Masoud, healthywithluba.com
Heather Phillips, Helena O, Jackie W, Jane Lynch, Janet Williams, Jasmine Christian, Jennifer Timm, jkp62, Judy Moore, Katherine Williams, Kathy Feliciano,  Katie Kolodzy, Kimberly Campbell, 
Lakeisha Bell Cadogan, Lenora Ellis, Liliedaisy, Lois Shank- Retiree, 
Loraine Tadman, Lori Skees, 
Maria Gerlicz-Pogorzelska, Mary Lewis, Marija B. Bingula, Space.For.Home, Marybeth Nelson, 
Megan Lawrence, Melanie Adkins, Melanie Riddle, Mama Mitzey, Maria Gerszewski, 
Melinda Loustalot, Melissa Ricci, Mercy Burton Russell, Michele Kieffer, 
Michelle Henderer, Michelle the Italiagal, Monique Egelhoff, Monique Hernandez, Natalie Schultz, 
Not-So Desperate Housewives, Olivia Johnson, Pamela Gunger, Paula Ellis, Paula Johnson, P C, 
Petra Willnecker, 
Raye Cage, Rebecca Faltot, Rita Fernandes,  Rona,  Rosh S., Sandra Light, Sarah Vitsas, 
S.E. Spracher - Author of Chewy Marmot , Scott Rea, Shannon Biddy, Sharon Smith, 
Sheila Hopfensperger, Shelly Cabler aka "The Art of This & That"
Shelly Kirby, Sonya Sylvester, Stacy Smith, The Simple Swan, Sue Parker, 
Tiki Pié, Tracy The Tea Lady, Veronica Staudt, Wendy Cassara, Wendy Somerville, Wilma Dean, Yen Lee, Zauger, Zuzaienka23


The Elegant Connoisseurs

Amanda Dykes, Author
Amiee Floor, Azalia Spa Goods
Brandi Still, Silhouette Artist
Jenny Williams, Carrot Top Paper Shop
Elaine Brisebois, Certified Nutritionist
Nikki Moreno - Inspired by Nikki 
Julie Kolman - My Confident Closet 
Nicole Brignolle - Founder of Lovely Bits
Rosenda Valenzuela - Little Pink Casa 
Mrs. Shockley - A Home for Elegance
The Shortbread Family - Allen's Scottish Shortbread
Mrs. TJ Sturm, Sturm Brothers Jewelry 
Cherish Flieder- Something to Cherish  
Vicel Victoria - JAFRA Beauty Consultant  
Katherine Rae
Carli Thom - Living in Loveliness
Caroline Haydu
Guy Blaise
Isabelle Clabaut
Jen Carlson
Jet Rowley-Herron
Jina Kay Kenry
Jenny Candelaria
Juliet Keeler-LeBien
Linda Eklof
Marie Caudill
Maria Conder
Melissa M
Prudently at Home

I hope you enjoyed The Chic Assignment Check-in for June. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day to all of the dads and grandfathers in your life ♥️


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