Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic (Simon & Schuster), Mademoiselle Chic (Daiwa Shobo), and Connoisseur Kids (Chronicle Books). She is also the creator of the blog and YouTube channel, The Daily Connoisseur, where she explores the fine art of living. Jennifer has been featured on CNN, BBC, and CBS News, and in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Daily Mail. She and her husband, Ben, have four children and they divide their time between Southern California and the English countryside.

For more information, visit www.jenniferlscott.com


Tea Garden Travel said...

Very excited to discover you. Travel to Paris escorting women's groups. Love to read your book.


Unknown said...

Dear Jennifer, i just watched the Video in which you tell us that some people placed nasty comments about your book. To Tell all the critics, I am a lawyer, i hold a Ph.D, i work in politics in Berlin/Germany, i am not stupid or superficial by any means. I read your Book, i loved it. If you care about your famininity and about your appearance, it does not mean that you are a dumb person. Thank you for your wonderfull book.

lily of the valley said...

I agree with Vera H! I also have a PhD (neuroscience),and am a senior lecturer at university. I am not stupid and superficial and I can't wait to get your book in the mail! Have a lovely day
Jenny, Australia

Apie mane said...

Greatings from Lithuania! I just finished to read your book. Why is it so small?! I want more! To read it is like to eat strawberry cake. Love it! Just LOVE it! :)

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Unknown said...

Dear Jennifer,
I ate up your book like a krispy kreme donut on my once-a-year binge (ok--maybe twice a year). Like yourself, I am a westerner (Canadian Toronto woman)- who lived in Switzerland post University, right across from France. I too crave and yearn for how they live and how the women are somehow elevated beyond this type of "instant gratification", more is more, yadi yada, culture. Thank you for your book and I LOVE it.

Marshette said...

Hi Jennifer,

I am 38-year-old Electrical Engineer in Southern California,and work in a predominantly male work environment. I am also working on my Masters degree to teach Mathematics. I, too, would like to see people dress more appropriately. Some people look beyond casual, they just look bad. And I hate to say that. Specifically, when we see high school students, my husband will comment "When they woke up this morning, what made them think that it was okay to wear that"? Even at church, of all places, people are dressing down... and I mean way down. People come up to me and say "Wow, you're so dressed up" and I'm only wearing a suit or dress (with hose of course). It's not like I'm in a ball gown. I ask that same question as you "What WILL you dress up for". Is gathering together to sing praises and worship the Lord a non-event to you? There are places on this planet where it is against the law to gather to worship so dress thankfully people! Anyway, I digress. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says "Do not be deceived. Bad company corrupts good morals" (NASB). Although my morals haven't been corrupted, what I have deemed as acceptable dress has backslid. My husband and I were both brought up with the right idea about dress, but we had given in to the culture when it came to workplace dress and looking presentable at home. Your book has inspired us to step our game up even more and set the example for our children. Thank you for bringing me back to reality and helping me to snap out of it. Our family will lead the charge, at least on our street, for raising the bar to live well.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Jeniffer. I have just red your Madame Chic Lessons book and I like it a lot. I have an MBA degree and I do not think there is anything stupid in your book since you write about carrying for woman look and behaviour. Keep doing this as we, women, need support and care!
have a lovely day,

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this site, your videos, your books! For years, my sisters and mother and I have tried our hardest to flaunt our womanly charm. Finding you has been a blessing! We so appreciate the way you deliver these little guidelines for life and manners. Keep up the very good work!

kbass said...

Loved your Ted Talk...inspired me to declutter my wardrobe...too old to limit to only 10 but definitely going to get it down to a manageable level. I am a fan...and you are a star!

Sarah said...

Hi Jennifer,
I just finished reading Lessons from Madame Chic for the second time, and I thought it was high time for me to say "hi"! I really enjoyed the book not only for the good advice and entertaining anecdotes, but because I feel like I could have written that book myself in that our experiences are so similar! I grew up in Pasadena and took part in a couple study abroad programs in France when I was in college. I went to Paris in 2000 for five weeks (I lived in the 15th arr.),and then Pont-Aven in 2003 for a month where I stayed with a nice (and interesting!) family in an amazing old house, followed by 6 more weeks in Paris at AUP, with lots of travels on weekends and during breaks. :)
Needless to say, it was life-changing, and I'm sure we could compare notes! I'm 37 now with a husband and 4 kids, and I hope some day to bring my family back to visit France and take it all in. :)
Thanks for sharing your experience and practical wisdom, and for bringing back so many fond memories!
~Sarah V.

Sparrowhawk said...

Hi Jennifer,

I'm a former teacher who was always criticized for dressing "too fancy"---in an environment where teachers are wearing sloppy baggies clothes, wearing a dress and flats was considered "fancy". Government school employees are in serious need of your wardrobe guidance. Children are expected to wear uniforms and look neat but teachers haven't learned to set an example. They need you Jennifer. I admire your grace and femininity--you're an great role model.

Linda M.

Lauren said...

To continue with the [hilarious] theme of the comments on this page: I'm Jo and I only have a BA so maybe I'm not qualified to say whether or not your book is fluff :P Anyway this blog is fantastic and I've been reading many posts over the last couple of days :) I especially like your descriptions of everyday French life.

And in case anyone comes here and reads how 1 Corinthians 15:33 was quoted above to imply that poorly-dressed people are "bad company [who corrupt] good morals", I hope it goes without saying that clothes don't have much to do with whether a person is good company, or has good morals! Growing up in a poor, rural, 'hick' kind of area, *many* of my neighbors had extremely messy houses, rarely bathed, wore jeans to funerals - and were as kind, funny, and loyal as any people a person could hope to know.

A lot of this is cultural preferences, not ethical imperatives. Think of a woman who never shaves her underarms, and never wears deodorant: the judgment is subjective depending on whether it's someone from 2018 or 1850. I think that what community a person is from makes these things subjective just like time period does.

Anonymous said...

Hi from Germany,

I am currently re-reading your books. Yesterday I finished the lessons, and started on "At Home", both on my e-Reader.
While reading I had a realization about something, that I always took for granded: my Mother is Frau Chic... :-) She was never dressed negligently. She always was presentable, as were her house, her husband and her four children. Even in downtime, she always was dressed in a way, that she would have been able to leave the house, without changing clothes.
She tought us likewise and so did my father, Herr Chic. I do remember very clearly, that he told me, he would not accept any of his children to walk around in sports-clothes, unless we were going to a sportsclass and there was no way to Change Dress there. So we learned that from both parents.
Somehow it did not reach down to my younger nephews who wore Trainers (albeit new and clean ones) for their confirmation. The Girls in ther Groups all looked very nice, the Boys were past casual.
Whatever: I am thankful to have been reminded, that I was at least brought up properly, even though I did slip in my own flat, though I wouldn't leave my flat dressed sloppily, even to take out the trash, didn't sink that low.
Still: your books give me a new boost to remember what I was taught and now I do often get compliments about being dressed well and that is very nice.

Also - apart from the above - your Skin-care Regime helped me to developed one, that works for myself and this has helped me to improve my Skin. The main care is done in the evening and in the morning it is reduced to Toner, moisturizer, Sun-Protection and "Le No-Make-Up". Still have to work on my manicure, but my Pedicure is done regularly at least.

Thank you so very much for your books. As to negative comments: some People are only happy, if they can snark on others. So not chic! They try to turn their Problem into your Problem, which is plain stupid. So: one best does not give them the time, they want. And by writing that, I have done exactly that.
My sister says in These cases. Not my Circus, not my monkeys....

Thanks again!

Mama Said No said...

I just discovered your YouTube Channel, which led me to your blog. I absolutely loved the video about embracing the mundane aspect of homemaking. It is so easy to get bogged down in the everyday tasks of running my home, and I just finished a women's retreat where the Lord reminded me that He put me in my home for a divine purpose. I came back refreshed and eager to get back to my career as a wife and mother. Then I saw your video, and I KNEW that I was on the right track. My style is not as elegant as yours (I prefer jeans, boots, leather and lots of black and pink, I work with horses and dogs, plus I am constantly doing chores around the property, due to my Beloved working 60 hour weeks), yet I caught the spirit of your video immediately. I have coined a new term for my life--The Miraculous Mundane. I look forward to reading more of your blog, viewing more of your videos, and hopefully, getting to read your books!

emynurse said...

Hi Jennifer, So impressed with all of your ideas. We have lost the art of dressing apprpriately. I see young girls going to church with super shorts, tank tops and eating chips in the pew with parents bedside them wearing sloopy jeans and dragging hems and tea shirts. Its so pathetic. At my daughters wedding which was semi formal, and everyone looked nice, ame my nephews and mom all dressed in jeans and t shirts. Of course I love them but really???? Thanks for all of your inspiration . And now Im checking out your recipes. Keep doing what you are doing. Homemaking is an art, and alot of women have lots it or dont want to be bothered. Im a grandma and still striving to refine my homemaking skills.

Julie R said...

Jennifer, I am not sure on what format to ask questions or if you would even see them, so here it goes. I watched your video on intermittent fasting and you were curious if you would continue to lose weight. I have been wondering if you could give an update on that. Thanks! I have been really enjoying your videos and books.

Wenzday said...

Dear Jennifer,

I think it’s time I let you know how much good you have brought to my life.

I first discovered you on Tedx talks discussing the Ten-Item Wardrobe. This alone was life-changing. I finally feel in control of my wardrobe and my appearance after years of struggling with it. In fact, it’s become fun.

Then the rebounder. I finally decided to get one, and it really is great way to get exercise in a fun way without leaving my home.

Now Intermittent Fasting. When I first saw that in the title of one of your videos, I ran for the hills. I’ve tried every diet over the years with disastrous results, and was not about to mess with fasting ever again. Then one day I took a peek. OMG. It made sense. It seemed doable - no giving up anything. I have been doing it for a couple of months now, and I really like it.

I know there are other things I’m just not thinking of at the moment, but these three alone have made a huge difference to me, and I am very grateful to you for introducing me to them. I so much enjoy watching your vlog. You are such lovely company, it’s like a visit with a friend.

All best,

SH said...

I know we are not having a literature discussion at the moment on your channel, but I discovered a new person on youtube who delves into literature that I think, if you are not already familiar with her, you would find very interesting. Her name is Dr. Octavia Cox, from Oxford, and she covers classic literature. She has several videos on Jane Austen and her novels. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrOctaviaCox

Unknown said...

What a joy it has been to discover you, your books, blogs and videos. We have similar stories of a time spent in Europe. I studied in Spain in the late 80's and lived in a flat very similar to your description. The routines, furnishings, formality and rituals were on point with my experience. Of course the food, flair and the daily siesta sets my experience apart from yours (amongst other cultural differences). But I was overcome with memories as I have devoured your content. I wish I had had the awareness that you had. Only through reading your material have I realized some of the detailed differences in my time there and midwestern culture here. Thank you for bringing reminders of the elegance and richness that I enjoyed those many years ago. I already incorporate many of the lifestyle choices that you champion. However, I am embracing more. Today I pulled out a table cloth and plan to light candles at dinner. It's not even the weekend!

Melanie Birch said...

Hi Jennifer! I absolutely adore all of your books, your youtube channel, this blog...everything! I also love your e-courses, but am wondering where the course on debt-free living is? I see the ones for 10 item wardrobe, efficiency at home and the one on poise, but I'm not seeing the other one? Thanks so much and keep up the amazing work!