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LESSONS FROM MADAME CHIC: 20 STYLISH SECRETS I LEARNED WHILE LIVING IN PARIS


When Jennifer L. Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand Sixteenth Arrondissement apartment as a foreign exchange student, she was greeted by the woman who would become her mentor and the inspiration for the way she lived long after her time abroad was over. Madame Chic took the casual California teenager under her wing, revealing the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living.

Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals a valuable secret Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage in Paris—tips you can incorporate into your own life, no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn to master the art of eating (deprive yourself not), dressing (the ten-item wardrobe), grooming (le no-makeup look), and living à la française. From entertaining with easy flair and formality to cultivating allure while living an active, modern life, Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne sais quoi into her daily life.

"A guide for women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou. . . . Personable, anecdote-filled, and studded with lifestyle tips . . . its vivacity and sincerity have struck a chord among women who would like a French role model of their own, but don't have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris." —The New York Times

"Part tribute to the effortlessly glamorous Parisian way of life, and part tutorial . . . on how to emulate the French je ne sais quoi." —Daily Mail (UK)

"Downright intriguing... You'll close the book feeling inspired." —The Plain Dealer


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AT HOME WITH MADAME CHIC: BECOMING A CONNOISSEUR OF DAILY LIFE (Simon & Schuster)



Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life.

When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living.

Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. Every day she confronted mundane duties like folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, and she began to think about Madame Chic’s home—how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic’s ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn’t perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly, if, instead, she could live like Madame Chic.

At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it’s possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family’s evening. Organized by the pleasures that can be found throughout the day, this charming, helpful book is full of ideas, playlists, recipes, beauty routines, and advice that can turn an irritating day into an enjoyable experience.














POLISH YOUR POISE WITH MADAME CHIC: LESSONS IN EVERYDAY ELEGANCE (Simon & Schuster)


Release Date: October 27th, 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor.

Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott’s Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did—from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image.

This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise.














11 comments:

Mode Beaute said...

Very Good!!!

Glenda Moore said...

Thank you for this good book. It's going on my shelf with and gift-giving list with "How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" by Jordan Christy, and "The Art of Growing Up" by Veronique Vienne--yes, pride of place, and triumvirate of graduation gifts. Thank you, again, Miss Scott. Glenda Moore

Glenda Moore said...

Thank you for this good book. It's going on my shelf with and gift-giving list with "How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" by Jordan Christy, and "The Art of Growing Up" by Veronique Vienne--yes, pride of place, and triumvirate of graduation gifts. Thank you, again, Miss Scott. Glenda Moore

Justyna Popiołek said...

I love this book. It change my wardrobe and my life. I threw away 3 big sacks with clothes off my wardrobe, and now I feel finally free, I'm not stressed when I am leaving.. Thank you:) Greeting from Poland:)

Rosali Alves said...

Very good, congratulations!!
Rosali Colares -Brazil.

Rosali Alves said...

Very good book, congratulation!
Rosali Colares - Brazil

Agnieszka B said...

I really recommend that book. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It is amazing and it makes my life better. Thank you:) Greetings from Poland :)

Candice Kihl said...

Hi Jennifer, My sister brought me your book as she loved it so much and it has become a treasure in my home. It has opened my eyes. I look forward to your next book. Thank you for giving me inspiration to get my life organised and encouragement to enjoy the arts. I love all art forms and have been starving myself for years. Thank you for the push. I highly recommend this book. My other sister is currently reading your book and is excited about making the changes.
Thank you again for your inspiring book.
Regards Candice - Australia

Brittany said...

This is book is one of my favorite books I own. I can only imagine how wonderful it was living and experiencing all that you did.

Bia said...

'just' perfect!!
The book is wonderful, Jennifer!
Kisses from Brazil!

Kinga N. said...

Its very nice book :) I like it !

 
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