Guess what! I’ve got another giveaway for you. In LESSONS FROM MADAME CHIC, Jennifer reveals the valuable lessons she learned while living as an American exchange student with “Famille Chic” in the exclusive sixteenth arrondissement in Paris. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, her tips are perfect for readers looking to master the art of eating (snacking is so not chic), dressing (the ten item wardrobe), grooming (voilà Le No-Makeup Look), or simply looking to add a little joie de vivre to their daily lives.
My copy of the book just arrived so I can now read it. I wanted to share this opportunity with you, too!
Excerpts from the book to tantalize you:
Live Life as a Formal Affair. Create fun, formal rituals and traditions for your family that will enrich everyday life. Have a martini when you get home from work. Make crepes on Sunday mornings with your kids. Go for a leisurely walk as a family after dinner.
Only Use the Best Things You Have: Whether it’s wearing matching pajamas instead of ratty sweatpants, or eating off your nice china on a random Monday night, using the best things you have honors yourself and those around you. http://www.youtube.com/
Liberate Yourself with a 10-Item Wardrobe. Perhaps it’s a handful of cashmere sweaters, pencil skirts and a pair of skinny pants – strategically purchasing items that can easily mix and match will help you only spend money on items you love! http://www.youtube.com/
Cultivate An Air of Mystery: Too often we gush our darkest secrets in social situations to fill an awkward silence. Scott urges women to become comfortable with silence, don’t overshare, and learn to receive compliments graciously. http://www.
This will be an interesting read! I may or may not agree with everything in it, but I’m sure to learn some neat tips. It’s especially great since I’ll be traveling to NYC very soon and get to experience a big city. While I have been to Paris, I haven’t been since 2004, a very long time ago.