Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781451699371
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Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A guide to enjoying a sophisticated life in the style of a modern Parisian aristocrat shares lessons gleaned by the author while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive sixteenth arrondissement, covering such topics as grooming, dressing, anddeprivation-free eating.

Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476702797
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Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life. Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement. Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV. Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian joie de vivre, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life. While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces. Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (le no-makeup look), among other tips. From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisian je ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.

Lessons from Madame Chic 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Lessons from Madame Chic  20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743098318
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of LUNCH IN PARIS, a writer shares the precious secrets she learned living in a Parisian household and how to apply a little French chic to your everyday life ... Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like inside a modern, aristocratic Parisian household - or how the women of Paris always looks so impossibly and seemingly effortlessly chic? the French are notoriously secretive when it comes to their private lives but LESSONS FROM MADAME CHIC at last reveals some insider secrets behind the style and passion for life that makes the rest of us so envious. Each chapter reveals a valuable lesson the then innocent abroad author learned while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive 16th arrondissement in Paris, and includes a handy checklist of tips and musings on how to translate the lesson to your own life, and embrace the style of the fabulous Madame Chic. Learn how to cultivate an air of mystery,adopt le no makeup look with elan, hone your elegance to a 10- item wardrobe and how to recover from gaffes like pronouncing in what you though was perfect French that there were 'less condoms in French yogurt' at a dinner party, and so much more ...

The Madame Chic Collection

The Madame Chic Collection
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 896
ISBN: 1501147668
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Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“For women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou…but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris” (The New York Times), Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic books—Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic—now collected in one beautiful package. As an American student living abroad, Jennifer L. Scott found a Parisian mentor in her host mother, Madame Chic, who instructed her in the fine art of living. Now, Jennifer shares her lessons in her Madame Chic series: Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic. Based on what she learned from Madame Chic, Jennifer explains how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life, teaching us to take pleasure in everyday routines, to dress presentably, perform household tasks with cheer, and how to conduct oneself both in public and in private. The Madame Chic series encourages and inspires you to live simply and passionately, no matter your age, background, or location. Like Madame Chic, everyone deserves a little Parisian je ne sais quoi.

At Home with Madame Chic

At Home with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476770338
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An engaging illustrated toolbox of ideas and advice for organizing, entertaining and enjoying a stylish life draws on the author's experiences as a foreign exchange student in Paris and her strategies for organizing her own family home. 60,000 first printing.

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501118746
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501118739
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic reminds us about a quality that is scarce in our fast-paced, wired world: poise, it's power, and how to cultivate it"--

Connoisseur Kids

Connoisseur Kids
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1452173478
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.

Forever Chic

Forever Chic
Author: Tish Jett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847841455
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!

Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer Lynn Scott
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0615552935
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Release: 2011-11-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like inside a modern, aristocratic Parisian household? The French are notoriously secretive when it comes to their private lives but Jennifer L. Scott's Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, uncovers the very secrets and lifestyle traits that allow Parisians to live such fulfilling and passionate lives. Each chapter reveals a valuable lesson Jennifer learned while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive 16th arrondissement in Paris. After the lesson is revealed, she provides tips and musings on how to translate the lesson to your own life. Some of the topics explored include cultivating an air of mystery, le no makeup look, 10 item wardrobe, rejection of new materialism, the art of femininity and life as a formal affair.

French Women for All Seasons

French Women for All Seasons
Author: Mireille Guiliano
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307369390
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Release: 2010-11-05
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the legions of fans who asked for seconds after devouring French Women Don’t Get Fat, a charming and practical guide to adding some joie to your vie and to your table, every day of the year. By letter, by email and in person, readers of Mireille Guiliano’s phenomenal bestseller French Women Don’t Get Fat have inundated her with requests for more advice. Her answer: this buoyant new book, brimming with tips and tricks for living with the utmost pleasure and style, without gaining weight. More than a theory or ideal, the French woman’s way is an all-encompassing program that can be practised anytime, anywhere. Here are four full seasons of strategies for shopping, cooking and moving throughout the year. Whether your aim is finding two scoopfuls of pleasure in one of crème brûlée, or entertaining beautifully when time is short and expectations are high, the answers are here. And here too are 100 new simple and appetizing recipes that feature French staples such as leeks and chocolate and many more unexpected treats besides, guaranteeing that boredom will never be a guest at your table. Woven through this year of living comme les françaises are more of Mireille’s delectable stories about living in Paris and New York and travelling just about everywhere else – in the voice that has already beguiled a million honorary French women. Lest anyone still wonder: here is a new compendium of reasons – both traditional and modern – why French women don’t get fat.

Parisian Chic Look Book

Parisian Chic   Look Book
Author: Inès de La Fressange,Sophie Gachet
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9782841100477
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Release: 2017-04-05T00:00:00+02:00
Editor: Flammarion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How should I dress for a dinner at home with friends ? And for a first date ? This look book provides personal tips from Ines de la Fressange, the quintessential Parisienne, for concocting a stylish look for every situation, with nothing but her wardrobe essentials. Never again will you say "I have nothing to wear ".

The Jane Austen Diet

The Jane Austen Diet
Author: Bryan Kozlowski
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1684422124
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Turner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What can Jane Austen teach us about health? Prepare to have your bonnet blown... From the food secrets of Pride and Prejudice to the fitness strategies of Sense and Sensibility, there's a modern health code hidden in the world's most popular romances. Join Bryan Kozlowski as he unlocks this "health and happiness" manifesto straight from Jane Austen's pen, revealing why her prescriptions for achieving total body "bloom" still matter in the 21st century. Whether that's learning how to eat like Lizzie Bennet, exercise like Emma Woodhouse, or think like Elinor Dashwood, explore how Austen's timeless body beliefs are more relevant, refreshing, and scientifically sensible now than ever before. After all, it's still a truth universally acknowledged - Jane Austen's heroines don't get fat.

Lessons from the Mouse

Lessons from the Mouse
Author: Dennis Snow
Pages: 137
ISBN: 0615372414
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Release: 2010-08
Editor: Snow & Associates Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Outlines ten practical principles for increasing the effectiveness of any business organization, based on the author's years at Disney World.

My French Life

My French Life
Author: Vicki Archer
Pages: 228
ISBN: UOM:39015077121450
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Release: 2007
Editor: Avery
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offering an insider's view of life and culture in France, an intimate account describes how the author achieved her lifelong dream when she and her family purchased a seventeenth-century property in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and spent three years restoring the farmhouse and the surrounding land.

Modern Etiquette Made Easy

Modern Etiquette Made Easy
Author: Myka Meier
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781510747784
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The founder of The Plaza Hotel's Finishing Program spills her insider knowledge to help you become instantly more polished. In her debut book, Modern Etiquette Made Easy, the Queen of Good Manners Myka Meier takes formal etiquette that she learned while training under a former member of the Queen of England’s household and breaks it down into five easy steps to help you feel 100 percent confident in the areas of social, dining, business, and networking etiquette. In this refreshingly entertaining etiquette guide, Myka combines her passion for etiquette and love of humor to share tips that are sure to give you a competitive edge in both your social and professional life. Through easy-to-follow chapters and relatable lessons, you’ll learn how to: Create the best first impression Become the most coveted party guest Network like a pro Practice good table manners And much, much more! Perfect for everyone who’s ever gone for the cheek kiss as the new acquaintance offered a handshake, or hobbled home from a networking event in stilettos. Fitting for messy-bun millennials who find themselves suddenly adulting without a clue, or mid-career professionals hoping to revamp their image. Or really, for anyone at all—at the end of the day, we could all use some more respect and kindness, and Modern Etiquette Made Easy offers advice and insight like a friend. Pinkies down!

Hundred Gifts

Hundred Gifts
Author: Jennifer Scott
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780451473240
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Release: 2015
Editor: NAL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"With the holidays around the corner, empty nester Bren Epperson realizes that for the first time in decades, she has no large family to cook for and no celebration to create. Her daughter has moved to Thailand, her son has ditched college to backpack around the world, and her husband has disappeared into the basement to indulge his midlife crisis. So Bren starts teaching a holiday cooking class, and it's a hit--until Virginia Mash, the old lady living upstairs, bursts in, complaining of the noise, the smells, and the mess. Rather than retaliate, Bren suggests that the class shower Virginia with kindness--that they give her one hundred gifts. So they embark on a plan to lift a heart. Along the way, amid knitting and making and baking, they'll discover that family celebrations can be reborn and that the very best gifts can't be bought--they're from the heart"--

Just Tell Me What to Say

Just Tell Me What to Say
Author: Betsy Brown Braun
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780061746086
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parents are often perplexed by their children's typical behaviors and inevitable questions. This down-to-earth guide provides "Tips and Scripts" for handling everything from sibling rivalry and the food wars to questions about death, divorce, sex, and "whyyyy?" Betsy Brown Braun blends humor with her expertise as a child development specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of triplets. Whatever your dilemma or child's question—from "How did the baby get in your tummy?" to "What does 'dead' mean?" to "It's not fair!"—Betsy offers the tools and confidence you need to explain the world to your growing child.

Quicklet on Jennifer L Scott s Lessons From Madame Chic CliffsNotes like Book Summary

Quicklet on Jennifer L  Scott s Lessons From Madame Chic  CliffsNotes like Book Summary
Author: Evelyn Dumonte
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781614641568
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Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

ABOUT THE BOOK I learned many lessons from my time in Paris, but the most profound lesson I learned was to lead a life of passion. Every detail of life can become exceptional if you allow it to be so. You hold the key. When filled with laughter, friendship, art, intellectual endeavors and a certain verve life can be extraordinary. You should know, this book is a quick read. Before you can really settle in to figure out whether you disagree with it or love it, you’re at acknowledgments and find yourself thoroughly entertained. At a modest 146 pages, this work is more reminiscent of a lighthearted diary than a manual tightly packed with style tips. It is no surprise then that the book originated as a blog entry on The Daily Connoisseur, Jennifer L. Scott’s beauty and lifestyle blog. A crossover between a memoir, a humor column, and fly-on-the-wall reporting, Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, successfully provides solutions on how to incorporate the best of Parisian wisdom into our daily lives. As a University of Southern California student with understanding parents (read: who agreed to pay for the trip) and a personal sense of adventure (read: a very limited grasp of the French language), Jennifer L. Scott decides to take a semester abroad to expand her cultural horizons beyond California’s laid-back attitude. Her time spent in Paris teaches her that a little formality in our daily lives can reignite pleasure in performing even the simplest of tasks (i.e. having meals at the same time every day or dressing appropriately for bed every night). MEET THE AUTHOR Evelyn Dumonte hails from a very tiny country of Estonia...you'll find her traveling, reading, participating in general "debauchery", and making new friends. She has several degrees and some accolades but she'd much rather tell you about the time she smuggled a kitten on an airplane out of Russia. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The third part of the book, How to Live Well, engages the reader in a more introspected discussion of what lessons the author took away from her semester abroad. Scott encourages the audience to live every day as if it is special, in a formal yet festive way. She also harbors on the fact that intellect means far more in the French culture than physical beauty and, in order to keep one’s mind sharp, we must always seek out knowledge through the acts of reading, going to museums, exploring cultures through travel, enjoying foreign cinema, and sharing our experiences with friends and family through entertaining at home. Due to the book’s unconventional use of narrative, it is better read in chapters, rather than in one sitting. The prose is wonderfully written, if at times giving away the fact that this is the author’s first major work. Most importantly, throughout the entire manuscript, Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris urges us to Live Passionately – a relevant advice across personal and geographical borders... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Entre Nous

Entre Nous
Author: Debra Ollivier
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781466823693
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Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever wonder what gives French women that je ne sais quoi? At first you might think it's the elegant figure, matchless style, and mysterious allure. Then you realize those qualities don't come from just anywhere. They come from generations of women raised to cultivate an extraordinary sense of self. French women know who they are, like who they are, and excel at presenting who they are. The rest of us are often susceptible to the next fad, the new thing, the ultimate diet. We're always seeking, instead of realizing that what we already are may be just right. Rarely does an American woman feel as comfortable in her own skin as her French counterpart. And rarely does an American woman have that essentially French ability to say no---to refuse anything that doesn't suit her, whether that thing is a job, a man, or the season's latest styles. Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the French girl and the secrets of her self-possession. Why do French women always look inimitably stylish? How do they manage to sit in a café for a three-course lunch and a glass of wine...by themselves? How do they decide when they're ready to let someone become a part of their very private lives? Laced with practical tips, engaging sidebars, and essential observations about French women and their ways, Entre Nous is a delightful book that will help you take the best of all pages from the French girl's book---the page that reveals how to really enjoy life.