Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott
20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

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When Jennifer Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand Sixteenth Arrondissement apartment in Paris 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—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.
 

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Jennifer L. Scott is the writer and editor of The Daily Connoisseur (DailyConnoisseur.com). She lives in Santa Monica, California with her eccentric husband, adorable daughters, and distinguished Chihuahua. Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris is her first book. To learn more, visit JenniferLScott.com.
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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This egalitarian principle is undermined to some degree by constant references to products like the Clarisonic, a “sonic skin care tool” that “starts at $149.” It's hard to miss the product placement—Scott helpfully includes an index of shockingly expensive recommended beauty aids at the end—but ...

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But overall, Scott’s message of living passionately, enjoying the little things in life and truly living are great mantras to guide one’s life.

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