At home with madame chic review
At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life by Jennifer L. ScottApproach 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.
Book Review: At Home with Madame Chic by Jennifer Scott
I have a thing for books about French-inspired living. I just adore reading about how the French live and learning how to incorporate a bit of that joie de vivre into my own life. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I zipped through it pretty quickly and knew immediately that I should review it here for you, my readers. The author, Jennifer L. Scott, spent six months in Paris as a foreign exchange student in Madame Chic and her family lived in a beautiful Parisian apartment decorated with antiques.
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Published by Jennifer L. Scott, on Amazon. No, if you wish to exude the allure of Frenchwomen from Gigi to Jeanne Moreau to Charlotte Gainsbourg, you must learn to conduct yourself as if you were being surveilled by a critical Parisian matron — the sort of woman who would arch an eyebrow in horror if she caught you rooting in a can of Pringles, or sauntering to the mailbox in leggings and a T-shirt. Yes, the author admits, you must suffer to be French. Scott, a bubbly young wife and mother from Santa Monica, Calif. Back in America in , Ms. Scott notes with awe that her aristocratic hostess, Madame Chic, was faultlessly attired even at in the morning, when she rose to prepare her daily tartine with homemade preserves.
I had been wanting to read the Madame Chic books by Jennifer L. Scott for over a year, but I never got around to buying them until they came out in a boxed set back in October. As soon as I saw the set, I knew I had to get it! They seem to have an effortless way of life, that je ne sais quoi. I am always getting drawn into their culture.
I found her Ted Talk to be intriguing and made a note to look up her book although not an ideal system but one that works well for me, I often take screenshots on my iPad of books I want to read when I come across them, which is usually via a blog or Facebook post. I had intended to check out her first book, Lessons from Madame Chic , but instead came across this one. Who do I recommend to read this book : Although the book is not exclusive to this audience, I think a woman whose primary role is running her home and serving her family would find the most inspiration. When feeling discontent in your home, remember your first walk-through or how excited you were before moving in. Focus on the features that you were drawn to and remember how great your place really is. I found it so refreshing to read a book that celebrates the day to day activities of a homemaker.