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Lessons From Madame Chic

20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Scott, Jennifer L.

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lessons From Madame Chic
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When Jennifer 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 to French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne said quoi into her daily life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
ISBN: 1476702799
9781476702797
1451699379
9781451699371
Characteristics: xiv, 283 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.

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Feb 02, 2014
  • kay_g_93 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, easy read. Perfect for a vacation or something light before bed. She covers all the basics from Parisian fitness, fashion, food and beyond. Great little tips to be picked up or considered. I plan to put it on my book shelf for quick referral when I'm need of a 'Madame Chic' shake.

Jun 27, 2013
  • JensieCrazyCatLady rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Easy read and funny too. Some of the advice needs to be taken with a grain of salt. I agree with another comment that says some of the advice is a bit pretentious.

Lessons within that could benefit many a North American. Although the author is likely about three decades my junior, it is enlightening to see how she has learned and appreciated the European way...live with less, reject the New Materialism and be mindful and appreciative of quality over quantity. A quick read but nice little book.

I generally agree w. the author. However, I found this bk to be a little pretentious & privileged in a bad, upper-middle-class way, & possibly a self-published bk before it was picked up by a major publisher.

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