At Home With Madame Chic

At Home With Madame Chic

Becoming A Connoisseur of Daily Life

Book - 2014
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"Approach 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"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476770338
Branch Call Number: 646.76 Sco846A 2014
Characteristics: 285 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm


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Mar 11, 2018

This book is a great reminder to cherish and enjoy every day and simple pleasures of routine and predictability. Often we don’t realize how calming it is to have a stable environment and stop appreciating it. Nothing is boring when you think that every day happens only once. Time is precious.

This book encourages you to pay attention to how you go about each day. I am constantly thinking about how to live life beautifully and poised in every little task I complete. Of course, don't expect to learn something extraordinary you haven't known before. Just prepare yourself to be inspired

Nov 29, 2015

A great, inspirational book about homemaking and making the best of yourself and your home. Lots of practical examples (although little of them are novel, most of them are common sense). A quick read to inspire anyone (especially great for New Year Resolution).


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