Recently I read Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home With Madame Chic and Polish Your Poise I loved the message Jennifer Scott puts forth. She advocates becoming a connoisseur of your own life and believes everyone can live an extraordinary and passionate life.
Who wouldn’t want to be beautiful and live well. I know I do! She breaks the process down into diet and exercise, style and beauty, and how to live well.
It’s an easy and conversational read that shares anecdotes from her time spent living in Paris during her student days with the real Madame Chic and her family. One of her tenants is quality over quantity. Something we could all appreciate in this age of materialism.
She suggests purchasing a 10 item capsule wardrobe for each season. Buy the best quality you can and replace items only as they wear out. It will be less confusing to get dressed and you will look great everyday not to mention the money it will save you.
Eating well and spending time with loved ones is also a top priority in a life well lived. Evening meals prepared at home with the best and freshest ingredients you can afford and shared with family and friends are also encouraged.
The most meaningful lesson for me was cultivating your mind. She suggests visiting a local museum, attending concerts, enjoying classical music and perhaps taking up some art form. I sang and played piano growing up and am lucky enough to have a baby grand piano sitting in my home.
It’s made me realize I need to take the time to play again and enjoy the arts I so loved growing up. It also made me realize how lucky I was to have been introduced to music as part of my education.
Going to museums and experiencing art, attending live theatrical events, reading deeply and broadly are all part of a well lived life. Sitting in front of the TV and being a couch potato are not.
In At Home with Madame Chic Jennifer Scott discusses enjoying and living everyday to it’s fullest potential.
Topics include taming clutter. This one is big one for me. Madame Chic had NO clutter in her home. She also discusses how to make the mundane and ordinary tasks we all face in life extraordinary.
Developing and cultivating our inner peace leads us to a passionate and well lived life and frankly, this is what I’ve been working toward this past year. This book is a gem and I’m so happy I found Madame Chic. Jennifer Scott also has a blog she posts to twice a week called The Daily Connoisseur. If you’re interested in more of her tips you can read the blog or subscribe to her You Tube Channel. I’ve listed the link to her blog below.
Love, peace and a passionate life,