Wednesday, September 17, 2014

At Home with Madame Chic a new book by Jennifer L. Scott

Have you had the pleasure of reading Jennifer L. Scott's book "Lessons from Madame Chic?"
If not you might want to get a copy and read it before you delve into her newest book "At Home With Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life.

Jennifer is a gifted writer, blogger and mother of two...
She lives with attention to detail and does so with a gracious style and poise.

Jennifer sent me an advanced reading copy and I've savoured her new book and deliberately have not rushed through the chapters...I re-read passages and thought about each chapter after I closed the book.
Taking a leisurely tea break mid afternoons with Jennifer's book was a luxury.
Her thoughts, daily routines, philosophy of life, and her attitude of gratitude all resonate with me.

Reading this book now in my late 50's I can honestly say that I wish I had read this when I was much younger and struggling with the rigorous and demanding schedule of motherhood. It would have given me insight into how I could improve and streamline my routine and do it in a way that was positive and enriching.
I am certain that I would have benefited from her fashion advice, domestic tips and especially her signature 10 piece wardrobe strategy.

Her home keeping habits make sense and are streamlined to fit into her busy family life.
She adds elegant touches wherever she can and likes to putter in her balcony garden and grows orchids.
Jennifer makes sure that she has some personal time to recharge and relax, not always easy for a young mother of two, but so sensible.
I know how important it is to have some quiet time...even if you can only rest while the babies are napping.

Some highlights from her book without giving it all away are:
 ~ use your best everyday ~
~ prepare nourishing and healthy food (recipes included) ~
~ cultivate a 10 piece wardrobe ~
~ listen to uplifting and beautiful music everyday (suggested play lists included) ~
~ Madame Chic's recipe for a fabulous organic cleaner ~
~ finding time for yourself ~
~ and so much'll have to read it for yourself!

I really enjoyed reading her book and am sure that you will too.
I also think that this book would make a great gift...especially when paired with the first one.

Perhaps you know a lovely and deserving woman who enjoys cultivating and honing her chic habits.
You can order the book here....

Meet Jennifer here on her You Tube page, she has a lot of great thoughts and a wide variety of videos.
Happy Watching!

Thank you Jennifer for allowing me to read your book and share my thoughts and comments on your book.
I wish you every success on the publication of your new book...



  1. I enjoyed the first book and now am looking forward to the next one!
    Definitely a good choice for Christmas gifts.

  2. I have reordered this book and can't wait for it to arrive. I am thinking of ordering this book and her previous one for one of my daughter in laws. i think she will love them. Our outer dil lives abroad with our younger son right now and probably doesn't have time to read these books--but I will give the to her later. I am inspired by Jennifer's writing---and I say this while lounging in my lulumons. I MUST improve!

  3. Typos above! Can we say PREORDER and OTHER dil and THEM. I think I have too light of a touch on my keyboard!

  4. Hostess this is such a kind and thoughtful review. Thank you so much for your kind words. Jennifer xo

  5. Thanks for the review, L. I loved the first book. Will definitely be reading.

    SSG xxx

  6. Great review! I can't wait for my copy to arrive in October. I'm in my early 50s, so I know what you mean about wishing the book had been around when you were younger.

  7. I enjoyed her first book too and look forward to this one (we share the same pub date, which makes it extra fun.)

  8. Lovely review Hostess! I loved the first book and this will definitely be added to my bookshelf in October!

  9. Hi Hostess, how nice that you received a review copy. The first book is also a favourite of mine, so I'm looking forward to this one.

  10. Isn't everyday elegance such a French thing! It takes only a little effort to make each day special.I am no longer buying books so I will put a reserve on at the library. Bonne journée.

  11. I watch Jennifer on her You Tube channel, and very much enjoyed her first book. This looks like an equally good one. Thanks for the review.

  12. I must get around to buying this book, I have heard so much about it , thanks for reminding me!

  13. I will have to take a break and watch the You Tube offerings. This all sounds like something I'd like very much.

  14. I loved Jennifer's first book and I have been looking forward to reading this one. She is very, very inspiring and offers such great tips and advise. I also enjoy her blog. Lucky you getting to be one of the first readers!

  15. Thank you for sharing this. I was not familiar with her work before your post. I popped over to her site and really enjoyed it.

  16. Great post. I read her first book last year and will have to get a copy of the new one too! XO, Jill

  17. I am currently reading this book and discovered her blog - I am truly enjoying the book and learning a great deal. Through Jennifer's blog I have discovered your blog and it seems we have a lot in common so I will follow along with you on your blogging journey!