A number of years ago I read Tish Jett’s first book, “Forever Chic” and loved it. I’m excited to share her second book, Living Forever Chic: French Women’s Timeless Secrets For Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining, and Enduring Allure as our August LWD Book Club selection.
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Living Forever Chic
by Tish Jett
I first began reading books about the Francophile life many years ago when I was a member of the wonderful “French Chic” Yahoo Group. There were so many books shared and recommended by the members and I read (and continue to read!) lots of them.
One was “Forever Chic” by Tish Jett. I wrote a series of blog posts reviewing the book which you can read here:
In 2018 the author, Tish Jett wrote a second book. I bought it last year but am just getting around to reading it this month. This is my birthday month and I’m taking the time to focus on one of my favorite subjects – the Francophile life.
If you share my interest in creating an elegant and gracious life with a bit of French flair, I hope you’ll join me in reading this month’s LWD Book Club selection.
Why French women of a certain age are the consummate hostesses, homemakers, and style icons–and how you can be, too. Frenchwomen–particularly those 40 and over–are role models for stylish and gracious living, what the French call l’art de vivre.
American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes manières as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre.
Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the “heart” of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty–a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance.
With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with color illustrations, Living Forever Chic is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.
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