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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Book Review - Lessons From Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living In Paris by Jennifer Scott



Lessons From Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living In Paris by Jennifer Scott

After having a baby, you can't blame me for wanting to look put together again, despite the comfort of living in yoga pants and t-shirts at home.

I have to say though, I haven't really learned many new things from this book, probably because I have read about the tips from various sources before. Though it is nice to have them altogether. At times, the author sounded a bit snobbish (though she said she wasn't trying to be... so she realized that she might sound snobbish or she wouldn't have said so!)

The two tips that stood out to me were - the minimal number of clothing items French people have and how they make it work; and also, the food they eat - now I'd read a little bit about French's meal/food habit from another book last year (French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon... which I haven't reviewed yet...) but this goes a little more details into how the adults eat too not just the kids. I don't think I'd have trouble adopting their eating habits if I live in France! Though I do like snacks every so often...

Not a bad read, just didn't get as much out of it as I'd hoped. I thought the whole book is about fashion/clothing, but that's only a small portion of it so I was a bit disappointed.

3 Stars.


Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



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