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.