“Elegance is simplicity in its purest form, expressing grace, refinement and a certain charm. It is about the way we look, but also the way we act. Elegance is at the heart of l’art de vivre à la française . . . ” —Tish Jett, author of Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining and Enduring Allure
TSLL is extremely fortunate to be given permission to offer a glimpse of Tish Jett’s new book which will be released in October, and as it was French Week, I couldn’t think of a better time to share all that readers will discover when they pick up their own copy in the fall.
Following up her first book Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance, author and blogger Jett offers readers insight into the everyday life she and other Frenchwomen (and men) are well acquainted with and revel in from entertaining to homemaking, to politesse.
What Readers Will Discover . . .
- Interviews with many French women and men, les femmes et les hommes d’un certain âge including Ines de la Fressange, Pascale Guasp of ElssCollection, Matilde Favier (the VIP Director of Dior), Eric Antoniotti (the artistic and training director of Clarins, Terry de Gunzburg (the creator of luxury cosmetic company ByTerry), Michel Guérard (Michelin starred chef). Catherine Muller (floral designer and teacher) and many more
- Specific details of entertaining – which glasses to use (for example, which is actually best for champagne?), how to place silverware and whether or not to bring a gift to the host/hostess
- Trends in the French modern culture of entertaining such as length of dinner parties, courses, etc.
- One’s daily uniform – Jett shares her own as well as tips from other French women and insiders regarding the best approach to dressing as the original that you are.
- Specific beauty recommendations from Jett’s own experience from skincare, haircare and tips for navigating the French pharmacies. This section alone is must-read as I was vigorously taking notes for my own beauty regimen as she shares brands and products she loves.
- A discussion on French linens and the importance of having a linen closet
- How to care for cashmere
- A seasonal list of bouquets to enjoy throughout the year
Living in both Paris and in the countryside just 45 minutes outside of Paris for now more than 30 years, Tish Jett pulls back the curtains once again to share her experiences in a culture many are curious about and with the perspective of a women of un certain age.
A resource of a book for living with beauty in your everyday and a touch of that oft sought after French je ne sais quoi. I’ll leave you with a few words from Jett herself from the pages of Living Forever Chic (October 2, 2018).
The very recipe for personal style is to take what we like and turn it into a singularly distinctive expression of who we are. —on one’s sartorial style
Preorder your copy of Tish Jett’s new book Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining and Enduring Allure
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French Week 2018 – Posts So Far . . .
- Welcome to TSLL’s French Week & a Short Message from Shannon
- A Linen Giveaway from Soak & Sleep
- Claude Monet’s Giverny: My Time with the Famous Waterlilies and Those Copper Pots & Pans
- Cooking in Provence with Patricia Wells
- French Linens: The Fields, The History, and Why It is Truly Luxurious Fabric (and where to find a sheet set of your own)
- #221: Waking Up In Paris Author Sonia Choquette — A Conversation on Reinvention
TSLL’s 3rd Annual French Week continues through August 19th with at least two posts per day. À bientôt!