Everyday Chic

My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home

Author: Molly Sims

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062439642

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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The supermodel, television and internet personality, busy mom, and author of the New York Times bestseller Everyday Supermodel shares a new set of tips and tricks for creating comfortable, inviting, organized spaces throughout your home—while making them beautiful and stylish too. Once upon a time, Molly Sims was a single girl who used her oven as a sweater drawer. Today, the model turned home chef, design diva, organizational guru, entertaining expert, and blessed mama uses her stove to whip up fabulous fare for family and friends. While she loves to cook, Molly also loves to entertain, and to make the home she shares with her husband and young children both beautiful and inviting. Juggling a successful career and growing household, Molly had to find solutions that worked for her busy life. In this inspirational guide written in her fun, sophisticated, relaxed girlfriend-to-girlfriend style—and flavored with just a touch of Southern—Molly brings together expert advice and her own insights to help you add that little "extra" to make your everyday life a little better, a little easier, and a little more special. Inside you'll find secrets and real life advice for simplifying, streamlining, and beautifying, including: Kicking clutter to the curb. Applying the accessory rule to your home—removing one piece. Feeding your family without stress. Using the right tools to plan parties like a professional, and tackle easy DIY projects. Prioritizing the positive without getting hung up on the perfect. Filled with lovely and instructive color photos from Molly’s own house, personal anecdotes, insight from Molly’s go-to experts, and easy-to-follow how-tos and lists, Molly’s charming guide will help you create the stylish home and life you want.
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At Home with Madame Chic

Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476770344

Category: Design

Page: 304

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Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life. When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. Every day she confronted mundane duties like folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, and she began to think about Madame Chic’s home—how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic’s ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn’t perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly, if, instead, she could live like Madame Chic. At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it’s possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family’s evening. Organized by the pleasures that can be found throughout the day, this charming, helpful book is full of ideas, playlists, recipes, beauty routines, and advice that can turn an irritating day into an enjoyable experience.
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Living Forever Chic

Frenchwomen's Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining, and Enduring Allure

Author: Tish Jett

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847864588

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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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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Rooted in Evil

Author: Natalie Joy Andrews

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683481860

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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: “I could hear the crackling of the blazing fires and even feel the smoke swirl around my body. The faint odor of blood filled my nostrils until I was overwhelmed by the stench of death.” Moving to a small town and beginning her senior year at a new school proved to be much more than a typical high school nightmare of being the new kid on campus; for Addy, it was a tug-of-war for her soul. Enticed by a mysterious and powerful group of peers, she uncovers unexpected secrets hidden away in the coastal town of Ledo and must face the most important decision of her life, but it may cost her just that…her life.
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