Lessons from Madame Chic: The Giveaway!

Last spring, always looking for a bit of French inspiration, I learned about Jennifer L. Scott’s book Lessons From Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris after reading a complimentary review in The New York Times. Thankfully, I quickly ordered the book, because before I knew it, Simon & Schuster had also discovered what a wonderful treasure it was as well and whisked it off the shelves to revamp it for its re-release that is now finally just a few days away – Tuesday November 6th.

Needless to say, Scott’s Lessons from Madame Chic is certainly a must-have for Francophiles, but it is also a wonderful resource for anyone who wishes to cultivate a more simply luxurious way of living. Through beautiful narrations, Madame Chic’s lessons are shared in three different parts on the subjects of Diet & Exercise, Style and Beauty, and lastly, How to Live Well.

Based on Scott’s time as a foreign exchange student in Paris as a young woman, she is now a mother of two young daughters, happily married and living in southern California, so she converses with her readers from a relatable platform.  Immediately upon reading it again, I was reminded of another author who shares her insights and tips on living well with inspiration from the French – Mireille Guiliano. Scott’s tips are weaved skillfully into her experiences and time with Madame Chic and her Parisian family, so much so that you feel you are having a conversation with a trusted, yet wiser girlfriend.

And the beauty of discovering her book was that it didn’t have to end once I finished reading it. As the founder of the blog The Daily Connoisseur, readers are able to enjoy a regular dose of inspiration and YouTube video instructions on how to continually integrate the fine art of French living into their every day lives. 

The re-released edition of Lessons from Madame Chic (279 pages) contains the same content I initially raved about in my review in April (click here to view), but is now adequately accessorized with illustrations found throughout the entire book from the talented artist and designer Virginia Johnson (view the back cover’s illustration below – j’adore the long, waving scarf and Breton top).


~The lovely author herself – Jennifer L. Scott, the cover you will find in Australia and New Zealand that is available on November 6th as well! and the back of the cover of the copy being given away to one lucky reader.~

Now if you’re like me, when you see something you know you are going to love, you may not want to wait to see if you win the giveaway. Trust me, you will love this book. My copy has endless margin notes, underlines and asterisks so that I can quickly review my favorite tips and suggestions (read my favorite here).

Even though it isn’t released until November 6th, you can preorder today from Amazon, and what I’ve found is that you will be certain to receive it on that exact release date and sometimes even earlier. (Click here to order for only $14.18 from Amazon.) 

Important Information to Know About the Giveaway:

~1. Enter to win a copy of Jennifer L. Scott’s Lessons from Madame Chic by leaving a comment on this blog post which must contain an email address to reach you at should you be the lucky winner.

~2. Due to regulations by the book’s publisher, this giveaway is unfortunately only open to residents of the United States and Canada (however, those of you who live in Australia and New Zealand, look for your own chic cover to be available for purchase on November 6th – see cover above)

~3. Be sure to enter by Monday, November 5th at midnight.

~4. The winner will be announced Tuesday morning November 6th on the blog!

It’s that simple! Good luck!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I follow both yours & Jennifers blogs & would get a lot of practical stylish info! My personal email is: angelgirl627@yahoo.com. Thanks so much for hosting! Carolyn Miller

  2. I’m so excited and would love to read this book. My email address is jojosjoys at gmail dot com.

  3. I recently discovered this blog after reading Dead Fleurette. I love the wisdom i gain by reading your archives in depth. I was in search of ways to revamp my wardrobe and life. Thank You for helping me on my journey.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome book with us. You always inspire me to have a different thinking about life. My e-mail is : ning0946@hotmail.com.
    Thank you again!
    Lana Chang

  5. I’m a huge fan of you and your blog and I always start my early morning reading your article. Thank you for being my inspiration and sharing your passion and wisdom with us.


  6. I absolutely love your blog and because of you am so excited to read this book! My email is sweetgoosiegirl@gmail.com

  7. I have heard only good things about this book. A good way to practice your French is to read my blog 😉
    My email: iambabylonia@gmail.com

  8. Anonymous says:

    My morning starts with a cup of coffee and “simply luxurious”….great way to start the day!

  9. I am a serious Francophiles and would love to read the book!!!


  10. Anonymous says:

    I NEED this book!


  11. I follow her blog and she is beautiful and inspiring. Francophiles unite! My email is kyliecooper8@gmail.com!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Please enter me in the draw.

    manon729 at yahoo dot com

  13. I love your blog! Please count me in as I think I could learn a lot from Madame Chic!

  14. Shannon, thank you for spreading your wisdom and inspiration every day and sharing your finds!

  15. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful giveaway- thank you! I would love to read this book.

  16. Shannon, I’ve been following your blog forever. I too am an honest to goodness Francophile with the Eiffel tower collection, Longchamp bags, and Laduree boxes to prove it. I’d love to get ‘Lessons from Madame Chic’. Thank you!

  17. Gabriella says:

    Really looking forward to reading this book and crossing my fingers for the contest!

  18. I will buy it if I don’t win it! Great contest, Shannon.


  19. Hi Shannon. I would love to read this book! Like you, anything Parisian gets my attention-besides, I’m hopeful to one day see Paris so I’m doing all the preparation I can now! Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway.
    Tiffany. tkpeteson1978@gmail.com

  20. Yeah! The book sounds so great! Crossing my fingers I win:) But if not, I’ll have to buy it!

  21. Typo: email is tkpeterson1978@gmail.com

    Sorry. Got a little excited. Lol

  22. Sounds like a great book and one I’d love to have. alisonva74@gmail.com

  23. Anonymous says:

    Merci for such an amazing giveaway! I discovered your blog a couple months ago via Pinterest and have been reading the archives daily ever since. Your blog has really changed the way I think about life & style, and officially turned me into a Francophile. I would love a copy of the book that inspired you so much!
    – Natalie
    Email: nataliiewalker (at) gmail.com

  24. I read both blogs religiously and have been waiting for the book to be re-released. The French certainly know how to live well, a lifestyle I would love to adopt!



  25. Cecilia Teh says:

    I have been following your blog for some time, and has learned a lot. Thanks a lot!


  26. I’ve been following your blog for almost two years now, and have been thoroughly inspired by it. This books sounds wonderful; thank you for hosting this giveaway!


  27. Erica Doctor says:

    My Francophilia started with a book called Entres Nous many years ago, and I’ve been on the lookout for new titles ever since (also, vintage etiquette books). It’s a bit harder to live the dream with a busy preschooler. I’m excited to see Lessons from Madame Chic because she’s a mom, too!

    I was thrilled to find your blog, and check it out regularly. Thank you for the inspiration!


  28. Anonymous says:

    This tome would make a most excellent addition to my ever-growing library of French Chic books! Merci!

  29. This looks like a great book! sarajviss@gmail.com

  30. Love your amazing blog, my go to website for inspiration and ideas.



  31. Anonymous says:

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog and Jennifer’s blog, and never cease to be inspired by the ideas you both have for living a lovely life. I would LOVE to have this book!

  32. I would love to win this book. ctgsurvey@gmail.com

  33. Anonymous says:

    Would love to win the book. Great giveaway – thanks!

  34. What a lovely give-a-way! I’d be thrilled to win!

  35. I have been so looking forward to this book. Reading your blog always makes my day:)

  36. I wasn’t quick enough when I first heard about Jennifer’s book and by the time I went on-line to make my purchase it had already been taken off the market ready for re-release. Like someone else who commented, my love of all things Francophile started with Entre Nous and I even managed a 3-day visit to Paris. Love, loved it!!

    I read both your and Jennifer’s blogs and thoroughly enjoy them both. I would love to be entered in this draw. My email address is jacran22@yahoo.com. Thanks.

  37. I used to live in Paris 3 years ago and finally was able to back last week. I was only there 7 days this time, but Paris and France itself is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s my second home and first love (not a boy!) My email address is staceyjocelyne@gmail.com!

  38. Leanne Maguire says:

    How wonderful that you are giving away Jennifer’s French inspired book. I ♥ both of your blogs and I would be honored to win her book. Thank-you 🙂

  39. Anonymous says:

    Yes!!! Sign me up please! I just got back from my first visit to Paris last month. I have been following your blog because I am so in love with the way of life in Paris. I loved experiencing a diffrent way of life and a diffrent culture. I had an amazing time and now I want to incorporate a little bit of that into my life here in Long Beach, CA! Thanks!! My e-mail: vickyvicious69@google.com

  40. Anonymous says:

    Sorry…got so excited I gave you the wrong e-mail. Here it is: vickyvicious69@gmail.com (not google.com). Thanks again!!! You rock!

  41. Sign me up!!! This is right up my alley I am a huge lover of parisian style. Pic me PLEASE!!
    Thanks for your great blog. mooreglamorous@gmail.com

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  43. I love your blog! And it’s my birthday this week, which would make winning that much sweeter! Nataliekirbo@gmail.com

  44. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been such a fan of both blogs for a long time now. With my laptop, I can transform my life by applying what I’ve learned from kindred spirits. How lucky! vanneyoung@msn.com

  45. After finding your blog, I’m so much more interested in living a luxurious, French-inspired life! Thanks for the giveaway!


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  47. I loved Jennifer’s series on her blog, and I can’t wait for the release of the fully edited and revised Madame Chic. I hope I win!


  48. Would loooove to have this book. Will turn 60 on November 12 — what a way to usher in my next decade with style!!!! http://www.mstump2721@aol.com.

  49. I love your blog and look forward to each installment. It’s wonderful inspiration! My email address is cgwjbw@aol.com. Thanks!

  50. Thanks for your inspiration and guiding hand in all things French!


  51. Anonymous says:

    Oooohhh excited, looking forward to the book release! Please count me in the giveaway… kathands@me.com And thank you for your lovely blog.

  52. Love your blog and your Pinterest. Inspirational, informative, and so etimes a smack of reality, I truly look forward to reading your blog. Mellissa.summers@gmail.com

  53. Love your blog and your Pinterest. Inspirational, informative, and so etimes a smack of reality, I truly look forward to reading your blog. Mellissa.summers@gmail.com

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  55. Your blog never fails to make me smile! I would love to learn from Madame Chic. ~ elizabeth.hedgecoe@gmail.com

  56. Thank you Shannon for always sharing your inspirations from this book. mfatil7@gmail.com

  57. Thank you for this awesome opportunity. r.darius@umiami.edu

  58. I remember reading your thoughts on this and I immediately went to Amazon to add it to my wishlist (as I recall, I got lost in all the related French books for quite a while that afternoon, too – such is the plight of a Francophile). Count me in for the giveaway, if I may! So much inspiration, so little time. I’ve had Ines de la Fressange’s book in my wishlist too since you wrote about it – was it last year? – and when I saw that she has a companion planner for 2013 I finally decided that I should buy the set for myself!


  59. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win this book; it’s been on my list since you first mentioned it.
    Marina Bell, melamkeybell@aol.com

  60. Love your blog! I have bought several of your book suggestions. love “Parisian Chic” and would love to own this as well. 🙂

  61. I am so excited that this is finally going to be available. This book would be my go-to style reference book; I would LOVE to have it.



  62. I would love to read your book. I am sure it contains great advice on style.

    I just finished Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, last month.

    I’m deloris3031200@yahoo.com

  63. I read that same article! My mom is from Paris so the Parisian way has always had a place in my heart.


  64. Thank you for posting. I cant’ wait to read the book and visit her blog. Thank you for the thrilling opportunity to win a copy of this must-have book.


  65. J’adore votre blog! I would love to read the book!

  66. What a lovely giveaway – thank you for sharing this with your readers, and thank you again for this wonderful blog. I would thoroughly enjoy this book!


  67. Je t’aime this giveaway! Thanks for such a great blog and giveaway :-)!


  68. I’d love to win a copy of her book. Thanks. email: rhorstead@yahoo.com

    thanks Carriann

  69. I adore The Daily Connoisseur blog, and am so very excited to read this book! My email is amanda.neace@gmail.com.

  70. I would love this for a good read to cozy up with all the bad weather going on out here. Email: jenniferjean.heller@gmail.com

  71. Anonymous says:

    This book looks really good! Email: pragueczr@gmail.com

  72. Anonymous says:

    Love your website, love the inspiration, and especially love the previous post inspired by this book! Looking forward to reading the book!
    -Jennifer (pmt703@yahoo.com)

  73. So excited for the release of this book. I really enjoyed your original post about it and have been awaiting the release! Thanks Shannon for doing this give-away!
    -Candice (careinke@gmail.com)

  74. Anonymous says:

    Love to add this to my “all things Paris” section of my library! Leslie (lgrove04@gmail.com)

  75. Anonymous says:

    This book looks wonderful – thank you for all of your great posts! Kate (kenglish1775@comcast.net)

  76. I am a Francophile and I love your blog!!!

  77. I subscribe to Jennifer’s blog and would love to win a copy of her book. Thank you!

  78. Anonymous says:

    Thank u for writing about it!! Love your blog!!

  79. I’d love a chance to win this beautiful book. Thanks!

  80. We live in Canada but we are traveling in New Zealand through the beginning of December.


  81. I would like a chance as well
    Familylively at yahoo dot com

  82. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, I would love to enter. I’ve been reading Jennifer’s blog for quite a while and if I’m not lucky here, I’ll definitely be ordering it anyway! pg.doyleathotmail.com

  83. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for being an ispiration to all of us trying to live our lives simply and luxuriously. eeedwards85@gmail.com

  84. Happy to have found your blog through Jennifer Scott! What a fun giveaway!

    Melissa U


  85. Happy to have found your blog through Jennifer Scott! What a fun giveaway!

    Melissa U


  86. What a lovely and timely giveaway. After sitting dreamily at my father’s feet as a child and hearing his stories of France, my husband and I are finally taking our first trip to Paris next year. And I recently discovered, much to my surprise and never revealed by my father, that my great grand-father was born in France. Having been a Francophile for all these years, this book would greatly enhance my continued desire to live simply but beautifully and purposefully in the French tradition.

  87. I became so carried away wanting to read Jennifer’s book, I forgot to leave my e-mail address: vaustin08@gmail.com.

    Thank you ever so much for this wonderful giveaway!

  88. Anonymous says:


    Follow her blog, and it’s wonderful. Would love to read her book.


  89. I’d love to win!


  90. I would love to win this lovely book!

  91. This book sounds fabulous! It’s on my amazon wish list! Ps….I adore your blog.
    Sopranostepsout@ gmail.com

  92. i just found jennifer’s blog and can’t get enough of all of her amazing tips and videos! i would LOVE to have this book (and will be buying it if i don’t win it!).

  93. Shannon, I love starting my mornings reading your blog! It’s part of my simple luxurious life 🙂 I adore the french chic style and hopefully I can go visit France next summer. Your tips and thoughts are so inspirational. Thank you!
    My email address is anca.teodores@gmail.com

  94. I adore you book recommendations! Absolutely sounds like a book I would enjoy so much!


  95. This book sounds great, I would love to win! 🙂


  96. I would love the book!


  97. Anonymous says:

    I love reading your blog. It is refreshing and inspiring!

  98. Anonymous says:



  99. Anonymous says:

    Love your blog! Your wonderful review of Jennifer’s book makes me anxious to read it on a cozy chaise lounge surrounded by soft fluffy pillows and a cup of tea! Crossing my fingers in the hopes that I win the book! -labellejuliet@yahoo.com

  100. Anonymous says:

    Having the opportunity to read this book would be amazing!! I have recently become a Francophile – thanks to you! I can’t wait to finish this Fall semester and have more time to learn to speak French 🙂

  101. Anonymous says:

    Having the opportunity to read this book would be amazing!! I have recently become a Francophile – thanks to you! I can’t wait to finish the Fall semester so I can have more time to learn French 🙂


  102. I would love to have that book! Thank you for offering this giveaway and for sharing your inspiration!

  103. Anonymous says:

    I would love to have this book 🙂

  104. Who doesn’t want to live with a little more joie de vivre!?
    m e g h a n l a z i e r [at] gmail

  105. Anonymous says:

    The book sounds marvelous! jag1550@verizon.net

  106. Anonymous says:

    If it’s a book YOU recommend, then I would love a copy! beckov66@aol.com

    Thank you
    Becky Z

  107. Anonymous says:

    I look forward to reading your blog first thing on Friday mornings. Can’t wait for this book to be released, if I don’t win I will own a copy next Tuesday. Carpediem23@sbcglobal.net

  108. Anonymous says:

    I would love to read this book! Thank you for your blog…

  109. The book sounds delightful.

  110. Anonymous says:

    oooh crossing my fingers for this giveaway! email: foley.caitlin@gmail.com

  111. I studied abroad in London in 2005, where I only spent 1 day getting to know Paris. Quite a few years have gone by but my infatuation with the Parisian lifestyle and effortless chic style remains. I’d love an inside look thanks to this phenomenal opportunity!


  112. My inner Francophile is downright jittery with anticipation of paging through this book!

    Thank you!!


  113. My inner Francophile is downright jittery with anticipation over paging through this book!!

    Thank you for the opportunity! 😀


  114. I hope it’s me :-)…. thwickham@gmail.com

  115. Ohh I hope I win!!!! thwickham@gmail.com

  116. Anonymous says:

    I hope I win! Sounds like a lovely book!!! laly10@optonline.net

  117. What a lovely book! I need some style inspiration going into the gloomy winter here in Canada…fingers crossed! Thanks Shannon! catherine.e.fraser@gmail.com

  118. The book looks lovely – quite excited to read it! Hoping it will hold me over until the day I make it back to France… Thank you! Email: kimz01945@gmail.com

  119. J’adore le concept du livre! Je le veux! Edie.monroy@gmail.com

  120. As one who has always loved all things French, I’m hoping this book will bring out the inner French woman in me.


  121. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog and I cannot wait to read this book! Thanks!

  122. I would love a copy of this book! I am consistently enamored at the effortlessly chic ways of the French.

  123. Anonymous says:

    i too enjoy soppy weather. i look forward to wintery nights spent by the fire. i adore my friday evenings engaged in a good book while savoring a spicy red wine. and i always begin with your newsletter. most grateful, inele830@hotmail.com
    looking forward to madame’s release.

  124. I would love to win a copy of this book! 🙂 braebrookdobes@yahoo.ca

  125. This book looks fantastic and I’m always looking for a good new read 🙂 parkins97@hotmail.com

  126. This book looks fantastic and I’m always looking for a good new read 🙂 parkins97@hotmail.com

  127. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a fantastic read! It would be truly nice to win. blackheart1970 at live dot com

  128. Anonymous says:

    It looks like a good book! beanthread@earthink.net

  129. Anonymous says:

    It would be awesome to win a copy! I need HELP with this!


  130. Anonymous says:


    I would love to win this book. I think it looks fabulous! Renee

  131. I am at a major crossroads in my life, and I am in the middle of trying to reevaluate who I am and how I present myself to the world. I feel this book would be an excellent resource, providing me with additional ideas for creating the life I want to live. My email is loishensel@comcast.net.

  132. Love this blog! esin.sagl@gmail.com

  133. Hola Chicas!

    I already have the book and I love it!!! I just wanted to say hello to everyone… besos form mexico City!

  134. Ah, I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this!

  135. Ah, I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this.

  136. Oh, I would love to read this book! I’ve just started to simplify and upgrade quite a few aspects of my life. I could use all the help I can get. This book would be a great help. My email is porcelainlotus@gmail.com.

  137. Kaitlin B. says:

    So very excited for the book release!! Congratulations to Mrs. Scott!
    It would be a fabulous book to win and add to the growing library!! 😉


  138. I would love to find out how to develop my inner “Madame Chic”! psmcguire58@att.net

  139. Anonymous says:

    I’m your standard geeky female scientist who has been
    working way too hard this past year and reads blogs
    like yours to vicariously have a life. I would love, love, love
    to be able to chic up me before the holidays. Please help me!
    Thanks, Susan
    reachable at my alias spy account (golden angel)

  140. Thank you for the giveaway!!!


  141. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog. I am also a fracophile. Susanithomas@hotmail(dot)com.

  142. Just stumbled on your blog…love, love, love!!!

  143. Anonymous says:

    Your blog keeps me from doing many things around the house, while planning from your ideas what I want and shoud do!! One site leads to another and another, & I am truly addicted. This book would make me soo much more than what I allow myself to be so far. My e-mail -lwiederspan@yahoo.com

  144. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  145. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog and have learned so much!

  146. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is fabulous! The book looks like a great read. Thank you! mpizza123@gmail.com

  147. Anonymous says:

    I am a fairly new follower of your blog and love it. I have been going back and reading all your posts….Very inspiring. smith.shana32@yahoo.com

  148. you have an amazing blog that I delight in always. To be French,
    oohlala mjdiamondgirl7@gmail.com

  149. I j’adore your blog. To be French, ooh la la!

  150. i would simply love this…


  151. Ooh, fun book! Great for my coffee table!

  152. Oh this is great! I love love love anything Parisian! julieconigliaro@gmail.com

  153. Would love to win it! gracemckillion@gmail.com

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