One afternoon a couple of years ago, my mom and I were having tea together. Skimming our way through many a topic, my mom suddenly exclaimed, “Oh! I’ve been reading the most wonderful blog. It’s by a lovely lady who lives a Parisien-inspired life in New Zealand. I’ll send you the link!” Duly she did so and, many an inspiring blog post later, I’ve been reading Fiona Ferris’ “How to be Chic” ever since. Elegant and chic, Fiona manages to be both someone to aspire to and someone you feel you could easily have a cup of tea with. I especially admire the freshness she brings to her blog; her content is always unique, thoughtful, and well worth my reading time.
In addition to her blog, Fiona has also published a number of equally delightful books. Her newest is Thirty Chic Days: Practical Inspiration for a Beautiful Life. Organized as a series of thirty manageable chapters — one for each day — Thirty Chic Days is the best guide to life that I’ve read in ages. I never thought the practicalities of managing money, cleaning your house, or eating healthfully could be, well, chic, but Fiona has changed my mind. With Thirty Chic Days you can live your fanciful Amelie life with a balanced budget, a calm mind, and a healthy body. I can’t think of a more attractive balance.
I bought my mom a copy of Thirty Chic Days, and I’d encourage you to do the same for all your loveliest friends and relations. But, before you do so, you might want to stay tuned for my next post. I’m so thrilled to share a lovely chat I had with Fiona AND to give away a copy of Thirty Chic Days!