Anne's iris mid-April 2018

image: Despite the drought and a weekend freeze, Provence-sur-la-Parairie iris are blooming well. They always look so fresh early morning.

|| 19 April 2018

Focus on the New

After months of hard work, it is fun when positive reactions to a new book begin arriving. Recently Karen in Rosemount wrote:

Hi Anne, I started reading the book yesterday. Love it. Everything you write about is so interesting. There is so much in there I have never heard of. You put a lot of time into researching the material in the book. — Karen

Yes, I did put in a lot of time researching the book. And a good portion of what I researched was in French! But after 7 Chic & Slim books and 20 years of the Chic & Slim website — and all the books on French chic and weight control by other writers — those interested in the French system have already heard of A LOT.

But much is changing in France in style and skincare, certainly for women of certain age. Much that appears in the French women’s publications does not make it to the American media — or at least without considerable delay. Also there are any number of interesting chic French women (or those of other European nationalities, but with same approach to style as French women) that are never written about in English-language style publications.

In researching and writing the all-new Toujours 2, I focused on presenting you with the newest and most current in useful products and techniques that chic French women use to such good advantage. And I tried to focus on people, techniques and products that you might not have have already heard of.

be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone

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Chic & Slim Toujours 2: More Aging Beautifully Like Those Chic French Women

Kindle Version on Amazon USA

Kindle Version on Amazon UK

The Kindle versions have long samples you can read.

Print Book on Barnes & Noble

Print Book on Amazon

Print Book on Amazon UK

Print Book at The Book Depository - Ships Worldwide


|| 15 April 2018

Choose the Important

No matter what our age, to live happily and successfully, we must choose the important. More . . .

be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone

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|| 8 April 2018

Leg Massage

One reason chic French women maintain such spectacular legs far into certain age is regular leg massage. In the new Toujours 2 book, I describe several French leg self-massage techniques. Today I will share one of them with you. More . . .