News and Opinion from Anne Barone to Keep You Chic & Slim


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image: Barnes & Noble's catalog page for all-new Toujours 2. I love the elegant, uncluttered format of the B&N page.

|| 15 April 2018

Choose the Important

As our personal styles are different, so are our approaches to reading. Some of you, I know, like to read a new Chic & Slim book slowly. You prefer to explore one topic of interest, trying it out to see if it works for you. Then after a week later — sometimes longer — moving on to another topic and evaluating that.

Others of you like to immediately read the book start to finish and then go back to sections that you thought most useful to you.

From the email I received from Susan in Hamilton, she appears to be enjoy reading the book start to finish. At least this Toujours 2. Here is what she wrote in her email:

Dear Anne, I was thrilled to open the mailbox yesterday afternoon and find the new Chic & Slim Toujours 2. Immediately started reading — half way through and love it! I think it is one of your best!! Stopped reading only because my husband was waiting for dinner . . .

As I've said before, discovering your books and website has greatly enriched my life. Having always loved learning, every time I open your website, there is something interesting and informative to discover.

Re-reading the books, and now with this new book, I pause to think about how I'm living my life on a day to day basis, and what's really important to me. It's easy (especially as I age) to become lazy about eating habits, appearance, constructive use of time, etc . . . Your work is a constant reminder to live life well!

Your friend Susan

Susan makes an important point here about the importance of evaluating what is really important in each of our own lives every day, so we can live our lives in the happiest and most satisfying way possible in our certain age years.

But to make good value judgments requires valid information. We have to take the time to observe and learn the facts and evaluate for ourselves.

One of the rewards to myself for finishing l was to begin reading a biography of Coco Chanel I was given as a Christmas gift. In the section of the book that I have been reading, the author makes the point of the great effort Chanel, who had little education, made in her 20s to observe and understand the world around her — and to learn as much philosophy, literature, and history as she could. She took great interest in the arts — even took modern dance classes.

This learning helped Chanel to develop her own lifestyle and personal style. This lifestyle and personal style then became the foundation of the designs she created for others. And which also made her one of the most creative and successful — and rich — designers of the 20th century.

be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone


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

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The Kindle versions have long samples you can read.

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