The Chic List

THE CHIC LIST: FEBRUARY


Inspired by the French L'Hay-les Roses, our February must-have list is guaranteed to deliver some extra Joie de Vivre into your wardrobe and your everyday life.

THE LOOK

Chico’s Floral Rain Trench Coat, Three-Button Cardigan Sweater, Touch of Cool Polished Tank Top, So Slimming Frayed Hem Girlfriend Jeans, Silk Printed Square Scarf, Warm Tone Bib Necklace and Warm Tones Earrings Set

Our spring collection is in full bloom! Inspired by what is undoubtedly the most beautiful rose garden in the world, L’Hay-les Roses in France, this collection is filled with bold pops of color and versatile silhouettes. Like the garden that inspired it, each thoughtfully designed piece was made to be admired.

THE QUOTE

Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all.” – Crystal Woods

THE DRINK

French Kiss Cocktail

What better way to celebrate the month of L’Amour than a bubbly French cocktail?

Ingredients

50ml Gin

30ml Raspberry Liqueur

Champagne, to top up

Rose petals or raspberries, to garnish

Method
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, and pour in the gin and raspberry liqueur. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass, top with champagne and garnish.

THE BOOKS

Curated by Simon and Schuster, this month’s reading list will instantly transport you to the banks of the Seine, a corner boulangerie, or beneath the Eiffel Tower. Bon Voyage!

The Paris Library, A Novel By Janet Skeslien Charles

Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together, perfect for fans of The Lilac Girls and The Paris Wife.

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.

Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings, and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them.

A powerful novel that explores the consequences of our choices and the relationships that make us who we are—family, friends, and favorite authors—The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest of places.

Dear Paris: The Paris Letters Collection by Janice MacLeod

Eat, Pray, Love meets Claude Monet in this epistolary ode to Paris. What started as a whim in a Latin Quarter café blossomed into Janice MacLeod’s yearslong endeavor to document and celebrate life in Paris, sending monthly snippets of her paintings and writings to the mailboxes of ardent followers around the world. Now, Dear Paris collects the entirety of the Paris Letters project: 140 illustrated messages discussing everything from macarons to Montmartre.

For readers familiar with the city, Dear Paris is a rendezvous with their own memories, like the first time they walked along the Champs-Élysées or the best pain au chocolat they’ve ever tasted. But it’s about more than just a Paris frozen in nostalgia; the book paints the city as it is today, through elections, protests, and the World Cup—and through the people who call it home. Wistful, charming, surprising, and unfailingly optimistic, Dear Paris is a vicarious visit to one of the most iconic and beloved places in the world.

THE BLOOMS

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We partnered with Eileen Tongson, owner of Urban flower Farm FarmGal Flowers to create some floral arrangements inspired by the new collection. Click here to learn more on her tips for creating at-home, long-lasting arrangements.

To shop the collection that inspired this month’s Chic List, visit our new arrivals here.

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