I don't know who Lucia Van Der Post is, so I have no idea why anyone would even want her advice. A bestseller in the United Kingdom, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me offersin van der Posts distinctively warm, aphoristic styleeverything a woman needs to know about living well, with elegance and glamour. The whole section on home decorating is probably very helpful for Londoners. In addition she puts the list of things she wished her mother told her in the back. Unlike the other books I have read, this author focused on more traditional etiquette the old fashion, high class gracefulness that we see in movies and on television.
For women with sense, I'm This book is absolutely ridiculous. I will say, because of this book, I own fewer but better shoes, fewer but better handbags, fewer but better sunglasses. However I thought that the advice about relationships was very antiquated, very antifeminist and very offensive. Once you've mastered looking fantastic, learn how to add some elegance to other areas of your life. This book could change your life for the better. To be a woman of this type of classiness and grace you do need to care about your looks.
Discover great shortcuts to entertaining your guests as well as suggestions, from designers around the world, on how to make your home match the elegant new you. Then again I would never take relationship or career advice from somebody who looks up to Maureen Dowd. I loved it then and I've just re-read it. Should we add to our aspirations in life that £40 Estee lauder foundation? Discover great shortcuts to entertaining your guests as well as suggestions, from designers around the world, on how to make your home match the elegant new you. The book talks a lot about how to care for your appearance, proper dress, makeup and even body care for that traditional elegance that many women desire. Whether you are just starting out in life or want to age gracefully and make 60 the new 40, let Lucia van der Post guide you towards a new life and a new you with a touch of style.
If you see this book in your local dollar store, I would say pick it up and enjoy browsing it, as you would a magazine. I picked it up and was skimming it while waiting for my daughter to pick something out. I have read many books on etiquette and grace and this book was by far the best. It is like an inside glance as to how rich people live. Leaving no aspect of a womans life unconsidered, sections include How to Work and Have a Life; Cheap Chic; Ten Easy Main Courses; How to Wear Black; and Love, Marriage, and Happiness. I thought I was going to read more about inner beauty, channelling inner grace, embracing your nature as a kind, loyal partner, daughter, sister, mother.
With advice on relationships, motherhood and how to juggle work, love and children, this is the essential handbook for women of all ages. Packed full of golden rules from one of Britain's most stylish women, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me is a woman's companion for life. That kind of practical advice is what I'd expect from my mother, but most good mothers unless your name is Kris Jenner or you are in the Hilton family are never going to tell their daughters to spend so exorbantly on the material items Ms. Whether you are just starting out in life or want to age gracefully and make 60 the new 40, let Lucia van der Post guide you towards a new life and a new you with a touch of style. I bought this book when it was first published as I am a fan of the author. Heck, I don't know what it means by many standards. Fine living doesn't have to mean expensive living.
For the most part, I found the advice common-sensical to the point of being rather obvious, or intended for those who can shop above my pay grade. If you do, there's nothing that this book could offer you except a few laughs due to its elitism. With advice on relationships, motherhood and how to juggle work, love and children, this is the essential handbook for women of all ages. I would like to read a novel written by Ms. Packed full of golden rules from one of Britain's most stylish women, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me is a woman's companion for life.
If you don't like luxury, don't read this. Apparently all women need to get married and have kids and also are not allowed to be gay. Please, please, please do not sully your mind with this crap. I learned a lot from this book. This book was just a list of shops, beauty products and plastic surgeons. Despite this vast income gap, I didn't feel that Lucia was a condescending snob, and I think that meeting Lucia in person would be a pleasant experience.
Yes, some of the shops she recommends are no longer active but her pearls of wisdom are brilliant. I'm not a magazine person so it sort of feels like my magazine read! After getting past a few pages I found this book to be completely unreadable due to her obnoxious tone as well as irrelevant in If you judged this book by the cover you'd think it would be full of wise tips that would be useful to you, and you would be wrong about that. Thankfully the book was very easy to skim and I mostly just glazed over the last several chapters. Of course, Lucia lives in England, which is closer to Paris than my mother, and she has plenty of tips for Parisian shops as well as London ones. With advice on relationships, motherhood and how to juggle work, love and children, this is the essential handbook for women of all ages. Lucia Van Der Post is passionate about living well and she writes well about it.