I was one of the youngest people at the event, as many were of the 'femme d'un certain age' category. Not that I mind in the least as I've found that some of my favorite people whom I admire fit that category, and live lives full of passion. However, I do wish more younger women had chosen to attend, as I find that the information is so helpful now. And as I find the lifestyle choices she has written about (and which I extol) to be the path to a better life, I really want more people to hear about them and make the changes needed.
G attended with me, and smiled at me often as she spoke, because as he said later, I already do so much of the things that she spoke about. In fact when she spoke about using your good china, I laughed a bit because I have a post in the queue that is about a friend commenting that I'm the only person she knows who uses their "wedding china" and my thoughts on that.
Jamie was vibrant, and discussed everything from scarves and lingerie (matching always, something on my to do list...matching nursing lingerie), to dinner parties, dating, and living a slower life. As I've been reading more francophile books (I just finished up Madame Chic and my review is to come) and re-reading others, this came at a perfect time. It seemed almost fate that I found out about this speaking engagement in the wee hours of yesterday morning. It was a delightful evening, and for those who have not read either of her books, I urge you to pick one up soon (or check your local library!). Good reminders on why a slower, more intentional life is the way to go.