Fred's at Barneys New York

Sometimes, I want to channel my inner lady that lunches in Midtown and the Upper East Side. When a great friend was in town, we decided to go to one of those ladies that lunch spots, Fred's at Barneys New York, on the ninth floor of that esteemed shopping institution. Barneys itself just makes me feel good - I could wander and peruse beautiful handbags, perfume, shoes, and clothes for hours. It's an instant mood-lifter even though I usually don't buy a thing. Fred's is great for people-watching (all kinds here) and giant salads, which are surprisingly tough to find in New York.

And a little perusing after lunch...

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