Among many other awesome things, The League is responsible for introducing the idea of “Terrific Lady Day.” To explain: a day during which a man treats his significant other to 24 hours of whatever girly thing she wants to do (i.e picking out heirloom tomatoes, dressing up for a nice meal, not talking about sports).
I took this idea and modified it, adding an element of “fancy” and substituting a significant other for a fellow lady because, let’s face it, forcing a male to do something he doesn’t want to do will never result in a terrific day.
As such, JAPril and I enjoyed a “Terrifically Fancy Lady Day” a few months back. Ladies, I highly recommend you follow our lead and carve out your own “Terrifically Fancy Lady Day” with a female whose company you enjoy for extended periods of time. Wholesome, appropriate, fancy, and pleasant: the Beezus way of life.
Stop 1: Christie’s
Start with an afternoon stroll through Christie’s in Rock Center. Auction houses hold 4-day previews before every sale that are free and open to the public. Gil works the entrance and he’s the most famous doorman in NYC. True story: Sotheby’s tried to poach him a decade ago and Christie’s promoted him to SVP. Best times to go: May and November when the Post-War and Contemporary Art previews are up. The people-watching is almost as good as the art.
Stop 2: Harry Winston
Walk up to 5th and stroll into Harry Winston for blinding rocks and wishful thinking. This place makes Tiffany’s look like Sears. Don’t get intimidated by the big doors and security guards. If you’re wearing your black and big sunglasses, you’ll be just fine.
Stop 3: Henri Bendel
Forget diamonds. If I were rich, I would go buck-wild crazy in Bendel’s costume jewelry section. And top-drawer perfumerie. And whimsical chapeau shop. Man do I love this store.
Stop 4: Lunch at Bergdorf’s!
The 7th-floor restaurant at Bergdorf’s is the epitome of Terrifically Fancy Lady Day. It’s expensive, but the rest of the day’s activities have been free, so splurge. The pictures speak for themselves: