Monday, April 22, 2013

Dear Jane Fonda

You walked right by our table at Balthazar's in Manhattan's SoHo last weekend.

I was struck by two things: you are quite tall (and growing taller with each recollection of this brief event) and whoever does your color is genius. 

We don't get many celebrities in Naperville, IL, so forgive me if I sound a little star-struck in recalling your stroll past our dessert.

(I ask you, can one ever have too many profiteroles?)

The maître d' did a wonderful job running interference with a table of ladies, whose ringleader flew across the restaurant to take your picture. For a large man, he was very graceful as he put himself between you and madame and her iPhone. She tried not once but several times to bully her way in your direction, but he would not be breached. Hope you left him a nice tip.

I would not have expected such behavior from a woman 1.) dressed as Bergdorf Goodmanly as she was and 2.) old enough to know better. (For the record, we most assuredly stayed in our seats, mainly because the place was so packed, there wasn't much room to maneuver, especially after eating dessert.)

I wondered if you were meeting someone or would you have joined us for lunch had we asked. Do you hang out with everyday people? Get your nails done and go shopping with a BFF? Read blogs and shop for garden antiques on Sunday? More importantly, do you order profiteroles when you can?

At the very least, indulge in the last. They are fabulous.


Sue at Naperville Now

PS Let's do lunch next time you are in Chicago. I hear the Walnut Room at Marshall Field's Macy's does a nice Frango Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Pie. And I am fairly certain we will be left alone. Midwesterners are calm like that.


Irene said...

It is my inclination to act totally cool when I see a celebrity and act like they are just an ordinary person like everybody else. I would never take their picture or ask for their autograph. It would be beneath my dignity to do so.

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

LOL oh such a sweet post! How awesome to have seen Jane!

Maureen said...

What fun for you and how great that Jane was left to eat her meal in peace!

Kathy and Freddy said...

I have noticed also that those celebs have the best hair colorists! Wish I'd known their secret back in the days of double process hair coloring!

Sharon said...

What a great post, she missed out, she would have thoroughly enjoyed herself if she'd lunched with you. But, excuse meeeeeee, Balthazar for lunch, OMG!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fun post. I suspect being famous is often not much fun.