26 responses

  1. quintessence
    January 1, 2012

    Love your picks Lisa!! I just couldn’t get organized in time to join in – but enjoy your lunch – sure it will be divine!!

  2. Miranda
    January 1, 2012

    Very nice. I could even make it, if lunch was on Tuesday. I just need a couple of days to recoup from the holidays. Has anyone seen my sunglasses, and please whisper.
    Happy New Year,
    SF Bay Area

  3. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    January 1, 2012

    J’adore your outfit Lisa. It’s perfect for Paris. Your description of that fabulous restaurant made me feel as if I were with you and Marsha and the others.

    Since you’re in France, I’ll wish you bonne année et bonne santé.

  4. Jen
    January 1, 2012

    Oh, how wonderful it would be to be part of such a luncheon. Great conversation, a delicious meal and the best clothes, all in Paris. Perfection.

    Happy New Year to you!

  5. Sandra Jonas
    January 1, 2012

    Oh lisa, I am so there!!Save me a seat.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  6. Lily Lemontree (AS)
    January 1, 2012

    Oh my, I love each and every item you picked! Just perfect for the occasion I must say!!
    Hope you had a simply wonderful evening ushering in the New Year, sending you my very best wishes for 2012!!

  7. Karena
    January 1, 2012

    Lisa a most elegant choice and I too have wanted a pair of the blush pumps! I would be honored to join you!

    Happy New Years & All the best in 2012!

    I hope you will enter my Giveaway From Serena & Lily!

    Art by Karena

  8. Marsha @ Splenderosa
    January 1, 2012

    Sanserre? Oh my dear one, you are living virtually aren’t you? This is a delightful, insightful and totally wonderful post, Lisa. Thank you for participating on New Year’s Day 2012. Sending love…

  9. Mona Thompson
    January 1, 2012

    We’ll have such fun. I’ll be glad to get to know you better. I’m coveting your outfit…Happy New Year. Mona

  10. Veronica
    January 1, 2012

    Hi Lisa, so lovely to meet you for the first time thanks to Marsha’s invite to join you girls today! Now, what a gorgeous outfit!! I am swooning in delight here over that bag and those shoes, being a shoe and bag girl (who isn’t??). What a lovely post and I adore the way you did the mosaic!

    Happy New Year

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  11. The enchanted home
    January 1, 2012

    Wonderful outfit, fashionable but not too contrived, perfect! What a fun outing this was…the perfect way to usher in a new year filled with promise, untold successes, new friendships and good health!
    Cheers and wishing you all of lifes best in 2012!

  12. BarbaraG
    January 1, 2012

    As I was reading your sumptuous post I thought of an artist’s palette–your refined selections and descriptions–splendid.
    Now imagine all the wonderful posts that await us
    in 2012.

  13. Faux Fuschia
    January 1, 2012

    I wish I could be at that lovely place eating lunch right now. Happy new Year x

  14. Francine Gardner
    January 1, 2012

    My dear, you are the chicest WASP I have met! quite a step above the likes who lunch at the Somerset. Happy new Year, looking forward to reading more from you in 2012

  15. materfamilias
    January 1, 2012

    You and Pseu will have to be sure to sit together — you’ll both be so pretty in the most sophisticated pinks around. Best of the New Year to you!

  16. Jessica
    January 1, 2012

    You’ve outdone yourself with this ensemble Lisa! That dress is so very chic (and I don’t use that word very often!), it has a very glamorous and beautiful touch of the exotic about it…so perfectly Parisan!
    I appreciated your sweet comment very much…and wish you all that is great and good in 2012!!
    xo J~

  17. Jessica
    January 2, 2012

    Lovely post! And, I love the color of bag paired with the neutral pump. So chic! Happy New Year’s, Lisa!

  18. Mardel
    January 2, 2012

    What an elegant outfit Lisa. Channeling a bit of the Grande Dame I see (yes, yes I know about the coat and hat). Love the rich color of the bag with the neutrals too, practical and lush, it should satisfy all sides of one’s sartorial personality.

  19. kathy
    January 2, 2012

    In case you want to make any of this virtual, that dress is on sale at Bergdorfs.
    Yes, I know, still very pricey. Yes, LOVE that bag too. Not fond of the Keshi pearls with it though, but you do smell delicious.

  20. metscan
    January 2, 2012

    The restaurant looks stylish. The perfume is unknown to me, makes me curious..
    Although I like reptile on bags and shoes ( the real stuff ), I could not wear it as a cloth. But that´s just me.

  21. hostessofthehumblebungalow
    January 2, 2012

    Oh you have taken me away to an exotic locale and I am merely a fly on the wall.
    I do love French Sancerre and pearls.
    What would I be wearing I wonder?


  22. Jill
    January 2, 2012

    What a great dress!

  23. Reggie Darling
    January 2, 2012

    One of the most memorable meals of my life was at Pre Catalan, where I was taken to lunch one day in my early twenties by an older friend of mine, when visiting Paris on holiday, It was magical and sublime, and I vividly recall that a number of the fashionable Parisian ladies dining there had their well-behaved small dogs with them at tableside. It seemed beyond chic to me! So civilized and understated, yet sumptuous to a degree unfathomable to this east coast city boy from the States. Layers of white table cloths and gliding waiters, and dishes containing the most exquisite food imaginable whisked about in rooms of transcendant beauty. If I were to return for a weekday luncheon today, I would wear a flannel suit, likely navy, well-polished shoes, and a discrete tie, prefereably a recent Hermes one with a whimsical pattern upon it, such as jockeys in silks jumping over ponies. For a weekend luncheon I would favor tweeds and worsteds, and a discreet tartan tie, and sturdy brogue shoes for traipsing about the Blois afterwards.

  24. Duchesse
    January 3, 2012

    A rafinée, gorgeous ensemble. And I would wear the pearls and the bag with everything, on more real-life days.

  25. Duchesse
    January 3, 2012

    I see on the polyvore that the pearl vendor does not list size (in mm) or length of piece. I think they should!

  26. Susan Tiner
    January 4, 2012

    You will look stunning in that outfit, of course, but right now, post holidays, I am tired of festivities, just want to slim down and focus on quieter things.

    But if you’re up for more celebrating, go for it!

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