Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So Much Smarter than Sliced Bread

You know those nights you get all dressed up?

The kind where your SO has actually found the time to get on Opentable and make a reservation? Or where you and your girlfriends are planning to be classy for an hour or so at dinner before getting raucous at the Park at 14th?

And you pull out your pretty clutch, stuff it with wallet, keys, Mace, three lipglosses, and a ponytail holder in case your hair falls flat and head to the dinner locale of choice.

And then you sit down and realize that there is no place to put said clutch.

You definitely don't want to put it on the floor. Yuck.

It kind of slides around on your lap and you have to keep touching it every time you reach for your napkin. Irritating.

My grandmother (from whom I have a gorgeous green pressed mock croc envelope clutch on permanent loan) told me that etiquette dictates that a woman put her purse on the table. But in reality, I think that's odd looking. And someone could spill.

Well, apparently, Alain Ducasse has solved that problem at his new spot in New York, Adour.

The chairs have little pull out shelves on which you can rest your bag!


It also gives you the chance to show off a particularly covetable bag.

Seriously, as long as the waiters don't start tripping over these things, this might be the greatest purse related discovery since those little hooks under the bar.

If only other restaurants would follow suit!

what? no one else carries Mace? Have you seen some of the guys at the Park? I'm just saying...

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Kathryn said...

that is brilliant

Princess Poochie said...

Why aren't there more of these? Because most places and chairs are/were designed by men. The thought just doesn't enter their mind.

Its so annoying. I usually try and capture another chair and don't make any bones about it. They should have considered my needs in the first place!


Anonymous said...

I agree totally with your grandmother and I applaud Ducasse! :-)

xox Girl and the City (in Paris!)

anastasia said...

Knowing this exists just improved my day.

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Lauren said...

what a completly logical solution to a long-time problem!

coz there is nothing worse then having no-where to put ur bag at dinner, and having no choice but to put on the table... or do as i do and sit near a window sill!

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