Barney’s foodie holiday

During winter, the windows of the various prominent NY department stores are an annual treat for many. People travel in from all over just to have a peek at the elaborate and flamboyant artistry that goes into creating a world and mood in a relatively small space. As a New Yorker, it’s easy to take the windows for granted and speed walk past them as tourists stroll at a snail pace ooh-ing and ahh-ing.

Barneys foodie holiday windowsthe female chef’s and personalities of the foodnetwork

This year however, I will have to make an exception as Barney’s windows commemorate a foodie holiday! I’m not going to lie the term ‘foodie’ sometimes makes me cringe, in large part due to the fact that I hear so many throwing it around, ‘Oh, i’m a foodie’ or ‘he knows where to eat as he IS a foodie’. Pfft. Whatev’s. My favourite foodie is Tracy Jordan in 30 Rock, ( as we discovered in the opening of season four ), because he looks like he’d eat just about anything, like deep fried turtle toes on a bun. Sheesh.

But I digress – the foodie culture isn’t all bad. People forming a snobbery about where the food comes from and how it is made, looking for ethical and healthy choices IS a good thing…just read the ingredient listing of most items in your supermarket – it can be scary. Doing your own cooking IS a good thing – controlling the content of salts, sugar, chemicals in your dish not to mention how relxaxing and therapeutic it can be.

barneys foodie holiday windowsthe male chef’s and personalities of the foodnetwork

Barney’s nod to the growing ‘foodie’ culture is of course, nothing short of glamorous…dah-ling! Many popular tv chef’s and personalities are honoured, Paul Dean, Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, Guy Fieri, Anthony Bourdain and more.

barneys foodie holiday
how cool is this illy ballgown??

Other windows make creative use of food packaging…I especially love the rather wonderful Illy coffee ballgown! So I will be toddling over to Barneys for a closer inspection before it get’s too cold!

{ thanks to liz for the heads up! }


images via zagat, habitually chic

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