|Lisa and I at Buca Di Beppo|
Ladies Who Lunch is a phrase often used to describe well-off, well-dressed women who meet for social luncheons, usually during the working week. Typically, the women involved are married and non-working. Normally the lunch is in a high-class restaurant, but could also take place in a department store during a shopping trip. The phrase "ladies who lunch" was introduced in the January 19, 1970 issue of New York magazine by the writer Merle Rubine. After originally introduced, it was sometimes used a disparaging term for bored society women who were judged to having too much money and too much time on their hands which they used to get into everybody else's personal business. That aint us. We have to work for a living and if by some miracle we have a bit extra money we've generally used it up on lunch. :)
Although most of us have moved on from BBBS, we still get together from time to time for lunch and to hang out. Sometimes it's planned in advance so more of us in the area can attend but sometimes, like yesterday, it is a spur-of -the moment instance. Lisa and I met up halfway between our homes at the Town East Mall in Mesquite (how convenient!) and roamed the mall a bit afterwards before I had to take off for a staff meeting at church. It was a simple, fun and pleasant way to spend a few good hours with a friend. I had such a good time that I started a Facebook Group page called "The Ladies Who Lunch Society" with it's simple purpose being encouraging positive friendships and fellowship among women. This picture of me and Lisa will be the first post.
Visit the Facebook Page of "The Ladies Who Lunch Society".
You're probably already a member of 'The Ladies Who Lunch Society'. Tell us about who you've been having lunch with lately. Also tell us about your favorite places to meet. We're always looking for a few new places to have lunch.