February 6th, 2012

I love to lunch

Why are so many women opposed to meeting for lunch? The above story, from the February issue of Vanity Fair, has great vintage images and details the history of “lunching” as a verb. But I am surprised that the women interviewed for the article wouldn’t be caught dead having lunch with their friends today.  So when do they see them? Dinner? That meal is sacrosanct in my book; family time. Breakfast? Ridiculous. Maybe they grab a coffee after yoga…

Lunch seems to have become a social taboo, a signifier of an idle life.  This is sad to me. I love to meet my friends for lunch and try to set one up monthly. We are all as busy as the women interviewed for the story, but an hour a month doesn’t seem to kill any of us. Life is too short to not make time for our friends.


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  • How weird, I would have thought that as more people are freelance or self employed, social lunching would be more common. Maybe it’s just that a lunch with friends tends to take more than a strict hour, and people don’t feel they can spend that time in the middle of the day?

    DisneyrollergirlFebruary 6th, 2012  8:57 AM

  • I love the version of that song by Barbara Streisand & look forward to the VF article. To lunch seems civilized not idle.

    susan lavineFebruary 6th, 2012  9:29 AM

  • This was a great article in Vanity Fair. It is sad that this is a somewhat lost tradition. I love to “lunch” and for years I’ve said I aspire to be a lady to “lunches” like the women in the VF article. Thanks for a lovely post!

    Lauren@StyleseerFebruary 6th, 2012  10:00 AM

  • I have breakfast early every Saturday with my girlfriends and it is a wonderful time for us to catch up. We go to the same place each week, sometimes it’s only two of us but usually all four.

    Debbie KFebruary 6th, 2012  10:23 AM

  • I couldn’t agree more. I felt the same way when I read it. For me breakfast, lunch or a long walk are great ways to catch up with a friend…something I need to do more often.

    kayce hughesFebruary 6th, 2012  1:25 PM

  • As I work on my own most of the day I look forward to meeting my girlfriends for lunch. Where I live it seems to be a tradition that’s alive and well as all the good bistros are quite busy!

    Veronica RickardFebruary 6th, 2012  6:55 PM

  • Love this and I lunch all the time!

    Nicole FoosFebruary 6th, 2012  10:20 PM

  • This is a great post and article. Lunch w a friend is one of my favorite things!

    MauraFebruary 6th, 2012  10:42 PM

  • I love lunch on a Saturday or Sunday with the girls – one or more! Feels like you are running away!

    LizaFebruary 6th, 2012  11:54 PM


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