A quick jaunt to Chicago to visit friends + fam would not be complete without a visit to Barney’s. Sometimes I think about hiding in a dressing room at closing and running around late night in Proenza booties + Oscar furs. This stems back to a childhood fantasy of Eloise living in the Plaza. Anyhoo, the top floor is my fav. Here resides the world of people watching at Fred’s and getting lost in the decor department. I was especially intrigued by some of the unusual objects, like plush marble balls. Sadly I snapped no pics of my lunch as I was too busy eavesdropping on William H Macy + the cast of Shameless at the next table. Yep. At one point I was laughing with them…which isn’t amusing to stars.