All posts tagged: Barefoot Contessa

Ina Gonna Lie. I Don’t Watch Her Show

Bertrand and Remy come upstairs and rouse me around 9am this morning. “Honey, do you know the Barefoot Contessa?” “You mean, oh, what’s her name? The woman on TV?” “I don’t know,” he answers. “But she’s at the Store. They’re filming the Barefoot Contessa there. Rose is all excited. She said she has to make 20 coffees.” “Did she still give Remy cheese?” I ask, always putting my child’s needs before anyone else’s. “Yes,” he smiles as Remy licks my face. “Is the Contessa blonde?” That slows down my resolve to get dressed and run over to check out the action. “She’s brunette,” I answer. “Bangs, shoulder length hair. Twinkly smile.” Okay, I didn’t actually say “twinkly smile” but it is, so I’m adding. We get to the Southfield Store and see this. We walk right past the crew, jaded and disinterested New Yorkers, but with our phones set on camera mode as they swing at our sides, hoping our thumbs will deliver something in focus as they discreetly but busily click away. There was …