Lunch at Mariposa
Before I dive into my trip to Mariposa, let me spend a split second hitting upon one of my favorite lunch places in Los Angeles, which, coincidentally is also located in a Beverly Hills Department Store.
Greengrass Beanery on top of Barneys (what! you didn’t know it existed! Meer Peasants!) has long stood as a staple on my ‘top picks for a lovely lunch in Beverly Hills’ list. Boasting a gorgeous view and a simple yet elegant menu, I have never been disappointed. Plus, their lunch is probably the only thing I can afford in the department store – so a visit helps momentarily elevate my social status. I was expecting the same vibe at Mariposa, but was quite disappointed. The decor is miserably boring and sterile – akin to a continental breakfast nook in a Holiday Inn hotel. Harsh, but I absolutely hate the ambiance. As if someone shopping at lunchtime wants to eat in a windowless dungeon when there’s a staggering possibility that it is 75 degrees and sunny outside. (Now, Nordstroms at the Grove – that’s