By Mary N. DiZazzo

Barneys is Here!

Ciao bella,

Now that the grand Bacchanalian event on March 10th initiated Barneys in Copley Square, let us shop!

Barneys creative director, the flamboyant Simon Doonan, has established a luxurious and specialty type of shopping experience -- certainly a feast for the eyes and architecturally astounding.

If they keep the inventory as fabulous as their Madison Avenue, New York, store we'll all be in heaven as many Bostonians have spoken.

Now housed where the old Loews cinema was in Copley Place, Barneys offers an array of celebrity amenities --and you don't have to be one to enjoy! An in-store concierge (as found in fine hotels) will help you secure event tickets or find a restaurant.

The 4,000 square foot women's shoe department will ensure no cold feet. A fireplace has been meticulously installed so changing shoes will be a warm and comfortable experience.

I love my Frederic Malle scent called "lipstick rose" But I never sampled any perfume in this way! Two "smelling columns" built as futuristic phone booths allow shoppers to inhale fragrances without environmental impurities interfering.

Apparently Boston is becoming an international shopping city. And we, as beautiful and stylish women, should take advantage of what has been designed for us. More than just a store that will have tremendous end of season sales --affordable for all-- but a feast for beauty redefining the shopping trip.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

Have you missed any of Mary's columns in the Post-Gazette? Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns on her website She is a third-generation cosmetologist and owner of Mary for Nails, etc. natural nailcare salon in Andover, and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183. She also sees select clients by appointment in Boston at (617) 742-6881.