LADY M BOUTIQUE
41 E. 78th St.
Nothing works up an appetite like a crazed Madison Avenue shopping spree.Refueling with a turkey sandwich at the Viand coffee shop will do in a pinch,but really, after dropping a week’s pay on a cashmere hot-water-bottle cozy atMalo, or five grand on a pair of two-tone sharkskin-and-cordovan hiking boots atSilvano Lattanzi, don’t you and your palate deserve something a little more . .. elegant? Prolong the spendthrift’s high with a layover at Lady M, a dessert”salon” where the exquisite cakes-the gâteau au chocolat is devastatinglygood-are showcased like precious jewels, and Moët & Chandon comes by the $16glass and Dom Pérignon by the $350 bottle. Price-is-no-object Limoges china,German stemware, and elaborate amaryllis arrangements will put you on snootalert, but in actuality the service couldn’t be nicer or more efficient. Grab atiny café table-there are only six-and recharge with French ham and Jarlsberg ona crusty baguette or a goat-cheese salad, then hit the pastry display case andmake what might be your toughest decision of the day. Luckily, one size fitsall.