After spending walking around Times Square, we strolled over to Rockefeller Center, where Mr. Handsome insisted that we go into the Lego store. At that point, Little Buddy was asleep in his stroller, likely as a result of the over-stimulation of Times Square. Mr Handsome really wanted to buy a Lord of the Rings Lego sets and insisted that he and Little Buddy could assemble it together. I showed him the price and strongly suggested that we wait until Little Buddy is old enough to understand the project.
To get a little time away from the crowds, we went into Saks Fifth Avenue. The first item we saw was a $30,000 Gucci purse made of crocodile. I’m no expert, but it looked very similar to the $30 plastic purses that you find at discount stores. In the clothing section, we found many of the pieces to be rather bold, with bright colors and exotic patterns. I guess I’m just not fashionable enough to understand the designer styles.
There was hardly anyone inside the store, and the employees were all very kind and seemed to enjoy talking to us and interacting with Little Buddy. In the furs section, which featured the priciest items in the entire store, we found a sweet young man who was happy to tell us all about the $100,000 fur blanket. To my surprise, he invited us to touch it.
In the cologne section, Mr. Handsome was actually considering buying a bottle. I warned him that it would be at least $200 but he was sure it couldn’t possibly be more than $50. It ended up being $150. Mr Handsome was shocked that someone could charge that much for a glass bottle filled with liquid.
We didn’t end up buying anything, although Mr. Handsome got pretty nervous in the baby section when I started looking at the specs on the thousand dollar UPPAbaby strollers. They are all the rage in New York City. Walking along Fifth Avenue, we saw tons of parents and nannies with children, and all had UPPAbaby strollers.
After our Saks adventure, we had another new experience: Korean barbecue. I had tried Korean barbecue once, but Mr. Handsome never had. The restaurant was large for Upper Manhattan, and and we were pleased to find that it was family owned and very quaint. I ordered a plate with meat and several different types of veggies. It was delicious. Mr. Handsome enjoyed his kimchi, but I don’t think it’s going to be his new favorite type of food.
Have you ever tried Korean barbecue?