Meet Me At Saks and Fifth Ave
September 18 | 1 Comment
I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a shopper. However, if the shopping experience entails everything that this article describes, I’m willing to revisit my stance.
Three floors of the upscale store [Saks Fifth Avenue] were filled with festive pink paw prints and free goodies for shoppers and their canine companions.
On the main level, pooches were treated to spa treatments and gourmet vegetarian eats compliments of Old Town’s Barkley Square. Lined up between designer purses and shoes, canines of all shapes and sizes indulged in aromatherapy, an aromatic “fur breeze” (a spa mist) and Barkley’s signature PAW-dicure nail treatment. The Doggie Bar featured treats handmade by Barkley Square and a team of local bakers, who put in extra hours to make enough nibbles for hundreds of hungry dogs.
A friend of mine went to the bar after his spa treatment. He said I didn’t miss much; apparently it was filled with a lot of dogs that were coyote ugly. The aromatherapy wasn’t so much therapy as it was just a pungent aroma of cabbage stew. And it turns out the fur breeze was just a bunch of grown ups squirting dogs with their Super Soaker squirt cannons.
Frankly I’m glad I stayed home and played World of Warcraft instead.