We found ourselves in Manhattan. We got off at Union Square. And we soon saw this huge letter “K”, blinking all dandy in the window of Olde Good Things. OH….I wanted it. If only it wasn’t $850! (That place has awesome finds, by the way… for people with deep pockets.)
Then we meandered through the Farmer’s Market at Union Square. (One of my great loves.)
And then, smiles all around at the……..DOG PARK. Danny & I have recently made a habit of visiting dog parks while on our dates. Madison Sq. Park and Union Sq. have sweet ones (and Prospect Park has the best dog beach ever.) We can sit for quite awhile and just laugh & enjoy all those dogs playing around. You can’t help but feel carefree yourself.
Then we went to Momofuku for lunch. YUM! Be prepared to pack in there. Everyone sits tightly on modern wood tables and chairs. We got so cozy with the couple sitting next to us that we ended up feeling like old friends by the time lunch was over. At the end, after loads of conversation, they jokingly told us, “I think you guys need to write a blog….maybe a Blog About Love!” 🙂
After lunch we discovered a GEM of a place there on the lower east side…….Casey Rubber Stamps. It’s not your typical stamp store. You get the feeling it’s been there for 100 years and it’s a mess of a place. But you can’t help but be enamored by the old Irish man that owns it and makes the stamps on this ancient looking machine. The shop seems like one of those New York institutions that probably everybody else already knows about. By the way, he can turn ANY jpeg or pdf into a stamp (and he does mail orders!) You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff he’s made. What would you guys put on a stamp? Any creative ideas for how you would you use a stamp? I am trying to justify getting one. I came across this list of unique ideas for using a stamp.
And, how could I not pass up Tu-Lu’s Bakery, next to the stamp store? The entire bakery is gluten-free, with lots of vegan options as well. We devoured some delicious baked goods – yes, I said delicious gluten-free baked goods!! (I couldn’t keep Danny’s hands off of them :). Ask them for their best seller…and get two of them….(they also do mail order goods & custom birthday cakes!)