Have you heard of a place called Wegmans? It's a grocery store chain run out of upstate New York. When one opened near me, I immediately thought that this place was exactly like Harrod's (except without the department store) . It had the most extravagant displays of food I'd ever seen plus a little model railroad running along the ceiling. Fantastic!
Even though they're a grocery store they have 50% of the space devoted to prepared foods. The place has an executive chef and all of the employees are the nicest people.
The prepared food is kinda expensive but worth it.
I went to Harrod's about 4 days ago when I was in London. I wasn't too impressed, it's just like a huge Dillard's. Have any of you been to the 5th floor sporting goods department? They call it "Sweatshop". I thought that was kinda funny. I did manage to get my hands on an MTV Ibiza 2001 CD at Harrod's which isn't available in the U.S. yet, it's a pretty good CD. One thing about Harrod's that won me over was all of the Ferraris and rare cars parked outside.
A lot of restrooms in Europe have an entrance fee in order to use them. It really is stupid I think. Maybe I've become spoiled living in America, but I have never been to a restroom in the US that had an entrance fee.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran