Blue Fountains in Kansas City for 2012 Major League Baseball All Star Game

Kennon-Green & Co. Fiduciary Financial Advisor, Wealth Management, Global Value Investing

The atmosphere at the Country Club Plaza feels like a celebration tonight because the best baseball players in the country are staying at The Intercontinental for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  The fountains have been dyed blue, in honor (we presume) of the hometown Kansas City Royals, it looks like there is going to be a parade, the shop merchants have extended their hours, the display cases are filled with some amazing bling ($650,000 flawless pear-shaped yellow diamonds, $450,000 rubies, and $150,000 watches), teenagers in drum corps are out on the sidewalks playing, and there is just a vibrancy in the air that is hard to explain.  Had I been paying attention, I would have acquired tickets.  

Blue Fountains in Kansas City for 2012 Major League Baseball All Star Game

Blue Fountains in Kansas City for 2012 Major League Baseball All Star Game


Natasha's Mulberry and Mott French Macarons Bakery Kansas City Country Club Plaza

I picked up some cakes, cookies, and Macarons from a French bakery called Natasha’s out of curiosity, bringing them back to the family to sample.


Natasha's French Bakery Kansas City Plaza Macarons

There were only two flavors left in the Macarons! I was hoping for almond, but the choices were lemon and strawberry.


David Yurman White Diamond Watch at Tivol Jewelers

There was a David Yurman white diamond watch at Tivol Jewelers that I fell in love with instantly.  I hinted in no uncertain terms to the spouse that this is makes the short list for Christmas ideas.  It could be all the Civilization V playing lately.  When I see gems, I know it brings joy to my people so I want gems, just like the time I accidentally went to pick up a pickaxe at Lowe’s because I had been playing Skyrim so much.  On a side note, Tivol really is one of my favorite jewelers in the world.  I highly, HIGHLY, recommend them.


Tiffany and Company Gifts

I picked up some gifts and other items at Tiffany & Company.

We did finally get a basic Civilization V setup on the main television, though I need a custom designed PC system because a notebook just doesn’t cut it.  I want the highest resolution graphics with no lag at all so that is now on my task list.  It would be best to have a desktop permanently installed as one of the input channels, effectively turning the living room into an additional computer system with wireless keyboard and mouse.  There would be all sorts of applications, including monitoring the video feeds from some of our locations and having the investment portfolios or server stats displayed in real time.  

Civilization V Hooked Up to Television

We played a two-team dual game of Civilization V over the Internet.