I’m happy to report that I had a no-spend trip to Toronto. I didn’t buy a single thing, except for food. Man, I wish I could get Thai food on a regular basis. I also tried a creme brûlée latte from Starbucks and nearly became hyperglycemic. It was tasty, but wow, more sugar than I’m used too. I did go to Eaton’s Centre too, for a look around and found a pair of awesome lace up boots, but once I saw the $400 price tag I put them back on the shelf post haste. I wasn’t really keen on the Eaton’s Centre, I found it too loud and crowded. I can only imagine what it’s like on the weekends.
My task for this week is to come up with a shopping strategy for my trip to the States next week. I’m heading down with some of the ladies of my clan for a two day shopping trip. We stay at a rental house and split the cost of the week’s rental with a group of ladies related to one of my coworkers. My group gets the house for the first part of the week, then the other group gets it. This year, we’re staying for $52/person, which I think is a great deal for a huge house, right on the lake. I love watching the freighters, all lit up at night, sail by.
So far, my plan is to hit up: Hobby Lobby, Target, Kohls and Macy’s. Oh yeah, and Meijers. I need to stock up on those pretzel flip crackers. Best crackers ever. I am actually kind of excited to go grocery shopping and stock up on all the goodies that are only found state-side (Fruity Pebbles, oh yeah!). We’re going to make a trip out to one of the big Premiere outlet malls too. I like to head States-side once and a while for shopping because I find there’s so much more in the way of selection and of course, the price differences in certain items. More and more, I’m finding that the local malls around here are all full of the same stores and the same stuff, no matter which city I go to.
Anyone else planning any cross border shopping anytime soon? What are your favourite American stores or products?
Have a good ‘un