Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Major Score

I have mentioned before, but I am a pretty big deal at my mall.  A lot of people think I work there (due to how often I frequent it) and I get offered a lot of mall employee discounts.  Another major perk!?  The salesgirls in my fav stores like to bring stuff from the back to show me, give me coupons, and treat me like a VIP.   Recently on a trip to Bath and Bodyworks, the salesgirls brought out an array of the 'new candles'; fragrances which had yet to hit the shelves, threw me a coupon, and sold me a candle that was a week ahead of release.  The reason I was in that store was to use an amazing coupon to get a free lotion.  So for a solid $10 I got a tube of body cream and a 2 wick candle in an unreleased, delightful scent.  Like I said...PRETTY BIG DEAL :)  Just joking.

This weekend I had another VIP experience.  While drifting through Pottery Barn (after making an F21 return from an online order) I was approached by a salesgirl who offered me up an Ivory Queen Sheet set, in Organic 400 Count cotton (retail $189) for a whopping $29!!  Why!?  They had just pulled them off of a model bed and couldn't repackage them.  She knowing my sweet face from my weekly mall ventures knew I was a sucker for a good deal, and offered them right up to me.   There was also a major bath towel score on this trip, but I don't want to overload you with my awesome.    Major, major PB score. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kate Spade

Check out my new hot pink Kate Spade travelers wallet.  It is huge, bright pink, and I absolutely adore it.  Thank you K!  Love him :)  

Friday, June 1, 2012

Adventures in Denver...Take II

Something I love to do when preparing to travel, is to watch the discount sites (groupon, livingsocial, amazon local deals, travelzoo, etc) for fun activities to do while in a new city.  I just so happen to find an amazing deal for my trip to Denver.  For $29 my friend and I got 2 desserts and 4 handcrafted cocktails at a highly rated downtown establishment named Crave.  Crave is a dessert bar...which the name says it all...desserts & bar.   The downtown scene in Denver very much resembles our 'pearl district' here in Portland, OR.  Crave is nestled in the downtown area, surrounded by lots of happening spots. 

For our drinks we opted for the 'Sunset at the Spire' - Lamberti prosecco, lavender, lillet blanc, with a blackberry ice cube.  It was DEVINE.  For dessert we ordered the banana bread pudding with caramel rum sauce & passion fruit souffle.  Both were amazing.  We lingered over dessert and drinks, enjoying the outdoor patio, which is rare for us Portlanders.  We got the FULL value out of that $29 voucher!!

One side effect of all the drinks and mile high barometric pressure...swollen ankles and feeling hungover, without the buzz.  I woke up on my last day there feeling run down and awful.   I guess I am not cut out for that kind of altitude.