there is a plethora of variations on the friday alliteration idea: five for friday, fun facts friday, fit bit friday, friday features, friday fings, f’d up friday [ok, i made that one up, but it'd be workable, no?!]…i’ve decided to go with friday fotos [cutesy spelling and all] because i want to share the shopping trip that mom and i enjoyed on wednesday!
way back in the spring, mom and i decided to set aside a day in august when we could zoom down the 401 to mississauga and spend a day shopping at square one:
first stop of the day: coffee and a chance to make our plan of attack:
top of my list: lululemon!! we decided to skip stores available in k-w, too.
mom has the patience of a saint: we were in lululemon for almost an hour, and i tried on item after item…with great success!! i am now well lulu’d…for the next while!
[sidenote: i was all set to have mom snap a pic of me clutching 27 hangers of clothing when a sales associate gently admonished that no photo taking is allowed...pourquoi pas?? i am not about to sew up lulu knock-offs!].
then we discovered a new-to-us store:
would you believe that after visiting only two stores, it was lunch time:
next up: melanie lyne which was mom’s #1 pick for the day:
cognizant of the time of day and impending rush hour traffic, we shortly thereafter left square one to go across the street to…
i compared this mississauga whole foods to the one i visited in sarasota florida, july 2010, and regaled mom with a few of my memories! this mississauga location is huge, bright, very clean, has TONS of product…but the sarasota wf definitely had better salad and hot buffet bars.
we will never, ever learn: once again, we neglected to pick up a basket, so after twenty minutes of wandering the aisles, mom looked like this…
…and we were giggling pretty hard! we also had to laugh because for all those hours spent at square one, we covered very little ground…ah well, quality over quantity was the theme of this day.
oh – i got some mint-scented shampoo, too:
love that scent!
our return trip to waterloo was also a breeze. it was so fun to travel to an out-of-town mall and spend the day with mom.
what’s your favourite mall? international plaza in tampa was amazing! wish i could have shown it to mom during my vacation. yorkdale mall (in toronto) has a great rep, we just didn’t want to face more time on the 401 to get there.