Last week I was invited to a CT blogger event at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Canton, CT. I had to say yes especially because I used to work in those shoppes back when I was 18! It really brought back some memories.
The Shoppes invited us to come and spend the day shopping with great deals! Perfect timing for Christmas shopping. It is SUCH a great place to get your shopping done because it’s not overly crowded like the mall, but still has everything you need.
For the food lover in your life, try out Sur La Table and O’Live A Little Speciality Gourmet. Both are great places for gifts and Sur La Table even done cooking classes which would be super fun for date night! Make sure you stop by NoRa’s Cupcakes, because you won’t regret it.
For the fashion lover in your life, there are countless clothing stores including J. Crew, Francesca’s, Kohls, and many many more. The deals going on in the shoppes are so great especially when you’re spending so much money on gifts. This way you can get something for yourself. 😉
My top recommendation is stopping into Sephora because they have gifts already put together for you! Guys who don’t know what to get your ladies, just walk in and the employees will do the work. The knowledge inside that building is amazing and makes shopping a LOT easier. After your shopping, head down to Feng for lunch/dinner. You HAVE to try their spicy edamame. My sister and I love it so much we usually get some to go, haha.
Thank you so everyone at the Shoppes for inviting me to shop! And thank you to all of the stores who put together an amazing goodie bag for me, I feel so special. 🙂 I’m so happy I got to meet some new faces and see some familiar ones. I spent a lot of the time shopping with one of my favorite CT bloggers Pam!
Check out her blog at http://sincerelypamela.com . She is perfect for all of you mom’s and fashionistas out there!
Here is some more info on the Shoppes at Farmington Valley:
Give-a-Gift, Get-a-Gift: Thursday, December 14, from 5-7 pm. Sponsored by 96.5 TIC – receive a $25 gift card when you donate a toy to Gary Craig’s “We are the Children” (while supplies last).
Cold Nights, Hot Cocoa: Thursday from 4-6 pm, launching November 30th. FREE Barnes & Noble hot cocoa in the Lowell Court between American Eagle and the Green Tangerine.
Winterfest: Saturday, December 9th. Stock the cruiser toy and food drive to benefit Gifts for Canton from 10 am – 6 pm. Ice sculpture demonstrations starting at noon, Victorian carolers, and an ugly sweater stroll!
Victorian Carolers on the following dates and times: Black Friday: noon-4pm, December 2nd and 3rd: noon-4pm, December 9th and 10th: noon-4pm, December 16th: 8am-4pm, December 17th: Noon-8pm, December 23rd: Noon – 4pm
Breakfast with Santa at Dish N’ Dat: Saturday December 16th, and dinner with Santa on Sunday, December 17th. Call 860 693 4927 for reservations.
About The Shoppes at Farmington Valley: The Shoppes is an open-air shopping destination with a fun and lively atmosphere, offering more than 45 specialty stores and unique eateries. Creating a shopping experience unlike any other, with lush landscaping, winding sidewalks & live events, The Shoppes strive to craft a special place for their valued customers. The Shoppes are located at 110 Albany Turnpike in Canton, CT. For more information & a store directory visit https://www.theshoppesatfarmingtonvalley.com.