Archive for the category "shopping"

The Plaza in Kansas City

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first full day in town was mostly spent visiting with John’s grandma, who is the entire reason for our trip down to Kansas City. In the late afternoon we had some time to walk around the fancy-shmancy shopping district of KC called The Country Club Plaza. This is where you will find Saks, Coach, […]

Vancouver History: Robson is More than a Street

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“Robson” in Vancouver is synonymous with crowded sidewalks, tour buses, a block of stores that sell nothing but accessories, and a strip of restaurants with waitresses in little black skirts. However there is more history in this town than that when it comes down to the name. Jim Robson: Much more than simply a broadcast […]

Funds for Local Non-Profits from The Metropolis Express

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The last time I was at Metrotown it was to sit on Santa’s knee with Keira that also happened to be when first I noticed the little train carting young ones and their parents around the ground floor of the mall. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that the train provides more than mid-mall […]

Sapperton Days 2008

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: SqueakyMarmot on Flickr Sapperton Days are back again this year, celebrating a great little heritage neighbourhood in New Westminster. When: Saturday June 21st – Sidewalk Sale, 10am to 4pm and Sunday June 22nd – Street Festival, 11am to 4pm. Where: Between Braid & Sherbrooke Streets on East Columbia, New Westminster How to get […]

The (Lost) Art of Customer Service

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In this is the age of “do it yourself” with self-serve checkouts and the ability to purchase anything, anywhere, anytime from the comfort of our own living room with a computer, I actually really miss some nice in-person, good old fashioned customer service. When I worked in retail (Surrey Place Mall represent!) we had a […]