This last weekend we spent our time shopping and having a great family day at Northgate Mall, one of the many Simon malls around the US. When we arrived there was a fire truck parked outside and that made the kids’ day right there. The firemen were just going in for some coffee but when they came out and saw the kids, they gave them official Fireman badges (you know stickers). Oh the kids were enamored.
Then we set out to do our shopping. But first, I had to go get a coffee so we all had a special treat at Starbucks just inside the food court. From Pumpkin Lattes, Apple Ciders, to Chi Tea Latte’s there are many options for all ages.
Halloween was all over the mall, and one of my favorites was of course the chocolaty options: See’s Candies had plenty of trick or treat options inside their store. And the best thing about See’s Candies is that you can go in for a free samples. YUM!
Taking in the seasons is a full sensory trip for us. We had to taste the flavors, smell the flavors and feel the flavors. So check one for the coffee. Check two took us into Bath and Body works where we had to smell and try everything. We ended up buying a trick or treat bag for 10.00. These bags have a large assortment of products in them, making it quite a bang for your buck.
We found costumes for the kids. Miles is going to be a dragon, and Zoe is going to be a bumblebee. The dragon costume we found at Gymboree, and the bumble bee we found at Crazy 8, later we found out both stores are owned by the same parent company. I love Crazy 8 because it looks just like Gymboree but at a priced comparable to The Children’s Place.
We spent so much time at Northgate mall on Saturday that we had to get lunch at Red Robin.
Northgate Mall has quite a few options for lunch with the food court and restaurant chains inside the mall. After we finished our lunch we went to the Toys R Us, that is a part of Northgate Mall and participated in the Cars 2 Lego Event in honor of Cars 2 coming out on DVD and Blu-ray 3D November 1, 2011.
This is of course our Northgate Mall Shopping Haul video you have to check it out.
This was all thanks to Northgate Mall, I received a gift card from them to facilitate our shopping experience. "These posts do not necessarily represent Simon Property Group’s positions, strategies or opinions"