After my little roadtrip to Spokane this weekend I have once again reaffirmed my belief that there is some sort of conspiracy going on so that Canada is not allowed to have cool stores anymore. I am talking about the likes of Target (sorry, Zeller's just doesn't compare), Bath & Bodyworks (The Bodyshop in Canada? not so much) and of course the amazing Urban Outfitters and beautiful Anthropologie.
Of course there are some Canadian stores that I love, but they are mostly small, locally-owned shops - and they are few and far between! More and more I am finding myself shopping online (hello Etsy! thank goodness for you!) but once in a while I do like to go out shopping for an afternoon, grab a coffee or little lunch a long the way, maybe bring a friend along for second-opinions, etc... it's just not as fun to do anymore (unless you like to come home empty-handed, which isn't always a bad thing, for the bank account, I guess)!
Anyways, I can't really afford to do any shopping right now, but it's always nice to at least have the option, when you want it :)
This weekend in Washington I did shop a little, but mostly for gifts and groceries... well, when I say "groceries" I mean essentials like gum, candy & chocolate... but don't get me started on the Canadian options for that grocery aisle.