The neighbourhoods of Vancouver are as vast and diverse as the city’s landscape. One of my own personal favourites has always been the historic area called Gastown. Known for its famous Steam Clock, Gastown is the oldest neighbourhood in the city and is the picture-perfect collection of old buildings and cobblestone streets.
A few months ago I ran into the Shoppers Drug Mart across the street with just my debit card in hand to grab something (no recollection of what it was – I’m there so often) but this time was different. When I approached the cashier she kindly asked, as they always do…
“Do you have an Optimum card?”
“Not on me,” I stated in disappointment.
“Do you have your cellphone on you? I can just scan the app.”
I have a confession to make, one that is sure to make any hairstylist cringe.
It has been almost seven months since I have had my hair coloured and over a year (yikes!) since I have had it cut.
Needless to say, it was time. My ends were fried, my colour was brassy and my roots… well, let’s not even go there. But after my last disappointing experience, I was hesitant to let anyone touch my hair.
Last weekend, Plenty held their warehouse sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In spite of my brain-fog from Saturday night, I decided (with a little persuading from a friend) that I would make an appearance.
I prayed to the shopping gods that it wouldn’t be anything like the Aritzia Warehouse Sale – and my prayers were answered. No lines, friendly staff, well-organized and some great deals; what more could you ask for?
After six months of travelling, it won’t come as a surprise that I didn’t have the funds to go out and buy a work wardrobe for my new corporate gig. Therefore, over the past few weeks I have been taking a special interest in what I already have and how I can combine pieces into work appropriate outfits.