Kate Spade Necklace; The Bay / Urban Decay Naked3; Sephora / Essie Nail Polish; Shoppers Drugmart /Throw Pillow; Chapters / Herbivore Botanicals Clay Soap; Chapters / Tokyo Darling Fragrance; Aeropostale / Champagne Toast 3-wick Candle; Bath & Bodyworks / Wildflower by Drew Barrymore; Chapters / Ceramic Tumbler; Starbucks / Statement Necklace; Reitman’s / Jacket Earrings; H&M / PJ Gift Set; Victoria’s Secret / Plaid Scarf; Call It Spring / Chocolate Gift Box; Purdys / Mac Lipstick in Russian Red; Mac Cosmetics in The Bay
A while ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Oshawa Centre’s Snowy Valley and holiday nook to check out all things festive at the OC! It’s no secret that I love to shop, and the OC has always been one of my favourite places to go around town – it’s nice and close and has so many great stores.
I personally was a big fan of the Holiday Nook – a little seating area where you can relax and rest your feet while sipping on some hot chocolate and watching some Christmas programming! I thought it was a really cute idea, and I know my feet were happy it was there. They are also offering a complimentary valet parking service on select days!
The OC has partnered with the Toronto Zoo for their holiday display this year (which, might I add, is GORGEOUS) in order to help educate and build awareness about climate change and how it is affecting our environment. The Snowy Valley is collecting donations and has a bunch of educational and interactive activities. You can read more about the initiative and what’s going on at the Snowy Valley here. (Pssst, there’s also a fun contest with these guys!)
A couple of years ago, the OC announced a huge renovation which will ultimately end in the addition of 60 new stores in the spring of 2016. Some amazing new stores have already opened up and I can’t wait to see what else is in store! Saje just opened up last month, so I was extra excited to get a chance to visit it. Some of the other newer stores include Aritzia, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, a Macaron booth and Pandora.
Above are some of my top picks of some of the items I saw around the mall in what I’m calling my OC Holiday Gift Guide! Whether you’re shopping for somebody else or are treating yourself, the OC has some great stuff for everyone! And guess what – since it is the season of giving after all, the OC has kindly given me a $100 gift card for a giveaway! All you have to do to enter is let me know how you would spend the gift card. (PS – how cute is that polar bear loofa from Bath & Bodyworks?!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
To enter, let me know in the comments how you would spend the gift card and register your entry in the box above! Super easy right? You can even earn 2 extra bonus entries by tweeting about the giveaway. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck everyone!
*Contest open to all residents of Canada. Please note, that while this post has been done in collaboration with the Oshawa Centre that all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. If you are interested in collaborating with me feel free to contact me.