Have I told you how I will avoid a mall at ALL costs? I’ve never understood the whole “window shopping” thing. I must have gotten weird DNA. I think it’s a combination of the loud music in every store and crowds, but I would rather do just about anything else. I miss the old days, when each store stood on its own.
Eaton’s Canada 1869 – 1999 (Photo: Public Domain via Wikipedia)
So when I found myself in the Biggest Mall in North America this week, I thought it might be Blog worthy. There’s so much to do when visiting Edmonton. Yet many tourists will head to this shopping mecca or better yet, just stay at the on site Hotel. West Edmonton Mall, or WEM as we call it, is beyond huge. They hold records for:
- The worlds largest indoor lake
- The worlds largest indoor amusement park
- The worlds largest indoor wave pool
- The worlds largest indoor bungee tower
There are a mind-boggling 800 stores. Listen, if you can’t find it here, they probably don’t make it. Over 30 million people visit every year. If you’re really insane, you can join a good majority of them here on Boxing Day. When Brad Pitt was in town filming, he and Angie even took a side trip to WEM. No need to worry about paparazzi in Edmonton, LOL.
It actually is the size of about 48 city blocks. The map alone, blow’s my mind.
So what now brings me to the dark side? What could be so irresistible that I would venture through the threshold of despair? Am I being to dramatic?
Pottery Barn has only 6 stores in Canada and three of them are in Toronto. They only just opened at West Edmonton Mall last weekend. I have always been a big fan of their style and just had to check it out.
Their vignettes for fall and Halloween were gorgeous. Check out this bat!
I really fancy their office furniture and accessories. What I wouldn’t do for this little number. Check out the swivel wicker chair, how divine. Wouldn’t Ms E .L. James be happy to write her next salty diddy sitting here? I definitely think so.
Maybe I’d take a wee break in this plush grey winged beauty to read it, hehe.
I was really hoping all their Christmas decor would be out, but when I talked to a sales associate, she said ‘come back next week’. Bummer, but she directed me over to this tasty preview. I was a little mesmerized by all the sparkle, I just love the Holidays!
As much as I reject the idea of going back to the mall, I love decorating for the Holidays more. I really hadn’t planned to return so soon, but I might just have to bite the bullet.