When my friend Cindy and I planned a little excursion to Buffalo, the closest U.S. city to Toronto, we had our destination firmly in mind: Walden Galleria. We had heard from friends that it was a great mall with a lot of stores and restaurants we do not yet have in Canada. We started with lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, a really delicious restaurant that is as American as it gets.
We wanted to visit the new Anthropologie store that opened there a few months ago, as well as the new Free People store (a division of the Anthropologie brand that skews a bit younger than Anthropologie's demographic) and, of course, Macy's! Since we took the bus and did not have a vehicle with us, we could not overdo it with our spending. Without a trunk to stow our merchandise in, we had to carry it all by hand. This was wise, because, believe me, we were tempted to break the bank! I had a budget of $250, not including meals. I went slightly over, but that's okay. More than half was spent on clothing (I'm a sucker for J. Crew) and the rest was spent at Macy's. Speficially, on Martha at Macy's. I got a couple of the things on my list, which I blogged about a couple of days ago. (See the following post.) You can see my latest Marthaware, below.
I got this set of five ceramic mixing bowls from the Martha Stewart Collection. I think they are so beautiful and modern. I love the pops of colour and they are very heavy, sturdy and well made.
I also got sets of Martha Stewart Collection measuring cups and measuring spoons. They are really heavy (a sign of good quality) and have comfortable handles. Not shown is a novelty item I could not pass up: a child's wooden rolling pin with the Martha Stewart logo around the side. I'm saving it for posterity. (It didn't photograph well.)