July 14, 2014

Shopping with the Brothers

I mentioned the other day that Drew and Jonathan Scott AKA The Property Brothers were making an appearance at the grand opening of World Market in Livingston, NJ.  Well, my kids and I managed to get ourselves out of the house in time Saturday morning to attend the event!  Yay!


The first 200 people who donated 5 non-perishable food items were given a ticket with a number to stand in line.  We were number 161.  After the first 200 people, they gave out sticky notes with numbers for all the extras.  Those people were not guaranteed to get in but it looked like the store was going to make an effort to accommodate everyone.


We had some time to shop before the line outside formed.  I was so excited to see all the merchandise in person since I have only shopped online previously.  The place was obviously packed with fans of the Property Brothers but people were also buying.  Since my boys were with me, I only had a chance to pick up one little lamp.  They were getting a bit impatient with the whole shopping scene.  But they were very excited to meet the Property Brothers!  Both of my kids watch their shows with me and since my 10 year old would like to be an architect someday, he was looking forward to chatting with Jonathan and Drew!

But before meeting them, we had to stand in line in the sweltering sun...


Luckily, a bunch of pretty umbrellas provided some sun coverage but it was very hot and humid that day!  World Market did a great job of keeping everyone hydrated with dispensers of water, lemon water and cucumber water.  We stood near a friendly crowd of people and everyone was excited to see the Brothers.  The line moved at 25 people at a time so overall the wait wasn't too dreadful.

But we were thrilled to finally get inside the air conditioned store!  And from that point on, the line moved pretty fast.


Jonathan and Drew were as dynamic in person as you would imagine....and tall, very tall!


They actually took a moment to chat with everyone.


Yeah, I know - I don't normally post pictures of my kids but I wanted to share their excitement with you.  Actually, those two kids aren't even my boys.  I just grabbed them from the crowd for the picture....

It was a thrilling day for everyone!

Do you have a World Market in your area?
Are you a fan of the Property Brothers?

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11 comments:

  1. How fun, I love the pic of you guys. Sounds like a fun time.

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  2. You are all so good-looking! Lucky you Shelley!

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  3. how fun! i love world market. one of my fav stores when i do shop. i love those brothers too. your guys are pretty good to withstand the long lines ,heat and shopping. i would not even think to take mine.

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  4. You are just so lucky! My daughter and I are big fans of The Property Brothers. They seem so sweet and endearing.

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  5. That is so cool! You got great pictures. Next time I am visiting my mom I will have to take a detour to check out an actual World Market store. I also have ordered online from them.

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  6. So fun - love the smiles on your boys' faces. And damn - those Property Brothers sure are tall!!

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  7. What a fun thing to do! That's a cute photo of all of you to remember the day!

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  8. Such a cute pic, Shelley! Their show is one of my favorites to watch at the gym -- those "tall" boys make my treadmill-time go by much faster!

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  9. I love World Market; we have one nearby and it's such a great place to get eclectic, inexpensive things! The Property Brothers are so fun! I enjoy their show and think it's so neat your sons got to meet them! :)

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  10. So happy to finally have one in our area! And it was such a great time to see the brother...I absolutely adore them!!

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  11. Love the brothers & world market! Will have to look up where this one is located! Vicki

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