I am so excited to tell you about my recent trip to Aurora, Colorado to attend a creative retreat hosted by and in honor of my friend, Laura Kelly Walters. Laura is a truly brilliant, kind and caring person – and she is featured in the Where Women Create Magazine this month! Her retreat included a shopping trip to the Southlands Shopping Center in Aurora. Here are a few of the awesome places that hosted our group:
COST PLUS WORLD MARKET STORE
Many thanks to Barnes & Noble for the fun reception with Starbucks drinks and yummy desserts – in honor of Laura’s feature in the Where Women Create magazine. I was super excited to find these 2 books – one is for me, one is a Christmas Gift!
We enjoyed a really delicious dinner and craft beer too – at Bad Daddy’s Burgers! I was excited that you could create your own burger and name it too. I named mine the “Mothership” and made it with grilled mushrooms – it was tasty!
We headed up to Hallmark after dinner and got to really enjoy the mall decorations for the holidays and the awesome firepit too! The colorful adirondack chairs were super cute. Even though it was a chilly night, the outside was just really fun to explore. At Hallmark I found these really cool note cards:
Along with our awesome trip, we got more fun goodies from SAVORY SPICE SHOP (a $10 gift card) and delightful treats from NOTHING BUNDT CAKES. I added a cherry to my cake using the cherries that we had at the house from CherryMan, one of the awesome retreat sponsors.
Our shopping trip at Southlands Shopping Center was basically amazing! I can’t wait to go back and check out other stores and get a cupcake and/or froyo. I also (during my last trip to Aurora) have been to Michaels and Office Max and the customer service at both stores was great! Laura and her husband Ryp, also took me out to Noodle’s & Co. when I arrived for the retreat – it was delicious, a great serving size and low in calorie too.
For my Riverside crafters – this shopping plaza is like having Riverside Plaza AND the Day Street Shopping Center all together. It’s a great shopping destination!
A very special thank you to the marketing representatives and host stores: Southlands Shopping Center, Cost Plus World Market, Barnes & Noble, Bad Daddy’s Burgers, Hallmark, Savory Spice Shop and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Southland Shopping Center is located at 6155 S. Main Street, Aurora, Colorado 80016.