When people ask me what my favourite part about being a blogger is, I often tell them that I love (and am floored) that I’m invited to sneak peeks and unveilings of some fabulous launches and events in an effort to share it with my readers. The unveiling of the new Holt Renfrew at Square One was no exception.
Being a suburb girl, I can’t explain to you how a monumental opening like this changes things. Charlotte Tilbury makeup runs used to take me three hours round trip into the city between driving, parking and don’t get me started on the shopping. Those Valentino pumps you wanted to snag? Definitely not something you can pop into a store nearby to grab ;). But thanks to this new store opening, brands like Valentino, Gucci and Stella McCartney are within a quick drive for all us suburbanites living west of the city.
Designer offerings aside, what’s even more fabulous is the luxury services available; I’m talking manis at the HR Nail Bar, expert skincare and makeup tips at the HR Beauty Lab and craftsmanship options from the Leather Artisan, Master Tailor and more!
Adam and I had the privilege of attending the sneak peek party in late July which included a full blown fashion show showcasing brands like Needle & Thread, Red Valentino and more. We sipped champagne, got familiar with the Concierge and I booked a follow up manicure at the HR Nail Bar.
When I returned a few weeks later, all the promises of service rang true. I was treated to a luxury manicure and the option to choose a Chanel Beauty shade of choice (a feature brand for the month of August?). The pink chairs, crystal table lamps and overall indulgent atmosphere made for a fun evening out. I also loved the tips and product recommendations I was able to receive such as which cuticle oil is best for my skin and go-to shades for fall from brands like Chanel Beauty, Tom Ford, Deborah Lippman and Dior.
While I love my trips to the city, I’m so thrilled that luxury is now within a 15 minute drive from home and is truly an unforgettable experience whether you’re searching for your next party dress, killer shoes or booking a personal shopping appointment. Be sure to check it out!