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Holiday Shopping in Downtown Burlington

Holiday Shopping in Burlington

Holiday shopping has never been easier when you take a trip to downtown Burlington. Brant Street and the surrounding streets host lovely shoppes with unique items. These items range from outdoor to beautiful jewellery. Let’s go on an adventure downtown Burlington and see what shopping we can accomplish today. First up is Joelle’s, a gorgeous women’s clothing store.

Joelle’s

Address: 475 Brant Street

Open: Monday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm, Thursday & Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm

About Joelle’s: A locally owned women’s clothing store, Joelle’s has been offering fantastic clothing and accessories since 1996. The store is family friendly offering a supply of maternity and nursing clothing. Joelle made sure that the store had stroller access. And in recent years Jeff’s Guyshop opened up at the back of the store offering men fashions.

Jeff’s Guyshop

Address: 427 Brant Street

Open: Monday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm, Thursday & Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm

About Jeff’s Guyshop: Jeff’s offers a great selection of mens clothing in a family friendly atmosphere. You can also find great accessories as well. This is a great place to find the perfect gift for Christmas this year. Jeff’s Guyshop was established in 2002 when Jeff’s wife Joelle (that’s right!) had a selection of men’s clothing in Joelle’s. Eventually becoming it’s own shop at the back of Joelle’s “offering moderately priced, high quality, well branded, sensible style.”

Downtown Burlington offers so many great options when it comes to shopping for the holidays and anytime of year. Down the street from Jeff’s and Joelle’s is Centro Garden. A unique experience that is one you’ll not forget, from outdoor to indoor this shop has it all.

Centro Garden

Address: 437 Brant Street

Open: Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm and open until 8pm on Fridays

About Centro Garden: Centro offers a mix of indoor and outdoor decor and accessories. “A living design and style store that brings the real to life.” You’ll find lots of local artisan work and “plant centric” culture. Centro is a group of local individuals that are excited about design, art, style, gardens and “all things green.”

This is a place where you can buy some beautiful soaps, a lovely plant, a candle or two, maybe a scarf and then some gorgeous jewellery. But maybe you have someone on your list that had a love of books. A Different Drummer is a wonderful place to find the perfect books for that book lover in your life.

A Different Drummer Books

Address: 573 Locust Street

Open: Monday – Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 1pm – 4pm

About A Different Drummer Books: Established 45 years ago, A Different Drummer Books is independently owned and has been a staple in the Downtown Burlington shopping experience. This is a quant shoppe that gives you a personal and welcoming atmosphere.

Here you’ll find books of all topics with a staff that is happy to help you find the perfect gift and maybe a book for yourself. If you love the unique experience of the stores and shoppes mentioned above then you’ll be thrilled to check out The Little Popup Shoppe for your holiday shopping. This is a very special addition to the Village Square.

The Little Popup Shoppe

Address: 2045 Pine Street (in The Village Square behind Tamp Coffee)

Open: Tuesday – Sundays (or by chance)

About The Little Popup Shoppe: Talk about unique experience, The Little Popup Shoppe is a completely different kind of store compared to everything on this list. In that this shoppe has a rotating inventory every month. Meaning you can visit every month and find new and exciting items to buy or dream about.

The best part of visiting this shoppe is seeing what new and wonderful items they have that range from clothing to accessories to art. it’s so special to support local stores downtown Burlington because supporting local businesses helps support Burlington local economy and what a great feeling.

Contact Lori Today

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of our wonderful shops and local businesses in Downtown Burlington. And there are so many more places, I couldn’t list them all in this blog. We have to mention Kelly’s Bake Shop quickly right now because after all that walking around you might need a cupcake. If you love Burlington as much as I do and have been thinking about moving here contact me a call today and I know I can find you the home of your dreams.

Hello November

Burlington’s November Events

November Events

There are a lot of great November events in Burlington. We chose a few that sounds like fun for you and the whole family. Fall is such a wonderful time of year and as we enter November we edge closer to the holiday season. Today I chose some events that are holiday themed. Let me know what event’s this month you’re looking forward to.

Tea Festival

When: November 9th, 10am – 4pm

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West

About the Tea Festival: November events wouldn’t be right without a festival with teas to warm you up. Check out the Tea Festival and try teas from around the world. There will also be live entertainment and a traditional tea ceremony, plus venders with lots of gift ideas for Christmas.

Aldershot Village Tree Lighting

When: November 16th, 3pm – 6pm

Where: Sun Country Plaza, 355 Plains Rd East

About the Aldershot Village Tree Lighting: This is an annual event that’s fun for the whole family. You’re also encourage to bring non perishable food for the HRPS Cram A Cruiser Food Drive in support of the Compassion Society. There will also be a children’s choir, performance by The James Farris Band and horse drawn carriage rides. And of course there will be vendors so you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

Fest-of-Ales

When: November 28th, 6pm – 11pm

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West

About the Fest-of-Ales: This is a 19+ event so make sure you have your ID’s for this one. Tickets for this event range from $10-$35. You’ll be celebrating Ontario’s independent craft breweries at the 5th annual Fest-of-Ales. The craft beer fest takes place over 2 nights, November 28th and 29th. Event goers will receive a mug and 6 drink tickets. And you can try some of the food from various food vendors and there will be a cash bar.

Holiday Craft Market

When: November 29th and 30th, Saturday 6pm – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Where: Ron Joyce Centre, 4350 South Service Rd

About the Holiday Craft Market: At the Holiday Craft Market you’ll listen to live music while you search for unique gifts. You can also enjoy food and drinks while you wander around and take in the different vendors. There will be 60 makers, artists and small business owners from Halton, Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara.

Contact Lori Today

There are so many events, this was just a small sample of them that I thought you might enjoy. And I welcome you to contact me if you’ve been thinking about finding your dream home. I love helping people find the right fit and I know I can do that for you too. What events this November do you think you’ll try?

Autumnal Landscape

Getting Your Home Ready For Fall

Fall 2019 Has Arrived

Getting your home ready for fall is important. It’s time to talk about fall maintenance. There can be a lot to consider, such as maintenance and cleaning both inside and outside of your home. And it’s important to do every year in preparation for fall and winter. Let’s get ready for fall.

Cut The Lawn

This one is simple and you’ll probably have to cut your lawn many times throughout the fall. You want to make sure that you’re ready for the leaves. Keeping your lawn cut and clean of leaves will make sure that when the snow comes you won’t be rushing to get the leaves cleared. Let’s now go inside your home and clean that oven.

Clean Your Oven

This should be done at least once a year and fall is a good time as any. People talk about spring cleaning all the time, let’s also talk about fall cleaning. The winter and fall bring lots of holidays, so having your oven clean means you’ll be ready to cook lots of wonderful meals. And it might also be time to have your fireplace professionally cleaned so you’re ready for those cozy nights.

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Fall

If you have a fireplace you know the importance of making sure its in working order and that means cleaning. You can hire a professional to come and make sure that if there is any maintenance to be done. Then you can have lots of nights by the fire all fall and winter, worry free. Something else to consider getting cleaned would be your Eavestroughs. Though you might want to wait until after all the leaves have fallen.

Clearing Your Eavestroughs

This is good to do during the fall, after the fall and mid fall. You should never neglect your Eavestroughs. Because regular maintenance is important. You don’t want to have a situation where you’re troughs are badly clogged. There are many professionals that will be able to provide this service if you’re not experienced in this area. And now you’re ready for fall. And if you’re thinking it might be time to sell your home, contact me today.

Contact Lori Today

I love helping people find their dream home and that’s something I can do for you. Contact me today and let’s start the journey together, you can reach me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing your wish list and fall maintenance tips, how do you get your home ready for fall?