Highly Touted’s Big Day Downtown
I know. I know. I know. I haven’t been here very often. So imagine my surprise when I realized it was time once again for the Halifax Downtown Business Commission’s Big Day Downtown event. I had such a great time last year. I got my Converse Chuck Taylor’s, a Nathan MacKinnon numbered T-shirt and went to a Mooseheads’ game last year.
So this year when I heard I was going to be getting $100 bucks to spend at any downtown businesses, I was stoked and had an idea of what I wanted to do. But hold it! This year they put a twist on the event. Each blogger was going to be paired with another blogger and you would have to show off your downtown to your partner.
I got partnered with Katie Tower who blogs about lifestyle and design at katietower.ca. We have of a bit of different twist on things, but that might have made for a great match.I had immediately thought, “Sweet, I’m going to get me a Moosehead jersey!” But that would have blown my whole $100. Actually I still would have had to add another $30 for the jersey and $65 for name and number. I was originally going to get the jersey and do the name and number later, but after chatting with Katie, I realized that we each had a different experience to share.
I figured it would be great if I baptized Katie in the sports scene of Halifax. Cool thing is, I also got to add to what I started last year. I used my first purchase to get Katie the same MacKinnon shirt I got last, and I decided to compliment my shirt with a red Jonathan Drouin shirt.
We were off and shopping and trying to figure out how we can show each other something a little different. Katie had the next stop, but she seemed a little hesitant. Apparently her choice was going to be a little girly, and she wasn’t sure how Mr. Sports Blogger here would react to that. Well seeing as I had just taken her to Antlers and bought her a T-shirt, I figured it would only be fair.
So we headed down to J & R Grimsmo, a neat little boutique. Katie knows Jessy and Rachael, the ladies that opened the store about a year ago, and loved having some free money to hand over to them. She ended up walking away with come really funky socks and I think some other goodies. Me? I thought it was a great opportunity to show Mrs. Highly Touted that she’s still my top prospect despite being out on the town with a young girl. Jessy and Rachael had just the right thing for me: a pair of calla lily earrings.
So, I had a great time. I gave Katie a bit of an introduction to the sports world in Halifax and she showed me some great places of style and flare. This was a great Big Day Downtown and I hope that it spurs some others to get out to the wonderful businesses I tried.