I can't conceal my excitement!!! A few months ago when shopping at one of my usual haunts- Shoppers World in Framingham, MA and I noticed a precious little sign in an empty store window: "Cost Plus World Market Opening This Fall" Like any good DIY/design blogger, I totally had a geek-out moment. You see, I've only been to a Cost Plus World Market once, years ago, while on vacation in Florida. The entirety of New England has sadly been World Market free.... until now! Would you like to join me in a happy dance?
First thing first for my dear New Englanders or any other silly people who may not know World Market- what is it?? It's kind of like HomeGoods meets Pier1 meets a specialty beer and wine store all wrapped up into a global bazaar vibe. Basically if you live in an apartment, condo, or house, or you eat food or drink wine or beer, there's probably something stylish or tasty here for you.
Oh the chairs! I remember at my first World Market experience, I was trying to figure out how to smuggle chairs onto the plane home. I resisted then, but with the new store under 10 minutes from my house, I may need a new house just to store all the chairs I want to buy. #chairhoarder Don't say I didn't warn you, Hubby!
The beer and wine section is a dangerous game changer- it means I can bring Hubby shopping with me and drop him off in this side of the store while I buy all the home items. Successful shopping trip for all!
I'm already working on my shopping list for Thursday since buying one of everything is probably not feasible. probably. Well, at least not all in one trip...
Ready for all the juicy grand opening details??
Cost Plus World Market Shoppers World 1 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01701
Thursday, October 1: Ribbon cutting and Grand Opening at 9am. The first 100 customers in the door will get a $10 gift card!
The excitement continues all the way until Sunday, October 4th with daily raffle drawings (including 2 $250 gift cards each day), free tote bags daily for the first 100 customers in the door, and free tastings and live entertainment 4-7 on Thursday and Friday and 1-4 on Saturday.
Sunday is another very exciting day- especially for HGTV fans. I mean who doesn't want to meet the Property Brothers?? Jonathan and Drew Scott will be special guests from 1-3 and a meet and greet will be open to the first 200 customers who bring 5 non-perishable, non-glass food items for HOPE Worldwide Framingham Food Pantry.
On top of all the rest of this goodness, you can get TRIPLE credits for joining World Market Explorer Rewards Program and up to 20% off your purchase? Click here for the coupon.
If you couldn't gather already, there's a veeeery good possibility that World Market might become my new happy place. I may start hosting dinner parties and redecorating (more) just so I have an excuse to spend all my money.
disclosure: this post was sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but all giddy dorkiness and opinions are 100% my own