Yesterday, I was cordially invited to the grand opening of the new wing of the CF Rideau Centre by my good friend Kristina from KoutureKitten. As you may know, Ottawa is where I live but I have to admit that I haven’t been very fond of this mall in the past. You know those high school days, where all of your time was spent at the mall afterschool? I have been there, done that, and between you and I, I would rather travel further to go to a different mall. However, they have gone through some major renovations in the last few years, making this mall nothing but spectacular. Stores such as Bath and Body Works, Zara, Forever21, Aritzia and Nordstrom slowly changed my attitude and now, the addition of this 4-level wing blew my mind.
“Located in the heart of downtown, CF Rideau Centre is Ottawa’s leading shopping destination and home to the biggest names in fashion, beauty, dining, electronics and more…” And they are now even bigger. With this expansion, they now feature 21 new and exclusive stores such as H&M, NYX, Simons, Anthropologie just to name a few of my favourites. This is actually NYX 4th store in Canada, and I have never been this excited to give a mall all of my coins. Hey, I am a saver by default but don’t mind me if my bank account takes a beating in the next few months.
As the party went on, I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing blogger/Vloggers. I am always ecstatic to meet others who are likeminded and in the same “niche” as I am. Kristina, thank you so much for making me your plus-one.
Over 20 million people visit this mall yearly, and yes, I will be one of them.
Well done CF Rideau, well done.
(Photo Credit: @CFRideauCentre)