I mentioned the other day that Drew and Jonathan Scott AKA The Property Brothers were making an appearance at the grand opening of World Market in Livingston, NJ. Well, my kids and I managed to get ourselves out of the house in time Saturday morning to attend the event! Yay!
The first 200 people who donated 5 non-perishable food items were given a ticket with a number to stand in line. We were number 161. After the first 200 people, they gave out sticky notes with numbers for all the extras. Those people were not guaranteed to get in but it looked like the store was going to make an effort to accommodate everyone.
We had some time to shop before the line outside formed. I was so excited to see all the merchandise in person since I have only shopped online previously. The place was obviously packed with fans of the Property Brothers but people were also buying. Since my boys were with me, I only had a chance to pick up one little lamp. They were getting a bit impatient with the whole shopping scene. But they were very excited to meet the Property Brothers! Both of my kids watch their shows with me and since my 10 year old would like to be an architect someday, he was looking forward to chatting with Jonathan and Drew!
But before meeting them, we had to stand in line in the sweltering sun…
Luckily, a bunch of pretty umbrellas provided some sun coverage but it was very hot and humid that day! World Market did a great job of keeping everyone hydrated with dispensers of water, lemon water and cucumber water. We stood near a friendly crowd of people and everyone was excited to see the Brothers. The line moved at 25 people at a time so overall the wait wasn’t too dreadful.
But we were thrilled to finally get inside the air conditioned store! And from that point on, the line moved pretty fast.
Jonathan and Drew were as dynamic in person as you would imagine….and tall, very tall!
They actually took a moment to chat with everyone.
Yeah, I know – I don’t normally post pictures of my kids but I wanted to share their excitement with you. Actually, those two kids aren’t even my boys. I just grabbed them from the crowd for the picture….
It was a thrilling day for everyone!
Do you have a World Market in your area?
Are you a fan of the Property Brothers?