Recently, I mentioned 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 for an exciting day meeting The Property Brothers!
Grand Opening of World Market:
For this event, 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.
Before the line formed outside, we had some time to shop. Since this store was our first World Market in the area, I was so excited to see all the merchandise in person. 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. I couldn’t push my luck though. At their ages, they were getting a bit impatient with the whole shopping scene.
Maybe they weren’t thrilled about shopping, but they were very excited to meet the Property Brothers! Both of my kids watch their shows with me all the time. Since my 10 year old might want to be an architect someday, he was looking forward to chatting with Jonathan and Drew!
Waiting in Line to Meet the Property Brothers:
But before meeting them, we had to stand in line in the sweltering sun…
Luckily, the store set up a bunch of pretty umbrellas which provided some sun coverage. Good thing because 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. During our time in line, we stood near a friendly crowd of people and everyone was excited to see the Brothers. Thankfully, 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.
Meeting the Property Brothers in Person:
Jonathan and Drew were as dynamic in person as you would imagine….and tall, very tall!
They actually made a point to chat with everyone. It was very sweet how they took the time to make my boys feel special.
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….lol.
Let me tell you, it was a thrilling day for everyone at the grand opening of World Market! As nice as the store was, the best part was definitely meeting the Property Brothers!
Do you have a World Market in your area?
Are you a fan of the Property Brothers?