28 days to go! If there's one thing I dislike about the rush of the holidays, it's the mall madness. Don't get me wrong -- I love me some quality shopping and I can certainly navigate around a mall, even in tough crowds. (I used to wake up super early on Boxing Day to sift through the mall rats, oh yes I did.) But add two kids to my load, a stroller and a little less patience, the thought of navigating the parking lot alone is overwhelming.
What would you say if I told you you could get free valet parking, coat and parcel check, access to a VIP lounge, free gift wrapping and refreshments the next time you go to the mall to do your holiday shopping? Sign me up, right!?
Well, if you're an RBC Avioner, you can jump for joy because this holiday season, you get all of these perks! Introducing the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique, a brand new addition to Yorkdale and Square One Malls in Toronto and Mississauga, respectively. Inside, RBC Avioners can take advantage of all the perks mentioned above PLUS soak in the luxury of a VIP Lounge, complete with movies AND a cafe with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water and treats. Plus, there's a live pianist tickling the ivories with holiday classics.
It's like taking the joy of shopping and the calm of a high end spa boutique and wrapping it all into one perfect gift.
After a long day of shopping, or even a short one, it feels really nice to take a pause in the lounge, enjoy a latte and a gingerbread cookie. And thank heavens for coat check! It makes life so much easier to shop sans parka. The Holiday Boutique is also stroller and wheelchair accessible, so if you're toting a large stroller like me, you're safe.
If you're not an RBC Avioner, you're still welcome to take advantage of the gift wrapping and coat/parcel check services, although there is a charge to do so. But if you do choose to use the Gift Wrapping service, all funds collected will be donated to charity. Pretty cool, huh? And if you're not an Avioner, but WANT to be, you can sign up for a card right in the Boutique. How's that for convenience?
The RBC Avioner Holiday Lounge is now open at Yorkdale and Square One and will stay open until December 31, 2014. (That means you can put your feet up on Boxing Day, too!) There is also a location in Coquitlam, BC and a mini boutique in Halifax, NS.
Happy Shopping! It certainly will be more enjoyable with the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at your disposal!
Disclosure: I am part of the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.