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Shopping in South Florida

The City of Weston, Florida

While I love visiting and shopping in New York City, I also love shopping in South Florida, from Palm Beach Gardens all the way down to Miami.

I was in New York in February, and I’ve been down to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale at least two, if not three times since then. Frankly, it’s easier to get around in Florida (since I can drive my own car and not have to rely on the Subways and walking to get around) and the shopping finds are much better down here.

My Luxe Purses company has been having Handbag Flash Sales every two weeks on Beyond the Rack, so I have to constantly be purchasing new purses to put into our sales. So, I don’t need a better excuse than that, to hit the road and drive South!

Every time I head South, I usually end up staying in the gorgeous City of Weston. It is only five miles away from one of the largest outlet Malls but it has this wonderful, planned community feel to it, that just makes you feel welcome. Friends of ours used to live in Weston which is how we first came to visit here.

The thought has actually crossed my mind lately about moving down to South Florida. I travel down here so often, I might as well own a house here, as I would also save on time and gas money. I travel so much that I have been half-kidding Kevin, that I need to have a “driver” to get me around! (Trust me, I wouldn’t turn one down!)

For people traveling to the South Florida area, book your stay in the Weston area. You won’t regret it.

Thanksgiving Shopping at Sawgrass Mills

Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall

If it’s Thanksgiving, that means shopping to me, at Sawgrass Mills, in Sunrise, FL.

I have spent the past two Thanksgivings, shopping the sales at Sawgrass, from midnight on Thanksgiving night through morning, the following day.

I have found incredible deals the past two years so I was excited to see what I would find this year.

The stores even opened earlier this year…some at 9:00 pm and others at 10:00 pm, on Thanksgiving night.

I caught a shuttle, from my hotel across the street, and started shopping at 11:15 pm.

I was done by 1:15 am, with only one handbag to show for my time.

The sales were horrible and there was nothing to choose from. I was so disappointed, because I’ve never had a bad shopping trip from this area. I usually come home with my car so packed with handbags that I couldn’t fit one more in. (These are all for my “other” business, Luxe Purses, where I resell luxury handbags.)

Since the sales were so disappointing, I had Kevin come pick me up and we went to get something to eat and called it a night.

The next day wasn’t much better although I think we found something to buy.

We left on Saturday, to head back home, but I wanted to hit the outlets one more time…I’m glad we did because we found some great last minute deals!