North by Northwest Warehouse Sale

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North by Northwest is having a huge warehouse sale in London beginning this weekend. There will be big discounts and savings on swimwear, shoes, sandals, jeans, outerwear and more. Everything will be at least 30-70% off! Top brands like Columbia, Hunter, New Balance, Buffalo, Ugg, Toms and so many more. You don’t want to miss this sale!

THE DETAILS

WHERE: Western Fair District, Progress Building

WHEN: The sale begins Friday, June 19 and runs until Sunday, June 28.

Friday, June 19th from 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 20th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 21st from 11:00am-6:00pm

Monday, June 22nd to
Friday, June 26th from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, June 27th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm

Compost Value Day

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Compost Value Day is this Saturday, May 2, from 8:00am to 2:00pm – if it lasts that long! 

WHAT IS IT?

Bring a 30L container and shovel to either of the Compost Value Day locations and fill it for only $3. If you don’t have a container, it is $4 for the same amount.

The compost is made from leaf and yard materials and is garden-ready.

Compost is full of great things for your garden and your lawn, improving soil quality and the health of your grass and plants. Mix it with your own compost, topsoil, or just put it directly on your garden.

WHERE?

Amway: 365 Exeter Road at White Oak Road

Masonville Place parking lot behind Nash Jewellers: Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond St. north

PROCEEDS from the Compost Sale go to:

London and Area Food Bank

Boys & Girls Club of London

Community Garden Project

Thames Region Ecological Project

London Composts

 

Toonie Swims

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Did you know that every month the City of London Aquatics offer a scheduled swim at each of their indoor pools for only a toonie? What a great deal! The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is in northeast London at 1045 Wonderland Street north, the South London Community Pool is in south London at 585 Bradley Ave, and the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre at 656 Elizabeth Street.

The dates and times vary each month and are announced in advance on Facebook, Twitter, and the City of London website.

January is almost over, but there is one last swim for this month TONIGHT at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre from 7:30pm to 9pm. Grab your suits and towels and get the weekend started with a splash!

Londonlicious

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Londonlicious is back! The winter edition is running from now until Sunday, February 8.

WHAT IS IT?

Londonlicious is a chance for everyone to try out some of London’s restaurants from the very popular to the best kept secrets. Over thirty restaurants are participating with their own unique set menu’s for lunch and/or dinner at price points of $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, or $40 which will showcase the best that each restaurant has to offer.

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This Weekend in London

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Stay out of the cold! Or embrace it, it’s up to you. Whether you enjoy the chill or not, here are some fun ways to spend your weekend:

London Bridal Expo 2015

If you or someone you know is getting married soon, head on over to the Western Fair District for the London Bridal Expo 2015. Prizes, fashion shows, free bridal magazines, and all the bells and whistles you can imagine for the wedding of your dreams! Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

New Years Warehouse Sale

If women’s athletic wear, clothing, and accessories for 40-60% retail prices sounds good to you, then head over to 30 Adelaide Street January 8 – 11 for the New Years Warehouse Sale.

Budweiser Gardens

The London Knights are playing the Erie Otters this Friday night at 7:30pm. Come cheer on your gold medal winning Canadian Juniors! If basketball is more of your thing, go see the London Lightning on Saturday at 7:30pm against the Halifax Rainmen or Sunday at 2:00pm versus the Saint John Mill Rats. Go London!

London Children’s Museum

Bring the kids to the London Children’s Museum at 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday to see an Ice Sculpting demonstration. David Traquair from Crystal Ice Carvings will be there to show everyone how Elsa really built that castle!

Museum London

January 11 is Creative Sunday at Museum London. Take a tour of the exhibits and make some of your own beautiful artwork. Meet at 2:00pm for a guided tour, visit the Imagination Station or do a little sketching in one of the galleries from 1:00-3:00pm. While you’re there, stop in for some delicious refreshments in the Rhino Lounge.

 

Style 360

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Moms, I have discovered a true gem on Springbank Drive. Hidden in a commercial block between Wonderland Road and Wharncliffe Road is a store called Style 360. It’s been open for five years and is one of London’s best kept secrets, but secrets like this need to be shared.

Style 360 is a consignment store, but unlike many consignment stores, this one is higher end and full of gorgeous brand name and designer clothes.  The store itself is well organized and tidy, the clothes all arranged by size and type of clothing. Jeans, tops, bottoms, dresses, athletic wear, shoes,boots,scarves, jewelry, purses and bags, coats… this place has everything.

GUILT FREE SHOPPING

Coach bags, Madden shoes, Lululemon tanks, Fossil jeans, and your entire office wardrobe at a fraction of the price that you would pay at the mall or department store. Have a Christmas party or wedding coming up, but dread buying a dress for one night, right? You can get the dress, the shoes, and even the jewelry at Style 360 and still have enough money for the cab ride home.

Shopping at a consignment store is also a GREEN option! Reusing items limits the amount that goes to landfills.

CONSIGNMENT

Style 360 accepts “seasonal, clean, current, on hangers, clothing, purses, shoes, and jewelry.” If you visit the store, you will get a feel for the quality and types of clothing that they are in the market for. They accept consignment Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm and recommend that you call in advance to let them know that you are coming. Clothing must be ready to sell – no animal hair or household odors.

 

Still need some convincing? If you visit their Facebook page you can get a sneak peek at the store and some of the new merchandise as it comes in.

Family Favourites at Silver City

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The weather outside is getting rough and I am moving into hibernation mode. This time of year makes me start hunting for things to do indoors with my children while we wait for the snow to entice us back outside. If you’re like me, you are going to love this deal! Silver City at Masonville Shopping Centre has a great deal on every Saturday morning: Family Favourites!

THE DETAILS

For only $2.50 per person, you can treat your family to a classic or out-of-the-theatre family movie. The featured film can range from an older live action picture to a more recent animated film and everything in between. The show begins at 11:00am and you’ll want to be there early if it’s a more popular film.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

The obvious reason is the price! Taking your whole family to the theatre is not something that is easily affordable for a lot of families, but when a family of four is only $10.00, that’s much more doable.

WHY YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE IT

The choice of movies is great. Most of the films that I have taken my family to were released when they were too young to see them the first time around. They also love seeing their favourites up on the big screen for a change!

COMING SOON

November and December are featuring some great shows:

November 15: How to Train Your Dragon 3D

November 22: Madagascar 3

November 29: The LEGO Movie

December 6: A Christmas Story

December 13: The Polar Express 3D

December 20: Fred Claus

 

Save me a seat, we’ll see you there!

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

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Disney on Ice is coming to London this winter and we have a great deal exclusively for LondonMoms!

Thrill to high speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!

We have a special block of tickets reserved just for LondonMoms with the

all inclusive rate of $16.25 per ticket

on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the 10:30am performance.

If you are interested in tickets, please visit the LondonMoms forum for more information.

Can’t make it on that day? Don’t worry! There are seven other performances to choose from, with tickets ranging from $19.75 to $69.75. Tickets would make a great day out with the grandparents or Christmas gift for those looking to cut down on ‘stuff’.

See you at the show!