So there I was, shopping in the market, sipping a refreshing iced Pomegranate soda to the Brazilian bossa nova beat of The Girl from Impanema. For a short while, I was transported to some exotic getaway clear across the globe. In reality, I was in the gourmet market aisle of Cost Plus World Market’s Grand Opening in Livingston, New Jersey at the invitation of Cost Plus World Market, to experience their sneak peek event. We were treated to a warm reception, helpful staff and tasty treats during our social shopping.
The store truly takes you places, and this former traveler loved, LOVED it! Their home decor offered a multi-cultural flair with textures, furniture and accessories that are unique enough to grab your eye – but could blend well with almost any taste. They had a really great collection of cotton textiles. The only problem: when given multiple choices I tend to linger and ogle my options a little too long.
Eventually I settled on the green, which complements my dining patterns perfectly. I also loved the options for going eco-friendly:
How about a full feature-wall of coffee? This area of the store left nothing to the imagination – they love coffee and they know we do too. It boasted floor to ceiling selections of coffee flavors from all over the world – packaged in gourmet miniatures and gift sets too. My personal favorite was the Kona Coffee, a nod to my Hawaiian honeymoon. I sipped and sampled and landed on a little Toasted Coconut Black Tea number and she was delightful.
The end aisles in their gourmet market were gateways to some global destination with themed items. Trip to UK anyone – for some British nosh? How fun. Also… Toffees!
Here’s my great vacation find! I also grabbed a few bottles of their World Market Italian soda in Blood Orange, Pomegranate and Clementine.
I love silly humor, so I spent a little extra time in their gift department. There were cards, frames, party napkins, supplies and ideas for any kind of occasion with a pop of something unusual and fun. I settled on this perfectly timed sentiment for a friend and my adorable new coffee mug.
Home office anyone? I’m in the process of building out a small space for a home office – so this little section gave me some great ideas for space and storage solutions.
Global goodies. Gourmet market. Unique gifts. Eclectic home decor. Quality and affordability. How can you go wrong?
P.S. All outdoor furniture is currently 50% off.
Disclosure: This is an original sponsored post for Cost Plus World Market by Teicia Gaupp of JerseyMomsBlog. All opinions are my own.