Today we had the opportunity to head out to Tanger Outlets in Mebane, about 2 hours away from where we live, to take part in one of their events, "A Taste & Style Experience." Before we got there, they had fine dining food trucks out, a KitchenAid demonstration and a live musical performance. We went for the Curtis Stone cooking demonstration and meet & greet session.
The Curtis Stone event was an amazing experience. I learned some things I didn't know, smelled some great food (that I was tempted to run on stage and try a bite of) and afterwards I was able to purchase his brand new cook book, get his autograph and have my photo taken with him! He was even so kind as to sign my sister's "Flat Stanley" project! The line set up was a bit confusing, but that was
I loved that we were able to be so close to somewhere to stop and grab a drink and a bite to eat after the demonstration rather than having to try to drive somewhere else. Everything was right there so we were able to get out of the hot sun and rehydrate for a bit and have some lunch (ice cream for me!) Since the weather was SO much hotter than we had anticipated, we were also able to stop in quickly at Children's Place and get some shorts for our son to wear. Price-wise, as a deal blogger I think everything is expensive still; places like Children's Place, Gymboree, etc, were just as expensive if not more than the locations by our house in spite of being an outlet location. If you are one who can afford and enjoys buying designer and name-brand products, however, Tanger Outlets is the place for you. This outdoor outlet mall truly is for the higher-end fashion lovers and you can save on those brands but I wouldn't recommend to go out of your way to go there just for a typical store like Children's Place. We really did enjoy walking around some and window shopping though, which would be our typical trip to any mall anyway except we were able to see a special event!
Tanger Outlets near you and let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: I received free VIP passes to this event in exchange for my opinion; all views and opinions are my own.