A POP UP SHOP
Some staff suggestions for locations where they’d like see a pop up shop.
With the idea of a pop up shop already in our staff’s psyche we decided to let them go wild and pick some houses in cities that they’d like to live in.
There were some pretty fun pop up spaces suggested. For the most part it just validated that we're all on the same page and looking for similar work/travel experiences.
Puerto Vallarta. Who doesn't want to walk on the beach everyday and listen to the waves break? There's really affordable direct flights from Calgary and I'd love to travel that part of the world on weekends.
Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa.
Canadian dollars and infrastructure. Same time zone. Easy to get to. Less culture change and more likely to actually get some work done.
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Whistler. Living up to your chin in the mountains would be picturesque, with opportunities for snowboarding/skiing, and they've got a great tourist center to wander on days off.
San Diego. Seaworld! San Diego Zoo! We could meet Sean (from the penguin exhibit) in REAL LIFE! Gaslamp Quarter! There's a beach, and will be very warm - nothing but flip flops and tank tops. And bottoms I guess.
Vancouver. Great city, not far away, has beaches for afterwork.
Victoria. Nice city, haven't been there recently.
Kelowna. It's close. there are beaches.
New York. I have never been there, but have always dreamed of spending the fall in Brooklyn. So many things to do in the city that never sleeps! I love to do a tour for funny, weird niche restaurants. plus ITS NEW YORK!
I'm not a huge location guy and the places I could think of were already mentioned, so here are a couple secluded spots that would foster a (unique) quiet environment for work and offer an escape from the city.
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Clearwater Florida. A really great little beach-town on the Gulf side of Florida. Very chill town with nice white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue ocean. Also very close to Tampa Bay and Orlando, with Miami being a few hours away.
Seattle. Relatively close to Calgary (within driving distance for sure), beaches, music, nightlife and hipsters. What more could you want. It is different enough from Calgary to be interesting but not too different where you could get culture shock.