sevenUP . Day Six . Makayla Peacock

Uptown Saint John not only has unmatched historic charm, is situated on the beautiful Bay of Fundy, and has a prime arts and culture scene; we are also home to quaint indie shoppes and a mecca of dining and social spaces. Uptown Saint John Inc. recently asked seven local bloggers to spend some time and money ($100 each) uptown and share their experiences with us.

Beginning February 25th, every day for one week, we will highlight each blogger and their ventures. We hope you find these recaps both informative and inspiring.

sevenUP . Day Six . March 2, 2013
by Makayla Peacock

Born and raised in Saint John, Makayla is a grade 12 student at St. Malachy's High School. With hopes of entering into the world of journalism after high school, Makayla quickly accepted the proposition put to her by Uptown Saint John Inc.; to spend $100 uptown and write about it. Because Makayla attends a high school uptown, she knows first hand the unique experience living uptown offers and especially likes the convenience of everything being so close…makes for a fun noon hour! Enjoy Makayla's blog below…

Earlier in the month I was awarded $100 to spend at the stores in Saint John. At first I didn't know what to spend it on, but once I started shopping around, I found that uptown SJ really has a lot to offer. Some things are even free! Bonus!

So here's what I did with my money.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love books. More than love actually. I think it's an obsession. I could literally spend hours in the bookstore. So I went toColes first. I considered spending all of my money there, but I realized that I still had a few weeks to stretch the money as far as it would go. In the end I walked away with 2 new books: the new “Lying Game” novel by Sara Shepard (anyone who is a fan of Pretty Little Liars, I highly recommend this) and a book full of writing prompts- 642 Things to Write About to be exact. Needless to say, I'll be busy for a while.

“Wing Wednesday” atPizza Hut rolled around and some friends and I went for the all meat wings. Wednesdays are probably the best day of the week, just because of the wings. Where else in the city can you get 20 wings for less than $20?

Friday (February 15) saw an exciting night of Sea Dogs hockey. The boys ended their losing streak by beating the Moncton Wildcats 4-2. The game got a lot more interesting when 2 players dropped the gloves and let the fists fly.

I knew that the money was dwindling down so it was time to prioritize the rest. Since Serena Ryder is coming to theImperial Theatre on February 28 and the tickets were at a discounted price if you buy them early, I invested the rest of the money into a ticket to go see her.

All in all, it was a great experience to get to know all that Saint John has to offer. I discovered many great things that you don't even have to pay for! Uptown Saint John is really underrated as a great place to shop.

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