This is definitely an idea that has nine lives!
When musical acts come to town, the Xcel Energy Center always presents artist with a custom-made gifts from local businesses to thank them for their performance. During The Lori and Julia Show earlier this month, Lori, Julia and myself brainstormed what the Xcel could give Taylor Swift when she comes to town on her 1989 World Tour on September 11th. We came up with the idea of giving her a custom cat palace for her cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, from local business Purrrniture, located right down the street from the station on University Ave. in St. Paul.
Well, Lori sent the idea to the Xcel and they LOVED it! They are partnering with Purrrniture to craft a custom piece of cat furniture and they’ve reached out to Taylor’s touring manager to make sure her gift is customized in her favorite color. The Xcel is also partnering with another Minnesota business, Duluth Pack, to make custom cat beds embroidered with their names.
We are so beyond flattered that the Xcel is going with our suggestion and we can’t wait to see the finished products!
At the airport about to leave for Europe, listening to ‘See You Again’ and thinking about how much I’ll miss my cats. pic.twitter.com/3yDZo3TPLA
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 17, 2015