One of my favorite tricks when hosting a dinner party, or even attending one, is to have an instant analog camera lying around for guests to pick up and use or even just for myself to document the moments. The great thing about instant analog cameras is your picture ejects right after the capture and there you have a little artifact to give to your guest or party host as a token of the event. A beautiful way to remember the time shared.
Ecco Domani Wine, who prides itself on creating a great, crowd pleasing wine, served for any occasion is all about simple ways to elevate your entertaining style. So as a tip from this photographer, for entertaining based upon my recent Provence inspired holiday feast, give your guests the fun and discovery of instant photography which you can hold in your hand!
Thanks to the generosity of Ecco Domani Wine we are giving away TWO of the new I-1 analog instant camera by Impossible Project for you to use over the holidays at your own gatherings! I have been lusting after this camera myself and recently picked one up in Paris for hosting my own dinner party in France. The dreaminess of the camera’s images are painterly and beautiful, each individual and one of a kind, like each of us.
Check out my instagram here to enter to win! Contest has ended.
Sponsored giveaway rules here.
Last year I had the unforgettable experience of staying in Kelly Wearstler’s Malibu mansion for a photoshoot. I can tell you, everything this woman designs is unique, artistic, and seriously special… kind of like Of a Kind.
Of a Kind sells limited-edition pieces from emerging fashion designers and tells their stories online. It is hands down the best place to discover designers and own their pieces! Of a Kind’s recent collaboration with Kelly Wearstler yielded this beautiful hand casted Pyrite Facet Cuff (value of $290) and we are giving ONE of these beauties away!.. which is super special because there are only 50 in the whole wide world.
How to enter: Super simple, just sign up for their (very well written & beautiful) mailing list HERE.
A winner will be chosen on December 14th!
While you are waiting to find out if you’ve won, you can “meet the designer” or read “behind the scenes” on the editions page. That’s one of the reasons I heart Of a Kind… everything is better with a story.
Looking for unique holiday gifts and want to support up and coming designers? I think this is perfect for him; a great gift for a little sister; what female photographer wouldn’t love to have this?; and I might actually buy this one for myself!
Yesterday we went on a journey to beautiful Norway to learn about Restorsea‘s roots of nautral beauty and today I’m bringing some back to share with you! It’s so good I’ve even stopped wearing foundation my skin is so hydrated, even toned and glow-y!
I asked my new friends at Restorsea if I could do a giveaway of the Restorsea Day Cream ($150 value) and Eye Cream ($85 value) together because it just isn’t fair for me to only tell you all about it, you must try it!
To enter: Super simple, tweet to @Restorsea or leave a comment on their facebook wall!
Example tweet: I’d love to try the magic of @Restorsea too!
Restorsea is a new beauty product born out of nature. From the salmon hatchery in Norway, a special enzyme released during the birth of baby salmon makes up the magic ingredient in this product. From this you achieve intense hydration, improvement in elasticity, radiance and smoothness. The entirety of the product is comprised of ingredients found in nature.
I heart it.
The giveaway is now closed…someone’s about to get glowy!
Are you or do you have a cute budding photographer in your life that like me prefers a more fashionable camera strap? Well lucky ducky, my darling friends over at Of a Kind know how much I love a cute camera strap or even better, a wristlet strap and are giving me a couple to GIVEAWAY!
Up for grabs- two paisley wristlet camera straps by Sarah Frances Kuhn former accessories editor @ Teen Vogue turned designer… no wonder they are as close to Chanel as a DSLR can get!
All you have to do to enter to win one of two paisley wristlet camera straps is sign up for their newsletter. Easy-peazy.
My cameras can only travel in style, do yours want to as well?! Get ready!
ONA is giving away ANY Camera Bag they make to one lucky person!
How to enter: Like them on Facebook!
Double your chances: Leave a comment below (not a tumblr reply) telling us which camera bag you would choose!
*a winner will be chosen at random next Thursday! Good luck y’all! I LOVE both my ONA bags.
Designer Bag Giveaway!
Beso.com is being so generous this #NYFW and gifting one of their users a designer handbag valued at $250 or less!!! The best part is… YOU get to pick the bag YOU want! *rubs hands together*
How to enter:
Create a BESO account.
Leave me a comment telling me which handbag you are lusting after (valued at $250 or less) leaving your BESO link and your nickname! *tumblr users, please leave a comment on my blog, not a tumblr reply*
Have a fabulously fashionable entry y’all!
Erstwhile Vintage Jewelry Giveaway!
Like a miniature gazing ball around your neck, this delicate gold wire wrapped crystal ball dangling from a 14k 18” gold chain can be yours to enchant away the summer nights…
How to Enter *each worth one entry*
1. Sign up for the Erstwhile Jewelry Co. newsletter.
2. Follow Erstwhile Jewelry Co. on Twitter and tweet about the contest.
3. Like Erstwhile Jewelry Co. on Facebook and comment on our page.
One winner will be chosen on Thursday July 7th!
Contest has ended!
Don’t you just love collecting vintage jewelry? I always feel like it’s truly one of a kind. Good luck my sweets- I can’t wait to see how you wear it! OR if you’re a guy- what a great romantic gift… hint hint
I’m obssed with this bag! Want to own it too? Get ready!
ONA is giving away Camera Bag to one lucky person!
How to enter: Check out ONA’s Brooklyn premium leather camera satchel then come back here leaving a comment on the blog (not a Tumblr reply) on which color you would want when you win!
Double your chances: Friend them on Facebook!
*a winner will be chosen at random on Friday! Good luck y’all! I LOVE mine.
They are giving away this necklace by signing up for their mailing list!
Of a Kind is giving away THREE Fade Out Necklaces by Cursive Design!
“The two ombré pieces are crocheted lace that the designer, Sarah Fox, dyed by hand and then strung together with super fine chain.” I don’t know about you but I love pieces made by hand!
How to Enter: Sign up for their mailing list! P.S.-yours truly takes the photos for their mailer!
***Three people will win this beautiful piece of work just in time for summer fun! Good luck! Giveaway will end on Monday May 30.
I’m giving away Glamour Magazine’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know! Ever heard the story of Engagement Chicken?…
A winner has been chosen! We have another great giveaway next Tuesday so stay tuned!
How to enter: Leave a comment on my latest recipe post with food stylist Molly & that’s it!
*one winner will be chosen from random on Monday!
They are doing a giveaway… to that I say Cheers!
Ecco Domani is giving away a Pizza Entertaining kit!
Ecco Domani -Italian. delicious. food-friendly wines- was inspired by Cinco de Mayo to create a Mexican Fiesta Pizza recipe for the upcoming holiday!… and come on, you have to love a photo shoot that ends with getting to enjoy pizza and wine 😉
Ecco Domani Wines celebrates unique, distinctive style, and invites you to express your own individuality. From how you entertain to the food you serve, they want to know how you Own It *snaps fingers*! Tell us how you’d own pizza night and you could win a pizza entertaining kit!
*Update! A winner has been chosen! Thanks Y’all!
How To Enter: “like” Ecco Domani’s Facebook page to check out the Mexican Pizza recipe and step by step photos (by yours truly!!!) and come back here leaving a comment telling us: What kind of pizza you would make and which Ecco Domani wine you’d pair it with! ... maybe you’ll inspire me to make your pizza!
One winner will be chosen from random from the comments below (be sure to include your email!) received by Friday May 6 and receive an Ecco Domani sponsored pizza entertaining kit!
“When it comes to food, pizza offers the perfect opportunity to express a bit of who you are and what you like. From the toppings to the crust, feel free to express your pizza personality.”
***Good luck y’all***