October 1, 2012 at 9:00 am , by Sue Erneta
There’s truly no gift better than something personalized — whether you’re the giver or the receiver. And we’re especially loving this modern take on the monogrammed necklace. Moon and Lola has designed an acrylic laser-cut pendant that’s available in 23 different colors. We’re partial to the green, tortoise and antique gold but don’t let us sway you — pick out your own!
And you could be one of the 10 lucky winners but you can’t win if you don’t enter! To enter to win a necklace from Moon and Lola, just leave a comment below.
August 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm , by Sue Erneta
We’re totally loving fall’s hottest new color: Teal. If you’d like to try just a little bit of this retro shade, a convertible handbag from The Sak is the way to do it. Of course, the long adjustable strap makes it comfy and versatile but we’d click that strap right off and carry it as an oversized clutch. So chic!
And you could be one of the 5 lucky winners but you can’t win if you don’t enter!
To enter to win a handbag from The Sak, just leave a comment below. Good luck!
August 1, 2012 at 9:30 am , by Ladies' Lounge
Operatic. That’s the word that will (not so coincidentally) spring to mind as you get caught up in this sweeping epic, The Shoemaker’s Wife, by Adriana Trigiani. Ciro Lazzari and Enza Ravenelli meet as teenagers in their native Italy, kiss, then part. They meet again in New York City, where each has been forced to start over—Ciro as a shoemaker and Enza as a seamstress who ends up at the Metropolitan Opera designing costumes for the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. Theirs is a story of missed connections until one of them stages a dramatic intervention that changes their fate. Written with a sharp eye for period details, this novel (inspired by Trigiani’s grandparents) pays tribute to generations of Italian immigrants who made their way in the New World with optimism, grit and a passion for work, family, good food and wine—and enduring love.
We’re giving away 20 copies of The Shoemaker’s Wife, now in paperback (and perfect for your book club)! Want the chance to win one? Leave a comment below!
Plus, check out extra goodies, like discussion questions and a letter from the author, here.
July 2, 2012 at 6:40 am , by Sue Erneta
From candles to perfumes, thick body lotion to laundry soap, Tocca has been making women smell beautiful for years. And now, you can win the latest product from Tocca Beauty — hand soap! And it’s not just one, we’re giving away sets of all three scents. You’ll get to enjoy Stella, a sweet scent with Italian blood orange, Cleopatra, a clean grapefruit and cucumber scent, and Giulietta, a pink tulip and green apple scent inspired by the love of Federico Fellini and Giulietti Masina. And you could be one of the 15 lucky winners but you can’t win if you don’t enter!
To enter to win a set of 3 Tocca handsoaps, just leave a comment below. Good luck!
June 28, 2012 at 8:00 am , by Ladies' Lounge
This August Rashida Jones stars in the comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever as a woman who’s getting a divorce but wants to remain best friends with her ex-husband, who’s played by Saturday Night Live‘s Andy Samberg. (Sounds tricky, right?) If she sounds familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen her playing Ann on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. We got the chance to interview Jones for the In My Words interview in our August issue, and here’s little a sampling of the cool things we learned about her: She co-wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever with her ex-boyfriend, she grew up with famous parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, and she gets starstruck by Justin Bieber and One Direction.
Since we love Jones and Parks and Recreation so much, we’re giving you the chance to win seasons one, two and three of the show on DVD! There will be five lucky winners—all you have to do is comment on this blog post and you’re entered to win. Only one entry per person, per email address. Good luck!
June 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm , by Sue Erneta
There is certainly no better gift than something completely personalized. Whether it’s for yourself or a friend, we’re sure you could come up with so many ways to spend a $60 gift card to The Macbeth Collection. We love the idea of making their tool caddy into a nautical striped bin to corral your summer sunscreens. Or you could use it towards a treasure tray or a tub. No matter what item you chose, don’t forget you can personalize it with more than 400 patterns and a choice of fonts. How about picking your family name for a one of a kind treat?
You could be one of the lucky 10 winners of a $60 gift card to be used at TheMacbethCollection.com but you can’t win if you don’t enter!
To enter to win a $60 gift card to The Macbeth Collection, just leave a comment below!
May 2, 2012 at 9:30 am , by Catherine LeFebvre
I’m a big believer in carving out a bit of me-time every day, so any time I find a gadget that helps simplify my routine, I’m happy. The new Windows Phone from Nokia does just that, and since Mother’s Day is coming up, we thought it would be nice to give one away as a treat for all the busy Moms who make life simpler for everyone in their family. Here’s how I think it’ll help free up some time:
Live Tiles – In the Windows Phone world, your screen has “tiles,” or buttons that link to photos, programs, etc. Kind of like apps, except that you can make almost anything a tile. You can have a best friend (or a husband) app on your start screen that pulls in all of that person’s photos, Facebook, and Twitter updates, so can keep up to date on your favorite people without going to three different social media sites. Or you can make an important contacts tile that keeps phone numbers for your pediatrician, school, and babysitters all in one place. If your kids are a little older, make a family tile and you can text message everyone at once.
Camera – this is a small thing, but my jaw dropped when I first figured it out. Say your kid (or in my case, my dog) is doing something adorable and you want to take a picture. Instead of taking out your phone, unlocking it, entering your password, and opening the camera app, all you have to do is point it at the cuteness and hold down the camera button. It’ll bypass the lock function and take the picture immediately.
To enter to win a Windows phone, just leave a comment below!