You Deserve This: Win a Handbag from The Sak

August 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm , by

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!
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You Deserve This: Win 3 Tocca Hand Soaps

July 2, 2012 at 6:40 am , by

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!
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Win Seasons 1-3 of Parks and Recreation on DVD

June 28, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

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!

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Win A Signed Copy of Sugarland’s Latest Album, The Incredible Machine

May 31, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

Here at the LHJ offices, we love to listen to good country music and Sugarland—which consists of bandmates Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush—is one of our favorites. And even though the Grammy-winning duo hasn’t released a new album since 2010, they’re satiating fans this summer with an interactive “in the hands of the fans” tour where fans can make song requests for each show, so every night is a brand new set. Jennifer Nettles took some time out of her busy schedule (she also stars on ABC’s new show, Duets) to speak with us for July’s In My Words interview, and she was nice enough to sign copies of their most recent album, The Incredible Machine, for three lucky fans to win! So if you’re a big Sugarland fan, here’s your chance to get an autographed copy! And if you’re new to their music, this is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post. Only one entry per person, per email address. Good luck!

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You Deserve This: Win A Cute Lilly Pulitzer Phone Case

May 1, 2012 at 10:03 am , by

There is no doubt that phone cases have become the newest accessory du jour! So, why not treat yourself to the adorable Lily Pulitzer iPhone case that was featured in our June issue? We absolutely love the sweet tropical print.

You could be one of the lucky 25 (that’s right! TWENTY-FIVE!) winners of a Lilly Pulitzer iPhone case compliments of Lifeguard Press (check out all their other Lilly stuff here).

To enter to win a Lilly Pulitzer iPhone case,  just leave a comment below!

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Win Kelly Clarkson’s New Album, Stronger!

April 26, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

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Ever since Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol in 2002, she’s been America’s singing sweetheart. And 10 years later she’s still crankin’ out hit after hit, from power anthem “Since U Been Gone” to the more recent jam, “Stronger,” which is also the title of her new album. Still haven’t had a chance to take a listen? Well you’re in luck, because we’re giving away twenty-five copies of the deluxe version of Stronger, which also includes her hit single “Mr. Know It All.” Do your iPod a favor and enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post. Good luck!

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Guest Blog: The Author of The First Husband On The Search for a Place Called Home (Plus: Win a Copy of Her Book!)

April 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm , by

Laura Dave, whose wonderful piece about her chronic sleeplessness appears in the current issue of LHJ, is a California-based writer whose third novel, the critically and popularly acclaimed The First Husband, arrives in bookstores in paperback tomorrow (April 24). Here, Dave tells us how she came to write what USA Today called a “playful, unpredictable and emotionally resonant” story about Annie Adams, a conflicted young career woman who finds herself torn between two wildly different men and two equally different lifestyles.

Bonus: Be one of 20 lucky readers who will win a hot-off-the-presses copy of The First Husband! Leave a comment on this post to enter.


I began writing The First Husband almost by accident. I was knee-deep in a different novel that took place in Big Sur, California. That novel was about fathers and daughters. Or, I should say, it started out as a novel about fathers and daughters. But the book had turned out to be about many disparate things including the American west, identity theft, and broken hearts. All of which is to say that the deeper I got into the writing of that book, the further away I seemed to be moving from why I’d wanted to write it.

So, almost surreptitiously, I opened a new document. I didn’t tell myself I was starting a new book—how could I? I told myself I was just writing one scene, which kept coming to me: a woman sitting on her couch in her house, right before her longtime boyfriend walks in and changes everything in her life.

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