Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Free Vacations

August 9, 2010

I love free stuff.  

Those spinach & artichoke dip on crostini samples at Costco, the homemade lobster ravioli samples by the checkout line at Agata & Valentina, the bread samples sitting in silver bowls while waiting to order at Cosi

But most of all I love (the chance to win) a FREE VACATION!  I have never won an online contest but I have a feeling my luck is about to change. 

Here are a few upcoming sweepstakes and contests.  Try your luck at them and if you win, I only ask that you share your winnings with me.

Hawaiian Vacation for Two 

Enter for a chance to win a 4-night trip for two on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air to Hawaii, and $500 spending money.  End Date: August 22, 2010

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Four Seasons Resort–Jackson Hole Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win a 5-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole for a family of four in a Resort Residence including two bedrooms, full kitchen and living room, four-hour Wildlife Safari tour with a Resort Ecologist, breakfast and dinner at Westbank Grill and Grand Teton National Park passes.  End Date: August 24, 2010

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SELF Magazine–Eat, Pray, Love Italy Experience Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win a 6-night trip for two to Rome, Italy.  End Date: August 23, 2010

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Win a Trip for 2 to Italy

George Clooney heads to Italy in “The American,” the sexy new suspense thriller in theatres September 1. Now you can experience “la vita Italiana” with the Travel Channel Sweepstakes. Enter for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Italian adventure. See the sights in Rome, Venice, Tuscany and Florence.  End Date: August 31, 2010

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AAA – Win a Trip for 4 to Walt Disney World

5 day and 4 night  AAA Vacations package to either the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort including: accommodations for a party of four at a Disney Resort Hotel, four 5-day Disney Theme Park tickets, $1000 gift card from AAA and roundtrip airfare for four.           End Date: August 31, 2010

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O Magazine – O Fabulous Fiji Sweepstakes 

Enter O Magazine’s O Fabulous Fiji Sweepstakes for your chance to win a week-long trip to Fiji for two, plus a $500 Chico’s shopping spree, a prize worth $11,000.  (Thank you, Oprah!)

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Additional O Magazine sweepstakes



Food & Wine Magazine Barbados Taste of Paradise Sweepstakes

“Taste Paradise” and experience the beauty of Barbados, as well as the inaugural Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, November 19-22, 2010. Enter for a chance to win a trip for 2 to the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum FestivalEnd Date: August 30, 2010

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Sirius Satellite Radio–Lincoln Center Autumn in New York Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win a 3-night trip for two to New York City on Saturday, October 30, concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Lincoln Center Fall Gala.  End Date: August 23, 2010

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Shopbop New York Fashion Week Sweepstakes

Enter Shopbop’s NYFW Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week in New York City, a prize worth about $4,900.  End Date: August 18, 2010

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Good Luck!


Mrs. Fashion-Forward

December 7, 2009

Glowing. Radiant and shimmering, she walked out on the red carpet and my jaw dropped. She looked so calm and comfortable. Those who watched President Obama’s first state dinner in honor of Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India were wowed, again, by the fabulously fashionable Mrs. O. I am sure the curried prawns were delish, but nothing topped the night like Michelle’s dress designed by Naeem Khan, Indian-American designer. The floor length, strapless, cream-colored  dress dazzled. It had an over layer of delicate, transparent fabric with shinning prints and took a team of 40 people and three weeks to create in India. ( )

The night was a spectacle for certain, studded with stars and famous figures; it was truly a festive occasion.  Michelle’s fashion -forward outlook is a steady conversation in the media and once more, this night added to her fashion portfolio.  Taking a step back from the politics, the husband, the adorable children, and powerhouse job, she is a style, and woman, icon we have not had since arguably Jackie O. I of course was not alive in Mrs. Kennedy Onassis’s prime, but a book of her sophisticated style sits by my bed side table. I have long admired her poise and elegance and liken Michelle Obama’s good taste and grace with the former first lady.

It is refreshing to watch our First Lady make waves across the fashion industry with her classic cuts, pretty prints, bright colors and belted sweater and skirt sets. She proves that fashion is important, it shows creativity and character and a positive confidence in one’s self. Michelle has graced the covers of many leading magazines, including this month’s Glamour, with effortless tact and ease. Her best accessory is surely her smile and I anxiously await the fashion maven’s next move.

This post was written by guest blogger Kelsey, special to the Event Services team.