Monday, February 14, 2011

Oh Hey, It's a Giveaway!!! (Heart Brooch by Vane & Joya)

Happy Valentine's Day Readers!

Today, I am proud to present the very first eclectic and elegant giveaway for this blog! Here it is!

This lovely brooch, purchased from the Anthropologie store at the St. Louis Galleria, is absolutely delightful. In honor of this week's holiday, Valentine's Day, I selected this gold-tone heart shaped locket brooch, featuring a solid perfume located in the interior of the brooch.

And what an aroma! This perfume has three layers of notes: the top notes are orange blossom and honeysuckle (these are the first you smell, usually), the middle notes are jasmine, lily of the valley, and honey, and the drydown notes (usually the last scents you notice) are a delightful arrangement of sweet musk accord. It's difficult to articulate scents, but this perfume has the sweet and floral air of what I would imagine a vintage perfume to carry.

SO. . . how do you win this fragrant treasure? Here's how:

-if you do not already have a blogger account, please set one up. That way, I can contact you if you are the winner!

-between now and Friday at 4:00 PM CST/5:00 EST leave a comment after this post with the name of favorite romantic movie. This can be a comedy, a romance, a drama- a movie that you think is romantic.

-on Friday, after the deadline, I will print out a copy of the comments left on this post, cut them into little strips of paper, and put them in a hat. Then I will randomly draw a name from that hat to select a winner.

-on Saturday morning I will repost the winning comment and attempt to contact the winner for their mailing address, and then send their prize early next week.

I look forward to hearing about your favorite romantic movies readers! Good luck!

what lovely and lively details!

orange blossom, honeysuckle, jasmine, lily of the valley, honey, sweet musk accord- yum!


  1. Hmmmm, favorite romantic movie? I am not a romantic... that said, I think I would choose,The Princess Bride. I like that movie and since we watched it all those years ago, Aron often answers my requests with,"As you wish". I have to LOVE that!

  2. One of my favorite romantic movies is definitely the Emma Thompson version of Sense and Sensibility. It is not only a great romance it has so many good life lessons too!

  3. hi there! i am commenting for a couple of reasons... one because of course that brooch is beautiful and i love it! and two - my husband and kurt boemler went to seminary together and kurt sent me here because i have a blog too! :) nice to "meet you"! :)

  4. Nice to meet you too! Your blog looks very lovely! What is your favorite romantic movie?

  5. ok missy. notting hill!!

  6. Mulan would have to be my favorite romantic movie with a badass heroine :)

  7. Don't judge me...but the first thing that popped into my mind was Pearl Harbor. I <3 movies based around historic events.