Filed under: Events
The Valentine's Day weekend wedding includes bachelor/ bachelorette parties hosted at Borgata's nightlife venues MIXX and mur. mur. on February 13 with performances by celebrity DJ's Samantha Ronson, DJ Mos, DJ KISS, and DJ Ruckus. After a day of pampering the wedding party will go to the Kid Rock concert hosted at Borgata's Event Center followed by access to the official after-party. The wedding ceremony will be held at Borgata's Gypsy Bar and officiated by founder of Run-D.M.C., Rev Run. The package also comes with a custom wedding cake by Borgata's Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois, and accommodations for the couple in Borgata's romantic honeymoon suite. Couples must enter their submissions online at www.borgatanightlife.com.
Are you a golfer who just happens to be getting married? A new contest lets you put your skills to the test. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas has partnered with The Knot to create a wedding giveaway. The Perfect Match $150,000 Wedding Contest offers brides and grooms a chance to win an all-inclusive destination wedding and honeymoon that includes 200 of their closest friends and family.
From now until January 31, 2010, couples can enter at TheKnot.com/perfectmatch. Submit a brief description as to why you deserve to win a dream wedding at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, along with photos, and take a quick golf quiz. Six couples will be selected as finalists and flown to the resort to test their skills in The Perfect Match Golf Tournament from March 3-5, 2010, at the new PGA TOUR Tournament Players Golf Club (TPC) San Antonio and the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Each couple will play as a team in a nine-hole scramble tournament. The couple who wins the tournament returns to the resort for the $150,000 wedding to take place the weekend of May 21-23, 2010. The Knot team of style and design experts will create a one-of-a-kind wedding experience and provide planning. The winning couple will also receive a luxury honeymoon at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa on O'ahu in Hawai'i.
Filed under: Decor
Filed under: Decor
Filed under: Gadgets
The HP Envy 13 is the new stylish computer from HP and we've got our hands on one to give to you! The 13.1 inch Envy 13 has a sleek aluminum look and a sharp 13.1" HD LED Infinity WS Display (1600x900) screen for rich imagery. It has an eight millisecond response time so that you can view movies with TV-like performance. It is less than an inch thick and weighs 3.74 pounds. Perhaps the biggest lure is the promise of up to 18 hours of battery life.
HP also partnered with Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ to develop a unique audio software solution that's available exclusively on the HP Envy, Beats Audio offers users playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers an optimal sound experience. It has an etched-metal palmrest and a VGA webcam that is optimized for low light. HP QuickWeb allows you to access key applications without booting the PC. In less than 30 seconds, you can reach the Internet, music, videos and photos, and email. It uses Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) and has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9600 (2.13 GHz). The computer we are giving away has 250 GB (5400RPM )HDD, 5GB DDR3 SDRAM and a Blu-ray ROM w/ DVD+-R/RW. Check out Engadget's first impressions of the Envy 13 here.
We are giving away one HP ENVY 13 at random to one lucky reader who comments below. To enter leave me a comment telling me what adventures you'll go on with your new laptop.
Some other important details:
* To enter, leave a confirmed comment below telling me what adventures you'll go on with your new laptop.
* The comment must be left and confirmed before Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
* You may only enter once.
* One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
* One winner will receive the HP ENVY 13, valued at $2500.
* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
See complete rules here.
This contest has ended. Thank you for your participation.
Filed under: Jewelry
Chocolate and diamonds, what better recipe for giddy blissful happiness? Even if it is only for a couple of weeks. Enter Hershey's "Share the Bliss" contest and you could win the chance to strut around town in an absolutely breathtaking 16ct diamond necklace while snacking on Hershey's Bliss chocolates and reading the best selling book The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis. All you have to do to enter is write a short essay on what bliss means to you and where you would wear the necklace if you won. And feel free to share in our comment section too!
The "Make a Statement" contest asks that you "write a statement of no more than 15 words beginning with the word "Because" and answering the question: "Why should a woman buy jewelry for herself?" and submit at least 1, and up to 3 different descriptions of photographs to go with the statement. Submit as many entries as you wish." (Full details and rules here.) The grand prize trip includes airfare and accommodations for two in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for four nights and five days and $500 cash.
And while you're entering the contest, why not have a poke around the rest of the site, which is specially designed for women to empower themselves by buying their own jewelry. Remember when Cher sent herself flowers in "Clueless" to make Christian jealous? You could also use it like that -- but don't forget, Christian turned out not to like girls.
Ahem. You can read profiles of all the designers Delamina carries (including Ian Saude, Daniel K and Susan Foster) here, or shop by "Tips and Trends." And for the woman who has everything? They have a "One of the Kind" section where you're sure to see something that you don't have -- and nobody else has either. Check out some of our favorites from this unusual collection below.
Filed under: Spirits
Not too long ago it was rare to meet those who considered themselves connoisseurs of tequila -- a drink known more for body shots and the occasional blackout. However, with the recent openings of tequila-only bars on East Coast and West, The Age of Agave could be upon us.
Enter 1800 Select Silver, a partially aged and double-distilled firewater that is the only 100-proof silver tequila in the world. Smooth on the way in, it fills the taste buds with fruit-tinged agave flavor before a soft finish. In fact, being easy to imbibe and 25 percent stronger than other silvers, in the wrong hands it could be too good -- it is, after all, still tequila.
It is also the world's only tequila to come with a ManCave. Until August 15, you can throw your name in the sombrero at www.1800tequila.com/mancave, and get a shot at winning $10,000 to create the ultimate hangout spot. Even though it's called a cave for men, we've met more than a few women hale enough to send us packing when the tequila flowed, so anyone should feel free to enter. And if you win, don't be surprised if we ask to come over...
Filed under: Real Estate Developments
New York City's Daffy's discount store is far from the most luxurious place in the city but they are offering a pretty unique contest. You can live in a luxury apartment in the West Village for just ten percent of the usual rent. Developer Jesse Keyes was having trouble selling a condo at One Seventh Avenue South so he is renting it out for $7,000 a month. But the winner of the Daffy's contest can rent it for just $700. To enter you need to go make a 30-second video at one of the Daffy's store locations saying why you deserve the apartment. Daffy's will narrow entrants down to five finalists and their videos will be voted on by the public September 7 through September 16. The winner will be announced on October 1 and will move in then for one year. Daffy's is also opening up a pop-up shop in the building's vacant retail space. More details are available on the Daffy's website.
Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Filed under: Handbags
Luxury linens company Frette is offering the chance to win a luxurious escape to Italy for a break from recessionary ennui. Frette chose the ultra-luxe Mezzatorre Resort & Spa (above), perched on a bluff above the sea on the island of Ischia off the Amalfi Coast for the getaway (of course they use Frette linens). Grand Prize is a trip for two to Ischia including seven days complimentary stay at the Mezzatorre Resort, including business class airfare for two. Second Prize is a free bedroom makeover by Frette Creative Director Scott Formby, including a complete set of Frette linens. Third Prize is a Frette Essentials bed set and duvet cover.
Anyone in the U.S. can enter via www.frette.com or at the Frette stores located in New York, Beverly Hills, Boston, Manhasset, Chicago, Aspen, South Coast Plaza, and Palo Alto. No purchase is necessary and there are no tricky questions. Deadline for entries is July 15th. The winners will be chosen through a drawing at Frette's U.S. headquarters in New York. Founded in 1860 and based in Milan, Frette blends Italian craftsmanship and contemporary design to create elegant and luxurious collections for the home, bath and body. Frette has provided linens to royalty, the Vatican and the world's most prestigious trains and ocean liners including the Orient Express and the Titanic.
Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Mother's Day doesn't have to cost you a dime if your essay wins the Captain Lord Mansion's "Mother of the Year" award. The bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine is offering an essay contest that gives the winner a two-night stay valued up to $1,000. The package includes luxury accommodations for the winning mom and a guest, daily breakfast, a pampering spa experience and a special gift. Captain Lord Mansion will choose a winner to be notified on Mother's Day so you might want to get a back-up gift just in case you don't win. To enter send an email to innkeeper@CaptainLord.com.
Filed under: Cigars
Participants were certainly varied, with entries running from classical to truly creative. Cigars wore suits, brandished light sabers and sat alongside pints of beer. This is why judges had a tough time whittling down the final 40 to three winners and a few honorable mentions.
The winner, who posed a CAO LX2 on a craps table, probably won the judges over with his tag line: "Always a good bet."
If you're on Twitter, keep an eye on @aocigars, as this isn't the only contest I've seen.