Regardless of those incessant, chirpy television commercials (I hit mute) advertising ‘back-to-school’ already (I knew they’d begin before the 4th of July decorations were put away) and despite our school’s too-soon first day on August 13 …it is still just summertime and nothing’s going to spoil that mood here at Atlantic Beachlife. We’ve got lots of summer left to live, excellent daycation places nearby to explore and tell you about, not to mention the freedom from school and routines and aaahhh… (I can pick up the school supplies in between trips to the springs and the pier or from where ever we are wandering.)
Therefore, in honor of midsummer, I have the pleasure of announcing my first giveaway. Yee-hah! My friend Mickey of Nicholas Landon Jewelry (http://www.nicholaslandonjewelry.blogspot.com) creator of original and unique nautical-inspired jewelry, has offered to gift your choice of either her very cool Cape Cod Pearl and Leather bracelet:
or this unique pearl and leather personally monogrammed piece:
Aren’t they great?
A few months ago, after browsing her site several times, I finally bought one of her necklaces. Then I acquired another one (funny how that happens!). Any of her jewelry pieces are perfectly understated yet distinctive, and can be worn with a bathing suit or a dress. I was initially attracted to them because leather grows softer, and pearls, more luminous with time and they can be worn in the water: fresh, salt, chlorine, or the shower! I love diving into the surf here in Atlantic Beach and I wanted a small but lovely bit of jewelry to wear every day, no matter what I’m doing. It needed to withstand salt, sunscreen, and sand. My Nicholas Landon pieces really fit the bill.
I’m not the only one who recognized their cool, nautical vibe: earlier this summer her Cape Cod Pearl and Leather bracelet was chosen by Jessica Romm, style editor of Food and Wine Magazine as part of a summer-themed feature in the July edition! And, prior to that honor, the Montauk Yacht Club in New York hotel placed an order for several pieces to sell in their gift shop.
So, take it from all of us, a piece from the Nicholas Landon Jewelry collection is the perfect summer accessory for beach-lovers everywhere. And when summer’s gone, I know I’ll keep on wearin’ mine because when you’ve got leather and pearls, well, it’s just seasonless, really. And if your beat is really more street, I’d call her stuff urban-edgy, too. It defies genres. Win one, and buy a few more…they’d look so great in worn in multiples too! (I’ve just given myself an idea…)
The winner of the Atlantic Beachlife – Nicholas Landon Jewelry giveaway will be announced on Saturday, August 1, by a random drawing of a number from the total number of comments on this post from the random number generator at random.org. You know the drill. To increase your chance of winning, it’s all about the comments, baby. You can make a comment each day on this blog post: tell me what you’re doing to enjoy the rest of your summer, or note a favorite summer memory; or comment about Atlantic Beachlife in general (that’s one chance). You can jump over to Nicholas Landon Jewelry and read all about the Cape Cod Pearl and Leather bracelet and check out her other creations while you’re at it. Give her some comment love, and come on back here and tell me so (on this post, remember!) and you’ve got yourself another chance. So there’s two chances per day right there. (Okay, it’s a lot of commenting back and forth, but giveaways are fun and I like hearing others’ ideas for summer fun.) Want another chance? Write about the giveaway or link to it on your own blog, or write something about Atlantic Beachlife or Nicholas Landon Jewelry once a day (now you’ll have to get creative!), come on back and tell me about it (on this post) and you’ve got yourself another one chance. So, you’ll have three chances each day to rack up the numbers and increase the odds in your favor. Finally, and you can only do this once, join Atlantic Beachlife as a follower (but please, only do this if you really mean it…stay because you like it here, not for the freebie…I don’t like to think of myself as begging for ‘followers’!) and tell me so via comments and you’re in for another chance.
Let’s have some fun with this. It’s summertime, people! Let the game begin!