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Viola's Party Favor | iPhone6 Giveaway!

Viola is turning two tomorrow, and we are in Paris celebrating at Disney. You're kindly obliging us with kind comments on social media and celebrating with us during the fun.... so, it's time to pass out a little favor from this party.

Boxes of conversation hearts? Plastic bags of crayons and play-doh? 

Or.... how about a brand new iPhone 6? Yes? Yes!

THREE Mobile is generously gifting one reader of Aspiring Kennedy a new, unlocked 16GB iPhone 6. (So yes, it will work on any network!) No strings attached. £600 value and it's yours for the taking... assuming you win, that is.


My real camera is currently suffering from some "technical difficulties," so I'm 100% taking photos on my iPhone these days. With apps like Afterlight and VSCO Cam, I really haven't felt the pangs to get my "real" camera fixed. The iPhone6 does an amazing job capturing everything... and it's so much less of a hassle than remembering to bring our other camera. (Plus, the App Store offers one of largest selections of apps in the world, so the options are endless when you're looking for ways to make your pictures look gorgeous and help make traveling easier.)

Enter below to win by commenting with an app makes your life better when traveling- as well as a few other options for additional chances to win. GOOD LUCK. I wish I could give each of you a pretty, new iPhone, but I've only got one to give. And a big thank you to THREE Mobile for spoiling someone awesome.






*image by Noah Darnell for Aspiring Kennedy

*Giveaway open to UK residents only. Contest closes March 23rd, 2015. Winner will receive Space Grey iPhone6 as prize, no cash value. Void where prohibited.



Posted on February 22, 2015 and filed under giveaway, photography, everyday living.

MINTED | Holiday Card Giveaway!


Some people really go all out for their holiday decorating. I've always been a bit of a slacker in this department. Luckily, both of our mom's take the role very seriously, so we always get to enjoy a homey holiday feel. (Though, not of our own doing.)

While I fail at decorating, I do take Christmas Cards pretty seriously. I love getting and sending them. I hang them up on a little twine with little clothes pins and let them stay for well into the New Year.

The other tradition I stick to is NOT posting my Christmas Cards onto social media before they are sent out. (Otherwise, what's the point?) But this year, I'm making an exception. Why? Because MINTED is giving one of you $250 to spend on their site to make your own holiday cards... and it only felt right to show you how lovely their work is with a preview of the gorgeous order that arrived at our door this week from their line of Foil Stamped Holiday Cards.


You may not know or remember, but before we moved to England I worked in the luxury stationery business. We made gorgeous work and I'm proud of the things we cranked out in that little studio. After working there for four years, I learned what truly beautiful work is, so believe me when I tell you: MINTED does an amazing job of creating great printed goods. (You'll be hooked if you try them once!)


Enter below for your chance to win $250 of credit to spend at MINTED. Easy to enter! 



*images original to Aspiring Kennedy


Posted on November 19, 2014 and filed under giveaway, holiday.

People I Like | Laura Row Studio

I used to always try to bring back a print or piece to hang from my travels. I would always try to find one that I loved or a bottle of perfume. I figured neither took up too much space and wouldn't seem overtly touristy.

Then we moved into flat-rental life where you can hang anything on the walls, and I stopped. I was backlogged on things to hang... and it was making me sad to just roll them up and stick all the pretty prints I'd collected in big tubes to store in the back of my office.

I'm hoping that someday SOON I will have a place that I can cover the walls of with special glimpses of places and moments we've enjoyed. Subtle images that bring to mind great experiences from some other place.

That's why when the sweetest Etsy artist, Laura Row, contacted me about hosting a giveaway, I couldn't say no. Beyond being really nice, she also has a gorgeous collection of watercolor prints that remind me of some of my favorite places. (Mainly Paris!)

Here's your chance to bring a bit of her loveliness into your own home! Laura is giving away $50 shop credit so that you can hang a couple of pretty pieces in your own home. Check out all of her work at her Etsy shop, Laura Row Studio. She does really sweet custom work, too, like her custom wedding prints. What a fun gift for a couple to remember their special day!

Cute stuff, right? What's your "go-to" souvenir? Mug? Magnet? Christmas Ornament?



 Entry is open from 19 September to 26 September.

 One winner will be selected at random.


Posted on September 19, 2014 and filed under giveaway, shopping, home style.

GIVEAWAY | Anorak Attack.


If you go to London parks, you have a good chance of seeing people grazing on picnic spreads spilled over blankets. And in these scenic moments, when you spot a cheery print in the sea of faded blankets and makeshift ground coverings, you've probably spotted the cute British brand, Anorak, in their element.


I first fell in love with the Kissing Rabbits print during a picnic with my friend Meg last summer in Hampstead. So when Anorak offered for me to check out their line, I said "Yes!"


And they have been sooooo nice for picnics, and popsicles... and any moment that you don't really want to sit on the dirty ground, really.

Also, the Proud Fox sleeping bags! Aren't they adorable? Viola and I spent the early evening "camping out" with some books and s'mores. I couldn't believe how much she loved playing in them, crawling down to the bottom, and cuddling up on the pillow to read. 

I love these pieces and have a feeling they'll be a staple on any outdoorsy outing this family takes for many years to come. 

Now then, who else wants them, too?


Enter below for your chance to score

a fox sleeping bags and a rabbit picnic blanket.


Winner will be chosen August 2.

Posted on July 30, 2014 and filed under giveaway, shopping, everyday living.