ECBC Luxury Gifting Event

We have discovered a fantastic luggage brand, ECBC...or rather they discovered us and we're so glad they did! They sent us their Falcon Wheeled Duffle Bag which just so happens to be the most luxurious carry-on we've ever laid eyes on. 



The 22" water-resistant Falcon Wheeled Duffle is made of nearly indestructible ballistic nylon and can be carried as a duffle bag or wheeled. A zippered liner allows the bag to be used two ways: zipped for two separate compartments or unzipped for a single use space. One of our fave features is the snap back ID tag, never lose another tag with the ID tag that snaps back into its pocket {very cool}.
The Falcon also has a self-zipper repair, if the zip separates due to overstuffing, simply run the zipper back over the split and it will repair itself. The TSA-friendly Fast Pass zippered front compartment can hold a laptop up to 15". There's also a protective pocket for an iPad or tablet. Both tech pockets are made with high- density protective foam and have removable modular inserts to ensure a secure fit for smaller devices.



One of our favorite features is the included ECBC Portable Power Pack and quick charge pocket. An exterior zippered water bottle holder and quick access ticket pocket complete the design. The Falcon Wheeled Duffle is available in Black or Gray for $349.99 at ec-bc.com. Get social with ECBC Travel on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest



Chic Giveaway! ~ The generous folks at ECBC are gifting the Falcon Wheeled Duffle to a lucky Chic Luxuries; reader!! Note: this is not our typical entry process. Please follow instructions carefully.

To Enter: Follow ECBC Travel on Twitter and/or Facebook and share* one of our posts about this giveaway. After doing so, e
mail chicgiveaway@gmail.com with the following info: 
  • "ECBC" in the subject line
  • your first and last name   
  • Mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
  • Let us know if you shared on twitter or facebook, or both.
*Sample tweet to share:
#Win the Falcon Wheeled Duffle from @ECBCTravel on @ChicLuxuries RV: $350.00 details: ow.ly/Des4Y #giveaway

*Our Facebook post about this giveaway can be found HERE.

If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 5, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

Many thanks to the ECBC team for gifting us the amazing Falcon Wheeled Duffle and sponsoring this giveaway. 




OtterBox Review and Giveaway

Long before I owned an iPhone, my friend Nicole told me when I finally came into the 21st century and purchased one, to also get an OtterBox because their customer service is outstanding. I haven't had occasion to need their customer service, but my iPhone has been in an OtterBox case since the day I brought it home. I've tested a lot of phone cases, but since our phones go with us everywhere, I think the color and design of the case is as important as its functionality. OtterBox's range of colors and designs fit my style best. They sent over their Symmetry Series case in my fave design ~


This is the Eden Teal for the iPhone 5/5s. Eden Teal is also available for the iPhone 6. The phone fits perfectly in the case. The sound is clear with no echoes. It's a slim design so it easily fits into a pocket, wristlet or handbag. The floral design is gorgeous and easily identifiable. 


OtterBox also included their Alpha Glass Clearly Protected Fortified Glass Screen Protector. Thankfully, I haven't dropped my phone like a few of my friends {not mentioning any names ☺}, but my feeling is, given the cost of a replacement phone, better safe than sorry. The screen protector is ultra thin, easy to install and I recommend getting the extra protection to guard against dings, scratches, and drops. 



The Eden Teal Symmetry Case for the iPhone 5/5c retails for $44.95, the Alpha Glass Screen Protector for the iPhone 5/5c is $29.95. OtterBox has a case for every smartphone and tablet, visit otterbox.com to see the complete collection and be sure to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest



Chic Giveaway! ~ OtterBox is gifting one lucky reader a Symmetry Series Case in their choice of color for either the iPhone 5/5s or iPhone 6 {instock colors only}.

To Enter: Email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 

  • "OtterBox" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • Mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience:
#Win a Symmetry iPhone Case from @Otterbox ARV: $45 cc: @ChicLuxuries details: ow.ly/D6cvn #giveaway

If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

Contest ends 11:59 PM ET November 21, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners. 

Many thanks to the OtterBox team for gifting us the beautiful Symmetry iPhone case and screen protector and for sponsoring this giveaway.


TWELVElittle Gifting Event


We have a FABULOUS surprise for Moms who have a little one or are expecting. TWELVElittle makes the chicest baby bags and they make it easy to stay organized when on the go. Their Allure Convertible Satchel is one of our fave designs from the collection.
twelvelittle diaper bag at nordstrom

The stylish bag can be worn as a crossbody using the long strap that is included or carried by the leather handles. This bag will hold all your essentials. It has 7 {yes SEVEN} exterior zippered compartments including a hidden one at the bottom to hold dirty items and two side pockets for bottle storage. The water-resistant nylon exterior is trimmed with leather. 


Inside you'll find another zippered compartment and 4 roomy slip pockets for easy access to keys, phone, wipes, etc. A logo interior lining has a PVC-free water-resistant coating so it easily wipes clean. Also included is a logo lining nylon diaper pad {they have thought of EVERYTHING!}. A zippered closure and brushed brass hardware complete the look.



Available in Beige, Plum or Black, the Allure Convertible Satchel measures 16"long by 14.5" wide by 5" deep. The handles measure 7.5" and the shoulder strap 21". Available for $230 at Nordstrom.com and TwelveLittle.com, it makes a lovely Christmas or shower gift for the new Mom. Be sure to follow TWELVElittle on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for new style launches, special events and announcements. 



Chic Giveaway! ~ Our friends at TWELVElittle are giving away the Allure Convertible Satchel to a lucky reader. Winner will have their choice of color. Note: this is not our typical entry process. Please follow instructions carefully.

To Enter: Follow @TWELVElittle on Twitter and/or Facebook and.share* one of our posts about this giveaway. After doing so, e
mail chicgiveaway@gmail.com with the following info: 
  • "TWELVElittle" in the subject line
  • your first and last name   
  • Mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
  • Let us know if you shared on twitter or facebook, or both.
*Sample tweet to share:
#Win the Allure Satchel from @TWELVElittle on @ChicLuxuries RV: $230 details: ow.ly/CYvJ2 #giveaway

*Our Facebook post about this giveaway can be found HERE.

If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

Contest ends 11:59 PM ET November 23, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

Many thanks to the TWELVElittle team for gifting us the Allure Satchel and sponsoring this giveaway. 


Things We're Loving....

While proofing this article, I realized "I love, we ♥, we adore" was written more times than any other feature so the title was a given. We think you'll find something you love too! After visiting the featured websites, click back here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.


We love creative toys that build on a child's imagination. The kids {and you!} will have hours of fun unleashing their creativity with SMARTMAX® Mega Ball Run. Infinite designs can be constructed with the 71-piece magnetic set. Bright colored tubes, x-shaped bars, a slide, and metallic balls easily fit together for the ball to run through when the masterpiece is finished. MSRP: $119.95. A store locator is available at smartmaxusa.com




Get ready for a snowy winter with Spring Step's® Sweden Boot. The waterproof nylon boots with go-anywhere style, are toasty warm and oh-so-comfortable. Features include easy-on-lace-up design, a thick rubber sole for traction and padded insole and tongue. $62.95 at springstepshoes.com.

One of my favorite holiday traditions is reading a special Christmas storybook after all the presents have been opened and our company has left. The Magic Christmas Key Book and Key Gift Set by Leann Smith is the kind of storybook keepsake that your family will treasure for years to come. We adore this beautifully illustrated and heartwarming story of how a young boy and his adorable furry companion, Rufus, unlock the magic of Christmas as they discover its true meaning and even meet Santa himself! The book and keepsake key gift set retails for $29.99; Rufus is $25, both on Amazon. Visit pinetreepublishing.com to read excerpts from the book. We'll be adding a new tradition this Christmas Eve and hanging the Magic Key on our front door...We believe! 



Add a little sunshine to the guest, teen's, or master bedroom with 9 by Novogratz Bar Code Sheet Set in pretty, Cornsilk. Made of 100% soft cotton, the set is available in Twin-King. Mix and match colors with other items in the collection for a fun, cheery look. The Queen Set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two standard pillow cases and retails for $61.82 exclusively at Walmart. 


If you're a regular reader, you've probably gathered we ♥ L'Occitane. One of their newest products, Shea Butter Whipped Shower Foam is fast becoming one of our faves. It foams up like a soft billowy cloud of whipped cream to gently cleanse the skin. Made with shea butter, it has a delicate and lightly sweetened scent. A 5.1-oz. bottle retails for $20 at usa.loccitane.com.



I love the look of pretty potpourri and of course, how it can fill a space with a delightful fragrance. The Autumn Harvest Potpourri by Hillhouse Naturals reminds me of warm cider and apple picking on a crisp Fall day. Notes of ginger and nutmeg add a cozy warmth to the beautiful and fragrant botanical potpourri. Made in the USA, a 15-oz. bag retails for $22.55 at hillhousenaturals.com



I've learned the hard way to "cut and paste" rather than click on links in emails, but my feeling is you can't be too careful. Kaspersky's PURE 3.0 Total Security provides real-time computer protection and piece of mind. It also offers free backup and restore, password manager, and pc clean-up tools. Scans can be done manually or set to run automatically as often as you want. The download covers up to 3 computers and is available for 1, 2 or 3 year licenses starting at $64.95 per year which is a $25 savings off the list price and well worth the investment. A 30-day free trial is also available at usa.kaspersky.com.


We love everything about the eyn for iPhone 5/5s. First the chartreuse color is gorgeous, but it's what the case holds other than the obvious phone that is really unique. It includes a mirror, space for cash and up to three credit cards, and a kickstand. $29.99 at eynproducts.com. 

Wondering what this is? It's the Powerslayer Kit from Velvetwire. Powerslayer is a USB charger that powers on, off, and back on only when needed eliminating wasted power. The smart charger rapidly charges any USB device including phones, readers, and tablets. The kit also includes choice of USB braided cloth cable for Apple or Android devices, and a travel case. The Powerslayer is available in 4 colors for $39, the kit retails for $79 at velvetwire.com.



For lunch on the go, Laptop Lunches® Women's Dual Bento Kit will keep your salad, fruit and sandwich cold, fresh and in separate compartments. A roomy insulated bag features a plum Laptop Lunches® dual bento bistro with 3 inner containers and a stainless steel fork and spoon set. $39.99 at laptoplunches.com



Halle Berry's newest fragrance, Wild Essence, was created to capture the sensual spirit of a woman. A mix of fresh citrus and floral brings nature indoors and celebrates the natural beauty of a woman. MSRP for 1-oz. bottle is $28. A store locator is available at halleberryfragrances.com.  


A nifty little tool to use as a key ring in case of emergency, Resqme® can rip through a seat belt and shatter a car window. Hopefully, you'll never have to use it, but at around $9.99, it's worth the piece of mind especially as we head into the winter months. A store locator is available at resqme.com


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
  • "Things We're Loving" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • complete mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
#Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet in *Things We're Loving* details: ow.ly/CPH1L
    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 9, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing the review products and photos for this editorial. 




    Chic Luxuries' Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide 2014


    gift ideas for christmas stockings

    Don't you love discovering the treasures inside your Christmas stocking? In our family we always save our stockings for last. From the whimsical to practical, we think even Santa will approve of this year's picks. After you make your list and check it twice, pop back over here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.



    Good things really do come in small packages! Mari Tome is here to prove that with her Sterling Silver Wave Earrings. A light, airy unique and perfectly chic design, that is just the right size and includes a flush set diamond in each. So pretty! $200 at maritome.com.



    Topping the "want" list for teens and young adults is the Bemo Social Camera by Logitech. They'll never miss capturing a fun moment with this water-resistant video camera that features one-touch recording and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Clips can be edited, music and titles can be added and are easily uploaded to social sites. $129 at mybemo.com.



    Downtown chic and uptown charm best describes this leather Crossbody Belt Bag from AYDA&C0. Lined with premium red suede, it includes an interior mini wallet in red leather and hidden magnetic closure. Ayda&Co's signature heavy chain strap/belt in black can be worn as a belt bag, crossbody or shoulder bag. Made in LA. $425 at aydaandco.com



    To perfect accompaniment to all the Beatriz Ball cheese and appetizer trays that are already on your gift list, the Beatriz Ball Forest Spreader will be a welcome surprise for your favorite hostess. $22 at beatrizball.com.



    We love Willamy! In addition to their Classic Leather Wrap Bracelet, a 3-wrap bracelet is now available as well. This is the Sand Bracelet, the neutral color looks will match nearly everything in her closet. Big news! Willamy is starting a direct-selling program, contact them HERE for details. $125 at willamycollection.com.


    martian smart watch

    For the techies in your life, meet the Martian Notifier Smartwatch. Martian Notifier offers the ability to receive realtime notifications for caller ID, text, email, facebook, twitter, and any other alerts the user sets. The user can also initial voice commands on their smart phone's speakerphone such as "read text" while their on the move. Includes virtual phone leash, find phone, and silent alarms. The next generation of timepieces are available in a range of colors for $129 at martianwatches.com.



    These Red Currant & Cranberry Wax Sachets from Rosy Rings smell incredible! Made with birch twigs, pepperberries, and scented with mandarin oranges, tart cranberries, red currants and fresh ground ginger in a proprietary wax blend. Handcrafted in the USA, a set of two wax sachets retails for $22 and arrive gift boxed. Visit rosyrings.com and you'll be hooked too!



    His phone will be at the ready with Blacksmith-Labs' Barrett Grande Oversized Belt Clip Holster. Made of premium leather with ultra fine stitching and a gunmetal belt clip, the handsome holster is sleek with clean lines and an easy button closure. The Barrett Grand is compatible with the iPhone 5 and a variety of cases, additional designs are available for other Apple, Nexus and Samsung phones. Arrives in luxury packaging ready for gifting. $119.95 at blacksmith-lab.com.



    ROKITBOOST® SwageU Bluetooth Stereo Headphone are lightweight, comfortable and have exceptional sound. They have a built-in microphone for easy hands-free communication and dialing through Siri, magnetic earbuds and memory flex neck strap. $54.99 at rokitboost.com


    Everyone on your list who has an iPhone will appreciate finding the Pong Rugged Intelligent Case in their stocking. It not only protects the phone, it redirects radiation away from the user and improves signal strength and range. $49.99 at pongcase.com.



    Winter Festival Ring Candle by Diamond Candle is two gifts in one. As the scent of crisp citrus, spiced fruit, fresh cinnamon and clove fill the air, a surprise ring is revealed! The 21-oz. 100% soy candle is poured in a heavy glass jar with holiday motif, lid included. $24.95 at diamondcandle.com.

    How cute are these Be Merry Socks with candy canes in martini glasses from K. Bell? Not only are they a fun stocking stuffer, they make an adorable office grab bag gift for the ladies. Soft and comfy and perfect to wake up in Christmas morning. Regularly $8, they are on sale as of this writing for just $4! HURRY! shopkbell.com


    For the bacon-loving guy {isn't that all of them?} who can't get enough of a good thing, these Bacon Socks from Sock It To Me are sure to be a fave gift not to mention a hit at the holiday party. I hope my nephew isn't reading this because they will definitely be in his stocking! $11.50 at sockittome.com




    Amazing Clubs' gift of the month clubs are always a welcome gift. The recipient will look forward to the delicious surprises packed inside each month's box like the Breakfast of the Month Club which includes ingredients to whip up a delicious breakfast. A cozy gift that is an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning and perfect for business gifts and the hard-to-buy for person on your list. For last- minute shoppers, simply print out a copy of the gift club subscription and slip it in the recipient's stocking. Seasonal, 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions available beginning at $21.95 per month at amazingclubs.com


    Chic Giveaway! One entrant will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet

    To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following:
    • "Stocking Stuffers" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • complete mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
      If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

      We would love it if you would tweet this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
      #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet in the *Stocking Stuffer* #Giveaway, details: ow.ly/CuF2H

      Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 24, 2014.  Limit one entry per household. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.


      Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this feature. 




       

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