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Giveaway | BC Home + Garden Show, Tiffany Pratt Edition

Tiffany Pratt This Can Be Beautiful

This can be beautiful! It’s a mantra worth adopting, yes, but it’s also the title of designer Tiffany Pratt’s debut book. She’s a headlining presenter at the BC Home + Garden Show this weekend and I figure we could all use a little more colour in our lives so we’ve teamed up for a brand new giveaway.

Tiffany Pratt

This prize pack includes a copy of Tiffany Pratt’s book This Can Be Beautiful, a notebook from her collaboration with The Penny Paper Co., a set of coloured pencils, and two pairs of tickets to the BC Home + Garden Show happening February 22-26, 2017 at BC Place.

It’s basically everything you need to get inspired and then get it done.

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CONTEST CLOSED: Congratulations, Linda!

Giveaway | Win Tix to Me Before You Advance Screening!

Me Before You

Have you read it? (Feels like forever ago that I did and I remember liking it a lot.) Or do you want to make like half of my book club and just watch the movie version instead?

The Anthology has teamed up with to give away double passes to the advance screening of Me Before You in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 25th at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas at 7pm.

CONTEST CLOSED but stay tuned for our next one!

A WOW-worthy Giveaway!

A collaboration with Canadian Tire.


I’m all for doing things the old fashioned way. I prefer printed books to e-books, I love ‘80s secretary dresses and mid century modern art, but sometimes I’m all for the latest and greatest. Especially when it comes to shopping (I’m such a big online shopper that I’m on a first-name basis with my courier).

Pin-worthy home

This is a little bit of both. Canadian Tire (whose team I’ve worked with many times before) just launched a brand new WOW Guide, which, if you’re one of millions of Canadians, will be landing on your doorstep this week.

It’s part magazine filled with DIY inspiration…

Wow Guide Cover with iPhone

And part crazy techie wizardry. When you download the Canadian Tire app – it’s available at the App Store – and hover over the Guide, the printed page comes to life (it’s from the future, I swear).

Wow Guide Monika Hibbs

It gives you enhanced content like interior design ideas from stylists like Vancouver’s own Monika Hibbs.

How to start a fire

And tips and tricks for outdoor living, like the best way to lock up your bike and two different ways to light a campfire (turns out I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life!).

KD CT WOW Guide 2

To celebrate the launch, Canadian Tire wants to give you $200 to take your pick from the WOW Guide!

CONTEST CLOSED Congratulations, Yvonne! Happy shopping!

Giveaway | Win Double Passes to Zoolander 2!

No supermodel — not even Cara Delevingne — has taken the style world like Derek Zoolander. Twice.

Want to be there when this force of fashion debuts in Vancouver? Paramount Pictures and The Anthology are giving away double passes to the advance screening of Zoolander 2 on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7:30pm at SilverCity Metropolis in Burnaby.

CONTEST CLOSED: Have fun, Natalie!

Giveaway | The Best of Me Advanced Screening and a Nicholas Sparks DVD Trio!

Break out the tissues, lovebirds! Nicholas Sparks, the man behind The Notebook and Dear John, is at it again with his soon-to-be-released film The Best of Me and we’re giving away free passes to the advanced screening in Vancouver next week!

Starring James Marsden (the man who stole Liz Lemon’s heart) and Michelle Monaghan (the woman who caught Rust Cohle’s eye), The Best of Me is based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks. It’s the story of two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more threats today. Spanning decades, this love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

UPDATE: Ticket contest closed (have fun, Winnie, Monida, Bobby, Laura, Bonnie, Nayyer, Melika, Katie, Belinda, Keri, Abby, Elisa, Suzanne, Sel, and Ellen!).

To enter two win one of two DVD trios with Nicholas Sparks’ classics: The Notebook (Hey, Ryan, hey!), Dear John (Hello Channing Tatum!), and Safe Haven, email with subject: Nicholas Sparks DVD Trio. Contest closes Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at midnight. Contest open to BC residents only. Good luck!

Giveaway | The Ultimate Vancouver Home and Design Show Bundle!

Hey design lovers! Want to win your way into the Vancouver Home and Design Show? And want a bundle of exhibitor gear to go along with it? Heck yes! Then send me a note and you could win:

UPDATE: Contest Closed. Congratulations, Shevawn and Emma!

Giveaway | Lainey Gossip’s Faculty of Celebrity Studies

I read a ton of blogs. They’re my inspiration, my information, my everything. But the one blog I read every. single. day? Lainey Gossip. If you’re also a fan and want to join me at the Lainey Gossip Faculty of Celebrity Studies Tour 2014 when it stops in Vancouver next weekend, you’re in luck. It’s super exclusive (only 50 attendees) but you and your bestie could win your way in.

Lainey will be sharing her take on conscious uncoupling, James Franco, John Travolta and so many more. The live lecture will include cocktails and snacks, as well as a cerebral look at the study of celebrity gossip. Lainey will also be sharing an inside look at her debut book Listen to the Squawking Chicken. It takes place next Saturday, April 12, attendance will be taken at 1 p.m. and class will adjourn at 3 p.m. in downtown Vancouver.

To enter email with subject: Lainey Gossip. I’ll pick a winner this week. Good luck!

UPDATE: Contest closed. Congrats, Laura!

Giveaway | Penguin Drop Caps

You love Drop Caps, I love Drop Caps, we all love Drop Caps. So The Anthology and Penguin are teaming up again to give away the latest in the Penguin Drop Caps series, a collection of collectible hardcover classics.  Featuring the art of graphic design superstar Jessica Hische (of Daily Drop Cap), these books are more beautiful than your Kindle.

So how do you enter to win The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan?

Email with the subject line: The Joy Luck Club

Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Giveaway | $100 gift card for all those last-minute gifts!

On Friday I’m going to be on CTV armed with brilliant last-minute gift ideas. So tomorrow I’m heading to the North Shore to Park Royal’s newly expanded outdoor shopping centre to scout all the best gifts for your dog-walker, hair-dresser, dentist, you name it. And since it’s the season to give, The Anthology has teamed up with Park Royal and LOFT to give you a last-minute gift of your own: $100 to Park Royal plus some earring bling from LOFT (pictured in the centre above) so you can stuff your own stocking!

Want in? Send me an email at and I’ll put your name in the draw. Contest open to residents of BC., contest closes Thursday, December 19th at 9:00am.

P. S. Set your PVR for CTV at Noon on Friday for some very fun, very creative gift ideas.

[UPDATE] Congratulations, Jean! There’s a gift card coming your way. Happy last-minute shopping!

[Photos from @KelseyDundon on Instagram]

Style | Alexa Chung’s “It”

In her latest post, Katie Burnett tells us how she fell hard for Alexa Chung’s first book. And at the bottom of the post, you could win a copy!

Alexa Chung’s debut book “It” is filled with pictures, anecdotes, and flashes of inspiration from the New York-based television personality and British Vogue contributing editor. Her style is eclectic, vintage, that kind of laissez-faire look that is unrefined yet totally elegant and seemingly achievable. Her outfits are enviable, and finally in this book we get to see all that inspires her.

An amalgamation of sketches, photos and quirky stories of Alexa’s upbringing and fashion experiences, “It” will make you want to dig out old diary entries and photos, buy a brand new moleskin and make your own collage of your life. It’s like the coolest diary ever.

The Anthology and Penguin are giving away a copy! Email to enter. Contest closes at noon on Tuesday, December 17th. You must be in the US or Canada. Good luck!

[UPDATE] Congratulations, Sarah W.! There’s a copy of “It” coming your way. Check your email for details.