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Vote For Your Favorite Art of Patron Bottle Art Contest Finalist

Earlier this year (specifically during the summer), we announced the Art of Patron Bottle Art Contest, where several skilled glass artisans used the iconic, hand-crafted Patron bottle to create some stunningly visual and functional works of art. The grand prize for creating the most beautiful, unique piece of art? $10,000 cash! This year marks the third edition of the “Art of Patrón” Bottle Art Contest, and the hundreds of entrants have been narrowed down to the top ten finalists. For those who want to be a part of this amazing artistic journey, now is your chance to vote for your favorite Art of Patron Bottle Art Contest finalist.

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After analyzing the hundreds of unique entries, from elaborate bird feeders and intricate lamps to free flowing waterfalls, a panel of judges selected the top ten designs. These judges (representing artisans, past Art of Patrón winners, and members of the spirits community) based their votes on the entries’ overall creativity, unique use of and representation of the iconic Patrón bottle, visual appeal, and their essay. The 2016 top ten finalists and their artwork are as followers:

Clearly Agave, submitted by Chris Chappell from Louisville, KY

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Patrón Copper Fountain, submitted by Mark Tynan from Apex, NC

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Patrón Windchime, submitted by Catherine Tynan from Apex, NC

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Puesta Del Sol de Tequila, submitted by Eileen Serletic from Indianapolis, IN

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Bridges Not Walls, submitted by Marconi Calindas from Palm Springs, CA

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Patrón Tequila 2015 Limited Edition Pendant Lamp, submitted by Windell Reyes from Carson City, NV

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The Art of Relaxation, submitted by Scott Innes from Philadelphia, PA

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Eat & Drink, submitted by Diana Tabarez from Fontana, CA

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Simply Timeless, submitted by Jana Keener from Kansas City, MO

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Cuezaltzin, Aztec Lord Of Fire, submitted by John Graziano from Davenport, FL

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Head over to ArtofPatron.com to learn more about the artists and their inspirations, then vote for your favorite word of art. Public voting is officially open and ends on November 13th at 11:59 p.m. The winning artist (chosen by combining the highest votes from both the public and judging vote) will be announced around December 6, 2016. Along with the awarded $10,000, the winner also receives the opportunity for national exposure for his or her work of art. The remaining nine finalists will each receive $1,000.

See a favorite among the ten finalists that you think is worthy of winning the $10,000?

The Art of Patrón Bottle Art Contest

Who wants to win $10,000? Who wouldn’t! Now that we’ve gotten your attention, let us tell share how Patron Tequila can make you $10,000 richer. You already know Patron is housed in an iconic, hand-crafted bottle. Using that beautiful piece of art, made by skilled glass artisans, as your canvas can make you a winner in their Art of Patrón Bottle Art Contest. So dig out all your empty Patron bottles……..we know you have them.

Art of Patron Bottle Art Contest

From now (the contest started on July 11th) until October 14th, 2016, Patron invites you to use your artistic creativity to create a unique piece of art using one or more of their tequila bottles as inspiration. What you create for the Art of Patrón Bottle Art Contest is up to you, whether it’s a sculpture, a painting, decoupage or something they’ve never seen, the artistic statement is all up to you. Past “Art of Patrón” Bottle Art contest entries have included a chess set, spectacular artworks and wall hangings, striking light fixtures, gorgeous jewelry, functional furniture, and other awe-inspiring designs. Some of these amazing designs are featured below.

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Last year’s contest winner of the Art of Patrón Bottle Art Contest was Rebecca Stoneback of Asbury Park, N.J., with her entry titled, “La Abeja,” a stunning necklace representing the 60 hands it takes to produce one bottle of Patrón tequila. She created the piece by melting and sculpting glass from a Patrón Silver tequila bottle into 60 abstract beads, molded metal bee wings – representing the Patrón bee logo – around a small glass vial at the center of the jewelry, which she filled with – what else? – Patrón tequila.

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As you can see, the possibilities for design entry ideas are endless. To enter the 2016 “Art of Patrón” Bottle Art Contest:

  1. Create an original work of art or functional item that contains, is made from, or depicts any Patrón bottle or component thereof
  2. Visit ArtofPatron.com and follow the links to the Bottle Art entry page
  3. Upload a photo and a short essay (100 words or less) describing the artwork and the inspiration behind the piece
  4. Note that no purchase is required; for more information and to read the official rules, please visit ArtofPatron.com

You must be 21 and older to enter. A panel of judges will help select up to 10 finalists based on overall creativity, unique use or representation of the Patrón bottle and components, visual appeal and the persuasiveness of the essay. Finalists will be featured on the Art of Patrón website for public voting, and then one lucky participant will be selected as the Grand Prize winner. The winner will be awarded $10,000 and an opportunity for national exposure for his or her work of art, while the remaining nine finalists will each receive $1,000. Ready to show your artistic side? Head over to www.Patrontequila.com for all the details.

 

 

 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PATRON TEQUILA

SHOPPING NYC: PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday Sample Sale

We’ve shared our love of this gorgeous jewelry brand over and over but can you blame us, the pieces are stunning, eye-catching, oh-so-very-special, and unique. We always get attention and some of our best compliments when we wear PONO. Even some of our blogger besties are hooked on this wonderful jewelry brand. They’re are as excited as we are (we know you will be too) about the upcoming PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday Sample Sale, where prices will be are 50-80% off. We’re also sharing how you can win a $500.00 credit to use at the sample sale (details below).

PONO Holiday Sample Sale

The sample sale runs from Tuesday, Dec 1st – Friday, Dec 11th (excluding Sunday), perfect timing to stock up on some great holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. Check out some of the great deals below:

Grab gorgeous goods like their Italian resin glitter bangles at $20.00 apiece, originally $75 .00.

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Take home an elegant Etched by Fire Jewel Choker on sale for $60.00 from an earlier $315.00, or score a piece fit for a queen like the Twisted Sister Spectrum Necklace once $325.00, now yours at the incredible price of $100.0o

P1422 for Dec SS

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Finally, snag a set of stackable bracelets at the “everything-goes” bangle table, get 10 pieces for $40.00, originally valued at $250.00.

Lastly, if you’re feeling creative, PONO has a wonderful contest to design a sample sale flyer. The winning flyer design wins a prize of $500.oo in “PONO BUCKS” to spend at the sample sale, second place wins $250.00 in “PONO BUCKS” and third $100.00*. You can get all the details, including an access link to PONO photos to use in your design. Click on PONO HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE CONTEST to get full details on how to enter.

*winning credits to be used at sample sale only.

Win a New Summer Wardrobe from Adrianna Papell

What would you do if you had the chance to win some stunning looks for summer? You’d jump at the chance, right? Thanks to Adrianna Papell‘s Re-Style Your Summer Contest, you will have that chance to add some great summer fashion to your wardrobe. Adrianna Papell is giving four grand prize winners the opportunity to win $500 towards a new summer wardrobe, all you have to do is enter your email address to win, simple as that.

Imagine filling your closet with some stylish new dresses, chic jumpsuits, sophisticated tops, and fashionable pants and skirts. What else could you ask for? There is no purchase necessary to enter, and it literally takes seconds to do so. If you are sadly not one of the four grand prize winners, you have twenty chances to win a limited edition scarf from Adrianna Papell. The contest runs through June 29th, enter to win at www.adriannapapell.com/sweepstakes.

Must Win: Nectar Sunglasses’s Playa Blanca Resort Contest

If you haven’t already noticed, temperatures are high, the days are longer, and the sun is high in the sky and beaming, which means…….it’s summertime. One essential everyone must have to protect their eyes from the scorching sun is a great pair of sunglasses. What’s better than a great pair of stylish sunglasses? A free pair of sunnies of course. Since summer is getting into full swing, it’s the perfect time for an EPIC eyewear contest! Nectar Sunglasses, a favorite eyewear brand of Jamie O’Brien, Brad Domke, Greg Lutzka and more, who offers several styles to choose ranging in price from $20.00- $35.00, is currently hosting a contest for some very cool prices.

From now until July 4th, you can enter to win a 5-Night stay in a Luxury Condo at the Playa Blanca Resort in Panama and a $200.00 airline voucher (valued at $1,325.00)! For a chance to win, CLICK HERE TO ENTER. Not only does Nectar Eyewear want you looking good, they want you to have a great time. After you enter their contest, check out the various styles of their lightweight and comfortable sunglasses. The best part, if you break your sunnies, Nectar will repair your broken glasses, or send you a new pair for only $10…….for the rest of your life! There are lots of great styles to choose from. Nectar Eyewear was launched in February of 2012 by two college friends, Sean Holmes and Dylan Roukous, with a goal of providing their customers great sunglasses at an affordable price.

A few of our favorite styles include:

REVERT

The very stylish Revert is made from a lightweight, flexible thermoplastic memory frame specifically designed for maximum comfort. These chic Vegas frame sunglasses boasts a black tortoise frame made from durable polycarbonate that are made to take a beating, scratch resistant film over its lens, glare reduction, and of course, great modern style.

BALTIC AVIATORS

Baltic aviators are a classic aviator with a modern twist. Now, you can channel your inner festival-self while also maintaining your own sense of laid-back style whether you are cruising up the beach boardwalk, shredding the mountain, or checking out your favorite music fest. Featuring Polarized lenses, Baltic is the perfect pair for glare reduction off both water and snow, so you can be true to the adrenaline junkie you really are with a pair of shades that will not only protect your eyes, but will also look freaking cool.

COLTIC WAYFARER

Coltic is the classic pair of Nectar Sunglasses. Timeless style and awesome shades, Coltic is the pair for anyone who wants to look their best in a style that doesn’t have to try hard to be cool. At only $20.00 per pair and $10 to replace, you can skate, surf, or party true to your style, and then just replace your pair of Coltics should they take a beating while you are out taking risks and living the sweet life.

JIVE CLUBBY

Jive is the perfect pair of sunglasses for those that want classic club style in their shades. A clear brown frame with dark gold lenses; Jive is the pair of sunglasses for those that want to get up, go wild, and live life to the fullest. At only $35.00 for the initial pair, and then $10 to replace them, should they get broken, you can Jive through life with no worries.

We admit that while we encourage all of you to enter, we’re secretly hoping that we win this trip to Panama. We haven’t been on a vacation in forever and are long overdue. We will just say good luck to all who enter and don’t forget your Nectar sunglasses.

Sponsored Post: Win Your Choice of Handbag in Hpnotiq’s Bling It On Contest

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Do you consider yourself a glam fashion goddess? Do you find yourself looking effortlessly chic and red carpet ready wherever you go? Does your shopping list always include a fab accessory? If the answer is yes, then you will definitely want to read on. GlamLouder and Hpnotiq wants to see your most glam look in their Bling it On contest. From now until July 28th 2013, Hpnotiq wants you to show them how you GLAM LOUDER to win fab prizes! In this fourth phase of the contest, you must submit a photo of your most glammest “Complete Look” – whether that glam look is chic, edgy or sexy, like this fab Von Vonni look below

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What can submitting your GlamLouder and Hpnotiq‘s Bling it On glam look get you? Hpnotiq wants to see how you pull it all together for a chance to win the ultimate accessory: the handbag of your choice valued at up to $1000! Yes dear readers, for this round they’re choosing 4 lucky winners to spend up to $1,000 on the fabbest bag you can find to compliment your glammest look! Wouldn’t you love to win that? If you’re lucky to be one of the 4 winners, you’ll also be able to compete in the final round for a chance to win the grand prize trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity stylist in Los Angeles! What makes this contest even better – the grand prize winner will star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq Ad!

Fun, right? and if you’re familiar with the delicious blend of French vodka, exotic fruit juices and cognac that make up Hpnotiq, you will definitely want to be a part of their upcoming campaign – I know I have enjoyed drinking it for years and being a part of this would be amazing. And of course since fashion is embedded into our DNA, winning a gorgeous bag and shopping spree is a dream prize.

To enter visit http://9nl.it/irby/, or visit Hpnotiq’s Facebook page, follow @Hpnotiq on twitter and tweet them your picture using the hashtag #GLAMLOUDER. For the full set of rules on the contest, click here – http://www.hpnotiq.com/uploads/glamlouder_rules/. I will surely be stalking Twitter to see everyone’s glam photos.

Good luck everyone.

GIVEAWAY | Win a Von Vonni Transformer Dress

I am a long time fan of maxi dresses, especially those are flattering, versatile, stunning in its elegance and of course a true maxi – I’m not a fan of those that only graze the ankle – I love a maxi that sweeps the floor. This is why I love the Von Vonni Transformer Dress. The super comfortable, drapey jersey, floor sweeping maxi offers almost unlimited styling options; it drapes, twists, and cinches in many ways which allows you to create the look you want. This amazing convertible, Transformer Dress can be worn in over 25 different ways and flatters all body shapes.

The Von Vonni Transformer allows you to create multiple necklines such as V-neck, deep V-neck, strapless, and high neck; go from Dolman, sleeveless, or strapless, to a one shoulder sleeve silhouette with ease. It’s versatility has made this extraordinary dress a huge hit with bridesmaids, curve-blessed women, petite and tall women, etc. A perfect selection for cocktail parties, weddings and other special occasions, you will never be disappointed with the Transformer Dress. Want to see just how easy it is to convert? Check out the video below of designer, Von Vonni, demonstrating various style options.

One lucky reader will get the chance to win a Von Vonni Transformer in one of the available six colors featured above. To enter, see Rafflecopter entry below:

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Harley Davidson Boot Giveaway | Win a Pair of Men’s & Women’s

Recently I shared some of the kickass boots Harley-Davidson Footwear has to offer women this season, for a refresher click on “Harley Davidson Fall 2011 Footwear Collection”. I am currently obsessed with the Obsession boot; these boots are perfect for the toughness of the New York city streets while being completely comfortable with classic Harley-Davidson style. If you own a pair of Harley-Davidson shoes, then you already know what I’m talking about and if you don’t……well, we at MyLifeonandofftheGuestlist.com are giving you the chance to find out. We love the fact that you read our ramblings and about our obsessions, so two of you lucky readers (ONE MAN and ONE WOMAN) each win a pair of the following awesome Harley-Davidson Boots. First, for you ladies, you have a choice from these three styles:

ADRIA (retail $160.00)
OBSESSION (retail $160.00)
JASMINE (retail $190.00)

And you, my gentlemen readers, are not forgotten. Like the women’s collection, the Harley-Davidson Men’s boots are constructed with full grain leather upper, full length cusion sock lining, oil-resistant rubber outsole, and Goodyear® welt construction. You guys will definitely have a tough decision in selecting your favorite from these three styles:

CAMBRIDGE (retail $130.00)
CUSTER (retail $140.00)
DANBY (retail $140.00)

To enter to win one of these great boots, you must do the following:

  1. Tell me which Harley-Davidson boot is your favorite style and why
  2. Follow Harley Davidson on Twitter
  3. Like Harley Davidson on Facebook
  4. Tweet this Contest – tag @guestlistblog
  5. Follow Me on Google+
  6. Share/Like this contest on Facebook
  7. Be a Fan of My Life on and off the Guest List on Facebook

HARLEY-DAVIDSON BOOT GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. and Canada resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on December 9th, 2011 at 6:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on December 17th, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (2) two winners by random drawing from all eligible entries. Two Winners will receive (1) pair of Harley-Davidson Boots each. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value range of prizes $130.00 – $190.00 (depending on style). Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Harley-Davidson.