Giveaway :: Andrea Bonelli Jewelry

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Our “Endless Summer” is slowly ambling toward slumber and the night air is starting to change its tune. Have you felt it, too? This time of year is my favorite (shh…don’t tell the other transition seasons!) because I can still feel the warmth of the summer sun on my skin and yet I can smell the fingers of fall right around the bend. For some reason, this time of year makes me want to accessorize. I’m sure this is directly connected to the bright accessories of the holiday season looming on the horizon. Whatever the inspiration, the last of the trail of “Endless Summer” calls for simple and elegant jewelry: the perfect accompaniment for transition is chic sophistication.

Andrea Bonelli Jewelry is sophistication from start to finish. Let me assure you, there is nothing frivolous to be found here. Each piece is thoughtfully designed, impeccably handcrafted, curated with perfection. Bonelli is a one woman show, overseeing and handling the production of each piece from conception to sale. These are the types of pieces that make you feel as though you are in tune with the rhythm of the seasons, that you are alive and beautiful and perfect. This Rose Cut Cognac Diamond Ring is absolutely sublime and makes me want to propose to myself. Is that normal? The Large Ridged Necklace is simply stunning and translates perfectly from day to night, summer to fall. Perfection.

Andrea Bonelli Jewelry is giving away two Stardust cuffs to two lucky readers (one each)! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, October 2nd. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your favorite meal from childhood?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, October 8th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 51
    Christina P says:

    Chicken Noodle Soup, the way my Grandma used to make it. It was always better the next day, not too runny, yummy thick homemade noodles with this flavor that I have never been able to duplicate!

  2. 52
    Stella says:

    I remember one night we had kraft dinner…seriously nothing buy macaroni and cheese. My brothers and I couldn’t believe our eyes; we were so excited. It wasn’t until later as a teenager that I found it that it was because we couldn’t afford anything else at that time. Really reminds me what’s important now as an adult.

  3. 53
    Jessminda says:

    fishsticks and tater tots! when my sister and i were little, this is what we considered gourmet.  it’s still not bad 20 years later! 

  4. 54
    Susanna says:

    I loved the way my mom made this delicious pound cake when i was little. I remember sitting on the counter and helping her make it.

  5. 55
    Kristen says:

    It was, and still is, my mom’s homemade chicken rice soup! My grandma used to make it and passed the recipe on!

  6. 56
    Hanna says:

    bean and ham soup

  7. 57

    Sunday afternoon Faspa – a tradition among Mennonites whose families once lived in south Russia. My mom would lay out zwieback buns and jelly, cold cuts and cheese, and a fruit compote, and you would just help yourself (or stuff yourself!)

  8. 58
    Amy Grace says:

    Campbell’s Curly Noodle Soup!!

  9. 59
    kristen h. says:

    I knew this would happen, but my sister already posted my favorite as her answer before me, my dad’s sweet rice! So my second favorite, was when he would make mac and cheese WITHOUT hotdogs! Who would ruin mac with hot dogs? But he put them in all the time, so when we got the made from scratch mac and cheese with nothing added, it was like a holiday to me!

  10. 60
    Kate B says:

    After Thanksgiving every year, my mom would make turkey tetrazzini with the leftovers. It was so creamy and delicious and made me feel like home. After I became a vegetarian in high school, my parents were a bit flustered about cooking for me. I thought that was the end of my momma’s tetrazzini, but the following year she attempted it with some tofu and made me my own little casserole dish. I was so grateful! I still look forward to it when I’m home for Thanksgiving and I’ve requested it for a birthday meal as well.

  11. 61
    Sarah E says:

    Eggs-in-a-hole! Hooray for breakfast for dinner! I could eat it every meal as a kid if given the option.

  12. 62
    Alyssa N says:

    Chicken Fricassee and potato dumplings was (and is still) a favorite dish of mine! My Grandmother used to make it for our entire family, and we’d all gather together in her tiny rowhome in Baltimore for dinner together (usually served with sauerkraut and warm, buttery rolls). My Grandmother has passed down the recipe to my mom, and it’s now a winter meal staple in our household! I hope to master the art of the potato dumpling soon so I can share this delicious meal with my boyfriend!

  13. 63
    Erin says:

    Lasagna! My mom has a special recipe with ricotta cheese, parsley and all sorts of other wonderful ingredients and spices. I requested it for every meal we had…so much so that one year we had it for Christmas dinner!

  14. 64
    brenda says:

    grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup

  15. 65
    Linnea Cebelinski says:

    A little confession, I was a strange child. I loved spinach, beef stroganoff, and beets. My all-time favorite dish was my mom’s buttered garlic mushrooms.

  16. 66
    Margo B says:

    it would have to be a berry soup. I can still smell the berries we use to pick up right before

  17. 67
    Kara says:

    homemade pancakes

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    Stacy says:


  19. 69
    Katherine says:

    My favorite childhood meal was eaten at “the kids’ table” at Gommy & Gaggy’s house… tortellini, probably smothered in more butter and parmesan cheese than I even realize. So many comforts and memories come to mind just thinking about it.

  20. 70
    Brittany K says:

    definitely robert redford – it’s a dessert my grandmother makes with a graham cracker crust, choc pudding, cool whip and choc shavings. its SO GOOD.  once when i was little i was at a bring your child to work day with my aunt and they asked everyone what their favorite dessert was. some kids said cookies, choc ice cream, and i said robert redford. and the woman looked at me and said, ‘it’s he a little old for you?!’

  21. 71
    Natalie says:

    Curry stew (Chinese style). It’s the kind of meal where everyone is in the kitchen helping to cut the vegetables, and as it’s cooking you smell it throughout the house. Great memories with my grandma and mom!

  22. 72
    Tiffany A. says:

    Chicken noodle soup with half peanut butter sandwiches for dipping! Still to this day if I get sick that is all I want. Everyone that sees me dipping these folded peanut butter sandwiches into chicken noodle soup they always think its strange. Mmm I now want to have this for lunch 😉

  23. 73
    Leann says:

    Ice cream wrapped in italian bread! Sometimes when I was having a picking-eating sort of day, my mum would let me eat ice cream wrapped in the softest Italian bread. I will always remember this special little treat that my mum would make me 🙂

  24. 74
    Morgan Nelson says:

    My favorite meal from my childhood was and still is tuna on toast. my oh my, what a brat my Mom has made me, for I shall never eat tuna again without warm, crumbly toast. The textures together are magnificent.

  25. 75
    Andrea says:

    My Oma makes “meat cookies” (basically a version of empanadas). Eat these with watermelon and you have an amazing summer meal. 

  26. 76
    Theresa says:

    Pot roast with mashed potatoes and green beans…


  27. 77
    Rebecca says:

    Meatloaf and mashed potatoes hands down.  Sandwiches the next day are the best!!!

  28. 78
    Lei says:

    My favorite meal from childhood would be the spanish dishes like paella that my grandma would prepare when i visit her. 

  29. 79
    echo says:

    The nights we would pick up pizza and rent movies and snuggle in at home. 

  30. 80
    Rebekah says:

    grilled cheese

  31. 81
    Claire says:

    Potato / green bean casserole!

  32. 82
    Lindsay says:

    Definitely roast lamb with all of the fixings – my siblings and I would pile in from after school and the house would smell amazing of garlic and rosemary. Pretty much any food makes me think of my family – we love food and we always always eat dinner together!

  33. 83
    Nicole says:

    My favorite meal was chop suey. It is still one of my favorites!

  34. 84
    Alicia says:

    Nachos! My Dad and I would eat them together almost every weekend. We often made our own salsa together too. Nachos are still a large portion of my diet, but the recipes have become much fancier.

  35. 85
    Angela says:

    My fave meal as a kid was chicken & dumplings! I still love me some of that deliciousness too! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway, LOVE the bracelet!

  36. 86
    Barbara says:

    TV Dinner.  Salisbury Steak. It was more about the fact that it meant Mom and Dad were going out and we got to eat our dinners out of the foil and on TV trays, where? You guessed it… In front of the TV.  And a cool babysitter was coming over.

  37. 87
    roxann says:

    Mac and cheese casserole (and still is my fav meal). easy to make too.

  38. 88
    caitlin says:

    grilled cheese and tomato soup, made by my best friend’s mom, preferably on a rainy day. i can clearly remember sitting at their kitchen table eating, giggling and looking out into the pine trees around their house.

  39. 89
    Ashley Goodman says:

    My favorite childhood meal has to be my mom’s nutballs. I know they sould sound crazy and officially they’re called pecan- cheese balls. But the love and care she put into making them and the delicious smell in the house are unforgettable to me. I wish I had some right now!

  40. 90
    Lindsey Laurie says:

    Chicken & broccoli casserole! Everyone teased me about being a little kid who loved broccoli. And now I have two boys under 6 that love broccoli, too!

  41. 91
    Tina_R says:

    What a question! Being Greek on one side and the other almost Southern this is a tough one to answer.

    Lamb… Baklava… Pasticio… or biscuits and milk gravy… hummm

    The winner would have to be my grandma H’s chicken and dumplings (drop not rolled like thick noodles) moist and slightly gooey on the outside and then when you break it open and the steam escapes it is as fluffy as a cloud.. Now when I make them I add an herb blend gives it a nice little ooommph.

    Growing up half Greek back in the 60’s was not like it would be now. Very few people knew what Greek food was. Many found it hard to even pronounce Baklava (back-lay-va LOL) and tended to think that the flavors were a bit odd (lemon and oregano imagine that)

    I think even more than the food from either side of the family was the way we would help my mom and all work together to put dinner on the table. Made it feel like a real labor of love. That’s why Grandma H’s Chicken and Dumplings is my favorite childhood meal…. nothing says loving like something from grandma’s oven (or stove!)