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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. 1
    heather f says:

    my dad made a special type of spaghetti that I was crazy about as a child. I thought it was full of secret ingredients which he went to great lengths to go on about. later I found out it was hamburger, noodles and ketchup. sounds awful I know, but I LOVED it and to this day some times wish for me dad to come make it for me again. I think the secret ingredient was fun.

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    Trisha says:

    My mom’s lasagna pan pizza. Start with one layer of pizza dough on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Then layers of sauce, toppings and cheese repeated until you get to the top of the pan. It’s amazing. 

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    waffles with ice cream!

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    Maire K says:

    Milk soup with macaroni.

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    Athena R says:

    Breakfast would be my mom’s pancakes with bacon. Dinner would be her swiss steak with tomato gravy and rice…yum!

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    Luisa says:

    My favourite meal from childhood was when my mom would make nutella and peanut butter sandwiches for me. With a big glass of chocolate milk. Everytime i ate that meal i would feel so safe and content. Aw to go back to those days…

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    Tiffany says:

    My mom made a chicken salad that I would devour. I have tried several times to recreate and it and it just can’t be done.

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    karen says:

    homemade chicken pot pie!

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    Shelley B. says:

    My mom’s deep dish pizza! Sooo good.

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    Staci Powell says:

    My favorite meal from childhood is my Mama’s Homemade Chicken Pot Pie. It’s a simple good ol’ comfort food dish that soothes the soul. She used would place the cooked pot pie in the open kitchen window to cool, which made the entire house smell like a slice of heaven. Thank goodness, she passed down the recipe to me and I can enjoy it whenever I can.

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    holly says:

    My childhood favorite was fried shrimp night, my dad would fry the shrimp and my mom would make all the sauces for dipping. He would also fry those little shrimp chips that puffed up when they hit the oil. We loved watching the colored puffs appear! Happy family memory!

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    Anne Hutchinson says:

    My favorite meal was shepherd’s pie. It was really the only meal my Dad prepared and it always followed a Sunday family dinner.

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    jane says:

    my dad’s very own special honey chicken drumlets that he used to make for us when i was a child! living in an apartment with one tiny portable oven and no grill, it was really hard getting the drumlets to roast evenly without getting overly charred. my dad’s a real patient guy and i don’t know how he found the patience to cook enough drumlets for the whole family (all 7 of us huge eaters!) with that tiny little oven. now we’ve moved to a house with a proper oven, but he doesn’t have the energy to make those drumlets anymore, and i still can’t get that nice crispy skin on my drumlets even though i’ve tried so many times 🙁 those were really fun times though, watching him move about in the kitchen and the whole house smelling delicious!

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    Leanne says:

    Easy! My mom’s grilled cheese sandwiches and cream of tomato soup. Best eaten in chilly weather. 🙂

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    Ginger D says:

    My favorite meal from childhood was my aunt’s meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, biscuits, and my meemaw’s peanut butter fudge for dessert. Everything was fresh and homemade. Yum!

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    Diane M Fabiano says:

    Favorite meal was eggplant parmesan made by the one and only – My Mom. It was fantastic, My friends would come over and we’d eat a pan of it with Italian crusty bread.

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    Jenni says:

    My favorite meal was anything with homemade mashed potatoes. Only my mom was able to get her potatoes to the extreme of creaminess. Soft, pillowy and as good on day 2 as day 1!

     I loved piling them up on my plate into a big potato mountain and then slowly squeezing them down with my spoon to make a big valley. Then came the floods as I poured delicious brown gravy all over my little mountain valley until the cup runneth over in deliciousness!

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    Jac says:

    My mom’s chicken pot pie which I still love and make for my daughter, who doesn’t appreciate that way I did. Or any type of mashed potatoes. I didn’t care if they were warm or cold flavored or plain I needed them and I wanted them. There were definitely a few meals in my youth that consisted solely of mashed potatoes. I had a serious potato addiction as a child. 

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    Madeline says:

    i never got to buy school lunches, but i remember begging my mom to let me eat school pizza – you know the ones that look like a big square with a ton of sauce, a little cheese, and itty bitty pepparoni pieces. they probably don’t serve those anymore since they’re not very healthy. but man, as a kid, i thought it was wonderful.

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    Alexis S. says:

    My dad made grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for us one day, when he was experimenting with being the “househusband.” I don’t know what grilling did to those sandwiches other than heat them up, but they were awesome and became my favorite.

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    Tabetha says:

    I wish I could say it was something wonderfully home-cooked.  My Grandma was Italian & we had marvelous feasts, & my Mom made a mean meatloaf.  But we are talking about childhood, after all, not the advanced palate of an adult & my desires were much simpler then.  Pizzas from Bella Roma (a local joint with a pipe organ & thin crispy crust), little square ice creams from the drugstore counter…you know, less complicated, less fanciful & far more sweet.  
    My favorite meal, if we are therefore being honest, was a blueberry poptart with a tall glass of orange juice eaten at the kitchen table on school day mornings.  Mom in the kitchen packing my lunch, G-Force or the Hall of Justice on the wee little kitchen TV, crisp early morning & hot molten gooiness preparing me for the day ahead.  Fresh starts, new days & frosting with sprinkles– is there anything better to a kid?

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    Sharon Goodman says:

    My favorite meals from my childhood would be the times when my father (who is no longer with us, but would have been 90 today) would get out the barbeque and all the neighbors would join us for hamburgers, hot dogs and pot luck. The neighborhood in Anaheim was a great place back then with a great sense of community and the scent of orange blossoms in the air. Happy Birthday, Dad. I miss you every day.

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    Lydia says:

    So many!  My mom is a great cook.  I always loved her turkey-and-cheese melts made on flatbread!

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    Amzi says:

    I was a fan of a certain casserole my mom makes–it had zucchini in it!

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    sam says:

    It would have to be my Mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce (with sausage and homemade meatballs). It took her two days to make the delicious sauce and the leftovers (if there were any) were way much better. 

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    Jessica says:

    Campbells Chicken and Noodle Soup and Saltines with Cream Cheese. My best friend’s grandmother (who lived next door to my family) made it every rainy day. I’m totally craving it now!

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    AmandaK says:

    My dad’s chicken & dumplings – creamy sauce, tender chicken, flour dumplings, flavored with paprika – the definition of comfort food.

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    Hannah says:

    My favorite meal was one that my dad taught me to make when I was young, Chili Mac. We had weekly Chili Mac nights that I looked forward to all week long!

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    shannon says:

    Without a doubt my favorite meal from my childhood was my Mom’s homemade Mac & Cheese.  It was beyond delicious and I still crave it to this day.

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    Aleta says:

    Hands down it was mac and cheese from a box!! My parents wouldn’t buy it, so I was always extra excited when I went over to a friend’s house and their parents were serving it.

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    Jennifer says:

    Thanksgiving dinner with my grandmother’s Portuguese stiffing. It’s the very best in the world!

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    Brittany K says:

    leftovers. at my nanas she would say we were having a “picnic” and we would get out all the leftovers from the last few days and feast on a blanket in the house.

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    ren says:

    we grew up calling it pot pie, but it’s what everyone else would call chicken and dumplings. not the thin, southern slicks kind of dumplings, the big fluffy bisquick ones. and peas. ya gotta have peas with it.

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    Kellie says:

    I’d probably have to say toasted tuna fish sandwiches! You couldn’t even get me to eat one today but my mom and my grandma would make them all the time for me and I couldn’t get enough! My favorite from my dad would have been waffles or pancakes for breakfast, those I would definitely eat now!

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    Erica says:

    Cheese and tomato sandwiches on white bread when i was sick. never failed to make me feel better. but only mums sandwiches. i could never get the right amount of butter!

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    Melinda K E says:

    I was a very picky eater when I was little, but I always loved mac n’ cheese and my mom’s homemade fried potatoes, cooked until they are very brown and crispy…and I had to have my kool-aid!

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    Henrietta S says:

    Pudding! Because when I wanted some sweet, my grandmother always made me pudding, and I always thought that it’s made with magic, because after a few minutes it was done and I could enjoy it, so whenever I make some, I always a little bit, of that magic 🙂

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    Ella P. says:

    my all time favorite, shrimp stew & rice 😀

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    Courtney says:

    Spaghetti, tomato sauce, and homemade meatballs! Yum!!!

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    Valerie C. says:

    hot lobster rolls with melted butter 🙂

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    Becky says:

    My Granny’s chicken and dumplins was my favorite.

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    Mashed potatoes, gravy, and peas all mixed together. Yum! 

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    Nikki says:

    Christmas dinner!  Frozen nectarines (that my mom preserved), slushy, with ginger ale poured over it, then salad and shrimp cocktail, then lobster (that my uncle, a commercial diver, caught every year and would give as presents)–sometimes even cooked in puff pastry! Yum!  I grew up thinking everybody ate lobster because my family always had it! Sauteed asparagus and warm, soft dinner rolls too. For dessert, peach pie that my mother would make from peaches she had canned during the summer with just a touch of cinnamon and ginger in it! So fabulous!

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    Shapes Mac n Cheese! Best served with apple slices and milk. Always enjoyable while catching up on Nick Jr. in the afternoon!

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    Lauren P says:

    My favorite is a bit odd…  My parents divorced when I was 11 and my sister was 13.  My dad—although great with us as little kids—didn’t know how to relate to (pre)teen girls, let alone what to feed us.  We ate a lot of fast food during those first years, but my dad did know how to make one thing: a banana mint milkshake.  Whenever my sister or I seemed moody or upset, my dad would say “Who wants a banana mint milkshake?”  As young as we were, we still knew how much it meant to our dad to make us something that was all his own.  As a result we had a lot of milkshakes for dinner, and I loved every one.

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    Suzi C says:

    Baby potatoes with butter and mint. Hot, fresh, comforting- so good with ham off the bone and salad. Perfect Summer meal, I still love it 🙂 

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    Sharon Siqueiros says:

      Beans & Cornbread, no body can make cornbread like my mother did

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    Rb. says:

    My favorite meal from childhood was grilled cheese with strawberry jam on top. Weird, right! Haha. I haven’t had one of those in FOREVER.

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    Emma says:

    Sourdough bread fresh out of the oven with a heap of hand-whipped butter on top… and a glass of mom’s home-made black currant juice!

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    AmyB says:

    My Dad always woke us up on Sunday mornings for church with a ridiculously creative song (The Monkey Fell Down the Loo was an all time favorite) and usually something hearty for breakfast. He made this delicious sweet rice (kind of like rice pudding I guess) with raisins, milk and brown sugar and whatever else that sounded good that day. There were five kids in the family and we didn’t have a lot of money but he always made us happy on the days when he made sweet rice.