Whether it’s a weekend close to home…
Last September, I was fortunate to have been chosen as one of several Social Media Influencers at Terranea Resort here in LA. With this title came the opportunity to spend a weekend at the resort, enjoying and learning about everything Terranea has to offer. There were so many perks that weekend, such as meeting my new friend and award-winning travel writer, Lindsay from Voyage Vixens (check out her site, you’ll love it).
As if that wasn’t brilliant enough, throughout the weekend we were given five surprises (as it was Terranea’s 5th anniversary), such as a wonderful spa gift bag filled with fabulous beauty products, and special invitations to cocktail and dessert gatherings. However, one of the best surprises of all was receiving this lovely box in my room!
Inside was a lovely pair of lilac Tieks ballet flats! Lucky for me, I was leaving for the UK and Europe in four days, so these babies were coming with me!
What makes Tieks so special? First of all, they are made from genuine Italian full-grain leather! Tell me where you can find anything made with genuine Italian leather anymore? Tieks come in so many different colors and patterns, it makes it difficult to narrow your choices down to one!
They are also perfect for traveling because they are specifically designed to fold and fit into a purse (they include a compact pouch). Tieks really come in handy when you just want something comfortable, yet durable (and safer than flip-flops), but they’re also versatile and can be dressed up or down. I wore mine in Italy when I was running around the village; this photo was taken on my grandparents steps in the house where my mother was born.
I also wore them when we visited Bodiam Castle in England. Perfect for climbing the teeny-tiny steps, and having fun with the stocks! I even wore them when I walked around the resort in Jamaica…well, maybe I relaxed more than I walked.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my perfect travel bag, and my first “necessity” was a pair of Tieks ballet flats.
Wow! The comments about Tieks came flying, and many of you expressed a wish to have your own pair of Tieks. Well, guess what? Here’s your chance…
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
In order to be in the running for the $100 Tieks gift certificate, all you have to do is follow Tieks and/or Christina’s Cucina on Instagram and/or Twitter (see the Rafflecopter box below), but make sure to log your entry into the Rafflecopter widget! If you don’t have an Instagram or Twitter account, don’t worry, just leave a comment below telling me which Tieks you’ll be purchasing if you win the certificate, and again, log your entry into the box below. You can do all of the above and earn a total of 5 entries! (Once you’ve entered, Rafflecopter will tell you how many entries you have at the top, for example 1/5 or if you do all of them, 5/5.)
You can find the incredible array of choices below, just click on The Boutiek. (18 yrs+ US addresses only, please.)
In case you’d like more info on Terranea Resort, just click on the link.
*Tieks is sending the winner of this giveaway a $100 gift certificate, I have not been compensated for this, or received anything in exchange for writing this post. As always, all opinions are my own.