Saturday, April 18, 2009

A "Social Climbers" Giveaway

I know...Tickled Pink and Green already hosted this giveaway! Well, I didn't win, so I got the book from the author anyway:) Then I realized that 60 people had entered Tickled Pink's giveaway, so there are maybe about 58 of y'all still wanting this book!

Beth Dunn wrote Social Climbers and I have to say that I loved reading this book. I certainly can't give away my copy, 'cuz it's got all my little notes and my underlined reminders of stuff I want and things I better start doing! This is such a cute book about how to climb the Main Line. Beth Dunn takes you inside the world of Main Line the ladies dress, where they shop, their fave cocktails, beauty treatments/supplies, even how they socialize. Although Miss Janice will never be an "It Girl," it's fun to read about their lifestyles, don't y'all think? Now, after reading the book, I realized that I do have some "social climbing tendancies,"...

~I love "W"
~I only use clear lights at Christmas
~My BMW is on the "acceptable vehicle list"
~I tend to think that the world revolves around least I'm being honest!
~I monogram everything
~I name my homes
~I always Rsvp
~I'd love to meet Lee Radziwill
~I always was a "DLG"-Daddy's Little Girl
~I shop at Pierre Deux
~I buy all the "it" magazines

However, I'm apparently out of the loop on a lot of social climbing must do's and never do's:

~Social Climbers only drink Chardonnay and would never drink red wine in public...Oh dear, I'm in bad trouble with this one!
~I'm totally embarrassed to say that I've never heard of Essie nail polish...But, I catch on real quick and it's on my list! After reading the book, I now know the proper nail fashion etiquette!
~I'm still calling "Neiman Marcus," "Neiman Marcus"...who knew?
~I have definitely violated the sunglasses etiquette rule!
~I wear jeans...oh no, I am a loser!
~Finally, I never knew how "out of the fashion loop" I was...I have never heard of Miss Trish of Capri sandals...I know about them now and I want some!

Beth has graciously offered to provide the book for this giveaway...she will autograph it and send the book directly to the lucky winner. Here's the rules y'all:

~For one entry, leave a comment on this post.
~For two entries, make sure you are a follower of my blog.
~For three entries, post about this giveaway on your blog.
~For four entries, make sure you are a follower of Beth's blog.

The deadline to leave comments and enter is Sunday, April 26, 2009 at midnight, E.S.T. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 27, 2009.

If you don't win, don't can order the book at Beth's website here. Or, if you prefer, it's available on Amazon . Don't forget to visit Beth's blogsite as well.

I'm off to enjoy Beth's "signature drink"...The Pink Lilly. Here's the recipe y'all:

1 - 1/2 cups white rum
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups grapefruit juice
1 cup chilled club soda
A splash of grenadine to make it pink
A mint sprig

Pour in a wine goblet and rim with pink sugar...yes ma'am, I feel very "chic" drinking this Pink Lilly! {Beth, I even used your wine goblet of choice, by Reidel}.

Note to Beth: Your humor is soooo infectious...I'm now referring to my husband as simply "husband." It's just perfect for me and husband! Yes, I love it!

Thank y'all for dropping by and good luck!


Princess Freckles said...

Ohhh, please count me in! And I'm a follower of course! :)

BLC :o said...

Oh la la! Count me in too. I have been hoping to get my hands on a copy. Reading with Pink Lilly's is a must, right!? Thanks for hosting Miss Janice. Xoxo-BLC

preppy geek said...

Too much serious reading, need summer book. Please include me, sounds like just what I need.

mindy said...

sounds like fun thanks for the giveaway

Miranda Ward said...

I would love to win

A Reader said...

That drink sounds yummy.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

What fun Miss Janice! Count me in, please.

aGm said...

Yes Yes count me in... and of course I am a follower!

The drink looks delish!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

This sounds like a fun book! I'm going to have to try that drink. It's so pretty! laurie

Sandra said...

Count me in Miss Janice. And you know I follow you. And I follow Beth. Great giveaway!

emcr1229 said...

Please count me -

I am follower of yours and of Beth's

Anonymous said...

Looks like such a fun read! Thanks!

Homemaker said...

I would love a signed copy of this book..

Homemaker said...

Congratulations, Homemaker
You are now following Etiquette with Miss Janice

I'm now a follower :o)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, we're definitely in for this one! (And you know what Miss Janice? We're thinking the sunglasses rule can be violated at times...really.)

Love this contest!

Jennifer said...

Count me in! I am a follower of your blog and Beth's. I also put this on my sidebar. I guess I will get 4 entries! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Blondie's Journal said...

Miss Janice,

Please count me in. Although, I am inpatient at times and may just order the book! By the way, I shopped at Pierre Deux when I was in Charleston last week. I bought two big beautiful books! Just love this shop!


Emilie said...

oh, LOL! I've not heard of this book, and think I need it -- thanks for the chance!
emvark at gmail dot com

Emilie said...

I'm following, too.

emvark at gmail dot com

Paula@SweetPea said...

I'd love to win this book! I follow your blog and now Beth's, too.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Miss Janice!! I'm glad you haven't forgotten me!!lol I just adore your new header picture; it is going to be sooo hard to catch up on all the pretty posts happening while I'm away! I too love to go to events like last week's flower show I just wish they had more of them! Hope you are having beautiful weather and you enjoy the weekend! Now I must go and see what you've been up to!lol Sincerely, Jeannette

Heather Watson said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm a follower and will be enjoying a Pink Lilly tonight! Have a great weekend....

Marla said...

Great giveaway...thanks! Sounds like a fun read for the summer! And now I am a follower!!!

Unknown said...

Count me in! That Pink Lilly sounds yummy. I think I need to have a girls day and serve it.

Broady said...

Thanks for including me in the giveaway! Sadly, I will have try to the Pink Lilly in the late fall, after I've produced another heir to the family estate : )

Kathie Truitt said...

Okay, this is scary! I am a hillbilly girl (now living in Washington DC) and I do ALL of these things.
Who'd a thunk? Okay, I probably broke a major rule right then with that phrase, but that's can take a girl outta the country, but can never take the country outta the girl!

Hmmm, sign me up for the giveaway - I'd love to read it!


Kathie Truitt said...

I've linked your blog to mine? Am I a follower?

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

Oh I would love to win that book! I have heard so much about it!
I don't know if I am a follower, but your posts show up in my google reader!

The 5 Bickies said...

I am one of the 58 from Tickled Pink & Green's giveaway for this book. I would love to win it. I am very familiar with the area depicted in the book and think it would be a ton of fun to read!

Thanks for hosting!

Ashley Turner said...

I'd love to enter and I'm of course, a loyal follower!!!

Please don't gasp, but I thought I'd share... I only use tacky colored lights at Christmas because they remind me my Granny's tacky tree I loved so much, I can't stand Essie Nail Polish - I'm an OPI gal, and I don't like W... guess I won't be a climber, but I have met Lee Radziwill and can tell you that occasionally, Miss Trish of Capri has done a line for Target. Oh, and I wear jeans - I'm a loser too!

I totally think you're an 'it' girl and I think after my list, there might be hope for all of us! hee hee

Kelly said...

This would be a fun read--I'd love to know all the fantastic things that I (inadvertently) do... since I don't think I try very hard to begin with! ;-) Thank you for the giveaway! :)

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Suburban prep said...

The book sounds fantastic.
I am a follower of both blog sites.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

It was a fun read, wasn't it? I love Beth's snarky humor and comments. Lots of times we were on the same 'wavelength'...And I loved it that she cuts coupons too. I love doing that -- it's like a little game.

divaqueenie said...

Ohhhh, according to your post I need A LOT of help. This book seems like so much fun, please enter me.

Carol said...

I ADORE your new header picture! The colors are so great!
The giveaway book looks like a fun read!

Jennifer @ Her Southern Charm said...

Oh my, Miss Janice! This book looks just fabulous!!!
Now I just have to know if my sweet Land Rover is on the acceptable vehicle list... Not as smooth a ride as a BMW but I adore my suburban safari truck! ;)

Obviously, I'm a follower of yours and now Ms. Dunns. I will post on my site and then leave you the link.

Thanks for hosting!

The Southern Housewife

Kate said...

I have this on my reading list! I am a follower of your blog and Beth's

Anonymous said...

I would love to read through this book though I already know what a "loser" I am (I will not get rid of my jeans!!)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Karin said...

Looks like a fun book! please enter me. Thanks!

Karin said...

I'm now a follower too! Thanks!

AnnieMac said...

I really enjoy your blog. I am now following Beth's blog. This book sounds great!

Leah said...

Oh, I can't wait to read this! I am a follower of both blogs AND I posted about the giveaway on my blog at

I love reading your blog, Miss Janice!

Lilly P. Wannabe said...

I have been wanting to read this book! And now I will have time once I am done with school reading and exams ;) Count me in!

P.S. Essie is the BEST nail polish ever! You will never go back to OPI again. Give East Hampton Cottage or Ballet Slippers colors a try for the perfect Social Climber look.

9405018--Pat said...

Oh please count me in....This sounds like something I need... Pat H

Always Pretty in Pink said...

I love your blog, Miss Janice. Please enter me, and of course I am already a follower! :)

Nanette said...

It sounds like a fun book. You have had some fun posts recently. Wanted to make sure to stay connected and to say hi. Sounds like you are having fun. Hope you have a really nice week!

Ginny said...

ooh no, I am so late in entering this, but I have been wanting to read Social Climbers so badly! I follow your blog and Beth's blog :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh I must win!! So fun! I follow both blogs too. I love you drinky plus book photo- so cute.

Hopsy said...

My google reader said you had selected a winner, but it is not showing up on your blog. Hmm, I am guessing I am too late, but this is a divine giveaway!

Miss Janice said...

Hopsy, I was doing the draft of my post for tomorrow and somehow I hit the enter key and it was published...just the title "Giveaway Winner." I deleted that. One day I'm gonna be mortified if all my drafts are accidently published...they are horrid! (I'm juggling six or seven drafts right now) So, there are still seven minutes left to enter!

Hattie said...

Love this, Miss Janice!

Count me in, please!

I am a follower of your blog.

As of now, I am a follower of Beth's.


QueenBeeSwain said...

you are a dear to host this great giveaway Miss Janice! please dont' put my name in the hat though, I've already got one and have hosted the same giveaway (forever ago) so this should go to someone else so they can become as obsessed with it as we are!

loved that she plucks her eyebrows in the car (I do the same) and was also in the dark about miss trish of capri sandals prior to this fab read as well!



DMLD said...

OK??!!!! I am wondering how I possibly missed this amazing Giveaway? What a great book! And signed as well?

I thought I had gone through my Good Reads like a diligent little blogger, but I guess I must be slacking - Oh well, please think of something else to Giveaway so I can enter and post about it!!!!

Love to read your posts - and also LOVE the new header!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh dear...I'm so behind on my blog reading that I missed the giveaway. Oh rats!

wendy wallach said...

Boy that drink is making me feel thirsty..

madamerkf at aol dot com