15.4.09

lula giveaway

This morning I headed to the public library to pick up a hold and I was feeling pretty wonderful. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining, and I was feeling light on my feet in my little jazz shoes that I am going to wear until they fall apart (they're about halfway there). I stopped in at the magazine shop on the way and spied three copies of Lula #8 on the shelf. Even though I have a copy, I bought another. I thought I would give it away -- one of you can benefit from the joy I was feeling this morning. From what I can tell, some of you haven't been able to find it, so here is a chance.

I really don't mind heading to the poorhouse if I can make someone else a tiny bit happy along the way, especially if that person is one of you darling readers who are able to make me smile with your comments and messages (I hope you understand that my motives here are 100% altruistic -- as I started to type this post I suddenly felt shy about it).

This is my favourite of the four issues that I have (the Kirsten Dunst issue, #5, is a close second!) and I do not want it to languish on a shelf in uptown Toronto. Boaters, dollhouses, dreamy photographs, pretty dresses, grandma style, Little Edie. Here are a couple of blog posts about #8 that I have enjoyed, at Clever Nettle, Liebemarlene Vintage, and Little Thoughts.

Please leave a comment and I will randomly choose a name on Friday, say around 6 PM EST.

Fun fact: "lula" means "squid" in the first language I learned to speak, Portuguese.


(Image from buyolympia.com)

56 comments:

  1. I looked for this when I was in the city on your recommendation and I couldn't find it. You are very generous.

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  2. I don't really know what to say. :)

    You remind me of an orange kitten wearing a lilac lace ribbon eating a lemon cupcake.

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  3. I LOVE LULA! Chanel Iman rocks on the cover!

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  4. I've never heard of Lula before, but the cover on your flikr stopped me dead...beautiful colours and all. As for dreamy dresses and grandma style, I think your tops!

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  5. Ahhh! I love it and want it so bad! Pick me! Choose me! (randomly, of course)

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  6. Wow, Anabela, that's so nice of you!

    I have never put my hands on a Lula magazines so of course I'd love to have it! :)

    Thanks!

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  7. Lula looks wonderful! I have never seen an issue up here. The cover is so beautiful, it could be framed.

    heidig@gmail.com

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  8. That's so good of you. Don't put me in the draw as I am already going to end up with two copies (bought it already and then subscribed, and there was a stuff up with the magazine subscription company so I'll receive the issue I already have...) - I've arranged to swap my extra copy with someone else.

    But yes it is a lovely magazine!

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  9. you are like the lula fairy. ♥

    xoxo,

    sp

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  10. Anabela,
    I was feeling blue just now, and I discovered that comment from you on my blog. It means a lot coming from you! You're very sweet and talented and generous. I'm inspired by your blog as well, I love the way you photograph things on hangers, it's serene.
    xx~anisa

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  11. i'll rub,rub,rub my lamp - and when the genie appears ... i'll wish that i am the privileged recipient. you are a star *

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  12. I've never been able to find Lula. I'd love to win your contest!

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  13. heres hoping, my fingers are crossed! in the the future may i buy this magazine from you, i can paypal you the amount & the shipping amount?? is that too much to ask, i just can't get that magazine around these parts, as you can imagine...
    love tara-lynn

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  14. that's so generous. i'm coming out of the commenting woodwork to say "me, please!" i've never been able to find lula, so this would be wonderful.
    your blog is wonderful, too! thanks for all of your inspiring posts.

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  15. Okay, so don't put me in the contest, but can I just say that you are wonderful. This and #6 are my favorite, too!!

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  16. Oops! I made a mistake. Kirsten Dunst's issue is actually #5. I wish I had sent you that one too, Erica!

    Thank you all for your amazing comments! Love love love.

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  17. yay i love your little giveaways! count me in :)
    xo.

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  18. Lu, Lu, Lula! I Would love a copy. So sweet of you to buy one for someone else :) Hope I win.

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  19. This is so nice of you! I wish one coud get Lula here, so I'd love to win :)

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  20. This is so sweet of you. Since I moved a year ago I haven't been able to buy Lula.
    No good magazine shops near me.

    I've read so many good things about issue
    xx

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  21. Awesome! Count me in for the running:) How exciting!

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  22. What a great and very thoughtful giveaway! I have never been able to find Lula anywhere near me and I just know I would love it from their site. So exciting!

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  23. I love your style and aesthetic so I would love to flip through something you find inspiring!

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  24. um yeah! I've been dying to find this issue but alas my suburban Chapters seem to have forgotten about poor lula (though they did carry the first ever lula many many years ago, which is how I first found lula- nestled amongst a heap of Cosmos and specialty bridal magazines.)

    this is so great my fingers are crossed. thanks!

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  25. love the sentiment! and of course I would love to receive a copy of Lula, which isn't sold here in Delaware even at the crazy newsstand that has everything!

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  26. What a sweet thing to do! Thanks for this lovely contest, and for the happy feeling it conveys!

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  27. My husband and I went to Portugal last summer for our friends' wedding and we attempted to learn a few words before we went. Man alive! Portuguese is hard!! You have jumped two more talent tiers in my book :)

    Your blog is always a lovely inspiration!

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  28. I absolutely love Lula! Looking through it makes me feel warm, happy and inspired. :) I don't have a job right now, though, so I can't make the splurge. Thank you for the contest!

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  29. I'm really curious about Lula, but haven't seen it in person yet. Thanks for the offer!

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  30. We can't get that magazine in New Zealand - thanks for the chance to win.

    I love your flickr stream! one of my favourites.

    x Helen

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  31. im not entering since you already sent me such a lovely sweater. just thought this is super sweet of you! ;)

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  32. What an awesome giveaway item! I have collected Lula since the second issue and for some reason, I can't find the new one anywhere nearby and I'm very sad because this looks like it will be my favorite one. It is definitely my favorite cover so far. I love your blog and Etsy shop, by the by.

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  33. oh oh oh pretty please me! i will make you something special if you please pick me! xo

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  34. chris15.4.09

    that's so sweet of you!! i've heard so much about this magazine but i've never managed to get my hands on a copy to check it out.

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  35. I'd love a chance of course, what a lovely girl you are to give it away!

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  36. I actually went to buy this on Saturday, but my little local bookstore was soled out. It isn't available anywhere else where I live, and I'm sort of adverse to the idea of buying it online.

    It would be amazing to win it (make it seem even more magical).

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  37. Sheila15.4.09

    I have that issue and I couldn't agree more! It's absolutely delightful and I'll be buying Lula again soon (it was my first Lula issue).

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  38. i'm so glad your morning was filled with sunshine (inside and out)! sounds like you've kissed those blues good-bye. i'm a big fan of lula, you're so sweet to spread the love!

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  39. Oh wow. I love your blog.

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  40. pretty please!

    and thank you for writing such a wonderful blog that gives my day a breath of loveliness and enjoyment. I look forward to every post!

    Renee x

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  41. neat! I've always wanted to see this magazine...I've never come across a copy down here in Florida..thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. Lula is my favourite magazine, although i've bever seen any issue in person, i live in Israel and it's impossible to buy it from here..
    So i'll be very-very glad to get one issue!
    i can return the shipping cost, since i know that canadian post is not the cheapest one..
    I love your blog very much and wish you the best of luck!

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  43. what a great giveaway!! lula magazines are so sweet, would love to own one!

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  44. Kendyl16.4.09

    Anabel you have the best style and I kinda want to single white female you.

    I have no idea where to buy Lula...B&N said that they had never even heard of it :(

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  45. Kendyl16.4.09

    I mean that in a non-creepy way if that is possible.

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  46. odd question - do they credit kirsten dunst's eye makeup used on the cover - she looks so amazing!

    thanks

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  47. wow, I'd love to learn portuguese!
    A more attainable goal at present is to nab that copy of Lula though! ;]

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  48. this is so sweet of you. like many i have been searching for Lula to no avail.

    fingers crossed,
    erin

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  49. eep! i would so love to win this! everyone in blogland talks about how lovely this magazine is but i've still yet to see for myself.

    like others have said, this is such a generous giveaway! you are too kind...

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  50. This is great! I'd never heard of this before... or had somehow missed it. Anyway, I looked at the site, and this is a GORGEOUS magazine. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  51. i can't find this anywhere!

    so generous of you!

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  52. oh if only you could "randomly" pick me :) hehe. my sister collects lula and i would love her to have this since it was her birthday last week!

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  53. love love love this mag!

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