“Come Fly With Me” Week 4 Give-Away

uckle up and put your trays and seats in their upright position…”

… because we are taking off for the final flight of
“All Things Summer Give-Away!”

We’re going to bring some color, style and fun to the ‘friendly skies.’

Once upon a time, travel was considered refined and exotic.
People used to dress up to go places and it was special.
Gentleman always donned a coat and tie and ladies were never seen without heels and a hat box. Perhaps our only vivid accounts of this gracious style of traveling is predominately seen in old movies but I also once owned a hat box to travel with and never left home without it.

My adventures with my hat box consisted of filling it with walnuts in their shells and telling my mom I was leaving home for good. I was 5. I walked down to the corner of my street and since I was not allowed to cross it alone I had to come back home.

Years later, I got the travel bug again from seeing Grace Kelly’s Mark Cross over night case in Rear Window when she opened it and lifted out her gossamer negligee and satin slippers to Jimmy’s delight. (see clock at 3:17)
Her case made me long for sleep overs just so I could do what she did!
Gotta love her bracelets too!

Society is more casual today and travel bags are more travel friendly and lighter but that doesn’t mean we can’t be globe trotters without some color and panache of our own.

“Boarding those first with good taste…..”
You’ll have it made in the shade with this Vera Bradley padded glass case for your over-sized Jackie O’s. Can you say ‘Mykonos?’

As blue as the wild blue yonder! “Woosh!”

Packing the jewels into your check-in bags? Sacrilege!
Mother has to know where her children are.
This VB jewelry case is petite enough to fit right into your bag or tote.
It has two zippered interior pouches and two slip-in compartments. Perfect for a weekend jaunt.

And while you are waiting for your plane to leave the tarmac and the kids behind you are kicking your seat, you can read “Coffee, Tea or Me”.

A fun and nostalgic confessional by two stewardesses (when flight attendants were still called stewardesses) of how travel used to be in the golden age of airline travel (1967), when small children were almost non-existent on flights, pilots looked damn fine in uniform and the smoking section was in the back of the plane and no one seemed to care.

What is this
in the overhead bin? A stow-away gift?
I think there is room for a standby to be added before we close the cabin door.

Pack This!

You will never forget your cell phone charger or sunscreen again because you’ll have 60 sheets of reminders of what to bring!
It also gives you stellar travel advice:
‘bring half of what you think you need, and twice as much money.’
Are you adventurous enough to check the ‘unknown’ box in the destination window?
I knew you would be!

Waiting for your luggage as it taxis round on the carousel? Looking for the thread of red ribbon on the handle that was so last century? Rev up the style on those black ballistic bags (how did I know?) and give it a little retro spin with these luggage tags…

“We all have our baggage.”
“I love not camping.”
(tote not included – sorry.)

“Welcome to the friendly skies of
Pink Martinis and Pearls Airlines.”

1 Entry = Leave 1 Comment & check your bags.
2 Entries = Become a passenger (follower) on the Pink Martinis and Pearls Airlines.
3 Entries = Link to this give-away and receive a virtual First Class Seat!

“We are so happy you will be flying with us today.”
“We will be serving pink martinis as soon as we reach flying attitude.”

“Final boarding call…” Friday, June 26th – midnight, pacific

UPDATE:The winner of the “Come Fly With Me” Give-away is …
ink In A Sea of Blue.


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For your listening pleasure on this flight – “Come Fly With Me” & “Fly Me To The Moon” – Frank
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  1. What a fabulous post!! Of course, count me in on this giveaway!!

    I remember all the things you mentioned. And what about walking out onto the tarmac and climbing the steps to the plane!!??!!

    Aaaah, for the good old days! And Frank, of course!! 🙂 xoxo

  2. Count me in for a virtual First Class Seat! I am commenting, I am a follower and I have posted this giveaway on my blog 🙂

  3. Great give away! Love Vera Bradley and anything Ann Taintor. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  4. count me in please!
    Im a follower!

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  5. What a giveaway…count me in, please! Oh, and may I be upgraded to first class? Hmmm…and is it possible to get an extra dirty martini cocktail to enjoy on the flight, too??

    Oh, yes, I also follow your cute blog and I have a link to this giveaway in my blog’s sidebar.


    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  6. I love it!! So classy Please count me in for this giveaway…I’m already a follower. Thanks!!

  7. I’ll be flying first class, and make mine a double please!
    great giveaway!

  8. I became a follower after your last giveaway… but I will leave a comment and I will post your giveaway on my sidebar…

    I remember Pan Am… I used to fly Pan Am and when I was a little girl growing up in Manhattan we would refer to the tall building above Grand Central as the Pan Am building. I still want to call it that!

    This giveaway is so fabulously creative. I love it! Heading to Newport for a couple of days with the kiddos… could really use that jewelry case…

  9. Sign me up for all three-what a darling giveaway! Of course, you had me at Grace Kelly……….

  10. I just became a follower. I love how creative your giveaway post is!

  11. I haven’t flown for a few yrs now but I’ll fly on your airline. This is just the cutest posting.
    I am a follower.
    Thank you.

  12. That book looks fantastic! I’m adding it to my list of must-reads!

  13. I definitely want to enter! And I’m about to become a follower!

  14. I love how creative you are! I am in for a first class seat. The only one I’ll be taking in a while, probably. Everything would be perfect for all of my upcoming trips to see the boy. I’m a follower and am putting this on my sidebar.

  15. I am so glad I discovered your blog! I love the whimsy mix of vintage fabrics and design. Count me in!

  16. What a creative way to host a giveaway 🙂 I am also a follower!

  17. Oh, I hope I win! This is a great giveaway!

  18. I’m a follower and I’m posting this on my blog. I am a Vera addict. Love this give away!

  19. I am so glad I can take a vacation this summer! I am already a follower.

  20. Count me in! I am also a follower

  21. Oooooh – I am wearing a similar Vera print apron in my post today!

    Love it and would love to be counted in for the giveaway. (I’m a follower too!)


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  23. Hello lovely frequent flyers ~ I truly found a ‘stow-away gift’ that I forgot to include so I added it to the give-away. Hope you like it! 🙂

  24. Lady Kate says:

    You know I’m a follower…sign me up!
    Ahh…Grace Kelly, so sophisticated, ladylike and sexy…I loved her with Cary Grant, too!

  25. Awesome! Count me for two entries….I’m a follower! 🙂

  26. What an original giveaway !

    Such a cute presentation . . .

    Please add me for ne entry please.

  27. Please include me! I’m a follower and did the post! 🙂 adorable concept!

  28. Oh, count me in. So cute. I almost became an International Flight Attendant at age 22…interviewed, etc (I was a French major in college), but chickened out. I often wonder how my life would be had I proceeded to fly for a while!

  29. I am a follower and I will post a link on my sidebar!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!
    Awesome giveaway!

  30. Ohhhh! What a fun, fun giveaway!

    I love Rear Window! And I love all the fun things in this giveaway–your giveaways are always fabulous!

  31. And of course I follow you 🙂

  32. Love the pack this list! Where has that been all my life!!!!

    I am already a follower!

  33. Count me in!! And I’m a follower too 🙂

  34. I am a follower and I am in LUST w/ this giveaway!