A Rowallan Jewelry "Keep"
Privilege is giving away something to make your travel more, well, privileged. And in our tradition of deconstruction, you can define privilege however you like.
But first, the story of this giveaway. I had been contacted by more companies than made sense. Always fun, secretly thrilling and all that. But they wanted me to promote things like orthodonture, or Russian diamonds, or gypsy pendants. Didn't seem to make sense. Then the kind people at CSN Stores got in touch. They run www.luggage.com. This did make sense. Especially since I planned to start writing about travels.
However, I didn't want to give you all anything without testing it first. So, I bought one for myself. I wanted something that a) could hold my watch, some earrings, a necklace, and maybe even a bracelet, without damage b) would fit into my carryon for those times when I had to check a suitcase. This Rowallan "keep" as they call it, is so cute I want to feed it and let it sleep at the foot of my bed.
It's tough to travel with jewelry. Without a good case, necklaces tie themselves into knots from which they cannot be rescued and earrings say goodbye to their mates never to return. And, if you check luggage, heaven help the poor soul who entrusts her *precious* to the recesses of the baggage system. Confession. Jewelry does bring out my inner Gollum.
Rowallan, to make this sweeter, is a Scottish company. They make things for Queen Elizabeth. Yes. The Grande Practical Dame is enthralled by the click of the hardware alone.
One of you can win this "keep." Or, if you prefer, you can choose something else at Luggage.com. Anything within an $80.00 limit. I know, isn't that generous? Please just do one or several of these things. As I understand it, I'm following the giveaway protocol. If I'm wrong, please let me know. Immediately. Or I will have nightmares when I find out I was inappropriate.
1. Comment below. Tell me the most interesting place you have ever traveled to. Interesting being loosely defined. One chance.
2. Either remind me you follow Privilege already or sign up to follow now. Two chances.
2. Post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Social media of choice. Let me know you have done so. Three chances.
3. Go dance naked in the rain. Four chances. Um, I think I'm kidding there.
of this week, , I will pick a winner at random. Either I will figure out the random number generator, or I will put slips into a bowl. Probably a silver one. For fun. I don't think they make silver random number generators.
Here's to presents, large and small. I hope to have others for you as time goes by.
Note: I also picked CSN because they are large and reputable. (I'd be OK with small and reputable.) They want me to tell you that they have sites like Mattresses too. I just couldn't figure out a good way to give anyone a mattress. Have you ever noticed that it's one of those words you better not say over and over again?
Note: So much for grand capitalist schemes. To make anyone at any and all regulatory agencies happy, I received nothing in exchange for what I am about to say. Except the chance to do something fun by giving a present. Not even an affiliate link, although I reserve the right to do that in the future if I figure out how and get over my embarrassment.