Let me begin by saying thank you.
Thank you to each and every one of you who read this blog regularly. Thank you to the people who joined in the golden birthday celebration by leaving a comment and sharing with me what you love most about Pop.Bop.Shop.
It was pure joy to read your comments and hear what posts you look forward to most, how often you read and for many of you, how Pop.Bop.Shop. helped you fall in love with Boston.
I am humbled and eternally gratefully.
I read every single comment and it was nearly impossible to narrow the field down to just five winners, but alas, that's the way the giveaway cookie crumbles.
Alexis Bittar Bangle From Folklorica - Winner: Michele M.
It was excellent to hear that there are readers who enjoy all the categories of the blog, such as Michele, who considers Pop.Bop.Shop. her one stop shop. Her comment reads:
"I thought just like Stephanie, but I came up with the word 'Stop." For me, P.B.S. is my Stop for finding great restaurants in Boston or NYC when I'm entertaining guests from Paris. It's also where I stop to learn about great events that take place in the city yearly (hello South End Garden Tour!) and where I can be in-the-know on shows I don't actually watch, but that capture my colleagues' attentions. Ok, if I am lucky enough to win, I want the Alexis Bittar bangle, the edgy necklace from the CakeStylists or Tamar's pendant, in that order. Again, Happy Birthday P.B.S! I hope you celebrate with a cupcake."
I love the idea that people read my TV reviews so they can fake water cooler conversation at work. Happy to help!
GS Designs For Persona Jewelry Earrings From Persona Jewelry - Winner: Jaclyn R.
If you read this blog regularly or you've spent any time with me in person, then you know I am a hard core Kate Spade devotee. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that somehow Kate got mentioned in one of the comments! The reason Jaclyn chose the word Spade is even better than the brand affiliation. She explains:
"This is from Jaclyn! Happy Happy Happy Bday to your blog! So fun! And I learned something new - golden b-days?! I should celebrate my 4th all over again! Okay, racked my brain and the only I could come up with is 'Spade' - 1. because you are the one person I know who knows about ALL THINGS Kate Spade and why don't you blog about it more?! 2. because the garden tool, Spade, is used for digging and spreading dirt - DUH! you are top notch at digging up the latest content and spreading it to us through your posts! HA HA! Okay and adoring those earrings - must haves!"
Quartz + Pearl Bracelet From Wicked Peacock - Winner: Molly M-K.
I'd like to think that you all smile while reading these posts. If I'm being honest, I'd also like to think you laugh. Yes? Maybe?
In her comment, Molly shared that the blog makes her smile, which honestly, warms my heart.
"Happy Golden Year! What a wonderful accomplishment this is, and I trust you are celebrating in style! I'm not a very avid blog reader, but I read yours regularly and have found myself referencing it in conversations over the last few weeks, AND your blog inspired me to gift my sister Birchbox for Christmas (which, ps, she LOVED) . . . so, I would add the words smile & stop. Since your posts always bring a smile to my face and then poof! My blog needs have been fulfilled. Pop - Bop - Shop - Smile & Stop. All your giveaway pieces are fabulous (shocker), but the Wicked Peacock bracelet definitely caught my eye."
And just like that - poof! - another reason to smile.
Gold Spike Necklace From CakeStyle - Winner: Lisa D.
I have to admit, Lisa's comment left me a bit choked up. She wrote:
"Happy golden birthday, Pop.Bop.Shop! You can be described as nothing less than 'rich.' Rich in culture, rich in style, rich in variety, rich in taste and - my absolute favorite part - rich in personality! Keep up the wonderful work, Molly. (And if I must choose I love the CakeStyle necklace!)"
You must choose and now you must rock it!
Glass Pendant Necklace From Tamar Paley Jewelry Designs - Winner: Megan G.
Megan's comment contained a great new idea:
"Happy birthday popbpshop! 4 never looked so good!! My word is 'swap' -- for all the great stories you 'swap' with us . . Or you can totally hold a pop bop shop swap and we can trade accessories of something!! :) Of course I love Tamar's piece and the Alexis Bittar bangle!! What an awesome achievement."
Would you guys and gals like to come to a Pop.Bop.Shop. swap? Because that can totally be arranged.
Congratulations to the winners! Please send your full name and mailing address to popbopshopblog(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize.
Thank you again to everyone who entered and a special thank you to Don and Aileen at Folklorica, Dustin at Persona Jewelry, Becky and Silvana at Wicked Peacock, Cecelia and Kait at CakeStyle and my beautiful cousin Tamar Paley of Tamar Paley Jewelry Designs. You helped kick off the golden birthday year in epic style!