Ears deserve some pretty Valentines too! It’s *GIVEAWAY* time!

If you read my blog, you know how strongly I feel about Harry Mason and his earrings. And if you don’t? Well, shame on you. Now go sit in a corner and write at least one hundred times I WILL READ THIS BLOG EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE UNTIL I DIE. AND IF THERE IS A HEAVEN, LET IT HAVE FREE WI-FI.

Know where Harry’s been for the past several weeks?

Hawaii.

Jealous much? I am. Because I am currently staring at a frozen white tundra of hell outside my window. And just because I’m staring at it through the prism of 376 enormous icicles doesn’t make it any prettier.

These are the new Spinfinity Spirals from Harry. Are they not gorgeous? I would call him up to give him a high-five over the phone but he’s not taking calls. You can’t take calls when you’re busy snorkeling in the Pacific.

I, on the other hand, am at liberty to take all the calls I want since I am not snorkeling. That’s one of the benefits of being surrounded by a frozen white tundra of hell.

Aren’t these lovely? They make me want to actually get dressed so I can look pretty while not snorkeling in a frozen white tundra of hell.

Harry’s probably sitting on the Black Sands Beach in Maui.

Harry and me, we’re polar opposites!

Get it? Polar? As in arctic? As in *brrrrrrr*?

I slay me!

Get it? Slay? As in “sleigh?”

Nevermind.

Aloha Harry! By the way … THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!

Sorry I’m shouting. Just want to make sure you heard me over the roar of the ocean and tinkling of ice cubes.

Guess what? I went to Hawaii in the eighties. I think I was fifteen? Sixteen, maybe? My father used all of his frequent flier miles to fly our family first class to Hawaii to visit my sister. We flew on a 747 which is basically a cruise ship with wings. I ate steak on real china and sipped champagne from real crystal and made out with Kevin, the hot male flight attendant who had no idea he was contributing to the delinquency of a minor at the time. This would be the same Kevin who refused to contribute to the delinquency of another minor, specifically my twin brother Tino, who had also requested champagne and who was promptly denied the same by Kevin because (1) my twin brother was obviously underage; (2) Kevin was a few fries short of a Happy Meal; and (3) Kevin was busy nuzzling my neck.

I found this pretty funny but Tino did not and as he sat on his own overstuffed couch, he glared at me. I think he wanted to squeal on me and tell my parents that their jailbait young daughter was being groped and plied with alcohol, albeit willingly, but my parents were sitting in the row in back of us which was about two miles away and the seatbelt light was on.

We stopped off in Vegas where I was allowed into the same casino that barred Tino because he was underage so while I played the slots for a bit, Tino glared at me from the sidewalk, stomped offΒ  and shortly thereafter got propositioned by a prostitute which mollified him a bit.

By the way, you can send all nasty emails about my parents’ lack of supervision on this trip directly to my mother. She needs something good to read. Her library sucks.

Some of Harry’s classic Ear Spirals. Pure yumminess.

Hey Harry, did you go to Mount Kilauea? Isn’t it surreal? It erupted in 1983, almost exactly one year after I stood right on top of it, and it’s still erupting today.

I now repeat the affirmation I AM NOT A JINX, I AM NOT BAD LUCK each and every time I look in the mirror. I’m not sure the good people of Hawaii believe me though. It’s hard to remain positive, considering I’ve been put on the No-Fly list for any destination susceptible to natural disasters.

I don’t get out much.

And yes, as a matter of fact, I do happen to live on the east coast even though you can’t see a lot of our pretty states because old man winter threw up all over us.

I AM NOT A JINX, I AM NOT BAD LUCK.

Some of Harry’s Ear Fancys. Don’t you just love that name? It’s so completely appropriate, don’t you think?

We island hopped during our trip and while on Maui, we woke up at 3:00 a.m., and drove to Mt. Haleakala to see the sunrise because that is what tourists do when they visit Maui. It turned out to be a rare, gray, overcast morning and even though I’m quite sure the sun rose at some point somewhere in Maui that day, we never actually saw it.

I AM NOT A JINX. I AM NOT BAD LUCK.

We did, however, see the Silversword plant, a rare species of plant found only on Mt. Haleakala and which blooms only once in its lifetime before it dies. None were in bloom while we were there.

I AM NOT A JINX. I AM NOT BAD LUCK.

Now that I am the ripe old age of 43, I’m sure I would appreciate the simple beauty of the unbloomed Silversword plant. But to a fifteen/sixteen year old, it was totally not worth waking up at 3:00 a.m., to stare at what amounted to a silver chia pet on top of a freaking cold mountain.

Some of Harry’s ear threads. These are so cool. I think they’d look fantastic with shorty short punkified hair. Which means I might have to get myself a pair soon, much to my family’s dismay.

Oh, and while on Maui, we drove the road to Hana. For those of you unfamiliar with this feat, the road to Hana is a misnomer in that it’s not so much a road as it is a fifty mile stretch of WHAT IN THE HELL ARE WE DOING HERE? HOLY SHIT, WHERE’S THE ROAD? WHERE’D IT GO? OH MY GOD, A CAR’S COMING. BACK UP, BACK UP, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, BACK UP! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE. PLEASE STOP THROWING UP ON ME. The entire route is the shape of a giant herniated intestine, teetering on the edge of approximately 732 Holy Mother of God cliffs.

The road to Hana is an exercise in “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey” and if you can stand to open your eyes, the views are stunning and breathtaking. Provided you have any breath left for the taking, what with all the hyperventilating and myocardial infarctions going on. And at the end, you can even buy yourself a “I Survived the Road to Hana” t-shirt!

Please just remember one thing … you have to drive back.

People always forget that.

Total eye candy. Ear candy? Oh, what the hell. It’s a multiple eargasm. We’re all adults here, right? Let’s just call it like we see it, shall we?

I’ll leave you with a couple more memories of my Hawaii trip. My sister took my brother and me to see Stevie Wonder in an outdoor concert on Oahu. It was my first concert ever and even though Paul McCartney didn’t show up to sing Ebony and Ivory like we had hoped, it was still awesome.

Not quite as awesome as seeing my sister’s two roommates the next day as they came bursting out of their bedroom right after having sex, he shirtless and she pantless, as we all stood there speechless and, in the case of my parents, clueless.

So … what’s up for grabs?

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One person will win a $100 shopping spree to Harry Mason Designer Jewelry, at his online shop or at any of his stores! If you love Valentine’s Day, buy yourself something nice to celebrate. If you’d rather gouge your eyes out with a spork than celebrate anything related to Valentine’s Day, go ahead! Then scream SCREW YOU, CUPID and buy yourself something nice to distract your attention from your bleeding eyeballs. It’s all good!

Oh, and don’t forget to use Harry’s wishlist feature. Comes in very handy if you were born with a short term memory that is measured in nano seconds.

***WE INTERRUPT THIS POST FOR A SPECIAL BULLETIN ***

If you do not win on Monday, all is not lost. Harry is offering a $25 shopping spree with any $100 purchase to all entrants. Simply email Harry at harry mason @ harry mason . com (delete the spaces, please!) and include a copy/paste of the comment you entered in this post. Make sure to put “BIGO” in the subject line so he knows you’re not spam. Isn’t Valentine’s Day hard enough without being mistaken for a stinky gelatinous pile of mystery meat?


The scoop:

  • To enter, leave a comment in this post and tell me one place you’d like to go for a vacation. Are you a snow bunny? A sun worshipper? A spelunker? Would you like to trek through the Amazon? If so, what the hell is the matter with you? ARE YOU AWARE THERE ARE GINORMOUS BUGS THERE? As for me? I’d like to go on a cruise. I don’t care where it sails to since I don’t intend to ever leave the buffet.
  • Anyone 18 or older can enter. Wouldn’t you like to be 18 again? I mean, just in body only? Not in mind. God forbid. If you think I was stupid at 15/16, you should have seen me at 18.
  • The shopping spree expires thirty days from winner notification.
  • Winner must confirm notification within 48 hours or I’ll have to choose an alternate. Please don’t let that happen! It makes me ill. I’ve already thrown up several times this week thanks to the stomach bug. At this rate, I’ll reach my goal weight in approximately 47 minutes but it won’t matter because I’ll be dead. Skinny but dead nonetheless.
  • If you have trouble setting limits, like me, you can spend more than $100 and simply apply the $100 to your total due.
  • No entries after 9:00 pm eastern time on Sunday, February 14, because HELLO? That is VALENTINE’S NIGHT! And if everything goes according to plan, I will be sacked out on the couch in my jammies watching the Olympics and unable to speak because my mouth will be broken from the sheer amount of chocolate covered caramels I fully intend to stuff into it.
  • I will use Random.org to choose the winner. Random.org treats everyone equally. In fact, I bet my nine year old wouldn’t mind it being her mother because then she’d be able to watch a PG-13 movie too, just like her older sister.
  • One entry per person, please! Your comment might go into moderation for a bit but it will show up! Multiple entries from one person make me want to hurl and if this week is any indication, I can hurl stuff the likes of which you have never seen.
  • I’ll announce the winner on Monday!

That’s it!

Maika’i Pomaika’i! I think that’s Good Luck in Hawaiian, but for all I know, I might have just called you a crooked kumquat. I’m sorry. I don’t know what I’m doing.

I’ll leave you with some sage advice Harry emailed me:

If it weren’t for the outfit, I’d be a bit suspicious that Larry the Cable Guy is hiding somewhere in Harry’s family tree.

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507 thoughts on “Ears deserve some pretty Valentines too! It’s *GIVEAWAY* time!”

  1. I would love to go back to Mexico and sit on the beach for a while….best vacation I’ve ever had. And it would be awesome to win these, because I teach high school and it’s the week before break, and well…..18 sixteen-eay-old boys in one room is punishment enough, doncha think? I deserve something pretty and sparkly. I’m just sayin’.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post is here ..Quote of the Week =-.

  2. Um, well, I have to say, pretty much anywhere. I love me some Mexico- cozumel was the most fun Ive ever had. Tho Paris wouldnt be too shabby in springtime. or hell anywhere that ISNT COVERED UNDER 3 FRIGGIN FEET OF SNOWWWWWWW!! You know, I leave Buffalo and I move into the snowiest winter EVER on record in VA. grrr. Im done now.

  3. I would LOVE to go to Italy… or just Europe in general. Hawaii would be fantastic too. I’ve recently become obsessed with photography.. and any place would be so much fun! πŸ˜€

  4. I REALLY want to go to Iceland. A beach bunny I am not. I’d love to go to Iceland and check out the fjords and waterfalls and springs.

  5. I would love to go back to Seattle. We went there for our honeymoon and I fell in love. And my ears could really some love… I got one good pair and I’ve been wearing them for 20 something years. I pretty sure my hubby thinks they are permanently attached.
    .-= scrapperGeek’s last blog post is here ..Whoa 2010… =-.

  6. LMAO at your *very accurate* description of the Road to Hana!!! Speaking of Maui…that’s is where I would love to be right now because I, too, live in a state that becomes the “white tundra of hell” for 5 months of the year, a.k.a. Wisconsin. And Cupid can suck it as far as I’m concerned, too, so let’s just say some earrings would really warm this girl’s heart right about now!!

  7. I love the snow!! But only watching it snow outside, while I sit nice and warm reading a book. πŸ™‚

    BTW you are the reason I love Harry Mason! I got some of his snowflake earrings for Christmas and wore them non stop as long as decently possible. Now I need some new ones to wear throughout the year!

  8. Oooh, if I’m quick about this commenting thing, I can be lucky number THIRTEEN baby! WOOT!

    (Though 14’s good too, being my birthdate and all. Not of February though, December.)

    (Though February 14 is good, too, being Valentine’s Day and all.)

    Annnnyhow, I would *much* rather be in Disney World than here in our frozen tundra. πŸ˜‰

    WOO HARRY!!!!!!
    .-= Heather @ nobody-but-yourself’s last blog post is here ..In lieu of a crowbar… =-.

  9. You are all going to hate me, but I’m so over summer down here that I think I’d like to go to Alaska and wallow in some snow please. I’d have to wear the earrings just to draw attention away from my snow suit which I’m sure would make me look like the Michelin Man, but who cares at least I’d be cool.
    .-= Davinia’s last blog post is here ..I Love a Bargain =-.

  10. I would want to go to Europe and go on a brewery tour in Belgium and Germany. And then I would go to Ireland and drink my face off with some natives who drink for a living. Maybe somewhere in this trek I’d stop by Paris and check out le tour d’eiffel as well. πŸ˜€

  11. We have the trip planned – but will have to save to do it. A train trip through Europe – Starting in the UK, through the Chunnel, Paris to the Germany, a few stops in Germany and then ending in northern Italy….a dream of a trip, and oh, I need new earrings to go with my loverly traveling clothes!
    .-= Margo (msmvnj)’s last blog post is here ..Never First to the Table….. =-.

  12. I ‘d love to just be able to GO somewhere for vacation, not really concerned with where. I would travel (if I had the funds) anywhere and everywhere and take photos of everything I see. Ireland, Africa, South America, even parts of the US I haven’t been to yet. There are so many things to see and photograph!

  13. I would love to go to a dude ranch out west. I too am in the frozen tundra of the east!! I love the snow and I have to secretly enjoy it now. Everyone else is bemoaning the snow. I think a dude ranch would be so much fun. I haven’t been to Montana since I was 16. Love the big sky country!!

  14. oh my gosh the heart ones are stunning!
    vacation…. well since I live in Canada I’m going some where warm! anywhere, don’t care, I’lll even brave bugs!

  15. Vacation? Hmm.

    I love the snow. And we’ve been, um, blessed with lots this winter in Pennsylvania. And when we flew out to Arizona for vacation we were blessed with snow there! Yes, snow in Arizona!

    So, as much as I’ve enjoyed the snow, I would like to try something refreshingly warm. Something with crystal blue waters. Something with cute drinks with umbrellas in them served to me on a hammock strung between two palm trees while I listen to the gentle crashing waves. While, of course, I’m wearing a pair of Harry’s earrings.

  16. I would love to go anywhere where I don’t have to clean anything or cook anything. Someplace where the biggest decision of the day is what time to get up and what time to eat. Someplace warm, but not too hot. Someplace where I get to wear Harry Mason’s scrumptious earrings.

  17. I don’t care where, just send me some place warm. With a beach. I want there to be a pool next to the beach so that I don’t have to get sand in the itcy places. And I want a fruity drink, or ten. I want to wear a swimsuit, but be inebriated enough not to care about the celulite and pasty skin and stretchmarks. I want young men in white uniforms to refresh my fruity drink. I want a swim up bar and I want to be sunburned. I want my husband to be bored out of his ever-loving mind because we don’t do anything but sit next to the pool, next to the beach, nursing just the right amount of sloppy grin buzz. This is the fantasy I have every day.

  18. I would be in Maui in a hot second. Sorry that you are in the frozen tundra. We have just been having rain and more rain and dreary winter.

  19. I would LOVE to load up the husband and daughter and drive West. Spending about 2 weeks just going where the wind takes us. No definite plans, no real destination. Seeing small towns and large cities along the way. Learning interesting things about the different areas. I think that would be the best ever vacation. Oh the places we would go, and the things that we would see, not to mention the memories we would make :o) Sigh….
    .-= Cassie’s last blog post is here ..Thank you sweet baby Jebus =-.

  20. I wanna visit WATER ISLAND in the USVI.. seen pics and have heard fr people that have gone and that live there, it’s paradise there every day.. I so wanna go visit! I am a total summer sand and beach girl.. i wish winter was over!!! Thank god for my sound oasis sound machine.. I can listen to ocean waves from my living room chair! hugs bonnierose in Fargo ND

  21. I would love to go anywhere warm and with no kids. Mexico is nice. Anywhere without this awful Wisconsin weather would be wonderful!

  22. Oh gosh… those earrings are GORGEOUS.

    If I could take a vacation anywhere, it would be Italy. I want to tour the ruins of Pompeii and see the art in Vatican City.
    .-= Mandi’s last blog post is here ..Thoughts on Blissdom =-.

  23. We saved to go to Hawaii on our honeymoon 22 years ago… Ended up using the money for a downpayment on our first house instead. Would definitely love to visit there some day to see what we missed! BTW this is the first time I’ve ever seen Harry Mason’s jewelry– and I think it’s love at first sight!!!

  24. The earrings are gorgeous and while we’re fantasizing about stuff, I’d love to be wearing them on a vacation where there is a white sandy beach and turquoise waters. I’m thinking the Bahamas, but really am not too fussy!

  25. Wow! Those earrings are BEAUTIFUL! I’d kill for them. Ok, maybe not kill….but I’d gladly risk causing a natural disaster and being put on a no-fly list for them! πŸ˜‰ I’ve never been to Hawaii, and while I’d love to go some time, my real dream destination involves ginormous rocky mountains with snow on top of them…..lots of them…everywhere. Pick British Columbia (even though I’ve been there twice already)…..or heck, I’ll even taken Montana! πŸ™‚
    .-= Marlene’s last blog post is here ..A boy and his dog… =-.

  26. Ahh, give me sun, a beach and a cocktail with an umbrella and I’ll be happy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. I would love to go to Hawaii. Hopefully someday! Alaska is also on my someday list. DH & I were just talking about going on a cruise, probably the Carribean, for our 25th wedding anniversary next year (OMG where did that time go?!?). I would love a pair (or 2 or 3) of Harry’s earrings! Sure would be nice to win them!

  28. Wow, these earrings are GORGEOUS!! The ear spirals have to be my favorite.
    I would love to be on a cruise to Alaska. I have been on a couple to the Caribbean and my favorite part of cruises is you get to see beautiful landscapes, but get to relax while doing it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Alicia
    .-= Alicia E’s last blog post is here ..Whimsie Doodles – Bunny Hop =-.

  29. I would absolutely LOVE to go to Ireland. It always looks so green, and the castles look amazing. I imagine it as a place where you can go site-seeing, learn some history, experience a new culture and yet still have fun by going to a Pub or some local festival. But then New Zealand would be great too. It would be like visiting Australia without the snakes!

  30. Ohhh I want to go anywhere warm at this point. A nice beach, blue water, and endless margaritas would make me such a happy girl! πŸ™‚

    Fun giveaway! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

  31. If I could go on vacation I would love to take a cruise again!!! I guess I would have to take the kids but they have so much for them to do on the ships now that we would probably never see them and we would get the credit for taking them. Although my kids would say a week later. . . we never do anything FUN!! gotta love it!!! I Love the earrings!!!

  32. I would like to go to Edisto Island and just sit by the beach and watch the waves! Oh, and while we’re fantasizing, it would be exactly 70 degrees and I’d be drinking my favorite drink called, appropriately, Sex on the Beach [the drink, not the shooter].

    I am in Atlanta and there is snow predicted for today. Global WARMING?! I don’t think so…
    .-= Dee’s last blog post is here ..Where the Rubber Meets the Road =-.

  33. Wow. I have never seen anything like those ear fancy’s, they look so lovely and unique! If I could go on a vacation I’d love to go on a cruise with my family, maybe one that would have stops in Europe or the Caribbean. It would be so much fun and my kids would love it! πŸ™‚

  34. I clicked on the link to go see his other stuff! He is AMAZING! He does beautiful work. I’d LOVE to have a pair – any idea how you get them on?!?! Looks like maybe you have to twist them onto your ear? hmmmmm
    Gorgeous, none the less! And I sure do enjoy your blog – although I am usually just lurking!
    Keep it up! You are a hoot!

  35. I would like to go to Hawaii and, in fact, we are going at the end of March…for the first time ever! AND I think it only fitting that I should win and wear Hawaii earrings in Hawaii. Yes…that sounds like a perfect plan!
    .-= Stacey’s last blog post is here ..Finally Friday… =-.

  36. I would love to go on a cruise to Alaska, or to sit on a beach in Hawaii, or on an Australian adventure. Those are my big three vacation goals.

    I bought two pairs of Harry’s earings the last time you featured them, and I LOVE them. I think I need some that are slightly longer than those I bought, and maybe a bit bolder. Or maybe some ear threads, those are very cool. I hope I win this shopping spree, I love his stuff so much!

  37. I would love to win because I love shopping and love the jewelry. Take my mom on a cruise to Alaska, go to Ireland because we are Irish and the third would be Australia to visit my best friend who I have not seen in years and miss dearly. Hope to win. πŸ˜‰

  38. I would love to visit Greece, Italy, Spain – wherever the hot, sexy men are. I need a new Valentine.

    Love those earrings with my whole heart. Random generator, please pick me!

  39. Anywhere without my children…even if it’s the Marriott down the street (notice I didn’t say Motel 6 – I still have some standards). We have a snowday today in Texas so I could really use the Marriott right about now!

  40. ooooooooooooooooo look at all those pretties. I’d love some new earrings since the once i normally wear have disappeared thanks to my 4 year old, and daddy doesnt see the need for them to be replaced. BTW, did i mention he is wearing 3 of my gold earrings? hmph.

    So for vacation? i’d have to say Florida. Havent been in 13 years. In fact i havent been on a vacation in 13 years. Living in the frozen north is having me dreaming of some sunshine.

  41. I love, love, love the jewelry here. Thanks so much for offering this great prize.
    The one place that I would love to go on vacation is on a cruise to Bermuda. Hubby and I have been wanting to got here on a cruise for years now. Maybe someday….
    Thanks again.

  42. Love the fancy ear spirals and I would love to go to Maui and wear them, on the beach, in my bikini! Tee hee!

  43. Nicholina Harding

    I love these! You can put different gems on! w00t! California Convertible Earspiral half butterfly shape.

    nik_har at yahoo dot com

  44. Let’s see… I would love to visit Machu Picchu someday. Especially after watching a tv show about it. But I fear the road leading to that mountain is quite similar to the Road to Hana and I’ve never been brave enough to drive that road.

    Thanks!

  45. I’d love to go somewhere warm and sunny. With sand and water. And preferably with waiters what would bring me fruity drinks laced with too much rum and a paper umbrella!

    I can dream right?

    *smile*

  46. I’d love to go on a vacation to somewhere warm right now. I’m so sick of snow! Virgin Islands would be excellent right now. Or maybe a cruise? That would be nice too. I would love to just sit on the beach right now.
    .-= Donna Sherrill’s last blog post is here ..Valentine’s Pictures =-.

  47. Wow, where would I like to go?! Anywhere but here, so very sick of the Snow! Seriously, I’d love to go on a cruise, finally get to see Hawaii or just mellow out back in Jamaica, so great there! I have a real obsession for these earrings, so different and beautiful and I thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  48. There are so many places I would love to visit. But my number one vacation destionation would be to Germany. I would love to take my daughter there to experience our family’s heritage and culture first hand.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful jewelry.

  49. My DREAM vacation would be 2 weeks visiting Scotland. I’d love to visit the castles, the cities and the countryside too. My dream vacation in the states would be……….gosh, hard to say on that one, there are SOOO many places I’ve yet to visit. I think I need to make a list. LOL

  50. I’m a beach gal. No frozen tundra for me. I like sun and surf. I would love to go to Australia though. I’ve heard they have great beaches. I’ve also heard they have great white sharks. That’s okay. I’ll just sit under my beach umbrella and read my chick lit.

  51. I am an art history buff so I would love to spend a vacation in Paris. Hopefully with enough time to see the Louvre in its entirety… which would probably take three or so weeks of everyday museum walking.

  52. Oh wow! those are stunning! I love earrings–and these are just amazing.

    I would love to visit Hawaii–I love the lush plants and waterfalls I see in photos !

    Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  53. I would LOVE to go on a vacation to the sunny south somewhere – maybe a cruise so I can hit several sunny locations. I’m tired of snow!!

  54. I would love a vacation to NY, it is where my mom grew up, (Brooklyn) and I have never been, but there are so many things my mother (and her siblings) have spoken about with such love, that I would enjoy to see in person.

  55. I love to cruise, so a cruise to anywhere would be a vacation in Heaven! No worry about eating, no unpacking and best of all, no cleaning!

    The earrings are beautiful!

  56. I’d love to go to Aruba. Beautiful, warm, sunny Aruba.

    Love the earrings & thanks for the opportunity.

    Happy V-Day to you~

  57. What a funny, witty writer you are! If I could go anywhere, it would be to Cayucos, California. This is my “Happy Place” where i imagine all my family together after I am done with chemo and rid of the cancer. It will be a symbolic place of love, new beginnings and health!

    Peggy
    .-= Peggy’s last blog post is here ..Calling All Anniversary Party Gift Givers…. =-.

  58. Both my mom and my sister own pairs of Harry’s earrings – they are beautiful and I need a pair for myself!

    My fave vacation spot is San Quintin, Mexico – my husband and I love fishing here and I cannot wait to go back.

  59. I like any lakeside area. But at this point I would take a vacation in my bedroom if it meant no deadlines and no one knocking on my door. Just a few days of peace and quiet would be Heaven!

  60. I’d like to go somewhere warm and dry and stay in luxurious surroundings………how about the Arizona Biltmore? After this long midwest winter, which is never going to end, that sounds like heaven to me!

  61. I’d like to be on a warm beach on Maui with my wonderful hubby – and if we happen to run into Harry and his lovely wife Katherine, we’ll buy them maitais!

  62. I would love to vacation at South Padre Island, it is absolutely gorgeous there,white sand beaches!!

  63. I would love to go to Australia…for at least a month. HA I woudln’t want to be 18 again though, man those high school years were rough. Mean girls stinks. I would love to win, my birthday was just a few days ago and Valentine’s Day this weekend, I would love to spend a little on just ol’ me.

    Sissy

  64. I want to be on a completely remote island with a boat, some food, and my wonderful husband….forever ideally?!

  65. Id love to go to Russia. I know its a cold place to be wanting to go, so I would have to go during a warm spell. But I want to go see the buildings, experience the culture, and buy some warm fuzzy stuff!

  66. My idea of a wonderful vacation is a cruise across the Atlantic. I’d fly to Europe, spend a couple of days exploring an interesting city in Europe, then enjoy a week of total relaxation at sea.

  67. I am starting to think that reading your blog is like taking drugs, and at least in this case I TOTALLY love it!

    So I don’t wear earrings because anything I stick in the holes causes them to swell and emit fluid…oh wow…umm…

    And yeah, you didn’t enter mine. But, it was measly little soaps…maybe you don’t bathe but, I won’t hold that against you…

    Wait what am I supposed to say?

    Oh. Um, I want to go back home, to the beach in Homer, Alaska. Because there are NO bugs, the beaches aren’t polluted, it’s about 60 degrees in the summer so all the wimpy tourists aren’t laying all over the barnacle-laden rocky beach and me and my fam can enjoy smelling like the sea and taking in the sites for a week, all. alone.

    If I win this I’m buying earrings for you. Make sure you tell the RNG that when you press the enter key…
    .-= Insanitykim’s last blog post is here ..FANTASTIC FLASHBACK FRIDAY FUNNESS! =-.

  68. I would love to go to on a Mediterranean cruise! I don’t know why, but I have to see Greece one day!

  69. I would love to go back to Hawaii and bask in the warmth and sun (not that anyone really wants to see me in swimwear). I was there 15 years ago and loved it.

  70. I love Harry’s earrings. I own several pairs of his earrings & have given several as gifts. I would say I would love to go anywhere the sunshines. Most likely Maui or the Caribbean. I really need a vacation I haven’t had one in about 8 years.

  71. Walter J. Podrazik

    In a heartbeat I would go back to Alaska, probably head up to Fairbanks. I was there in October a few years ago and loved the crisp cold and gorgeous glaciers, stunning mountains, and neighborhood moose.

  72. I live in the most beautiful state in all of the U.S. But it seems that we are the “orphan” state to the “continental U.S.” The only place I’d rather be than here in Hawaii is in San Francisco!! I love the food, the people, the weather, the wharf, the Ghiradelli chocolate and especially the Harry Mason earrings!!! I own 3 pairs of spirals, one pair of threaders and four ear cuffs!! I’d love to own more so why not enter a contest giveaway??

  73. SHARON E. KEPHART

    First let me say that I LOVE HARRY MASON JEWELRY – it is the only place wher I can get my ear cuffs that I love to wear!!! as to where I would like to go – that would have to be Ireland (England is a very, very close second and that seems appropriate seeing as how they are neighbors!) – I am 1/2 Irish and would love to see the land from whence my ancestors hale!!

  74. I want to go to the Impenetrable Forest in Bwindi and see the forest gorillas. It’s supposed to be awe-inspiring and scary, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Of course, I would wear my Harry Mason earrings, although if a silverback gorilla decided they’d look better on his “woman” I’d pee my pants and then hand them right over.
    .-= Kay’s last blog post is here ..SEO Title Switch for Better Rankings =-.

  75. Am heading to Europe in August, can’t wait ! Would be extra exciting if I had some more of Harry’s designs with me πŸ™‚

  76. I would like to go to Cape Town, South Africa. I lived there for five months in college and have been dying to go back ever since. Unfortunately I was a full time volunteer for the first two years after college and have yet to make up for that financially…
    It will happen eventually.

  77. Linda Tabor-Beck

    Even though I get cold easily, I’d like to go to Antarctica. While there’s still some ice. My late father went, and he absolutely loved it – the beauty of the landscapes, ice bergs, and the wildlife. All wonderful. So that’s my travel wish.

  78. My next dream vacation will be Hawaii…..although if something else comes up somewhere else……..I will most likely go there. If it’s warm. And has mountains. Or water. Just not snow……

  79. If I could go anywhere I would go to Thailand and ride elephants! They are such amazing creatures and I would absolutely love to see them in the natural environment.

  80. I just lost my Mom on February 1, and a vacation without her is a hard Valentime to contemplate. If I were to enjoy any kind of vacation, in honor of her, it would have to be a cruise, something we always wanted to do, and would laugh about when we’d “cruise for an hour on the Cape May Ferry”…

  81. My Harry Mason earrings remind me of a wonderful trip to San Franciso with my mom. She purchased my ear spirals for me and we had a fun time chatting at the store. These earrings can’t be lost, even while on the seat of a Harley!
    My trip of dreams would be American Samoa. I always say, ‘I’m off to Pago Pago!’.

  82. I’d like to go to England because that’s where I’m from and I don’t get to see my elderly parents near often enough. Although if I want a lot of rain there’s always Seattle and the lack of a 9-hour flight. πŸ™‚ I’ve also never been to Australia, that sounds good too. Or I could combine a visit home to England with a side trip to some of the European countries I have yet to visit. Ooh, or how about Egypt, is it safe to travel there these days? For the record, I am the proud owner of half a dozen of Harry’s beautiful eargasms, a girl can never have too many eargasms!

  83. Greetings!

    Well, I would like to go to Catalina for a week. The ride over is accompanied by many dolphins racing along with you. The island peaceful…just little golf carts running all over the place. The Wrigley Memorial is not to be missed, not to mention the couple of miles to get there past the old Chicago Cubs field, the golf course, horse-riding stables, botannical gardens and that great BIG marble Wrigley Memorial with a couple of hundred steps up to the top, which then gives you a V view back to town and beyond in Avalon Bay.

    Gotta go…I think I’ll call the airlines!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

    Diane Litchfield

  84. Jeannette Oliver

    I’d like to go anywhere where there is no snow–we’ve gotten at least 35″ since last weekend. I want warm weather!!!

  85. I would go to England and hit up Betty’s Tea Room! SOOOO Good πŸ˜€ Love the site-it’s hilarious. The earrings are to die for too!

  86. I would love to go to the Carribean – Curacao or the American/British Virgin Islands. Just enjoy sitting on the beach and drinking wonderful rum drinks. Maybe a little scuba diving, or not depending on how many rum drinks I have. I love the sand and beutiful sea!

  87. I would love to return to beautiful EspaΓ±a. It always has been my favorite foreign country, and perhaps someday I will move there… someday…..

    Β‘Mil gracias, seΓ±ora! πŸ™‚

  88. I want to take long hikes through woods in Vermont in the fall. Then have a gourmet dinner at a lodge, dressed up with my HM earrings!

  89. Definitely Hawaii. I could use a little sand between the toes while sipping some fruity alcoholic beverage!!

  90. What a wonderful contest!! I would def show off my new (Bajoran) earrings in Copenhagen, where I spent my year abroad!

  91. Where would I like to go? How about Hawaii, but not in rainy season. Harry Mason earrings – my favorites! …. since Harry used a fish tank on it’s side for a display case. Just added a new pair to my collection, but now I want the same style in silver, so am hoping to be a winner.
    Thanks, Andy….. & thanks Harry Mason!

  92. Barcelona, Spain! Granted it’s not exactly warm there this time of the year either. But I’d still like to visit it sometime and catch a Flamenco show.

  93. I’d go to Australia to actually climb Ayers Rock and see a performance at the Sydney Opera House.

  94. Love the earrings,
    Want to see my grandson who lives in Colorado, or maybe bring him out here.
    Miss him.

  95. I would love to go to China or Japan. There are so many neat architectural and geographic things to see. Also, the food would be amazing.

  96. This is just about the funniest stuff I have ever read. Fits in with my personality perfectly. As for the earings, last count I think I have 16 pair. Not enough and nothing new. Wish I had a new pair. Was in Hawaii 1/200 for my youngest daughters wedding. They are returning to Maui for their 10th (sans 4 kids, all girls and future Harry fans), think I would love to go to Maui and bug the hell out of them. It would get me on a beach and away from the friggin cold/snow in Reno. Would also love to be on Pier 39 at Harrys place trying on some new stuff………….PICK ME……..

  97. I would love tovisit Alaska vis cruise access. My favorite earrings from you new selection are the very first pairs of silver and gold sets you have shown!

  98. I’d love to go on a cruise to Alaska, although I’m a bit worried about getting seasick. Then again Australia was awesome and I wouldn’t mind going back there. So many places to choose from, do I have to pick just one???

  99. I would LOVE to go to Hawaii. I think the beaches and drinks would be the best ever. 2nd choice would be Ireland. Can you imagine horseback riding through Ireland. Been dreaming of that for years. Bye the way, love your blog. Got a great laugh about your jinx and the snow falls.

  100. Australia, Norway, Great Britain, Japan, Chili, Argentina, Vistoria Falls and that’s just for starters!

  101. I want to go to Italy (springtime preferred) with DH. We did get to Venice once (between Christmas and New Years which was cool but cold with short wet days). I want to see the rest of Italy.
    San Fran. is always a great place to visit too if you get to visit the Pier 39 – I Love Harry Mason earrings

  102. I would love to drive across the US. I think it would be great fun to see all the diversity this country has. We have so much beauty here that I would love to explore. Of course I would wear my Harry Mason earrings everywhere and tell everyone they have to visit San Francisco because it is a must see. I love the new styles of earrings … I could really use the $100 to expand my collection.

  103. You are an awesome writer! I came to enter the contest, but I’ll keeping coming back to read your blog! I’ve been a fan of Harry Mason’s for eight or nine years, even though I rarely have the money to spend on more fun stuff. Still, I tell everyone who comments on my earrings about the website!

  104. I’d love to go back to Alaska. Yes, the mosquitos are huge but the scenery makes up for that

  105. I’d love to go back to San Francisco.

    I love it there and it’s where I first discovered Harry Mason of course! πŸ™‚

  106. I also want to go on a cruise. Won’t happen this year but maybe next. I also don’t care where I go on the cruise, all the fun stuff is onboard the ship! Alaska would be a nice stop though if we must stop and get off somewhere…lol!

  107. Oh! I forgot to write where I’d like to go for vacation. Umm… everywhere! I think I’d love to visit New Zealand in the spring… same goes for Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to go on one cruise years ago and I’d love to go on another. Maybe to the Carribean next time.

  108. Not big on bugs-but love vacations! I think I would love to go to St. Thomas, Virgin Isl. again, the water is so beautiful! I visited the Pier 39 store at X-mas time, brought my neice from Vallejo and purchased her her first Harry Masons!!! It was very exciting…I love that I can go on line because I live 3 hours away from SF. Love all your product!
    Toni

  109. I’m not much of a snow bunny, because when I finally went up to the mountains to learn snowboarding, playing in the snow was really boring. I didn’t like it at all. I like the beach, because it’s windy and sunny, but there’s really nothing to do either. I would like to go somewhere where the scenery is just breath taking. Most of the time when my family and I drive to the beach or the mountains it is BECAUSE of the beautiful scenery that we will be passing by on the way that I really look forward to, not the fact that we are going to the beach or mountains, but the breathtaking scenery. That’s why I would love to go to Ireland or New Zealand. I could walk for days just looking and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery and I’d be content.

  110. I’ve been dreaming of going to Italy for most of my life. So that’s where I’d like to go. I almost made it too. FIL offered to fly us there this coming spring, but then surprise! I’m pregnant. And instead of frolicking around Italy with Dh, I will be pushing out a baby this spring. Kid better be worth it. πŸ˜‰

    Oh and my Dh will be cursing your name soon for introducing me to Harry Mason. Man, is his jewelry gorgeous!

  111. I love all the new earrings that you showed us. The vacation of a life time that I would love to take is a trip to Australia. I’ve never been and would love to see the Outback in person. A be able to have tea with friends that I have met in blogland. Thank you for a chance to win some of Harry’s jewelry.
    .-= Marj’s last blog post is here ..Waiting for SNOW =-.

  112. Someday I will be the only one to enter one of your giveaways and actually win. Well, maybe not, you have way too many followers (does that make you a cult leader?) πŸ˜‰ I want to take the family on a Disney cruise (I know, sad, isn’t it?). Or Hawaii. Need to win the lottery for that one though (don’t suppose you’re giving away lottery tickets anytime soon?) πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and I hope you get lots of chocolate covered caramels. I will be visiting my family with the kids and leaving hubby at home, so nothing for me…guess I will go to the store on the 15th and get all the half-priced candy instead…
    .-= Mary Ann’s last blog post is here ..Day 4 – Frosty =-.

  113. Maui No Ka Oi!!!! See I can speak hawaiian …..sometimes….and very limited. LOL!! Where oh where would I like to go? Hmmm…been to Europe, been to Australia (3 times!!), been to Hawaii lots, cruised the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean….Hmmmm. I do believe
    I’m with you: on a cruise ship to anywhere would be great. Actually my bucket list says “World Cruise”: wouldn’t that be the BEST?? When I win the Lotto maybe I’ll get that world cruise. Until then I’ll just continue to wear Harry’s gorgeous creations and tell everyone where they are from because people always ask: where did you get those GREAT earrings?!!

  114. I would love to return to beautiful EspaΓ±a. It has always been my favorite foreign country, and perhaps someday I will move there…. someday….

    Β‘Mil gracias, seΓ±ora! πŸ™‚

  115. Sandra Chapdelaine

    i had a crush on the ones who look like light crosses…

    I am a fanatic of ear wrap and earcuffs too!

    They are really, just are too genious. And it is for our own benefit!!!!

    I want to visit Japan or Irland. I love other culture and i always think that travels are for learning something.

  116. I just counted my Harry Mason Earrings, (20) pairs although it feels like i have a lot more, I wear them every day and everywhere I go from across the US to Canada, people have stopped me and said “Where did you get those earrings; then I direct them to http://www.harrymason.com on line. I would love to go to the Greek Isles, but that looks very impossible. But my dream anyways. I’ve been to your store in San Francisco, and Del Mar, CA when you had the fair. (I live in Oregon). All is well.
    Keep making your special earrings Harry. Love them…..

  117. Suzanne Krystosek

    It’s winter in WI. I would love a trip to anywhere sunny and warm. I have been to San Fransico and Harry Mason’s twice, wonderful memories. Thank you for the opportunity to dream pleasant thoughts and win.

  118. I would love to take a vacation to the Amazon. I know, I know, the insects there can probably carry my luggage, but I still want to go. At least before the companies down there cut down the entire jungle. Just going on vacation is wonderful. Getting out of town, whatever town you live in is the best. Harry Mason Earrings are so fantastic. My husband found the store for me a long time ago and let me buy all of the earring that I wanted. One time I think I walked out of the store with 20 pair of earrings. Still love them and they are so superior to the ones that copy his work. I am sure that I could use $100 to begin my shopping spree.

  119. Since I’m a Cali-ocean girl at heart having to move to the desert in Arizona for work, I really have had a yearning to visit San Francisco again, visit Alcatraz, Pier 39, China Town, Haight-Ashbury district again, Golden Gate Park, even live there if I ever win the lottery (haha)! I would also love to visit Australia some day. And love-love-love your earrings of which I’m a newbie for! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!

  120. I always love visiting Kauai, but one day I’d like to sail through the Panama Canal. No snow vacations for me!

  121. I would love to go back to So. Padre Island, in Texas that we visited years and years ago and had such a good time that we have never forgotten it and it would be the perfect place to wear as many of Harrys sparkly earrings as I can get in my ears at one time and the sun glinting off each one of them would be just fantastic! I can never get enough of them!

  122. Umm – where would I like to go and how would I go there. The Mediterranean on a Cruise Ship. Just because I deserve it. Love your designs Harry. They let me be me. Blessings, Sandra

  123. My dream vacation is a culinary tour to Italy! Of course, I’d probably come back 10 pounds heavier!

    I love Harry Mason’s jewelry. It’s gorgeous.

  124. Luv your earings. My husband got me hooked on them. Would love to go downunder. Never been to Australia, but hear there is so much to see and do there. Luv those Koala Bears. Thank you for the chance to win. I am from NJ, but out here on business to avoid the snow, if I win, I can use the $100 credit next week in your store.

  125. Diane Strickland

    I would love to see the Pyramids in Egypt. I will some day.

    I also love Harry’s earrings, and I have many of them. Hoping for another pair on V Day!

  126. Greece.
    I have dreams of a white sand beach, beautiful blue water, and an attentive cabana boy.

    (While my husband’s doing something else, so he doesn’t notice the drool on my chin.)

  127. Alexandra Weiller

    I feel that I MUST go to Greece in my lifetime, it looks so gorgeous, and all that history there!!

  128. I would love to go to Turks and Caicos. Scuba diving, sunning, sailing, and relaxing. I just got laid off from my job, so what better to go! Love the ear fancies. I’ve already picked out what I would buy when I win…

  129. My husband and I would love to go back to our honeymoon spot (the H-spot). Nothing is more romantic than Tony Robbins’ resort Namale in Fiji. We were married in 1996 and it is well over our 10 year plan to visit the H-spot again.

  130. Ahhh…my most desirable vacation place is St. Thomas VI. Cobblestone Streets, light rain in the afternoon and a lot of lushes foilage. You wear shorts and flip flops everyday and sip fruity drinks. No one beeps at you as you slowly cross the street. They know you are there to relax.

    Yes St. Thomas VI is my ultimate dream place.

  131. I would love to go to Turks and Caicos. Scuba diving, sunning, sailing, and relaxing. I just got laid off from my job, so what better time to go! Love the ear fancies. I’ve already picked out what I would buy when I win…

  132. Great blog. It made me laugh out loud.

    I’d love to take another “girls trip” with my Mom to San Francisco. What a great city…shopping and lunch at the Neiman Marcus Rotunda…followed by more shopping at Harry’s pier 39 store…followed by more yummy dining…did I say we wanted to go shopping! It’s a good thing there is a free buns of steel workout on on all of those hilly street or we might be in trouble.

  133. Luv your earings. My husband got me hooked on them. Would love to go downunder. Never been to Australia, but hear there is so much to see and do there. Luv those Koala Bears. Thank you for the chance to win. I am from NJ, but out here on business to avoid the snow, if I win, I can use the $100 credit next week in your store.

  134. I would love to go on a world trip. I would love to see different countries, different cultures. I wish I had enough money to buy and rebuild or recreate a castle, add in mondern amenitites but keep the feel of it when it was built or still in use (furniture, details, etc.) and turn it in to a world class hotel.

  135. I LOVE Harry’s earrings. I especially like the ear fancy and the ear threads. Good thing I don’t live close to San Fransisco because I’d always be broke!

    I’d like to take a cruise up the Pacific coast to Alaska then spend a coupleof weeks on land looking at bears and salon runs and anything else that is hard to find in other parts of the world. The a leasurely cruise back home.

  136. It’s hard to pick one. I do want to do a full tour of Great Britain some day but right now, with this snow, any warm beach in tropical waters would be a treat.

  137. My dream vacation is a tour of South America. I want to spend some time just drifting around there and meeting people and hearing some really interesting stories along the way.

  138. Love love love the ear spirals!! *sigh* So pretty!

    I spent 10 days in Sweden in 2007 and would love to go back there. Everything about the trip was FANTASTIC, but I especially loved hanging out with the Sami people. Someday, I’ll go back again. πŸ™‚

  139. Love your writing style and this is a wonderful promotion! I love Harry and his gorgeous jewelry and have collected them for the past 25 years since the first time I met him at a Harvest Festival in San Francisco! I would love to take my Mom back to Italy (Florence in particular) for a wonderful vacation. We took a trip together in 2000 and had a fantastic time- I’d like to return to the places we wished we could spend more time in and enjoy them longer. We had such fun visiting sites, museums, art galleries, shopping, meeting amazing people, drinking lovely wine and eating the unbelievable food…not to mention the coffee, which is the best in the world! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Hope the
    frozen tundra melts soon and you get some warmth and sunshine!

    the world!

  140. i want to go to Ireland! my goal for this weekend is to make some plans. Sure would love a new pair of earrings to take along!

  141. Ooooh, I would actually like to go on vacation to Trinidad and Tobago. My mother is from there and I know nothing about it, except for what I’ve seen on television travel specials. I would like to take the hubs. And leave the kids at home. I want to take them later when they are old enough to know, where their family comes from!

  142. My favorite vacation would be the Outer Banks….I loved “Misty of Chincoteague” as a girl and want to see…Love the earrings and Roxy!!!

  143. I would really like to go to Greece and enjoy the blue waters, the lovely people and the delicous food. Not to mention the incredible culture of the country. I think it would be the most fantastic vacation ever.

  144. I really want/need to go somewhere warm right now! Costa Rica sounds ideal, but I’d settle for Corpus Christi or Santa Ana or the Florida Keys. Anyplace there’s no snow.

  145. I would love to go to the Turks and Caicos. It is beautiful, peaceful and very relaxing!! The earrings are beautiful. I get compliments every time I wear one of my 20 pair!!

  146. OK – I’m sort of feeling badly about all of the snow in the rest of the U.S., but I’m secretly gloating that I was smart enough to ditch central Illinois and the constant ice storms in 1988 and move to southern California, i.e. PARADISE. Sometimes it actually gets cold enough to warrant wearing a jacket to work in the morning. That said, I do love to travel. I spend a month in Spain each summer and last summer I went to China, which was amazing! But I yearn to see South America, specifically Argentina and PerΓΊ. I want to climb Machu Picchu before my knees go!

  147. A river cruise in France…oh ya….I am planning this for my 30th wedding anniversary. I am taking the man of my dreams – still my best friend — after all these years. We begin in France’s legendary capital of Paris, then travel along the Seine through the Norman countryside to the historic Normandy beaches before returning to Paris. Transfer to Chalon-sur-SaΓ΄ne to embark on the second half of our grand tour of France, finding artistic inspiration in the colors and sunlight of Burgundy and Provence. Vive la France! Oh ya…with Harry’s earrings dripping from my ears!!!

  148. For quite a while ive wanted to go to the panama canal. The easet side of Mexico i guess. More on a cruise. ive always wondered what it would be like to go through the panamal canal. i guess its not really a ‘WOW, that would be totally awesome!’ kind of place, but just a place ive always wanted to go for a vacation/site seeing event.

  149. I would love to go to Cabo San Lucas and sit on the beach in the sun during the day and party in the bars at night wearing some spectacular ear spirals, cuffs – and clothes. I lust for his earrings.

  150. I’d love to go somewhere warm and without snow! Winter is winding down, but I’m ready for sun now. Valentines day in Hawaii — I think I could do that!

  151. At this point in winter, I would just like to go someplace warm, with sunshine and no snow…..well okay it can snow as long as it stays at least 75 degrees ~evil grin~!!!!

  152. Where I’d like to go on vacation – Pony trekking in Iceland in the summer. For about a month. It’s a beautiful country, rugged, but beautiful, and though it’s been many years, I’ll bet there’s still enough open country to ride for long distances without having to fight motor vehicle traffic.

  153. Of all the places in the whole world, I would love to take a return vacation to Maui. If I can’t afford Maui, Destin will work. Both places are gorgeous!

  154. If I could go anywhere, I’d take the Orient Express from Vienna to Istanbul. What a trip that would be! Alternatively, the Trans-Siberian Railway might work — although I find the idea of a luxury train ride coupled with the romance of the East a little more appealing. Love your blog — and Harry Mason earrings. Discoved them many years ago on a business trip to San Francisco. I almost always get a comment or two when I wear one of the several pairs I own — and I know I’ve sent more than one new customer to the website!

  155. I got to spend a few days in New Zealand at the end of a business trip in 1993. The country is beautiful. I’d like to go back and see more of New Zealand. The people were nice. Also, I have a goal of seeing all 50 of the states here in the US. I have a few to go. I haven’t been to Wyoming – I’d love to go see Yellowstone. I love some of the pictures of the new earrings! I think I need to add a few to my collection!

  156. I have visited the store twice and i’m a canadian!

    I’d love to come every month, but the earrings would be pretty expensive factoring in the airfare!

  157. I would love to go to Kauai! They call it the Garden Isle because it is as beautiful as the Garden of Eden. I could wear my favorite sterling silver Harry Mason ear spirals with my lei and know that every woman who does not own a pair of these fabulous, flirty earrings, will be asking me where they can get some, too. Thanks, Harry Mason and team!!!

  158. I would go on a cruise I have never been and would love to go to couple islands. OR Vegas baby, I would love to go and people watch, and walk thru all the hotels Great giveway by the way. I bought my mom a pair of earrings for Christmas and she loves them.

  159. Hubby and I have recently retired early. Hoping some day to see Belize,,,the pics are so beautiful.

  160. Those ear-fancies are yummy!! What won’t Harry think of next???? My most favorite-of-all-time vacation was about where Harry and Kathryn were standing….the beaches of Maui! I celebrated my 30th birthday there because, well, if you’re going to turn 30, better to do it in Maui!!!

  161. I’d like to go to Hawaii for vacation. It would be great to be able to just sit on a beach and relax with my hubby. We’ve had a long 5 years of illness and Hawaii would certainly help put those memories on the back burner with some new “gooder” ones :).

    Jules

  162. I too live on the East Coast and am burried under a frozen tundra of hell. I am not so picky about where my vacation destination is….as long as it is sunny, warm, and I can order a tropical drink!! I’ll save the mountains for the summer time.

  163. love the earrings I purchased in San Fran several years ago. Unique, talented jewelry designs. I would recommend them to anyone.

    Sincerely,
    Beth
    Happy Valentine’s Day

  164. Sorry, my email was wrong on previous comment:

    I would love to go on an African Sarfari and be in my tent or whatever and have an elephant or giraffe stride by within 50 yards or closer. I just love the big animals. That would be the coolest thing to me. I plan to complete this goal one day, I just need a travel buddy.

  165. I’m torn on this answer. On one hand I would love to go to Hawaii, have never been but would love to go take a dip in those crystal clear waters and swim with the dolphins. On the other hand I would love to go to Florida – Disney World and all those theme parks. We are big Disney fans and would love to see everything that area has to offer including Universal Studios park and man gotta go to those water parks, they look like a gas!

  166. Rhonda "missing Hawaii" Abrams

    Me and my hubby visited Oahu and Kauai last year for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was SOOOO awesome, we haven’t stopped talking about it. I highly recommend to anyone to visit there at least once in your lifetime. We went in April and the weather was beautiful. We hope to go back so my hubby can enjoy it without a cold as he did last year. But if you’re going to be sick, let it be in Hawaii relaxing on a beach with a nice breeze. Would love some earrings to ease my pain of not being in Hawaii πŸ™‚ this year.

  167. Well heck, I wouldn’t say no to a trip to Hawaii about now, either. Sounds fabulous. Lucky Harry. But he deserves it, considering the gorgeous earrings he makes and all. Thanks for the chance to win!

  168. Those earrings are breath taking….I could not choose which ones I liked the best because I love them ALL. And I would love to go anywhere….I have never been any where
    except my home town. Ans that is a small place too.

  169. We go to San Francisco about once a year and always visit Harry Masons store at Pier 39. At least one pair go home with me if not two. My very favorite earrings!!

    We love Hawaii and go at least once a year, but I would like to travel to Washington D.C. one of these times.

  170. My grandparents used to own a vacation home on the island of St. Thomas. Unfortunately, one year my grandma slipped and fell and had to be rushed back to the United States for surgery, and has has limited walking since then. They sold the house seven years ago, and I would do ANYTHING IN THE WORLD to go back. It was the same grandparents that bought me my very first pair of Harry Mason earrings (the niobium elephant earrings) five or six years ago on Pier 39, San Francisco.

  171. I want to go to somewhere sunny and warm, by boat. a cruize to anywhere really. I like your idea, never leave the buffet, except maybe to go to teh bar and grab something with an umbrella in it!!

  172. Love Harry’s spirals! Time for some new ones! I have been wearing them for years
    and once you learn how, they are very easy to put on. As for vacation places – the harder question is where wouldn’t I like to go! My list of places to see (or see again) include Italy, the Greek Islands, Iceland, Australia, Thailand, Lithuania…and closer to home, Florida, Yellowstone National Park, and the northeastern US in fall when the
    leaves are changing colors.

  173. Deb McGee Johnson

    Egypt is next on my list of places I have to experience. I can’t wait to ride a camel and see the pyramids in person.

  174. I need a SUNNY BEACH!!! Whereever I can find it! I am feeling totally sun deprived. This winter has been so rainy here in the Sacramento area. Beach….here I come!

  175. Im sorry but there’s not enough words to describe how I feel about Harry Mason. With everything I have been thru the past 18 months, going to there shop on Peir 39 or online and buy a pair of earrings make me feel normal again.

  176. I would love to be anywhere warm right about now…where it isn’t raining or sleeting or snowing. Preferably Dubai.

  177. The next place I would like to visit — for the second time — is New Zealand and then Australia. The people in New Zealand are so friendly and the scenery is so beautiful I would like to visit it just one more time.

  178. Believe it or not, mine’s rather simple. Last year my husband and I took our kids on our first family vacay to (DRUMROLL) Tennessee! Okay, it doesn’t really sound glam..but we stayed in a gorgeous cabin nestled in the hills with an amazing view. It was just a wonderful and special time for us. (And almost a year later my 3 year old STILL asks to go back to ‘his cabin.’ πŸ™‚

  179. I love Harry’s earrings – my credit cards will attest to that, so I would really like to win the contest. Also, I’d love to go to the Bahamas. or really any place. The world is so beautiful.

  180. Mmm…for a vacation I would pick somewhere sunny right now, probably an island on the east side of Southern Thailand. I’m in Alaska now, and though it’s beauty rivals most of the world I’ve seen, it’s still darn cold.

  181. I actually have been on vacation the last three weeks: I was in Northern Sweden, far behind the arctic circle. It was a minus 22 degrees fahrenheit!! And sooo much snow! I have never seen this before and it was really freezing cold! But amazing!!

    So now my next wish for a vacation is a much warmer place! I’d love to see now a hot beach where I only have to wear my bikini and nothing else. Therefore Hawaii or Australia might be my place!
    I am yearning for some sun an warm days!

    I love Harry’s earring and I am yealous that I cannot live in SF to go to the shop every day! πŸ˜‰

  182. I have 2 places on my bucket list. One is a horseback riding vacation in Tuscany and the other is a horseback riding vacation in Costa Rica. I will do one or the other before I am 50 and that is still quite a ways away!

  183. I’d love to go to Hawaii since it’s closer to me than Europe which is my other destination of choice. But if I had my vacation wish come true, then it would be to have 3 months to tour England, Scotland, Ireland, a bit of France, Germany and Italy. Do you think 3 months is enough time? That’s why it’s a dream vacation … because I don’t yet have time to make this one happen.

  184. Vacation? It’s been so long I don’t really remember what they are like. Ummm. . . Disneyworld would be good if the kiddos are tagging along. Without them? Like I said, it’s been so long I really don’t remember. :}

  185. I’d love to go to Sydney, Australia — during their summer!
    [At the moment, any place WARM looks like a great escape from the frozen, snow-covered Washington, DC area.]

  186. Ultimately, I NEED to get to Tahiti… Really. I need to. The sand and the water and my bum in a chair with fruity drink that has a little umbrella in it. Or so I imagine… I guess my next “vacation” to Phoenix will have to do in March. I’ll keep dreaming… πŸ™‚

  187. Ibiza, Spain. Sun, hot Spanish boys, and the Mediterranean….. YES PLEASE.
    Man, the NYC winter is really getting me down.

  188. LOVE LOVE LOVE Harry’s new designs! I make a purchase every time I go there, and have inspired people at shows to buy.

    If I could leave right now, I’d hit up a Caribbean Cruise. The sun, the fun, the drinks, the warm weather, ahhh. If I left in the spring, Rome it would be. Right now is just too darn rainy.

    Best of luck everyone!!

  189. Oh my goodness! There are so many different places I would go! I think I would have to go back to Italy for some of those fabulous wines and pastas! Granted, my waistline might not like it, but I sure as heck would! And I would be sure to take some of my fabulous Harry Mason earrings because I love ’em so much, and I always get comments on them when I wear them! I might have to get some ear fancies if I win the $100 shopping spree, since I don’t have any yet! πŸ™‚

  190. My grandmother, mother, 6 sisters, 5 nieces, 1 nephew and my son have all been to Hawaii. I have never been to Hawaii and I would like to go there. I am a single mom. I work very hard to support my son and myself. I want to give my son the opportunities that I never had. All my sisters and I own Harry Mason’s earrings. This past December, my older sister and I finally met Harry at his downtown store. He is a really nice person and the greatest surprise is . . . . . he’s from Illinois too!!

  191. I’d like to go back to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on holiday. I worked there for a year and it was The Experience of my lifetime. I would like to revisit with my husband as he could not come with me and I’d like for us to be a tourists as I believe you can enter now, and show him the awesome sights I saw.

  192. A vacation…..since I had a baby girl 13 months ago and was a big ol’ tired pregnant lady for the nine months previous to that…. I have nearly forgotten what that word means! Many sleepless nights makes me think that just one night alone in an Econolodge would be enough of a vacation if I could just get a few hours of sleep-without interruptions! Sleep….another word that has lost meaning…. But you know, as you are a mother yourself, I wouldn’t give it up for the world!

  193. All of the cold weather this winter has me yearning for somewhere warm.. Dream vacation would be Hawaii

  194. I live in Hawaii…. I would love to vacation here …. in my own home….
    there’s no place like home …. click…click…click

  195. I would love to go over to Germany. My whole family has been over there besides me. My brother is over there now and I would love to visit him but sadly being a poor college student does not help with the whole money deal. I would love to go and see the Castles over there, and many other sites.

  196. Gotta love the snow! Shame on you for hating it so much.
    Been on one cruise- would definetly go again. Everyone should try it at least once in their life.
    But my dream destination is Bermuda. Can you imagine everyone in those shorts?

  197. I am intrigued by the spirals, but haven’t tried them yet. Ear wraps and cuffs are my thing. I’d like to vacation in Italy — Florence, Venice, Rome, Capri. Are we fantasizing here or thinking of a vacation we might actually be able to afford? I’d like to see France and England, too. And Hawaii, it’s simply paradise; I would love to go there. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  198. I would love to go anywhere there is warmth, tropical drinks, and a nice beach bed for me to relax in. Some possible places are Hawaii or Cayman Islands

  199. Annie Macfarlane

    Love the blog, and love the earrings! Probably my best ever holiday was in San Francisco – where I discovered Harry Mason earspirals! – in 2003. Was probably too well behaved though – Much more of a reprobate again now since I turned 40… (not sure how that happened, though…I never signed up to be a grown-up…it just kinda snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking…)

  200. My favourite place to go for a vacation would be Japan. There’s so much to see and explore in the Country of The Rising Sun!
    .-= Aik’s last blog post is here ..Love. Life. =-.

  201. Gotta be San Francisco (where else?)

    Sitting here in the UK where it’s damp, miserable and cold at the moment, I can’t think of anything better than sitting in the sunshine overlooking the Bay . . eating Ghiradelli chocolate . . .

    Besides, I want, no I need, one of those big dragon ear cuffs

  202. I am still loving the ear fancies – can’t get enough of them. My friends in the UK are buying them now.
    I would like to go Costa Rica – down on the southern pacific coast which hasn’t been spoilt yet & still has its charm.

  203. I would love to go to Yosemite with my family. I haven’t been there in many years and I miss it.

  204. I would love to go on a Mediterranean cruise and visit Italy and Greece. For about a month. Then I would be ready to come back home.

  205. My ideal vacation??? Central/Northern Idaho with the Love of My Life. The Ear Fancys and the Hearts are just too adorable. I have several pairs of spirals that I bought at the Wisconsin State Fair. Wear them all the time……..so light weight.

  206. Oh my gosh, these earrings are soooo beautiful.
    I wouldn’t want any fancy vacation but would love to be in Kansas visiting my son whom I have not seen in 15 years.
    Neither of us are capable to afford flight expenses.
    It’s a love thing you know.

  207. I would just love to wear a pair of Harry Mason threads to Ireland and explore the country. Just think…wonderful earrings, an abundance of greenery, a pint of beer (or more), relics galore, and cool accents. Life is good!

  208. There are only 1 place I would love to go…. Egypt. Though I have been there before while deployed with the US Army and I would love to spend more than a day sightseeing and actually go into the Giza Pyramids and Bazaars. Armed with a Digital camera and lots of memory cards I would be snapping pictures of everything and buy what I couldn’t last time.

  209. At this point, anywhere that has sun and is warm. I’m not picky. Throw in an ocean and some tanning lotion, too.

  210. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii; imagine living on a volcano, enjoying the greenery, learning to Hula dance, eating fresh pineapple and macadamia nuts; I’d think I;d died and gone to heaven

  211. Hmmm I think I would like to be on a Mediterranean cruise with all of my lovely Harry Mason jewelry in tow with me! Of course one of the stops would be Italy. And all of the Italian men would want to nuzzle my ears and neck – I know they would be dying to get a closer view of my earrings! What do I care how I got them there??? The women would all become my friends just to learn where I got such beautiful jewelry! I would be loved by all that met me!!! Yes, I need a cruise in the Med…too many men and women that have never experience Harry Mason – I would be an HM Ambassador!! Yes I think I would make a great HM Ambassador – elegant parties each night where I could lwear my HM jewelry! Days of lazily sitting at side walk cafes where the sunlight would sparkle off my ear cuffs, spirals catching the sun rays as they move against my neck…ahh the very idea of just watching the Mediterrenean sunset with all of my HM jewelry aglow! What a dream eh? Cheers, Tee

  212. We rent a house in the vineyards outside of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and spend our day wine tasting from vineyard to vineyard and then coming home for steaks on the grille. Throwing in a show at the Shaw Festival doesn’t hurt either. Anyone from the Eastern U.S. who hasn’t visited this area (stop in Niagra Falls but don’t stay there) is missing one of the best getaways you’d ever experience.

  213. Leaving for Florida in 2 weeks, getting away from Wisconsin! Hope it warms up there.

    Have many of Harry Mason Earnings and love them. Miss the store in Door County.

    Thanks.

    Betty

  214. Great question! I love and live for beaches, favorites include Bali, Lombok, Cozumel, Barbados, and the Gili Islands. One of my dreams would be to go to the Canary Islands,
    second choice would be Phuket, Thailand.

  215. ahhhh the whole world to choose from – and so much of it I haven’t seen yet. Hmmmm could I choose a world cruise with an extendd stop at each continent? that sounds kinda greedy and too pocket rich for me.

    Final answer – Maui

  216. Brr! Another dreary winter day here in Ontario. Hawaii tops my list of “places to see before I….”. I stumbled upon a Harry Mason store in San Francisco and bought 2 lovely pairs of spirals as a souvenir of my trip. My teenage daughter and I would love to have more. They are so unique. Hope I win!

  217. I looooooooooove my Harry Mason earrings and so many people ask me where I get them. I would love to go to Italy–maybe someday!!!!

  218. What a fab giveaway! Wow!
    I would love to go to Hawaii because I am a big Lost fan =D
    Thanks a lot for the chance.

  219. Was just at Pier 39 in January and bought the Spinfinity earspirals and LOVE THEM! It wasn’t easy to decide on with so many beautiful choices. My best getaway (out from under 30″ of snow here in PA) would be the Galapagos Islands to observe all the amazing marine life that inhabit the area. Harry & Kathryn look so happy in their pictures from Hawaii ~ hmmm, could be my destination choice number two!

  220. I want to go to the beach!! I am so tired of the snow. Thank you for turning me onto Harry Mason – those earrings are beautiful!

  221. As a self-professed sun-whore, anywhere warm and sandy with waves a plenty sounds perfect. India, Thailand, Mexico… and I think my beach outfits could benefit from some gorgeous Harry Mason baubles. Nothing like a bit of gold to highlight a tan.

  222. I’d love to go to the Cayman Islands. Warmth, beaches, ocean breezes, a drink in my hand…NIRVANA!

  223. I would love to go to Hawaii! I love the beach, but let’s face it Ocean City, MD isn’t cutting it anymore!

  224. My next vacation, (If we can afford it) will be my honeymoon in August! I’m dreaming of the Florida Keys (although Hawaii is on the top of my list but out of my budget by a LONG shot) I love Harry’s jewelry and would LOVE to wear some on my wedding day, but I’d have to win it ’cause I’m broke!

  225. Gee… I’ve got a lot of places I’d love to visit, but most recently decided I’d love to see Vancouver. The footage during the Olympics coverage has been amazing and even the kids have been discussing how beautiful it looks!

  226. I am so ready to be out of this winter hell hole and be back in Hawaii! I miss the sun. But next time I go I want to go to Turtle Bay. Or maybe just cruise Hawaii! That sounds good! And I don’t ever want to see snow again!
    Love the earrings too. Hope I win!
    Wendi

  227. I have unbelievable cabin fever. Leaving in a month for a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise. It can not come fast enough! Looking out the window at 12 inches of frozen snow. So, so sick of winter! I’ll be taking my wardrobe of sexy Harry Mason ear cuffs with me – and I’ll be looking fine in Grand Turk! Lol.

  228. Right now I’m looking forward to a cruise to Cozumel! Illinois has been freezing, snow covered, and exhausting for the past 3 months…It’s time for a road trip to Miami and set sail to beautiful Cozumel, Mexico! Ow ow!

  229. I would love to visit Ireland. I still have some relatives there and I would love to visit the Morrissey Pub. I have a picture of my great uncle standing in front if it and ever since i saw it its been a goal of my to go there someday πŸ™‚

  230. I will be going on my dreamtrip in November, way up north to see the polar bears in Churchill, Canada! You may feel terrible being locked up in a white world, I am quite the oposit. Born and raised in a tropical paradise with lots of snorkling (no, not Hawaii, CuraΓ§ao in the Caribbean Sea), I only got to see snow when I was older (though not as old as I am now, LOL). And guess what? Being deprived of that great white blanket when I was a kid makes me long for it now. I live in the Netherlands and this year we finally have a winter!!! Though it is just a mere two to three inches, I am thrilled… As to Harry’s earrings?? I happened upon his store when I visited San Francisco years ago, and though I already have quite a collection of his creations, a girl can never have enough spirals!

  231. I have been buying Harry Mason earrings and ear cuffs for 25 years. The spirals caught my eye and I have about 25 pair now. I am a total fan and wear the all of the time! Love the pix on your site – they are awesome! I would love to go to Dubai as it looks like a total fantasy world. Just a week there would rock my world. I love the island concept and water everywhere. Being a Pisces, water is in my blood. I am happiest when near water – whether it be by a pool, lake, river, creek, ocean, bath tub – so why am I in the desert??? Better than snow, I guess. Hope I am picked because I love Harry Mason!

  232. I would love to go to the Daytona 500 race in Florida some year. I have never been to Florida for a visit. Also the Daytona is in Feb. and that is when a person has had about enough snow here in Wisconsin and needs a break.

  233. Europe in the spring would be a great trip! Any place below 80 in the summer would be even better; I hate the South during the summer! I found Harry’s shop while on a trip to SF in the early 90’s and now own at least 2 dozen pair of ear spirals. They are my favorite earrings. My daughter in law got her ears pierced in November just so she could wear ear spirals; we gave her a pair for Christmas.

  234. LOL, your writing is so hilarious.

    I have dreamed of vacationing in Paris since I was a little girl. And I don’t want to go for a week or something. I want to rent a flat on the Seine for a summer and have my breakfast every morning on my little patio and gaze out over the city.

  235. I love to travel almost anywhere. A cruise to Alaska would be great, I always love going to California to visit my daughter, I’ve never been to Europe. I would especially like to visit Greece and the Greek Islands. A train trip through the Canadian Rockies would be fantastic!!!
    I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Love the earrings–great for travelling–they won’t fall off!!!

  236. If I was able to go on vacation I would definitely go back to Hawaii….I loved the road to Hana but as you said I thought I was going to die many times as the locals came driving down that road FAST! scared the crud out of me!! πŸ™‚ but since i’ve been there already I think I would want to go to on a cruise to Alaska…or go to Colorado, or go to the magic of Yellowstone…or to Orlando to visit my Aunt and Uncle and cousin…who all work at DW and can get us in all the parks free…hmmmm I think I need a vacation….. πŸ™‚

  237. I would love to go back to Italy and stay for at least a month! It is a beautiful country and the food is to die for! Of course I would only go if I was wearing some of these beautiful earrings! Everytime I come to San Francisco I make sure to go to the Pier to visit Harry Mason’s and buy at least one more pair of earrings!

  238. Anywhere with my family including sibs and kids , preferably a moderate temperature, so my 87 yr old mother could come too…… We all have such a GREAT time together, and it never happens often enough!!!!!

  239. Well, I had a totally different answer up until a couple nights ago when I was talking to an older gentleman who told me, “Do you know how they clean the Louvre? Hot 25-year-old Italian mountaineers stripped to the waist, that’s how!” After that, I was convinced that my next truly awesome vacation has to be Paris while they’re cleaning the glass pyramid in the Louvre!

  240. I would love to travel to Egypt for a vacation. I think it would be really neat to go see the pyramids. Then I would travel to the carribean and have some fun in the sun. Then off to california to see family and say goodbye to a friend I lost in the war, and finally a detour through alaska to visit more family.

  241. I would love to go to Hawaii.
    Loved your photos and would love to experience it.

    Also, love your earrings. I have a pair, my 14 year old has a pair and just bought a pair for my 11 year old for Christmas. We love them and share them.

    Thank you for your great style

  242. I love to visit Europe. Other than the east coast where I live (covered in snow too!) I’ve only visited Seattle and San Francisco. I loved SF so much I made my husband go back with me. I love Harry Mason! and have made him a part of my everyday routine. I get so many compliments on my earrings. On my last trip to HM’s I found the cutest bracelet too. I make him my go to choice for gifts. PS I love your blog Andrea! Too funny!

  243. I have a British vacation all planned out. All I need is 7 weeks and about $30,000 dollars. I’d spend a few days in Wales visiting all the King Arthur and the Round Table sites. Then over to Ireland to do a Rick Steves tour for 2 weeks. Then to Scotland to take a 7 day walk that includes a cruise across Loch Ness. Then to the Shetland Islands for a couple days. Spend a week or two visiting the larger Scottish cities. Then head south to Hadrian’s Wall, then to Stonehenge. Then spend the last couple weeks in and around London.

  244. hmmm…vacation?? What is this “vacation” that you speak of? lol!! Well I guess I’d love to go either to Alaska..or just somewhere where I could hike and be with bunches of nature πŸ™‚

    ((still trying to decide bout going back..I’ve got till Mon…sigh..what would you do?”

    ((hugs))
    .-= Martha’s last blog post is here ..eclecticRed on Hiatus… =-.

  245. I bought my first pair of spirals while in SF, at Harry Mason’s in the square. Now, I have two more pair (not spirals)…love them, too.

    I hope I win!

    Patricia

  246. I would love to go somewhere warm — I love lying on the beach taking in the sun while the kids play in the water and sand. Thanks for the great giveaway:)

  247. I would love to take a vacation to Disney world with my boyfriend. Both of us have never been before and have been talking about it for awhile. I would also love to take a vacation to Destin, Florida. I love the white sand and haven’t been there since I was little.
    I’m all for the relaxing beach resorts:D

    thanks for the giveaway!

  248. I would love to visit the east coast… I haven’t been much of anywhere, but I love the USA, so anywhere would be wonderful…. and I would wear my new Harry Mason earrings!!??

  249. I’d love to go to Asia, or I should say go back to Asia. My sister and I are going to South Korea next year to see our mom, who we haven’t seen in a long time. I’d also love to go to Japan since I’m such a J-geek when it comes to anime and music.

    Also, if you go on a cruise, I suggest the Disney Cruise Line. Believe it or not, it’s very easy to avoid being run over by children because they have *their* things while the adults have their own things.

  250. I would love to actually go on a honeymoon (to some place other than a casino 2 hours from home…). A cruise anywhere or a trip to Jamaica would be awesome. Maybe someday…

  251. I grew up in South Florida on the beach, so I’ve had more than my fair share of that. So, maybe an Alaskan cruise! So freaking beautiful.

  252. I would love to travel to Australia and go diving in the Great Barrier Reef. How beautiful that must be.

  253. I’m not much of a beach/sun/sand/heat person… I’d love to visit Ireland! Everything I’ve looked at online about Ireland was incredible.

  254. Sophie Beaudette

    go to disney to discover to my children this beautiful magic there would est.pour ca me my most beautiful vacation to see their amazement

  255. My vacation ‘bucket list’ includes the Panama Canal. I want to see that before I die. My favorite vacation place is Alaska, but obviously not in winter because I hate snow!
    I’ll be hoping to win! I love Harry’s spirals!

  256. My favorite vacation spot is Europe! Any country–doesn’t matter. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  257. I would love to go to a beach somewhere in Mexico. I need a break to just sit in the sun, be warm, have a few drinks every day, and relax. I have several pairs of Harry’s earrings. In fact, his wife sold me the last pair! I was so intent on choosing the best earrings that I didn’t even notice it was her. My friend who was with me told me as we left. Of course, I have several more pairs of earrings that I would love to own so winning this would really help me out.

  258. Oh my, I am a sun worshiper for sure! I would love to go to Jamaica again, or Mexico!!
    Haha I was reading the entry rules and you’re so funny btw πŸ™‚

  259. Although we are planning a Disney vacation this year, which I am looking forward to, I would really love, love, love to go back to Maui with my hubby. We went there for our honeymoon 18 years ago and were blessed to go again one other time. I think the third time’s a charm, right? At this point in our marriage, I would be happy to lie on the beach all alone reading a book while he enjoys the amazing golf courses. We could spend our evenings together of course! πŸ™‚

  260. My husband and I would love to visit Japan. We’re both of Japanese ancestry, so seeing where our grandparents and great-grandparents lived would be awesome!
    By the way, you were correct in your Hawaiian…Maika’i means excellent, goodness, or well-being…and Pomaika’i means good luck.

  261. It is Hawaii for me! I’ve been quite a few places, but the relaxation and peace I felt after my Hawaii vacation was unparalleled. I even shopped for a bathing suit yesterday!

  262. Just wanted to let you know I love your jewelery. I have donated some to chemo patients who have lost there hair so they can have some bling.
    Love it!
    Angie

  263. I LOVE being near the water. I ADORE Maui and can’t wait to go back soon and as often as possible. I wish to retire there with my honey someday soon…

    I would LOVE to travel to New Zealand! I have always wanted to vacation there but became even more enamored with this beautiful land when I watched the AMAZING scenes in “Lord Of The Rings” on the big screen!

    I LOVE Harry Mason’s ‘spiral’ earrings!! I purchased a pair at the Harvest Festival last year. I wear them all the time! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this gift certificate!!!

  264. I suffer from Heidi Syndrome and have always wanted to visit the Swiss Alps. They even have motorcycle tours, that would be unbelievable. My Harry Mason Earrings go evrywhere with me. My favorite? The Sexy Hot Date earrings!
    There is no such thing as too many earrings so I could always use a $100 gift certificate to add to my many pair of Harry Masons!

  265. I am determined to go to Italy for my next trip so I can enjoy the food, wine, and the scenery. I have never heard anyone complain about a bad time it Italy.

  266. I have loved Harry Mason earrings ever since I bought my first cuffs at a Lincoln, NE summer festival in the ’80s. Now, every time we visit San Francisco, my husband purchases a special new pair of spirals for me and my two daughters.
    I want to go to Italy, badly! And if not there, back to the beautiful city of San Francisco.

  267. ummmm … will I be disqualified if I tell you more than one place where I’d like to vacation??? I’ve always wanted to take an Alaskan photography cruise … the beaches in southern France are calling, reminding me that I haven’t visited in 9 years … Santa Cruz, CA that I haven’t seen in 10 years … Venice, Italy, which I hope to visit before one of us disappears from this earth. The common theme is water and sunsets for me!

  268. I just want to make it down to San Diego, stopping off in San Francisco to see Katherine, without someone in our family DYING! Last Summer, we were on our way to San Diego to see our old friend and her husband and daughter. Just South of Gilroy, we received a message that my husband’s brother had finally perished from ALS. We were FLOORED! We immediately turned around and beat feet for home . . . Oregon City, Oregon. What a WILD DRIVE. Anyway, we just want to get to San Diego to visit our old friend. Nothing fancy. Just simple. BUT, we MUST stop off in San Francisco! No visit to California is complete without a visit to Harry Mason’s on Pier 13! I need to add to my collection of Harry’s wonderful jewelery!

  269. If I could go anywhere it would be a South Sea island, like Tahiti or Bora Bora. I went on a Pacific cruise with my parents when I was 3, so I’ve been all these exciting places I don’t remember at all, and I’d like to go back now that I can appreciate it.

  270. I need some adventure and excitement in my life so I’d like to visit Costa Rica for ziplining and rain forests!

  271. I would love to go to Italy…maybe I’ve seen “Under the Tuscan Sun” one too many times, but I think it would be a lovely place to visit

  272. Honestly, I want to go to Disneyland in California. I haven’t been there since I was 12 and I feel like reliving some childhood dreams. Plus, the line was so long for the Pirates (this was before the movies) that my family decided to eat some churros instead…mmm, churros.

  273. Fantastic giveaway!!

    Hubby’s 1/2 Korean and hasn’t been to Korea since he was a kid, so that’s where we would head. He’s told me so many stories of living in Seoul and Puson as a kid and the area sounds fascinating! Besides, it will be a hoot to watch him try to communicate with everyone over there, considering the only Korean words he remembers refer to food or are curse words!

  274. Alta June Howland (A.J.)

    Enjoyed many comments!! Loved the Spirals any would be fine, and wouldn’t mind being in Hawaii for my first time! Big Hugs,A.J.

  275. I would love to go to Some where I can hike and see huge waterfalls.Someplace that I can see nature face to face.

  276. I would love to go to Munich for Oktoberfest, eat tons of sausages and saurkraut and drink beer until I vomit. I’d do this every day of the fest and with a smile on my face.

  277. I would like to go to small European countries. After watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony last night my Dh and I decided that we’d like to go to Andorra and Luxemborg.

  278. I would absolutely love a vacation in Florence Italy, soaking up the sunshine with some great Italian food and wine. I bought my first pair of Harry Mason earrings in San Francisco. I have had nothing but compliments on them and have more than one friend purchase their own since seeing mine. Would love to own another pair or two or three. And San Francisco is awesome, would love to go back there sometime too. However, I would never pass up Hawaii, or to scuba in Aruba and I’ve heard the British Virgin Islands are beautiful too….oh, so many destinations so little time.

  279. I want to go back to Hawaii, first time there was in November, I just can’t wait to go back even though I was attacked by a man eating sea urchin..

  280. I too would like to be vacationing in Hawaii. Preferably Maui or Kaui. I can really use the warm weather and the sunshine!

  281. Cool blog and any friend of Harry Mason products is a friend of mine.

    Enjoy your caramels………

    pattiey

  282. Sun Worshiper!!!! can’t think of anything better than sun, beach & a margarita… snorkeling is a PLUS! Me, I’m heading to Cozumel in May — and I would LOVE to have some Harry Mason earings to fancy me up πŸ™‚

  283. My daughter & son in law went to Maui in august. I would love to go there after hearing them talk about it.

  284. I fell in love with Harry Mason spirals at least10 years ago. They are so much fun to wear, and so comfortable. I always have a hard time choosing when I go shopping online, and I love sharing the pamphlets, too. I WANT TO GO TO HAWAII!!! Why: It is freezing here in Michigan, and the sun has been hiding behind a dirty grey sky most of the time. Besides, one of our nieces is now stationed there.

  285. we just got back from Maui and had a great time! As everybody else I LOVE Harry’s earring! I probably have 15 different ones and always get a comment when I wear one becasue they are so unusal…that’s what makes them so fun to wear!

  286. I too love Harry’s earrings and have several pair. I’m happy to be in California right now where it’s nice and warm and NOT wherre it’s snowing!!

  287. i’d love to visit portland, oregon…it’s been too long. and my, aren’t those spinfinity spirals gorgeous?!

  288. Hummmmmmmmmm, I have so much places I want to go. But first of all, the trip I will do it will be planed …(sorry for my english…I try) …especially for diving. I hear that Honduras is one of the best place to dive in Americas. Well, hope I will get enough money to go there soon! Have a nice Valentine day everyone!

  289. Those earrings are stunning! I’ve never seen anything like them (but I live in Wisconsin-that explains things!!) πŸ˜‰
    If I could go to one place, it would be to revisit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I was there twice for conventions and when I daydream, I feel the warm sun on my face, hear the oceans rhythmic waves, smell the delicious beachside cookouts and see absolutely gorgeous views of palm trees, blue water and miles of sand. Love it there!!

  290. Being in upstate NY, I would love to be anywhere warm! I love the beach, any beach as long as there is sand and sun and the ocean. People up here who call the strip of land next to a lake a “beach” just don’t understand!

  291. I would like to go to Pennsylvania for vacation. That is where all my relatives live and we haven’t been back for a visit for several years due to “budget contraints”. I would love to see my elderly aunts while I still can.

  292. What heck, I’ll give it a whirl. Hmmm…right now, a warm beach with a blue ocean as far as the eye could see would be heaven. If I could wait until late spring/early summer? Some place like Italy, where I’d have 4 solid weeks to travel the country at my leisure, my pace with my camera. Or Ireland.

    Colorado in June would be nice too.
    .-= Joy (Wingnut)’s last blog post is here ..Second layout of the year! =-.

  293. As a matter of fact, I just booked myself a little cruise. And I don’t leave the buffet line either. the last 8 day cruise I was on, I gained 12 pounds in those 8 days. That takes dedication!

  294. Christine Barton

    Take me back to Greece and make certain I have a bottle of fine wine….that is my vacation dream. But this year I’ll be traveling to NYC for the premier of Sex & the City 2 and also playing “babysitter” to my two adorable nephews in Hawaii for a week….so I guess I can’t complain too much! Beats last year and all the damn cancer treatments!

    And thank you SO MUCH for the laughs. I’ve bookmarked your blog…you had me crackin’ up so I’ll definitely be back!

    Oh, and I bought my first pair of Harry Mason earrings in 1989….holy shit…that was 20 years ago! And I visit him every year at the Harvest Festival in Ventura and blow a nice chunk of change on whatever new style he and his wife pick out for me πŸ™‚

  295. Another contest! Yay! For me, a cruise would be the vacation dream. First class of course with private balcony/deck and everything. And it would be perfect if I could bring my cat with me. Yeah…I know. But this is MY vacation dream, ok? So back off! The food would be delicious and healthy. Two things that I think are possible in the hands of skilled professionals. πŸ™‚

  296. I would have a tough time picking one place for that heavenly vacation that I’ll take before this super life of mine ends! It’s always been Ireland, fershure, fershure. But like you, yes, I’d LUV to go on a cruise, on a big ‘ol ship, with big ‘ol staterooms, big ‘ol buffets, and little tiny me……soaking in the glorious sun.

  297. I’d love to go to Europe – England, Paris, Rome – all of it. To be honest, I beg my husband all the time if we can just move there – he says I remind him of England for some reason. *lol8 I’d also like to see Maine, or around there. I’m from east TX, and now live in FL, so I don’t get to see the season’s change, and would love to at some poin. *lol*

  298. yes please- sign me up. I want to go to Africa. But I would settle for a weekend at a B and B for now. Your earrings are beautiful. Thank you.

  299. I like vacationing in Minnesota or Maine. We always take the dogs on vacation with us. So we like going places where we can hike, like Minnesota. Maine has a great place called Inn By the Sea.
    I love Harry Manson earrings! Have lots of ear cuffs and always get compliments on them.
    Thanks for the contest. Best of luck to everyone!

  300. With the “Wet Coast” living up to it’s name this year, I’d love to go on vacation somewhere dry. And warm. I’m thinking Fiji . . . a hammock between palm trees, a good book, a good man, and a cold drink with an umbrella served in a hollowed out pineapple . . . ahhh!

  301. I would love to go to Dubai, actually, I’d like to win a trip to Dubai with pocket money, since it is bloody expensive so unless there is a win, I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford a trip there!

  302. I would love to go to Australia or Japan. I’d like to go back to Europe. Big wish, be wealthy enough to travel wherever whenever.

  303. Right now…I’d honestly take up any place that’s warm…ideally I’d love to be on the beach in Hawaii with my hubby by my side. πŸ™‚

  304. Id love to go to a beach in Mexico w my significant other! πŸ™‚
    Just lay there and not worry about anything for a few days would be so refreshing!!

  305. Firstly…….you cracked me up! Thanks, I needed a good chuckle!

    I love snow and cold temps; which in my little part of Canada, we are “lucky” if we get some during the year………I’m on an island off of the West Coast of Canada.

    I would take myself off to Sweden to go to the Ice Hotel, where its all ice, all the time! Sleep in an ice bed, drink out of an ice glass while sitting at an ice bar and eat off of ice plates! I would LOVE to experience this!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  306. Hello, I enjoyed your post …Congratulations surviving the
    scary survival trip on the Road To Hana!!
    I think that a trip to Greece would be my perfect destination~
    Oh yes,I love Eargasms πŸ˜‰

  307. I’ve been a lot of places, but there are so many I still want to see. Australia, the Scandanavian countries (in the summer please!), and my granddaughter is obsessed with Egypt and the Pyramids and wants me to take her there. My fav vacation so far was a cruise on an ITALIAN cruise ship through the Greek Isles. I could have lived on the ship, or any one of the isles, if not for family stuck in the states.

  308. Ireland is the place I’d like to be on vacation.

    These are some of my favorite earrings. I already own many of Harry’s creations but have room for many more.

  309. I really want to go to Australia and New Zealand, always wanted to see the outback. These earrings are beautiful, I would go nuts with 100.00 on this site. Thanks

    singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  310. if i could go anywhere i would go to augsberg, germany. i visited there at a young age and remember how amazed i was at the beauty and old fashioned look of the houses and towns. i loved the feeling of being in a completely foriegn place and feeling so much at ease because i was engrossed in my surrounding that it was overwhelming. i loved to watch and listen to them speaking german and the fact that i couldnt understand didnt matter. the conversation always looked so intense.
    I would love to go back to my heritage country and see it again and feel all those feeling return.

  311. I would like to go to anyplace in Europe… beautiful architecture, art and culture… if all works out, i’ll be there in august! *cross fingers* for that matter, anywhere would do… life’s too short!^^

  312. I would love to get back to the US. My dad and I weren’t there long enough and i never got to see all I wanted to see. And I have a old school friend who is married and lives in
    Georgia. But I would love to see LA and my husband wants to go to the SanDiego Zoo.
    I love those heart ear rings. Always need new earrings!

  313. I love Harry Mason Jewelry! I get compliments on it all the time…and believe
    me I advertise for you!
    Please enter me in the giveaway!
    Thank you!

  314. YOU, my dear blogger, are HEEEEE-LARIOUS!! You seriously crack me up, I LOVE your blog!! :o) I sit here and snicker and snort and chuckle and sometimes downright cackle when I read your posts! Girl, I wish you lived here in Utah, we would *SO* be friends IRL!! HE HE

  315. Oh….and you can combine this post with the last one, because I forgot to tell you where I’d love to go on vacation!! You know those photos that show the beach huts actually out OVER the water….in Fiji or Tahiti or Bora Bora….somewhere in the South Pacific??? THAT’S WHERE!!! And then I’d “lose” my return plane ticket home!!! *grin*

  316. We seem to have a lot in common…..I’m addicted to Nutella ( did you know that Costco now carries Nutella? Two huge jars are less than you would pay for one in a supermarket.) I’m not buying any for now because IT CALLS TO ME once I bring it into the house and
    next thing I know there it has disappeared. I have been a fan of Harry and his wonderful creations for over twenty years now. One of my favorite things to do is to bring a friend to the Harvest Festival and introduce her to Harry for the first time! I so enjoy watching her try on her first few pairs and then try to decide which ones to start with. AHHH, I digress. I’ve been dreaming about Costa Rica for awhile now. I would also really like to go to Australia and New Zealand.

  317. I’d love to go back to San Francisco and visit Harry’s shop again. My husband Chris and I were there in 2008. It was Chris’s 60th birthday and I’d arranged a month-long trip to Hawaii (Molokai and Maui) via San Francisco. On the actual birthday we took a helicopter trip over the city and under the golden gate bridge, then spent the afternoon on Pier 39. I bought Chris a personalised Christmas ornament of a helicopter and he bought me a pair of Harry Mason earrings.

    The whole trip was wonderful and naturally, we’d love to go back to Hawaii too. What a pity it costs an arm and several legs to get there!

  318. nathalie mailloux

    I would love to visit Greece, Italy, Spain . I don’t know why, but I have to see Greece one day!

  319. I’d like to go back to Mount Rushmore. I am a history junkie and just love the great outdoors, mountains etc πŸ™‚

  320. So many places to chose from…. If I have to pick one: Vietnam – great landscape and cultural experience.

    I have 3 pairs of Harry Mason Designer Earrings… why not get more?

  321. I would love to go somewhere warm right now. I’m tired of the cold and snow. I would love to go on a Carribean cruise. I have never been on cruise before. I would make sure I came out of my room with a view during daylight hours. I would show off my Harry Mason Earrings when out and about. I own several pairs of ear
    spirals.

  322. My husband and have a trip planned with my sister and her husband to Sedona, AZ but I would have loved to go to Hawaii. We planned our trip together to celebrate our Anniversary because we had a double wedding ceremony in Las Vegas 30 years ago. My first choice was Hawaii but they were unable to switch their time share for the dates when we had wanted to go. We do love Sedona though and anywhere without snow will be great.
    Who knows maybe next year will be Hawaii!

  323. Well I’ve always been a sunny vacation sort of person, but now that I’m the size of a whale, it is a little less appealing to me. But I’d still pick some nice warm place where I could sit under an umbrella, read a good smutty book, and sip something with a tiny paper umbrella in it. Belize maybe??? Bali???

  324. I’d love to go on a vacation anywhere with warm, sandy beaches and palm trees… And drinks with fruit and umbrellas in them. πŸ™‚

  325. I would love to take my husband to Alaska for our 25 wedding anniversary that is coming up in July. We really have never taken a “real” vacation and it is a place we both would like to visit and experience the beauty of God’s creations. Thanks for the opportunity!

  326. Wish I had opened my mail sooner!! The heart earrings are beautiful!!! Everyone who sees my earrings from Harry Mason loves them.
    As for vacation, I loved my trip to Mt. Ranier in Washington….most amazing mountain I have ever seen!! I would love to see Alaska…has always been my dream, and lucky for me I know all dreams come true!!

  327. I would so love a vacation anywhere warm and tropical! After being snowbound for 2 months, just feeling the sun warming me would be heaven!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  328. I would love to visit Provence. My husband is French, and we have not been back to France in many years. Provence reminds me a lot of California, only located on the Riviera and with incredible Mediterranean cuisine! I love Harry’s earrings…had to buy a special rack from him to hold them!

  329. i love the beach and some day would really love to go to hawaii i hear it is just breath taking πŸ™‚

  330. Mine would be Japan, rich in culture and history. Great scenery and livelihood. I don’t mind going there any season of the year, so long as I get to. That is how much I want to go there. What a wonderful place!

  331. I’m planning a summer trip to Hawaii! Especially if Harry will tell my husband and me the best itinerary for a nine-day trip… I’d love to learn from someone else’s experience! My fave is the little spirals. My sister got me started after meeting Harry – in San Diego, maybe?

  332. I would like to go back to the Grand Canyon. When we were there we did not get to take the mule ride down to the bottom or a helicopter ride. I would like to do those two things if we went back.

    The earrings are beautiful. I would not have a hard time spending $100

  333. I’m a beach girl…Hawaii would sure be nice, but any island with white, rolling sands would work. Any place in the Caribbean would do. Of course, I’ve always wanted to travel to Italy as well…so Italy or an island, I’d be happy.

  334. Would love to go to Italy in warm weather. Very tired of seeing nothing but white when I look out the window.

  335. I just love going to the deseert, It’s so quite and still – Quite different than my every day life.

  336. I’ve been “hooked” on these wonderful earrings since I attended the Harvest Festival for the first time many years ago. When we cruised the Pacific Coast and stopped in San Francisco my very first stop was at Harry Masons shop. There is no such thing as too many pair of Harry Mason designs.

  337. I want to go to St. Maarten. Heck, I want to go anywhere that there isn’t any snow.

    Here in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, we still have much of the 20+ inches that fell a week ago Friday – and all the new stuff that has fallen on top of it. I’m trying to think of ways to use the 3 feet long icicles that hang from the front of my house in a “killer” punch, made up of all the alcohol I have leftover from the holidays — any thoughts??

  338. I’d love to go to “Mesopotamia,” but word has it there’s a lot of people who want to kill Americans in that region. I think it would be incredible to visit the Tigris and Euphrates, see the locales where “civilization” first cropped up. Because that was the beginning of shopping. =)

  339. Watching the winter Olympics today. Makes me think that a ski trip to the Rockies would be lovely right about now, wouldn’t it? And a side trip to San Francisco to buy more ear rings.

  340. I would like to go anywhere in Europe, well to start Paris would be nice. I would really nice to experience different cultures.

  341. I would love to visit sunny St. Lucia to once again, beach myself on the sandy beaches that I grew up on and miss so dearly.

  342. This is the best and funniest review I have read!
    I hope you do more…
    Vacations… Sun is good, I don’t mind if it is hot or cold, as long as it is sunny! Snow and sun, great! Beach and sun, great! City and sun…. great!

  343. I’d love to pack up my daughter and husband and go to Universal Orlando to enter the world of magic & excitement of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We are huge fans of Harry Potter (and Harry Mason!!). After three days at Universal, I’d then like to take a drive to Discovery Cove and swim with the dolphins!!

  344. I would love to go to Greece. I love history, and ancient Greek mythology, so I’d love to explore there and learn firsthand! Also, I’ve ehard that Greek men are hot, and have large packages, so all the more reason to go πŸ˜‰

  345. I would love to go to Europe, primarily visit the romance language countries as I’ve studied both French and Spanish but would love to see Italy as well.

  346. I would love to go to Edinburgh, Scotland and see what is really under those kilts! Also to visit their underground and stop by to say hi to Nessie.

  347. Anywhere in the world, but if I got to choose: Hawaii. These earrings are beautiful, they would be perfect for my wedding in August 2010.

  348. I would love to spend some time in Paris with my husband. We spent 3 weeks in Italy for our 10th anniversary and will celebrate our 20th this year.

  349. I do love my cruises. I’d love to take a month-long cruise and just work-out, eat, read books in the sun and sleep. Is that wrong?

  350. I’d love to go on a cruise, but don’t think my honey could handle it. LOL So I would like to go on a trip around the world. How awesome!

  351. I’d love to go anywhere with a pretty spa. I yearn to be pampered and massaged and buffed up. My skin craves softness and my cuticles need some love! I need to get away from all the stress and have the opportunity to relax. That would be the ultimate.

  352. I’m with you, I’d take a cruise ship to Bakersfield, so long as it has a good buffet. But my next favorite destination would be Denmark. After watching it on Oprah, it sounds like a country full of very sensible people, which would be a nice change after the madness that is the USA.
    .-= adrianscrazylife’s last blog post is here ..My Olympic Memories =-.

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