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Friday, April 12, 2013

SOBE Trip and KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway


Who wears cowboy boots to Miami South Beach? Apparently I do. Somehow, in the flurry of packing for South Beach Food and Wine Festival, I neglected to bring beach-worthy attire. So while the rest of the South Beach go-ers looked fabulous in long, flow-y summer dresses (it’s always summer no matter what time of the year in Miami) with flip flops or sandlas, I was sweatin’ it in thick jeans and boots.


I brought Cheri with me, as sort of a girls getaway and also because she likes to drive (it’s a 4 hour haul and I really suck at driving). My buddies at KitchenAid got us SOBE Wine & Food Festival tickets and a hotel room right on the beach so that the moment we arrived, all we had to do was walk outside, sling on our wine glass holder necklace (hands free sipping!) and eat!


We got there just in time to see Rachael Ray do her thing, followed by one big food person after another. With so many chef celebs concentrated in one spot at the same time, I think the food universe might have wobbled a bit.

celebrity chef collage

KitchenAid was one of the major sponsors of the SOBE Wine & Food Festival, and they stocked the demo kitchen that the celebrity chefs cook in!

See these KitchenAid mixers in happy Spring colors? I’m giving one away…..would you like one? See below for the entry form.


Super big thanks to KitchenAid for putting us up for this trip and for sponsoring the giveaway! Good luck!

How to Enter This Giveaway

Please fill out the form below. Also, for good contest karma, like KitchenAidUSA on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Congratulations to our winner(s)!
Ivan Plumridge

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23 Responses to “SOBE Trip and KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway”

  1. Teri Melton — 4/12/13 @ 6:49 pm

    This sounds like so so much fun! And your smile seems to verify that it was.

  2. CHARLES HOLLAND — 4/13/13 @ 8:01 pm


  3. Darlene Jensen — 4/13/13 @ 9:48 pm

    nothing at this time

  4. kathy badaracco — 4/14/13 @ 7:41 am


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  6. Janet — 4/18/13 @ 2:09 pm

    First of all, you look gorgeous on the beack in your cowboy boots… Secondly, what a FANTASTIC event – lucky you!


  7. Janet — 4/18/13 @ 2:11 pm

    Beach too! ;)

  8. Susan — 4/18/13 @ 5:08 pm

    So glad you were able to enjoy your time in South Beach (despite the lack of appropriate footwear)!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. shell smith — 4/18/13 @ 8:31 pm


  10. Jill Ed — 4/19/13 @ 10:49 pm

    Very nice

  11. Cindy Sanderson — 4/20/13 @ 5:23 pm

    I want the green ones!

  12. Mags — 4/21/13 @ 1:54 pm

    Jaden, no reason to have been upset about the cowboy boots and no the flip flops. For many, many years Florida was not only orange growing country but also cowboy country. Inadvertently you paid homage to the past. Good going!

  13. joseph clark — 4/22/13 @ 10:18 am

    Great Sweeps

  14. Rose — 4/25/13 @ 6:09 am

    All the colors are so nice I can’t choose!

  15. Paul Albarado — 4/26/13 @ 2:22 pm

    a great contest

  16. Albert Dively — 4/26/13 @ 8:57 pm

    dream vacation in South Beach

  17. MAUREEN RODGER — 4/27/13 @ 3:03 am

    Last several contests I’m trying to enter — an ad for Tempure medicine comes up. I can’t get to the entry form. Some kind of glitch.

  18. david arnold daugherty — 4/27/13 @ 2:35 pm

    very nice

  19. Sherley Rigaud — 4/28/13 @ 4:52 pm

    one of the finest

  20. Jeffrey Massey — 4/29/13 @ 5:42 pm

    we need this my garandmothers just puttered out on us…

  21. Benji Workman — 5/4/13 @ 6:46 pm

    OK OK OK..

  22. Sharon Fraysse — 5/9/13 @ 7:48 am

    I absoluely love making bread with a Kitchen Aide, Lost in a divorce):

  23. Paula Newman — 5/10/13 @ 1:27 pm

    I am happy you had an amazing time. Looks like you had a blast.