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Contest Time~ Win a Landon Pigg prize pack


UPDATE! Congrats to our contest winner Breanna! We hope you enjoy Landon’s CD. Stay Tuned for another contest coming VERY soon.

The prizepack includes one (1) 3”x5” bag of custom Landon Pigg coffee as well as one (1) copy of his Coffee Shop EP.

If you haven’t yet heard of Landon Pigg don’t let the name throw you off he is a brilliant musician and his voice will make you swoon. You can find out more about Landon at these websites and

TO ENTER: Check out his website and tell me what hit ABC show Landon’s “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” was just featured on. Just leave you answer in the comments make sure you fill out the info boxes fully before entering so I have your email address to contact the winner.



Contest runs from now until Mother’s Day May 11th, the winner will be announced on Monday.

If you just can’t wait, you can buy and download the album now by clicking here.





Listeners who have been charmed by Landon Pigg’s gorgeous, wistful “Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop”–a track that’s exploded since being featured in a late-2007 “A Diamond Is Forever” campaign (it’s been downloaded more than 122,000 times on iTunes and streamed more than 321,000 times on MySpace)–might be surprised to learn that the singer-songwriter’s first-ever song featured lyrics about the far less sensitive topics of Nintendo 64s and deodorant. The 24-year-old Nashville native has refined his songwriting technique over the years, but his offbeat aesthetic hasn’t been lost in translation.


Nashville native Pigg, 24, started penning his own songs in high school, inspired by “crushes that were devastating,” and before long he was turning out two EPs (the Magritte-inspired This Is a Pigg and Connect Sets) and working on his first full-length for RCA, 2006′s LP.


Pigg cryptically explains that the dozen tracks on LP are “songs that I wrote for my friends that they didn’t know I wrote for them.” Opener “Can’t Let Go,” an aching look at a fizzled relationship, recalls Coldplay with its soaring vocals and powerfully strummed guitars. Pigg shows off why his limber tenor has been compared to Thom Yorke’s on the somber “Sailed On,” a track that soundtracked an intense moment on Grey’s Anatomy: “I got to usher somebody on into the afterlife,” Pigg explains.


“Coffee Shop” has finally been released on disc on Pigg’s EP, Coffee Shop, a batch of reworked songs and a new track with what Pigg describes as “cinematic vibes.” After touring behind LP for two years and finding new meaning in its songs, Pigg decided to jump back into the studio to strip some of his favorite tunes to their core, focusing on lyrics and melody.


The intimate EP will help fans get a better look into the mind of Pigg and his whimsical ways. Take, for instance, his record collection, which is entirely dependent on the requirements of his Honda (it only plays cassettes). “I kind of depend on chance a little bit. A lot of my music has been thrift store finds, whether it’s the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack or the Smiths,” he says, thumbing through a pile of tapes. “I’m a big fan of chance, going where the wind blows me and finding myself. The situations that I can’t predict are more fun than the ones I could predict.”


Tour Dates

04/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe

04/29 – Austin, TX – The Stubbs (small room)

05/01 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sunfest

05/05 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

05/06 – New York, NY – The Living Room

05/08 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere

05/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel

06/11 – Boston, MA – Club Passim


Happy Earth Day!


Celebrate Earth day and head over to to enter an amazing Earth day contest to win a Saturn Vue filled with beauty products!

Who says you can’t change the world? You can. This Earth Day, commit to actions that will truly have a positive effect on the environment. At, we and our partners are committed to highlighting products and actions that can help you reduce your carbon footprint while still looking beautiful and feeling great.

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3. Also, each time you write a review, you will be entered to win* the new 2008 Saturn Vue™ Hybrid, filled with tons of great beauty products from Origins, Suki, Sephora and RAW Natural Beauty.

Ever dreamed of being a makeup artist?


If you have always been skilled with a makeup brush and loved helping friends with their makeup? Become an Artist in Action with Elle and Dior. Here’s how:

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The grand prize winner will be featured in a FULL PAGE ad in the January 2009 Elle!

Official rules

Contest time!


UPDATE: Congratulations to our contest winner Nancy H. from NYC! We hope you enjoy your treatment at the Rita Hazan salon!

As part of my whirlwind trip to NYC I was lucky enough to visit the Rita Hazan Salon and meet Rita herself. Besides being young and beautiful and wildly successful Rita is warm and open she seems more like your favorite local stylist than a hugely successful entrepreneur and colorist. While visiting Rita’s beautiful salon we even got a sneak a peek at her VIP room. (pictured above) Rita Hazan has styled so many celebs hair it would be easier to list the ones she hasn’t yet helped than the ones she has. Rita has created signature color looks for stars such as Jessica Simpson, Jaime Pressly, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams, Ellen Pompeo, Rachel Weisz and Renee Zellweger.

Rita owns and operates her signature salon, a 6,000 sq ft. full service beauty mecca located at 720 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Rita maintains a loyal client following that will even fly Rita to meet them on location because they refuse to have anyone else touch their color.

A mix of rock and roll and 1940′s glamour inspires Rita’s color choices. “The most important factor is their personality,” says Rita. “You don’t want your hair to ‘wear’ you – you want to wear your hair and have hair that compliments your skin, your eyes- hair that really reflects who you are.”


Guess the celebrity pictured below who is a loyal customer of Rita Hazan, she was sitting in the VIP room getting her hair done less than two weeks ago.




  • One entry per person ,to enter just leave your answer in the comment section on this post.
  • Contest runs from Wednesday, April 9th until midnight Friday April 11th.
  • Winner picked at random will be announced on Monday, April 14th
  • Open to US residents only.


A special gift card for 30% off any service at the Rita Hazan salon in Manhattan, NY.