Giveaway time!

Since 1988, the Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh has been dedicated to helping people diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends, cope with the emotional impact of cancer.

I met the assistant director, Robin, at Kimberly Reed’s Race for the Cure fundraising event and Robin recently invited me to be her guest at Jeans, Jewels, and Jimmy B.

And you know that when I get invited somewhere, 9 times out of ten, two of you get to go, too.

This is one of those times.


  • Tickets are normally priced at $100 each, therefore, this prize is valued at $200. One winner will receive two tickets.
  • The event takes place at 7:00 p.m on Friday, June 25 at the Mt. Washington home at 207 Bailey Avenue. This is the Herforth/Karlovich home — a huge, gorgeous modern house of over 10,000 square feet. It has been the location of countless fundraisers over the recent years and I’m excited to see it in person.
  • Open bar and hors d’oeuvers by restaurants such as Bella Serra, Buca di Beppo, Olive or Twist and Sausalido.
  • Music by John McDonald and the Mango Men
  • Chinese and silent auctions

Best part … I GET TO WEAR JEANS! But I don’t own any “jewels.” And by “jewels,” I mean, “real jewels.” I’ll be going jewel-less and not caring a flip about it.

To enter, leave a comment and since the theme of the event is tropical in nature, tell me your favorite beach vacation spot.

Mine is of course, Cancun, Mexico, bebe!

Comment away. One comment per valid email address. You can comment until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, at which time will select the winning number.

Good luck!


  1. sara
    June 7, 2010 6:33 pm

    avalon, nj! been going there for 32 years and its still my most relaxing place on earth!

  2. Stephen
    June 7, 2010 6:37 pm

    Hattaras Seashore.

  3. AmyR
    June 7, 2010 6:44 pm

    Miami!! And Rivera Maya, Mexico.

  4. Jen
    June 7, 2010 6:45 pm

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

  5. gunnlino
    June 7, 2010 6:46 pm

    The beach at Baie St. Anne, Praslin, Seychelles.

  6. Nicole
    June 7, 2010 6:59 pm

    Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman is beautiful. Next to the Ritz (which doesn’t actually sit on the ocean), the Westin has the best beach.

  7. Elizabeth
    June 7, 2010 7:06 pm


  8. Anon
    June 7, 2010 7:09 pm

    Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands. It’s like Gilligan’s Island but with copious amounts of rum and a bar called Foxy’s.

  9. Noelle
    June 7, 2010 7:10 pm

    I like Museum vacations, I’m a major nerd like that.

  10. Annie
    June 7, 2010 7:13 pm


  11. Karyn
    June 7, 2010 7:14 pm

    Riviera Maya – where my husband and I spent our honeymoon and babymoon. I’d go back there in a hot second if I could.

  12. becky
    June 7, 2010 7:18 pm

    To date, my favorite has been Punta Cana, but I hope to make it to the Amalfi Coast soon … and I have a definite feeling that will bypass Punta Cana in a jiffy.

  13. Mel
    June 7, 2010 7:21 pm

    Puerto Rico

  14. Jennifer Rossi
    June 7, 2010 7:39 pm

    Negril, Jaimaca. Bloody Bay

  15. tehamy
    June 7, 2010 7:42 pm

    My favorite beach is Bethany Beach Delaware. We went every year growing up and I have great memories!

  16. Lynn
    June 7, 2010 7:46 pm

    Belleair Beach, Florida

  17. Dash66
    June 7, 2010 7:46 pm

    Seaside Park, NJ. My family has gone there every year since long before I was born. And even longer before the show “the Jersey Shore” took place the next town up from us.

  18. pghjen
    June 7, 2010 7:50 pm

    I’ve got jeans and jewels, I’m good to go!

    Staying at the Ritz in the Cayman Islands has spoiled me, I don’t want to vacation anywhere else!

  19. Lauren
    June 7, 2010 7:53 pm

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  20. stacyfrPgh
    June 7, 2010 8:13 pm

    Fav. beach? the one in St. Lucia hubby and I found off the beaten track whilst driving in a Jeep.

  21. Heather
    June 7, 2010 8:16 pm

    My favorite beach is Madeira Beach, FL. I spent summers there when my grandparents were still around, so it’s more the fond memories than anything!

  22. Jennifer Carota
    June 7, 2010 8:17 pm

    The beaches of the Dominican Republic are hard to beat. Punta Cana is our destination of choice…OLE!

  23. Drea
    June 7, 2010 8:18 pm

    Aruba – especially Baby Beach

  24. Lauren
    June 7, 2010 8:19 pm

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, because I have great memories of spending summers there with my grandparents!

  25. Shannon
    June 7, 2010 8:20 pm

    Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks- I got engaged there last June! :)

  26. Gina
    June 7, 2010 8:24 pm

    Key Biscayne, FL. I was there in February and it was BEAUTIFUL. Staying at the Ritz probably didn’t hurt my opinion of it at all.

  27. Bryan S
    June 7, 2010 8:30 pm

    South Padre Island, with occasional forays into Mexico….haven’t seen the in-laws in a couple of years. Maybe next summer??

  28. Different Brian
    June 7, 2010 8:40 pm

    Tried posting while the site was down and feel dumb retyping my bad joke again.

    So… a night in paradise with a bunch of guys eh? Is that even a prize I’d want to win? Huh? Huh? {crickets}

    Santa Monica pier & beach. Fortunately I took a bus and didn’t have to deal with the meter maids like Adam Carolla talked about. {g}

  29. TeeTee
    June 7, 2010 8:43 pm


  30. Jamie
    June 7, 2010 8:47 pm

    Carova Beach NC. 4wd beach with wild horses :)

  31. Emily
    June 7, 2010 8:47 pm

    Nice, France where the “sand” is actually small pebbles and still quite comfy!

  32. Wendy
    June 7, 2010 8:55 pm

    Bald Head Island, NC

  33. LuAnn
    June 7, 2010 9:01 pm

    A tie between Sand Key FL and Hilton Head SC.

  34. Marci
    June 7, 2010 9:01 pm

    Madeira Beach Florida. Just got back last month but already counting when we can go again!

  35. Libby
    June 7, 2010 9:13 pm

    Catalina Island! I’m biased because we were there for our honeymoon, but the island was truly beautiful.

  36. Jes
    June 7, 2010 9:14 pm

    Like a True ‘Burgher, I’m gonna say Lake Erie!!!! But, for seriousness, best beach EVER – Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.

  37. SusanV
    June 7, 2010 9:16 pm

    My absolute favorite? Barbados. But since I only got to go there on my honeymoon… my favorite beach vacation spot is Bethany Beach, DE.

  38. Cathy
    June 7, 2010 9:27 pm

    Local beach would be Ocean City, NJ…all-time favorite, beach near Montpellier, France. Love it!

  39. Cheryl McLaughlin
    June 7, 2010 9:31 pm

    Isle of Palms, SC

  40. Mama Moose
    June 7, 2010 9:36 pm


  41. angela
    June 7, 2010 9:37 pm

    like most burghers, Im fond of OBX.

  42. John
    June 7, 2010 9:45 pm

    Kapalua, Maui…

  43. Kimberly
    June 7, 2010 9:46 pm

    Hilton Head, SC!!

  44. Kristen
    June 7, 2010 9:46 pm

    Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil – there’s nothing like it.

  45. ClumberKim
    June 7, 2010 9:50 pm

    I’m a freak. I hate beaches of the typical sort, and I really hate them in the summer. Give me a rough, ragged beach on the coast of Maine in the dead of winter. Or Nantucket in late spring, when it’s still cold in the evening.

  46. Owlgirl
    June 7, 2010 9:52 pm

    Ocean Isle Beach, NC

  47. Javier
    June 7, 2010 9:53 pm

    Vegas! Great time, great food, great shows.

  48. Leslie
    June 7, 2010 9:55 pm

    Darkwood beach, Antigua. Great sand, surf, shells, bar, and food. And not crowded. What more could you want??