December 11, 2013
For the last two months, I was tentatively booked to be in NYC for ten days right around this date. It was a special, once-in-a lifetime experience that sadly fell through. When I was cut out of the action I did shed some real tears (and not the pretty kind) of disappointment.
I crawled into bed that night feeling rejected and sorry for myself. Then, the next morning the sadness was gone and replaced with total elation realizing that I had just received the best gift ever, the gift of time. Ten days of holiday bliss with my family, a clear calendar with no commitments, Christmas parties I could now attend…it was a true gift, even if it came in tear-stained wrappings.
However, my gift for you today is coming wrapped up in a four-star bow. I’m thrilled to be partnering with the Four Seasons Biltmore down the road in Montecito for this wonderful Lap of Luxury Giveaway. Filled with the holiday spirit, The Four Seasons Biltmore is giving away a one-night deluxe accommodation stay and breakfast for two at their ocean view restaurant, Bella Vista, to one lucky Eat Drink Garden reader.
This resort is the ultimate in Santa Barbara beauty and luxury. Gorgeous Spanish Colonial architecture, amazing gardens full of flowers and palms around every corner and yes, Butterfly Beach is just across the way. It is lovely, special and pricey—but enter here and it can all be yours for one night (please note, reservation is subject to availability).
How to enter this ultimate stocking stuffer? Just leave a comment below telling us: What’s the best unexpected gift you’ve ever received?
We will be taking entries through Dec. 17, 9:00 PM PST. The winner will be selected at random, so just share the first thing that comes to mind and good luck! I’m thankful to the Four Seasons Biltmore for their generosity and I’m thankful for all my faithful readers, you are a gift to me.
So tell us, What’s the best unexpected gift you’ve ever received?