Giveaway: Win a Ticket to Design Camp! CLOSED

I am so excited to bring you this giveaway! La Dolce Vita has partnered with Design Campโ€™s founders, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis to offer one lucky reader a free ticket ($1,297 value) to the next Design Camp in Atlanta. In a nutshell, Design Camp is comprised of two days and nights of learning, designing, connecting, lunches, cocktail parties and life long relationship brand building. The first Design Camp in Austin last month was a big success with over 120 attendees.
The two-day Design Camp seminar is hosted and instructed by Celebrity Interior Designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, with special guests segments led by local and national industry experts in niche fields. The next camp in Atlanta from January 30th -February 1st will be held at the Fox Theater. Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles will be the media sponsor and theyโ€™ll have a fabulous line up of talented and seasoned speakers including Ronda Carman, Susanna Salk,  Adam Japko, and many more inspiring members of the design industry.

The course is tailored for design professionals and design aficionados. Each day runs from 9AM-6PM and is broken down into 8 segments per day. Drinks, Snacks, Lunch, and Cocktail parties are included. By the end of Design Camp, attendees will have the confidence and ability to run successful modern-day design careers, execute magazine- ready interior projects, take their careers to an entirely new level, network and collaborate with local suppliers and colleagues.

I am personally planning to attend the Design Camp in Atlanta and hope to see some of you, including the lucky winner of this giveaway there!
1. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you would like to attend Design Camp.
2. Leave ONE comment on this post between today, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 and Tuesday, December 4, 2012. A winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
For Extra Entries:
3. Follow Design Camp on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway with a link to this blog post for another entry (follow La Dolce Vita on Twitter in order to show me your tweet). It is up to you to return to this post to enter your additional entry after tweeting about the giveaway.
4. Become a fan of Design Camp on Facebook. It is up to you to return to this post to enter your additional entry after becoming a fan of the Design Camp page on Facebook.
Anonymous entries will be ignored, so please include your e-mail in your comment. Your e-mail address will never be used for anything other than to notify you if you are the winner.

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  1. Paloma I am so excited for this giveaway! I have been reading about this camp and am dying to go. I want to meet professionals, and interact with other designers, while learning to improve my design business and my blog. It really is not in my budget to go without winning this, so count me in!
    xo Nancy

  2. I would love to attend, as taking the plunge into a career change is a 2013 (fearless) goal! I can’t think of a better way to incubate my budding ID ideas and network than this event (that I’ve long oogled but the registration fee is beyond my budget).

    laurenfraley (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

  3. Paloma,

    I’ve never heard of Design Camp before…it sounds like a really amazing learning experience. I’m an architect, but am also very interested in interior design. I would love to have an opportunity to imerse myself in the classes and showrooms of Design Camp.

  4. This sounds absolutely amazing! I would love to be in the same room with all of these inspiring, fabulous designers and bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not often I spend time with like-minded individuals and I would love the opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Its funny that I was told just today that I should take the plunge into Interior Design. I’ve been a Real Estate professional since I was 18, and feel that my taste has been part of what has made my home investments sell so quickly.

    My fingers are crossed that I’m chosen as the winner!

  6. I’m a young interior designer and I started my own business about a month ago. I would LOVE to attend…probably desperately need it too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to network and learn more about what others are doing in the business.

  7. I would love to attend because my specialty is in home organizing. While I have personally cultivated a love of interior design, as well, I don’t feel confident in my ability to advice clients in that regard as I lack any real training. Adding that aspect would be a huge injection for my business!

  8. this would mean alot to me! i am maturing and getting better with age, i will be 40 and finally going to put my future in my hands now! this would be an a amazing opportunity! thanks!

  9. What an exciting event and offer! I would love to go as I started my design career in Atlanta in 1988. It was the land of opportunity in the thriving design industry and I learned from some masters there.

  10. I would love to attend this Design Camp & I would love to take my 25 year old daughter who is attending Design school at The Corcoran in Washington DC. We are a family of artists, designers, stylists, as my mother in law is also an interior designer/artist in New York. I am a Hair Designer in VA & I dabble in interiors as well. Color Theory is something that binds us all together. We share many thoughts, blogs, ideas….I regularly follow your blog & enjoy your thoughts, comments, & inspirations. Thanks for sharing~hopefully we will be considered for your giveaway.

  11. Oh how i would love to go to Design Camp. I have just graduated with a interior design diploma and i am sort of stuck as to what to do now. there is so much competition in my area that taking a risk on a new designer does not seem to appeal to most clients. perhaps it is a confidence issue. This could be just the thing I need.
    Chris Conte

  12. I’ve been a designer here in Atlanta for 22 years! Since this is in my backyard……I would love to go……it sounds like it would be a smashing good time :). Heading over to like on FB.

  13. This is a fabulous opportunity for one lucky blog reader. I am hoping to be the recipient. I love to help people make design choices in their homes and would welcome this chance to learn more about how to do so.

    Franci Boveri

  14. I have also wanted to know what “professionals” had to say and since I won’t be leaving my day job any time soon, this would be great. Thanks!

  15. Love your blog and I would love to go to design camp! I’m an interior designer on a small scale and would love to learn more and grow my business.

  16. I just started my own business after 7 years and could desperately use a weekend at design camp with other professional to help me during this start up! My older sister is attending and I would love the opportunity to join her her Atlanta! This is exactly what I need now!

    Thanks for considering! Looking forward to hearing.

    All the best, Charlotte Lucas

  17. I am looking to take my interior design business to the next level and would love some great advice on how to do that!

  18. Hi Paloma!

    I work for a financial advisor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I spend a good part of my day obsessing over pinterest, design blogs (especially yours), and online websites looking for deals and things for my home that I can actually afford. I have always loved design but lately I have started to wonder…. Why am I not doing this for a living???? All through high school and college I could never find a career I LOVED. I am almost 25 now and somehow ended up here at this job. Going to Design Camp could be the start of a new career that truly makes me happy. They always say “Do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life!”

  19. I can’t win because I am a speaker at Design Camp but I am so excited that someone will get to win a ticket to go! It’s the most amazing two and a half days a serious interior designer can experience. The amount of valuable, “spot-on” info and take-aways for your design business is worth ten times the cost of this event. Not kidding. Lori and Kelli have pulled out all the stops for these events and I was so amazed in Austin. I knew the line-up was daunting and even as a speaker, I was a bit intimidated (and I’m hard to intimidate). I had NO idea that much educational and real – “new” world info could be shared in under three days. So congratulations ahead of time to the winner! You are never going to forget this event! See you there. Katy A. Garrett/Connexionsoft

  20. Design Camp in Atlanta – whoa what a treat
    For Designers and all groovy creative types to meet
    It would be this girls’ delight
    If Paloma would just might…
    Choose me to be the one to go!

    Would love the opportunity to grow, be inspired and see and meet different women/designers from all over

    Count me in!

  21. I’ve always been told that I could not make a career in design, as a result I chose a different path. Now that I’m older and wiser, I’ve refound my passion for design. I would love te opportunity to attend Design Camp.

  22. What a fabulous and exciting opportunity! Design Camp is just what I need to get my head back in the game after having a baby in June and mothering two under two! Between the baby brain and sleep deprivation, I need to be around “with it” people like Lori and Kelli to reignite my passion and tweak my business plan to better serve me and my family. AND, Atlanta makes it just close enough for me to drag the kids and hubby along! Fingers crossed!!

  23. Despite my degrees in advertising and PR and experience with event planning, it wasn’t until recently I realized design, in all forms, is truly my passion. Whether it is online branding, event styling, personal styling or home furnishing my dream is to design lifestyles. I believe in curating your life and I think attending design camp would help me get started as a life and style designer.

  24. I will be starting my degree in interiors at Parsons in January and I can’t imagine a better kick off. I would love to attend!

    followed on twitter & liked on facebook as well


  25. Holymoly this is an unbelievable giveaway! Reasons why I MUST attend:
    1) I’m a certified/ pro-trained designer and still have SOOOOOO much to learn!
    2) Hello, HOTlanta’s got my name written ALL over it!
    3) I am a TOTAL student of everything design and will VOW to take everything I learn from Design Camp and pay it forward to my readers on my blog/facebook/twitter/pinterest,etc…SHARING IS CARING!

    *crossing finges and toes! Tooooo awesome to miss out!*

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  26. Paloma,

    I would be beyond thrilled to win a coveted spot at Design Camp! I read Lori’s story about her start in design. Our early beginnings are very similar. I have loved design since I was a little girl. For so many reasons, I didn’t follow my heart and pursue a career in design. I stepped away from my career to raise my two boys for the past five years. It wasn’t a family friendly career path. Now, as I contemplate my next step, I need to follow my heart, my dreams, my passion and pursue a career in interior design. It would make my whole year to be lucky enough to win this opportunity!!

  27. I would LOVE to attend! I am looking to make a career change from marketing to interior design in 2013. This would be the perfect opportunity to network and gain further insight on the industry. I know design is my passion and this would be the boost I need to my passion/dream a reality.

  28. Design Camp in Atlanta – whoa what a treat
    For Designers and all groovy creative types to meet
    It would be this girls’ delight
    If Paloma would just might…
    Choose me to be the one to go!

    Would love the opportunity to grow, be inspired and see and meet different women/designers from all over

    Count me in!