La Dolce Vita’s 7th Anniversary + A Big Giveaway!


July is one of my favorite months of the year because it marks two very special milestones for me. On July 1st, Fabian and I celebrated nine years of marriage and this past Saturday marked La Dolce Vita’s seventh anniversary! It’s amazing to think about all of the things that have happened in that time and I can honestly say that I could not imagine my life without my blog. It has become a huge part of my daily routine and is ingrained in my very being. I am especially thankful to my readers and sponsors for allowing me to make it this long. Your readership and support has motivated and inspired me beyond measure.

La Dolce Vita has been the source of so many incredible things in my life—friendships with people I respect and admire, opportunities I could have only dreamed of before, and it has opened the doors that have empowered me to change the entire course of my career. If it weren’t for La Dolce Vita, I would probably still be a teacher, longing to do something more creative and more true to who I am. Instead, this blog has given me the courage and skills to chase after my dreams and has allowed me to build a successful business. La Dolce Vita has not only allowed me to connect with so many inspiring people, it has also been a catalyst for personal and professional growth for which I will be forever grateful. Whether you visit La Dolce Vita everyday, or just check in every once in a while, thank you for being such a huge and important part of my life. Here’s to another amazing seven years!




{A Few 219 Favorites: Serena Chandelier | Made Goods Darci Curved Bowl | Sophie Side Chair | Vintage Bust | Lacquer Box Set | Made Goods Bea Stool | Klemm Mirror | Jonathan Bench | Longwool Sheepskin Rug}

 In honor of La Dolce Vita’s seventh anniversary, I have partnered with our fabulous new sponsor, 219 to give away a beautiful Oly Studio Hanna Chair (pictured below) to one very lucky reader! 219 is an online boutique featuring a curated and ever-evolving collection of distinctive and diverse furnishings and accessories for the home. They carry a number of coveted collections including those from Oly Studio, Bernhardt, Century Furniture, Jonathan Adler and continuously seek out new manufacturers, designers and artists as well as antique and vintage pieces. 219 works closely both with and outside of the trade and take care to be involved with their clients at every stage – from help with selection through to after-care. I love 219 because I know that when I visit their site, I will find a carefully-edited, chic selection of furniture and accessories by some of the best manufacturers in the business and I won’t have to weed through a ton of other items that aren’t remotely close to my style.



{Enter the 219 Giveaway for a chance to win Oly Studio’s chic and versatile Hanna Chair!}

giveaway details

1. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you would put the Oly Studio Hanna Chair. The winner will receive one (1) Hanna Chair in finish/fabric shown. MSRP $2,600.
2. Leave ONE comment on this post between today, Monday, July 14, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 2014. A winner will be announced on Monday, July 21, 2014.
For Extra Entries:
3. Follow 219 on Pinterest. It is up to you to return to this post to enter your additional entry after following 219 on Pinterest.
4. Like 219 on Facebook. It is up to you to return to this post to enter your additional entry after becoming a fan of the 219 page on Facebook.

5. Follow 219 on Instagram.  It is up to you to return to this post to enter your additional entry after following 219 on Instagram.

6. Follow La Dolce Vita on Instagram. It is up to you to return to this post to enter your additional entry after following LDV on Instagram.

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. I would put it in my living room, right by the piano so that I can hear my husband and daughter play.

  2. Congratulations on both of your anniversaries! I have been looking for a chair for my bedroom and this would so perfect.

  3. I would put this gorgeous chair in my living room for everyone to see. I am a single mom putting two boys through college so I would never be able to afford this. How nice it would be to have something this beautiful in my home!

  4. This chair would match my studded couch PERFECTLY, so I would definitely put it in my living room! Happy Anniversary!

  5. Oh wow, it’s such a gorgeous chair, I would definitely put it in my front room for everyone to see when they walk by or come inside! It would seriously be a prized statement piece!

  6. i would love to have this wonderful chair. been looking for a new chair to replace a hand me down. this would look so cool next to my saddle leather sofa!

  7. Oh the Hanna chair would look stunning with my desk in our kitchen! Much better than the hard wooden stool I am sitting on now while reading your blog. 🙂

  8. I would put the Oly Studio Hanna Chair in my front living room that is about to get a new coat of paint! Cannot wait 🙂

  9. Congratulations! I love your blog. I am just redoing my living room and I think this chair would look great with what I’m planning in there!

  10. Congrats on your 7th anniversary, and what a fabulous giveaway! I am a HUGE fan of everything at 219! I would use the Hanna chair in my master bedroom – it would work nicely into an elegant yet relaxed retreat I am trying to create.

  11. I would LOVE the chair so so much!! I have a funky chair in my living room I have been dreaming about replacing but honestly just can’t afford to at the moment. This would be a dream!
    Fingers crossed!!

  12. I would either put this chair in my living room or at my desk. This chair is perfect!

    I followed 219 on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. I was already following La Dolce Vita on Instagram!

  13. Congratulations Paloma! I absolutely love your style and look forward to reading LDV every day! This chair is fabulous and would look perfect in my living room.

  14. OMG….I don’t care where I’d put it, it’s beautiful!! What a fab giveaway. Congratulations on this milestone – here’s to 7+ more!

  15. This chair would be perfect at the foot of my stairs. A perfect spot for everyone to see as they enter my home!

  16. I’m following 219 on Instagram & would still love this chair for my master bedroom. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

  17. I would put this beautiful chair in my living room. I recently moved in and this would make a great addition to the couch I already have. Need more seating 🙂


  19. I would use this chair in my living room to start a beautiful little reading nook. Congratulations on your wonderful success!

  20. My heart is totally fluttering for this chair!! I love it so bad! I would definitely use it as a statement piece in my new homes living room. The house is New Orleans style and I’m going for a French Country-chic look inside! I have been looking for a chair like this for years and this one is just perfect! I know I could give this beauty a wonderful home! P.S. I already follow you on your blog and instagram and just started following 219. Excited to see their posts!

  21. Happy Anniversary! I will use this chair in my keeping room where I drink my cup of coffee and read my blogs each morning 🙂

  22. Love love love you and the chair. Would look awesome in our library. It’s the one room I don’t have decorated. It would be my design inspiration!

  23. Paloma congratulations, you have inspired me from the start! I would put this gorgeous chair in my living room by the fireplace!!

    The Arts by Karena

  24. Ohhh, my living room for sure. I’m still trying to work with two chairs in there that my husband hung on to from his bachelor days. Ugh! I’m itching to kick them (or at least one) to the curb and insert something decidedly more feminine and detailed.

  25. What wonderful style and joyful success you have! This chair would be lovely replacing a worn and well used chair in our master bedroom. You have inspired me to start shopping! 219 may be just the place to go. Thanks.

  26. I would love to have this chair in the corner of my master bedroom, next to a round gold end table,in front of a window which overlooks my perennial flower garden!

  27. Going through a divorce, I am starting over with furniture (as I really have none). So first this would be in my living room, then eventually move to create a sitting area in my bedroom.
    It is beautiful!

  28. I would put this chair in my foyer that has a crystal chandelier. The chair would be placed next to an accent side table covered with an off white linen tablecloth and topped with a bouquet of white and light green hydrangeas in a clear crystal vase. Behind the chair and the accent table is my large round openwork brushed gold and silver metal framed mirror.

  29. Absolutely love the chair. Would I keep it or give it to my son and daughter in law for their new house? Hate to admit it, but I think I would keep it for myself!

  30. The beautiful chair goes in my newly decorated bedroom. Thank you for the chance to be able to owm such a stunning piece of funiture.

  31. Congrats on your anniversary and blog-iversary! I am currently working on making my home office a place where I want to spend time, so this lovely chair would find a happy home there.

  32. I would put this chair in my foyer that has a crystal chandelier. The chair would be placed next to an accent side table covered with an off white linen tablecloth and topped with a bouquet of white and light green hydrangeas in a clear crystal vase. Behind the chair and the accent table is my large round openwork brushed gold and silver metal framed mirror.

  33. What a beautiful chair! I think I’d make a spot in my bedroom, by a sunny window, and claim it all for myself…no littles allowed in this chair 🙂

  34. Congrats on your anniversary! I would put the beauty in my bedroom so I can fall asleep and wake up to its loveliness !

  35. Happy anniversary! I would put this amazing chair in my “Something’s Gotta Give” bedroom … just like Erica!

  36. I would LOVE that chair for my living room! I have been slowly putting it together and this would make it complete!

  37. Congrats on both anniversaries! My hubby and I will also be celebrating our 9th anniversary this summer! I LOVE this chair and I think I’d have a hard time deciding which room would get to have it. 😉

  38. Lovely chair! I would replace the bergere in my bedroom with this one, which more closely matches the new decor.

  39. We are renting a beach house that gas two of these chairs in the living area. My husband and I were just saying last night how perfect they would be in our kitchen coffee area. Then I saw the giveaway on my padgram today when we got back from the beach

  40. I would give this chair to my mom for her birthday so she cn curl up in her bedroom and drink coffee in the morning with our dog chandler.

  41. Really love following your blog, and taking inspiration from your style. This chair would be amazing in my living room – just the right piece to perk it up!

  42. Congratulations on both anniversaries~! This chair would look wonderful next to my fireplace – I’ve been wanting to create a cozy reading nook. Thanks!

  43. I would put it right in my living room, and then rearrange my current furniture and shop for new pieces to decorate around it!

  44. Congratulations, Paloma! Dreams do come true! I’m finally getting my dream kitchen after a pipe broke and flooded my kitchen this past December. I’ve been without a kitchen for almost 7 months. I found your blog during this time and have been dreaming about what my house could look like. My 1960’s kitchen could have won an award and not in a good way. Now I am getting a kitchen I never dreamed I could have. When I saw that you were giving away the Hanna chair I couldn’t believe it. I have had the Hanna chair ear marked since Oly first made it. It is truly my dream chair. I know exactly where I would put it. In my new kitchen right by the fireplace! Xoxo

  45. I’m now following 219 on Pinterest! I love this chair. Would love to put it in my Nancy Meyers-inspired bedroom!

  46. And now following @Shop_219 (is this the right Instsagram? No posts yet?) Thank you for this opportunity! Followed the blog for ages, and this is my first ever giveaway participation!

  47. My husband and I are moving from San Diego to Newport Beach in September. I would love to win this chair for our new home, specifically to put in our new family room!

  48. I follow you on instagram as well which is how I found out about this giveway! Love your blog, congrats on your anniversary!

  49. I would love to put that beautiful chair in my living room in front of my office desk. What a wonderful giveaway!

  50. Happy Anniversaries! I would put this beautiful chair in my work in progress living room to create another spot for my family and friends to relax!

  51. I love this chair! If I won, it would go perfectly in our master bedroom! I also follow la dolce vita and 219 on Instagram!!

  52. I just moved into a new house and this chair could inspire an entire living room to be decorated around it!

  53. Well-deserved congratulations on your anniversaries! This blog is wonderful, and I always look forward to my daily read.

    I love Oly’s chair (as well as the other things on the 219 site. I am following on FB and Pinterest, too.


  54. The Hannah would be beautiful anywhere- I am doing my home office where she would look great but I would rather her “shine” in the great room where we hang out more! Thanks for the chance! Congrats- love the blog!

  55. WOW! The Oly Studio Hanna Chair is gorgeous. I would put it beside the fireplace in my bedroom!

  56. I adore this chair! It would go anywhere in my house. However, we lost a hous din the fires in Bastrop 2 years ago and are just now starting to build again. I would use it in the new house!

  57. We are recently retired and looking to refresh some of our furnishings. This handsome and versatile chair would be wonderful in our master bedroom or the living room.

  58. I have been searching for the perfect chair for my husband’s home office. It is located to the off the foyer and is center stage once entering our home. The 219 Oly chair is it! I have found the perfect chair that will coordinate with his antique French desk and chandelier.

  59. Almost forgot…..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You are my favorite blogger, Paloma! I have “Pinned” and shared with my friends so many of your wonderful ideas. Love, love, love your sense of style!

  60. I think I’d play musical chairs with it – I would use it in my recently redecorated bedroom but also love to see it in my family room next to my fireplace. It looks like a perfect reading chair!

  61. I would use the Hanna chair in a beautiful master bath.
    I love to mix the texture of raffia with a beautiful white marble. People need to treat their master bath as a haven to read and relax in. The traditional French lines with the simplicity of the raffia and white seat, make it a contempoary classic, like me.

  62. I follow la dolce vita on Instagram, I follow 219 on Instagram and pinterest!
    Happy Anniversary! I absolutely love this chair! I work for an interior design firm in Little Rock, I am getting married in March and would LOVE to put this chair in my new bedroom!

  63. Congrats on the Anniversary! I have a sea side renovation and this chair would be the perfect addition to the master bedroom! It would feel like vacation all the time!

  64. This chair would look amazing in my living room. And, it goes perfectly with the furniture I already have in place.

  65. I would put this gorgeous piece in my family room. It would look so beautiful with my white Pottery Barn sofa. High/low all the way!

    Happy Anniversary Paloma, thank you for the endless inspiration. You’re a gem!

  66. Oh my goodness, I’ve loved this chair for years and years (along with pretty much everything Oly Studio produces)!! It would be a perfect fit for my bedroom- which I’m finally decorating after having a bit of a mish-mash of random furniture for the past 10 years.

  67. Well this chair is so gorgeous it would have to be in a prominent spot! So I would put this in my living room and get a gorgeous side table and make a little reading area!

  68. This Oly Studio Hanna Chair would look magical sitting in the bay window in my bedroom. I imagine I will sit there in the sun reading while my cat and dogs are lounging around next to me. So Peaceful!!

  69. I would put this gorgeous chair in my Master bedroom and create that reading perch I’ve been jonesing for. (Entry 1)

  70. Followed both on Instagram as MindyBear27
    Followed 219 on Pinterest as Mindy Beardsley
    Liked on Facebook



  72. I would LOVE that beautiful chair! It would either go in my living room or be the 1st of 2 chairs to head my dining room table. So pretty and would look great ANYWHERE!

    Love your blog!

  73. Happy Anniv to LDV! What a fabulous giveaway. This chair would be a welcomed addition to my guest bedroom- paired with my white lacquered desk it would make the *perfect* vanity area!

    Thanks so much,

  74. Happy Anniversary! I think I would try this lovely chair in every room until I found the perfect fit! Awesome Givaway!

  75. Happy Anniversary! Love this blog – it has given me so much inspiration to decorate my home. I would keep chair near my bed as a little reading nook area. It is such a luxurious piece!!

  76. I am moving into a new apartment in the fall, after many years in the same studio. I am so excited to showcase new furniture pieces, and the gorgeous Hanna Chair from Oly would work so well in my living room. I love that it’s a beautiful neutral, to really allow the lines of the chair to shine!

  77. Paloma, Cogratulations on your blog’s seven year anniversary! I’ve been following you for several years now and I don’t know where the time has gone!! I am in the process of redoing our master suite and I think the Hanna Chair would be a perfect with the overall color scheme and design I am using. It would be a perfect fit!

  78. I just finished building my first house and am slowly collecting the perfect pieces to furnish it. This chair would be amazing in my living room and make me happy every day!

  79. If I’m lucky I would love to gift this Hanna chair to my mom to put in her house. The chair would be the nicest piece of furniture in her house (so we probably would never sit on it) seriously! Anyone can buy a chair but the happy news of La Dolce Vita’s anniversary, your new partnership and being able to give this gift to my mom makes it a more special chair with as nice history.

  80. This chair is one of my favorites from Oly Studio…it would go in my master bedroom, just like in Something’s Gotta Give!

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

  81. The chair is lovely and would go beautifully in my bedroom. Thanks for the giveaway. Also, congratulations on your anniversary. I always enjoy your posts.

  82. Oh what a beautiful chair! I would place it on my bedroom. It would be perfect add to my bedroom decoration and good place to sit down on the lazy mornings and watch the perfect view from my window 🙂

  83. I would place the chair in my living room corner by the front window…so my Standard Poodle could keep an eye out for visitors!

  84. I have been obsessed with this chair for nearly 10 years, and would put this in my living room! LOVE!!! Crossing my fingers!

  85. I adore this chair. I have wanted something elegant and comfortable to use at my desk. Something I can also curl up in with a book. This chair is perfect!

  86. Congratulations!
    I would put this chair next to my fireplace and it would be my very own chair…just for me….my chair!

  87. I would put the chair in my living room. I have had an empty spot there for all the 15 years we’ve lived in our home. I think it’s been waiting for this chair!

  88. Beside by bed – and trunk – somewhere to take my heels off at the end of the day…I love | need | want it…my feet hurt 🙂

  89. What a gorgeous piece of furniture! We’re currently in the beginning phases of building a French-inspired farmhouse, and that lovely chair would go right in our entry or in the master suite! Love it!

  90. The chair would be perfect in my new bedroom! Just moved into my new grown up pad, no more room sharing for this working gal!!

  91. Following La Dolce Vita on Instagram! Excited to be the nine thousand five hundred and fifty first follower!!

  92. Love Love your blog, thank you for inspiring posts and sharing your life and connections.Oh my, where would I not put this chair….it would amazing in the hall way as you walk in,incredible in the living room,a special place in my bedroom…… is beautiful anywhere.

  93. July is a special month for me too! Celebrating 20 years together with my sole mate and 4 beautiful blessings! Congrats on your successes! The chair needs us and we need it. Our home is named Casita dos! Little Spanish home with lots of character!

  94. I adore Oly Studios! Their stunning well-crafted pieces are true statements in any space. This beauty would go in my guest room. It is always my desire for my guests to feel enveloped, relaxed and peaceful. Surrounding them with luxurious pieces…furniture, art, rugs and linens is an honor for me. I would love to add this to my ever evolving space.

  95. Gorgeous Hanna chair! Would look amazing in my living room. I check your blog everyday for inspiration. Thank you so much.

  96. Congratulations to Courtney Perkins on winning the Hanna chair, huge thanks to all those who entered, liked, followed etc and heartfelt appreciation to Paloma on hosting the giveaway and for the fabulous feature!! Christine xo