We had considered doing a giveaway for a while now, because each & every one of you has been so great and made our nom life community so much more special and more amazing than what we could have hoped for! We are so lucky to have such an amazing community that interacts with us every day and responds to our adventures around the city (and elsewhere!). So we wanted to thank you guys by putting together a giveaway with some amazing local brands!
Contest runs Sunday 2/1 – ending **Tuesday evening 2/3** (updated to keep those macarons fresh!). Open to Columbus residents only, sorry! There are some perishables are we aren’t rich enough to ship internationally!! Someday soon!
So we imagine you’ve seen the post on our insta but we wanted to give a little more color to some of the awesome brands that helped put this amazing giveaway together.
Your awesome swag bag contains:
$20 to Hunan Lion:
located on Bethel Road, this Chinese restaurant is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants to go to. The roast pork fried rice is everything you dream of in fried rice, not too much soy or too salty and large chuncks of roast park. Ugh yum. Also the food comes out super quick so if you are in a most ravenous state you will be quite pleased after coming here.
A box of macarons from the Flour Exchange:
Tuyet, the owner of The Flour Exchange is a great baker specializing in macarons! She makes the macarons out of her home for custom orders and offers decorating/themed macarons! Your box has some minnie & mickey mouse macarons and a cute ninja turtle in there too!
A Ohio Home T-shirt & Poppy lid gift set from Bink Davies:
Bink Davies is your ultimate gift shop with unique gifts for every type of person. The poppy lids are made of reusable silicone and are great for storing since they don’t take up a lot of space. The lids can fit any size bowl so you don’t even need to transfer your food to tupperware! They are also microwave safe and safe at high temperatures. So no more clanging of your pots and pan lids! (Can you tell we love these and almost kept them for ourselves? heh heh) The Ohio Home t-shirt is from the company Be Ohio Proud specializing in Ohio apparel and other ohio gear! The poppy gift set retails at $35 and the tee is a smooth $26.
$20 to Columbus Bodega:
Home of one of Columbus’ happiest happy hours, Bodega is a Cbus staple with their ever popular $1 grilled cheese nights on Monday and 1/2 off all drafts Monday – Friday from 3-7. Not to mention their cocktails are also pretty damn good. Ask for Nathan if you’re sitting at the bar! He makes a delicious Nice Pear cocktail (I forgot I was drinking alcohol when I had this lolz and left feeling pretty buzzed on a Monday).
A set of 3 nail polishes and top coat from James Robert James Salon:
Now I have been an avid fan of Essie nail polish for 3 years, so I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of JRJ nail polish. Let me tell ya, I’m converted. Two weeks no chipping/needed retouches is pretty dang great in my book. There are a ton of colors to select from at JRJ and they are introducing new colors in April. I know our men friends may not know what to do with these, so I recommend giving them to your lady friends if you win. Your lady friends will be delighted. The set retails at $37 including the top coat!
When I found out that most chocolate bars only have about 10% real cacao, I was pretty dang sad. But then I got over my sadness when I found out that Mike of Ohiyo Chocolate makes chocolate from real cacao beans. Ohiyo Chocolate is bean to bar (to stomach) and he imports his beans from many different countries. The bars included in the giveaway are from Belize! You’ll get two 70% dark chocolate bars, one with espresso and one with pink salt. Stay tuned, these bars will be in local Columbus retailers soon! These bars retail at $8 each.
A big big thank you to all of the local companies that helped support and make this giveaway possible!! You guys are amazing