As we approach the end of 2014, it’s time to reflect back on what a year it has been. There have been triumphs and victories as well as some downs and disappointments. For me, 2014 felt like one big adventure. I traveled more this past year than any year prior, and obviously I am not complaining about that! I finally got to visit London (three times in three months!) and Paris, and I also got to pay homage to my grandfather by visiting his country of Denmark. I got to witness my man and his hardworking costars receive a People’s Choice Award, and I got to support him with his nomination for Best Actor in a drama series at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. I met some pretty incredible people (including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco) and I also made wonderful new friendships with many from all over the globe – from Australia to the UK to New Zealand – that I know will last a lifetime.
But I think the biggest and most important memory of them all this past year was the start of this blog on February 19, 2014. With that said, I have a big announcement to make: After much deliberation, thought, research, and some deep conversations with honest friends, big changes are coming to Jumpers & Jasmine – most notably, the name! While I will always adore the name Jumpers & Jasmine (especially since it was my wonderful T who inspired me to come up with it), and will keep the logo framed as a reminder of where this journey all began, I have come across a new name that better fits my blog and has a little more of a personal touch. I am very excited about this new chapter and cannot wait to fill you guys in on the name once the new logo is finalized!
And now that I have reflected on my past year, it’s time for you to reflect on yours! I am holding a giveaway of one of these Monarch desk calendars for 2015 of famous female monarchs (for all you Reign fans it includes Mary, Queen of Scots!), and you can win one just by sharing on Instagram your favorite memory from 2014!
Giveaway rules: You must be following me on Instagram (@AlyssCampanella). Post a photo of your favorite memory from 2014 with the hashtag #jumpersandjasmine2014 and tag my Instagram handle @AlyssCampanella. Contest ends Friday, December 19 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be announced Monday, December 22. Contest is open to all countries. 1 photo per entry.
Alyssa, is the contest open internationally??
So excited to know the new name of your website and the new changes you are getting on it for us, readers.
Thank you for creating a great place to share your opinions about a lot of things like fashion, your recipes and also your travels! I really love to go and explore the world so it’s fantastic to read your adventures and see the pics (also, one of my passions) you post 🙂
Sending big hugs from Spain, best wishes and happy holidays to you and your family!
Thank you for the compliments! You are very sweet! Yes, the contest is open internationally!
Happy holidays and cheers to 2015!
Hi Alyssa! I too went to London 3 times this year, and Oslo, Norway, so travel was a huge part of my life….I enjoyed reading your blog during my travels in 2014, and look forward to reading more in 2015!
Hi Melissa! Glad to hear you enjoyed London too! And I am super jealous you got to visit Oslo – it’s definitely on my list!
Thank you for the compliments!
Aww congrats on a new name for the Blog ! I got useto Jumpers and Jasmine it had elegance and fun but I am very confident the next name will be even more fantastic. I am very excited to try and enter your instagram calendar giveaway. I am a huge fan of Reign and yours (please please if I am lucky enough to win would you autograph it and maybe Torrance can too?) it would be the best! If not it is okay 🙂 may you have many more wondeful memories to come in the next year 🙂
I must admit I was nervous to change it since I have gotten used to Jumpers & Jasmine as well, but I think the new name is a good fit, too! I really hope you like it!
Excited to hear you are a fan of Reign! If you win, I’m sure Torrance would be happy to sign it for you.
Thank you, and happy holidays!!
Oh wow thank you so much for the reply !!! Your posts are very inspiring and I enjoy reading them and the fashion as well. From the photos to the stories you keep us engaged and excited and I do not follow blogs but I follow yours because it’s differrent and relatable. Keep up the fantastic work! And Reign is brilliant! The stories to the historic details is amazing. You both are exatreamly talented humble people.
Hi Alyssa! Im from the Philippines. I love your posts…it’s everything rolled into one: fashion, travel…life. Torrance takes beautiful photos too. Not to mention the fact that you look perfect in any angle.
P.S. Reign is such a big hit in my side of the world too. It helped us get through the long duty hours in the hospital while we were having our residency training. ❤️
congrats and good luck you rock
Hey Alyssa! First of all, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You have helped me a lot. Also, I can’t wait for the new name. I recently got a Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens and I’m still trying to figure out how to get perfect pictures. My question for you is, how do you make you pictures so soft and perfect? Which settings do you take your pictures with usually? Anyways, thank you for providing such helpful tips and recipes!