Giveaway: Win a copy of L’appart by David Lebovitz (Canada) (CLOSED)

L'Appart cover by David Lebovitz on eatlivetravelwrite.comWin a copy of David Lebovitz’s L’appart!

Thanks to the kind folks at Penguin Random House Canada, I have one copy of David Lebovitz’s L’appart (I reviewed it here) to give away to one lucky Canadian reader!

How to enter:

There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries per person for the duration of the contest).

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me your best renovation delight or disaster.

2. Tweet the following messageEnter to win a copy of David Lebovitz’s L’appart on @eatlivtravwrite from @PenguinRandomCA (Canada) Details: http://bit.ly/WinLAppart then come back to leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

Eligibility and contest rules:

– Contest begins on Friday November 24th 2017 at 5.30pm EST on and closes Monday December 4th 2017 at 6pm EST.
– Prize consists of one (1) copy of L’appart (RRP $36CAD)
– Open to readers or the age of majority with a Canadian mailing address.
– No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
– Winners will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on Monday December 4th 2017 after 6pm EST.
– Winner will be notified via email Tuesday December 5th 2017 and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.
– Winner will be required to answer a skill testing question.

Good luck!


Disclosure: I purchased L’appart for myself and requested a copy to offer as a giveaway from Penguin Canada. I have not been further compensated for writing this post or hosting a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.

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26 Responses to Giveaway: Win a copy of L’appart by David Lebovitz (Canada) (CLOSED)

  1. Shannon Sponagle November 24, 2017 at 20:55 #

    My renovation “delight” is not very glamorous…but it would have to be insulating my 150 year old house on the Nova Scotia coast! There wasn’t a speck of insulation when we bought it and you could feel the wind blowing through. Now with our super sexy insulation and a new woodstove we couldn’t be cozier. 🙂

  2. Shannon Sponagle November 24, 2017 at 20:55 #

    And tweeted!

    I love David Lebovitz’s books! Great review, Mardi!

  3. Karen Cranston November 24, 2017 at 21:38 #

    Renovation delight was finding finding hardwood under the ratty old lime green shaw carpet when I first bought my house, 33 years ago. And I still love this house!

  4. monty jamieson November 24, 2017 at 21:39 #

    Tweeted!! Great author!

  5. Elizabeth November 24, 2017 at 22:28 #

    We moved into a great house, marred only by multiple coats of hospital-green paint on *every* surface. Gallons and gallons of white paint later, we had the house of our dreams!

  6. karolina galatianos November 24, 2017 at 22:39 #


  7. Karen Colwell November 24, 2017 at 22:40 #

    We had known for a number of years that we needed to replace our deck. It was only when my 90 year old mother in law actually fell through the deck that we decided now is the time! The deck is now beautifully replaced and my mother in law is willingly using it once again.

  8. Kathy Stubits November 24, 2017 at 22:43 #

    Tweeted! Yes, went through a horrendous 5-week-kitchen reno-turned-into-4-months. The contractors hadn’t showed up for a month and and my calls were met with a response like I just interrupted his dinner with the Queen, were just lovely (read in the most sarcastic voice you can muster).

  9. Karen Colwell November 24, 2017 at 22:50 #

    Just tweeted. BTW – I just made David’s Almond and Chocolate Chunk Biscotti from Ready For Dessert. Thanks David for making me a baking Rock Star!

  10. Claire November 24, 2017 at 23:19 #

    Renovating delight was further renovating my childhood home which had already been updated by my dad over many years of living there. Keeping our family treasure alive.

  11. Linda November 25, 2017 at 01:48 #

    My renovation disaster is when I tried to put up a hanging bookshelf. I was just left with big holes in the wall and no bookshelf.

  12. Linda November 25, 2017 at 01:52 #

    I tweeted!

  13. Nigel Pottle November 25, 2017 at 05:08 #

    I got to live through the renovation of our kitchen while my husband, retired, spent the winter in Mexico!

  14. Ellen Aul November 25, 2017 at 08:30 #

    Our best reno delight was cork flooring thru the kitchen, hallway and powder room. What a wonderful thing! I highly recommend it. Warm and soft. I hate cold tile floors so this was a great choice, especially in the kitchen where we stand to prep and cook. Thanx! 😘🇨🇦😎

  15. Francine November 25, 2017 at 09:13 #

    Our kitchen contractor installed drawers that wouldn’t open (corner unit) – what a waste of money

  16. Francine November 25, 2017 at 09:14 #

    tweeted – https://twitter.com/1byspike/status/934424839535726592

  17. Claire November 25, 2017 at 09:37 #

    My furnace ducting is currently connected via a dryer hose due to a huge basement renovation!

  18. Florence November 25, 2017 at 10:02 #

    This sounds like a great read! Just tweeted. https://twitter.com/florencemcc/status/934436873606332416

  19. Sarah Bancroft November 25, 2017 at 10:34 #

    While we were living in Paris this year we underwent a 6 month renovation of our bathroom – yes, 6 months for one room. I haven’t read this book yet (though I would love to) but I imagine a lot of the same things went wrong! Here is my blog post about “Les Traveaux” http://sarahbancroft.com/a-year-in-paris/2017/3/17/les-traveaux-the-renovation

  20. Greg November 26, 2017 at 14:25 #


  21. Mary K November 28, 2017 at 22:54 #

    I tweeted.

  22. Mary K November 28, 2017 at 22:55 #

    The most glamorous renovation was a diy kitchen total reno that my husband tackled.. He did it 9 years ago, and I still LOVE it!

  23. Elizabeth Friesen November 30, 2017 at 16:23 #

    I wanted a more open-concept kitchen/living/dining area, but had legitimate concerns about which walls could and could not be removed. I suggested talking with a contractor before making any decisions. My then-husband assured me that a wall that was obstructing the flow of space was “definitely not load-bearing” and that my concerns were “exceptionally stupid.” He grabbed a sledgehammer and proceeded to smash the wall to bits. Imagine his surprise when he discovered that not only was the wall load-bearing, it also contained some essential plumbing and wiring. Thank you, Karma. 😉

  24. beth dekoker December 2, 2017 at 12:32 #

    We opened up the main floor between our kitchen and dining room. We hired my former boss and we helped – so the budget was kept in tact and we had a great time doing it.

  25. beth dekoker December 2, 2017 at 12:34 #

    tweeted on at marshamelanie