VQ retro radio giveaway

I have a new friend and it follows me around the house wherever I go. And I love it.

I’ve always had a thing about radio; listening to the dulcet tones of Radio 4 in the morning and whilst I work or playing music whilst I cook in the evenings. I also love listening to podcasts, especially on Sunday afternoons or as I sew. My new VQ digital retro radio is perfect for all these things and more. It can run on batteries so I can carry it around with me from room to room (or you can plug it in) and I can also pull out the iPod dock and hook it up to my phone and play music from Spotify, which works perfectly when we have friends round. You can even connect it to your computer and the sound quality is great. Most importantly (obvs!), I think it looks great and the leatherette finish is really high quality. I really, really love it.

View Quest retro radio giveaway | Apartment Apothecary

I love the retro styling and it works perfectly on my G-plan sideboard.

View Quest retro radio giveaway | Apartment Apothecary

The stylish leatherette finish is beautiful (I couldn’t tell it wasn’t real leather).

View Quest retro radio giveaway | Apartment Apothecary

I hate working in silence so this radio is perfect for my home office.

View Quest retro radio giveaway | Apartment Apothecary

You can plug the radio in or run it off batteries.

View Quest retro radio giveaway | Apartment Apothecary

This is where my radio spends most of its time – is there anything better than blasting music and having a dance whilst cooking?!

The lovely folks over at VQ are offering one of my readers a retro radio, worth £79.99, in a colour or pattern of your choice – see them all here. Wouldn’t it make a perfect Christmas present, too?

To enter the giveaway, which ends at midnight on Monday 7th December, all you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter below. We would love you to either leave a comment on this post, follow VQ on Pinterest here or pin your favourite radio from the VQ site here (or do all three to get extra entries).

Good luck and I will be back on the December 8th to announce the winner! Fingers crossed x

And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations, Jules (I promise it’s not my partner!!). Pop me an email at katy@ to claim your prize in time for Christmas! Thank you to everyone who entered and watch out for another amazing giveaway launching here tomorrow. x



– Giveaway open from Tuesday 1st December to midnight Monday 7th December 2015.

– Giveaway open to mainland UK only.

– Winner will receive one retro radio in a colour or pattern of their choice.

– Winner will be picked at random using Rafflecopter generator.




  1. Harriet
    1st December 2015 / 12:11 am

    Oh, I love the blue one because it would match my kitchen perfectly! Fingers crossed x

  2. Mary
    1st December 2015 / 12:15 am

    I think I would go for the yellow one because it suits the retro style. It looks fab in your home, by the way.

  3. Louisa Chantler
    1st December 2015 / 7:27 am

    Just what I’m looking for! I want the exact same one you have.

  4. 1st December 2015 / 7:57 am

    Think it would be cream or blue for me but hard to choose 🙂

  5. Rowena
    1st December 2015 / 8:26 am

    I have been looking at digital radios for a while but cannot decide which one to get, this one looks so good!

  6. Rowena
    1st December 2015 / 8:29 am

    The teal colour is gorgeous ☝️

  7. Pollt
    1st December 2015 / 9:05 am

    Red is epic, as ever, and would look great in my kitchen.

  8. 1st December 2015 / 9:44 am

    OOOOh! I’ve missed having a radio for so long now…I’d love a black one! Classic!

  9. emily omara
    1st December 2015 / 11:23 am

    so cool! spotty one is cute

  10. Katrina
    1st December 2015 / 11:27 am

    The leatherette is perfectly versatile and lovely.

  11. Tracey Peach
    1st December 2015 / 11:33 am

    I would choose the cream one because it goes with my bathroom & Kitchen colour scheme 🙂

  12. iain maciver
    1st December 2015 / 11:36 am

    would love the red its fab

  13. Tania Atfield
    1st December 2015 / 11:42 am

    Blue would look good in my kitchen

  14. Suzanne Drummond
    1st December 2015 / 12:15 pm

    aubergine and cream for me to match my kitchen

  15. Jennifer Haden
    1st December 2015 / 1:08 pm

    I think the blue would be wonderful x

  16. Jo Hutchinson
    1st December 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I love the Hepburn in cream it looks so classic and stylish.

    1st December 2015 / 1:23 pm


  18. Nicola
    1st December 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Gorgeous radios, straight on my Christmas list, all I need to do now is pick a colour. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Victoria
    1st December 2015 / 1:59 pm

    They look terrific! I’m always wanting to listen to podcasts and haven’t got the speaker / phone technology worked out – this would do it in style! I’d love the teal one.

  20. 1st December 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous radio and I love your home shots!

  21. Polly
    1st December 2015 / 3:02 pm

    What a lovely looking radio! I would love the cream – a soothing colour for the bedroom.

  22. Sarah Ford
    1st December 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Loving the cream. Would look great in my bedroom makeover I have planned for the new year. Would listen to a mixture of 80’s (my favourite), Kiss FM (the hubby’s station of choice) or the smooth hour on Classic FM (my dog’s favourite, guaranteed to send him into a deep sleep with almost immediate effect!).

  23. Deirdre M
    1st December 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Aubergine – it would match my Le Creuset statement pieces on my kitchen counter…

  24. 1st December 2015 / 5:14 pm

    It’s a tough choice between the blue, red and purple, WHAT a gorgeous radio 🙂

    Sophie xx

  25. pete c
    1st December 2015 / 5:16 pm

    my preference is Mustard

  26. Helen
    1st December 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Cream for me!

  27. Kelsey
    1st December 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Gotta love green! Though that teal is tempting too … All of them are super cute!

  28. Michaela Hannah
    1st December 2015 / 7:45 pm

    I’d go for the duck egg blue colour

  29. 1st December 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Amazing thank you! Any colour would be fine by me I’d just be so excited to win!

  30. clare kelly
    1st December 2015 / 8:00 pm

    I’d love to win the teal one. Why?

    Do you know how hard it is to find a colour that doesn’t clash with my ginger hair? Being as I’d use this as a ghetto blaster on my shoulder, teal would look ace against my red locks!


  31. Elizabeth
    1st December 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Cream for me. Lovely early Christmas present

  32. 1st December 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Waouu…just love your posts…and the radio looks great! The cream one would perfectly suits my kitchen thanks Lucy

  33. 1st December 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Oh such a lovely giveaway Katie! I think it goes without saying that I’d go for the off white…

  34. Rida Mair Suleri-Johnson
    1st December 2015 / 8:40 pm

    This is so gorgeous and different! And on another note, i loved your Samsung blog piece, it was a bit of an eye-opener and I’ve been onto Chris to see if we can get one when we move again!! xxx

  35. Christine Johnson
    1st December 2015 / 8:40 pm

    These radios are great l would go for the cream one as this colour could be used in any room

  36. Karmen
    1st December 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I would love to win the white one x

  37. Debisymonds
    1st December 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I so want a yellow one for my new kitchen!

  38. 1st December 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Wow what a stunning radio! I desperately need on to have on our houseboat!

  39. Jo m welsh
    1st December 2015 / 9:08 pm

    The teal because it would look great in my kitchen

  40. 1st December 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I would love the teal one, it’s one of my favourite colours and would go perfectly in my new kitchen!

  41. Suzanne O'Neill
    1st December 2015 / 9:38 pm

    i like the Radiant Orchid, it would look fab in my kitchen

  42. Kate
    1st December 2015 / 9:58 pm

    It’s got to be teal for me. Bold and gorgeous.

  43. Rey Chunara
    1st December 2015 / 10:09 pm

    I love the rich colour in the Teal one

  44. Meri
    1st December 2015 / 11:47 pm

    So cute I’m in love with this radio! x

  45. juliette
    2nd December 2015 / 8:22 am

    I would choose Purple it would be lovely beside my bed

  46. William Gould
    2nd December 2015 / 8:25 am

    Can’t decide between the black one for the kitchen, the red one for the wife’s room or the emerald green one for my little home office!

  47. 2nd December 2015 / 8:51 am

    I love the Emma Bridgewaters dots radio#awesome giveaway thanks for the opportunity❄⛄

  48. Ruth Harwood
    2nd December 2015 / 9:35 am

    Love the Teal one xx

  49. claire woods
    2nd December 2015 / 9:52 am

    I would go for the yellow as it’s such a bright and sunny colour.

  50. 2nd December 2015 / 11:07 am

    I’d love the green one…. To go with our green fingered household! It’s beautiful xxx

  51. 2nd December 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I would LOVE one for the studio!! I could plug in the iPhone and just hit my spotify playlist for some cool tunes whilst hens are crafting, friends are crafting at baby showers and crafters are learning a new skill. The retro model would go so well with the decor of the studio too. Keeping fingers crossed.

  52. Kasia
    2nd December 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Red for me! Perfect for my bedroom 🙂

  53. Anne Dalzell
    2nd December 2015 / 2:07 pm

    I’d choose mustard as it’s very like the one my nana had when i was little.

  54. a touch of domesticity / katie sparrow
    2nd December 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Oh the mustard, it’s lovely!

  55. Carole Walker
    2nd December 2015 / 6:13 pm

    I would love the Emerald Green one as it will fit the decor in my home office – fantastic prize thank you

  56. Sophie
    2nd December 2015 / 6:23 pm

    I think I’d go for the same colour as the one shown in your pictures. It would work really well with the style of my home. You really do capture it well in the pictures

  57. Laura Pritchard
    2nd December 2015 / 6:31 pm

    The cream please!

  58. Mark R
    2nd December 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Black because it looks very traditional and retro

  59. Sarah S
    2nd December 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Teal – perfect match for my new kitchen that I’m hoping will be ready in time for Christmas!

  60. Angela treadway
    2nd December 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Purple because it’s my favourite colour x

  61. allis
    2nd December 2015 / 11:43 pm

    oh wow- i finally know what i want for christmas!!

  62. 3rd December 2015 / 5:02 am

    I would love to have one in Blue. It would look so lovely in my kitchen!

  63. Darrell
    3rd December 2015 / 5:54 am

    I’d love the blue one because it would match my entire home 🙂 Absolutely LOVE the retro look

  64. 3rd December 2015 / 8:16 am

    Love this radio! I’m a big fan of the mustard but would choose a Christmassy red if I won! Festive fingers crossed x

  65. Michelle O'Neill
    3rd December 2015 / 2:00 pm

    i love the red x

  66. AnnaLynne
    3rd December 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I love pretty (modern) technology. These are lovely! As are those two little wooden birds. 🙂

  67. Maggi L
    3rd December 2015 / 7:17 pm

    I love the Cream, these Retro radios are absolutely cool! 🙂

  68. caroline mccabe
    4th December 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I would like a red radio as my kitchen has lots of red accessories so it would fit in well

  69. Sarah S
    4th December 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I love the Emma Bridgewwater Polka Dot because the colours and pattern would fit fit in to my kichen.

  70. Tam p
    5th December 2015 / 3:56 am

    Well red is my choice

  71. Susie
    5th December 2015 / 11:43 am

    Would love a teal one to brighten up my kitchen. Would also love to know what’s podcasts are your faves?

  72. 5th December 2015 / 1:53 pm

    What a gorgeous post – I love how the radio looks on your G plan! I’d probably go for a lovely turquoise or light blue one, such happy colours 🙂 xx

  73. Heather Brannan
    5th December 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Mustard is truly awesome!

  74. Bonnie King
    5th December 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Polka Dot for a bit of fun 🙂

  75. Gilly Holmes
    5th December 2015 / 6:33 pm

    Purple it would match my decor

  76. Christine Caple
    5th December 2015 / 10:47 pm

    I would go for the Emma Bridgewater Sampler one because I love that design.

  77. Lizzy Cooper
    6th December 2015 / 11:16 am

    I love the greeny coloured one! I can’t find the exact colour name of it though 😛

  78. Donna Caldwell
    6th December 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Love the mustard one this is my favourite colour it looks fantastic

  79. Sheri Darby
    6th December 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Red please – it just seems perfect for a retro radio

  80. Sheri Darby
    6th December 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Red just seems perfect for a retro radio

  81. Rachel Wise
    6th December 2015 / 9:30 pm

    The polka dot one as will go in any of my rooms and will look cool and funky

  82. Nancy Bradford
    6th December 2015 / 11:26 pm

    The cream and brown one fits in really well with my decor x

  83. kimberley ryan
    6th December 2015 / 11:47 pm

    Love the vibrancy of the purple one, would go perfect in my home

  84. david cavender
    7th December 2015 / 12:28 am

    the white one as it would match my kitchen paint

  85. Jayne K
    7th December 2015 / 12:30 am

    Possibly purple as that’s my favourite colour.

  86. Susan Hunt
    7th December 2015 / 1:25 am

    Pink as it fits my sister inner mind.

  87. elaine stokes
    7th December 2015 / 8:22 am

    the teal is gorgeous

  88. Sarah H
    7th December 2015 / 9:02 am

    The black one would look perfect in our soon to be renovated kitchen 🙂

  89. Holly Crabtree
    7th December 2015 / 9:50 am

    I think i’d go for the cream one, looks really cool and retro 🙂

  90. Jordan B
    7th December 2015 / 11:08 am

    The blue one would go great in my bedroom!

  91. Gem Cook
    7th December 2015 / 11:19 am

    I absolutely love the Black one. My hubby has been wanting one for ages. This would be such a wonderful christmas gift! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  92. Natalie Baugh
    7th December 2015 / 11:57 am

    I love the cream colour

  93. Susan B
    7th December 2015 / 12:28 pm

    It would be cream for me. My home is so tiny that I have to have neutrals almost everywhere otherwise it looks cluttered.

  94. Jamie Gallant
    7th December 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Cream would go with our colour scheme

  95. gemma clark
    7th December 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I love the polka dot as it would look fab in my kitchen!

  96. Syramad
    7th December 2015 / 12:59 pm

    That radio is very beautiful

  97. jamie banks
    7th December 2015 / 1:47 pm

    red goes with my kitchen x

  98. Mary Campbell
    7th December 2015 / 2:36 pm

    I really love mustard, it’d go well with my cooking 🙂

  99. Chloe
    7th December 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Cream or navy – so chic! Perfect for a bit of Radio 4 action x

  100. Fiona K
    7th December 2015 / 2:56 pm

    I like the black, will look fab in my kitchen and in my guest / sewing room

  101. Lauren
    7th December 2015 / 3:22 pm

    I love it! I hope I win!

  102. Sarah Johnson
    7th December 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I’m remodeling and this radio would be a perfect addition to my place! Looks great! Fingers crossed.

    • Sarah Johnson
      7th December 2015 / 3:27 pm

      Oh, and I’d definitely want the brown leather one!

  103. Henry B
    7th December 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Would love the Cream one, would fit in nicely.

  104. Lauren
    7th December 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Love the retro styling!

  105. Kate Hofman
    7th December 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Surely it would it have to be the polka dots – it would go with everything!

  106. 7th December 2015 / 3:52 pm

    I think I would go for the brown or yellow retro 🙂 We’re planning on getting a new radio for xmas so this would be perfect!

  107. Fran H
    7th December 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I would go for brown as it would go with everything in our retro home!!

  108. Hevs
    7th December 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Yellow/mustard my favourite colour! … Or blue my favourite colour! ….. Or green my favourite colour! Hahahah any colour my favourite colour

  109. catherinej
    7th December 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Hepburn brown

  110. 7th December 2015 / 5:16 pm

    What gorgeous radio and giveaway! I think I’d probably go for the same one as yours ❤️ Off to peruse your lovely blog now as this is my first visit!

  111. Alex
    7th December 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Has to be the Mustard! Love it – if I don’t win it’s going on the xmas list!

  112. 7th December 2015 / 5:41 pm

    It would have to be the mustard yellow for its bright beauty! Radios are such wonderful things. I have one in my kitchen but would love one in my little study. They are companions and sources of such information. Transporting you back with a few bars of a song or getting you up on your feet for an impromptu (and often secret) dance! They are wonderful things and these designs and colours celebrate that it spades!

  113. Becky
    7th December 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Wow! Such a great giveaway. I’d love the cream or teal. Both would look amazing in my new kitchen.

  114. Brian
    7th December 2015 / 6:17 pm


  115. sue lempkowski
    7th December 2015 / 6:36 pm

    purple is my favourite colour , was hard to choose but have to go with the gut instinct

  116. sue lempkowski
    7th December 2015 / 6:36 pm

    purple is my favourite colour , was hard to choose but have to go with the fave

  117. Helen Gilbert
    7th December 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Cream is my favourite..would blend into any room

  118. Amy Jo McLellan
    7th December 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Hot pink is my favourite!

  119. Lyndsey Beckford
    7th December 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Love the hot pink because pink is my favourite colour 🙂

  120. kim neville
    7th December 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I like the blue as my favourite colour and matches my theme

  121. aisha
    7th December 2015 / 9:35 pm

    the red is gorgeous

  122. Aaron Milne
    7th December 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Love yellow please

    7th December 2015 / 10:16 pm

    I would choose Red as i have recently dyed my hair red and am getting everything to match these days x

  124. Victoria Prince
    7th December 2015 / 10:34 pm

    I would love to win the Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot because it’s a lovely splash of colour and would brighten up the room!

  125. Jennifer I
    7th December 2015 / 10:36 pm

    I love the brown one. Very retro and would go perfect in my living room.

  126. Natalie Crossan
    7th December 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Love the teal one 🙂
    My pinterest name is missnatalielara by the way!

  127. Janet Rumley
    7th December 2015 / 11:12 pm

    I would choose black as its just my style xxx

  128. Claire Ward
    7th December 2015 / 11:18 pm

    The red one so I could give it my mum.

  129. Farah
    7th December 2015 / 11:41 pm

    I’m in love with the mustard…so retro.

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