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Oh Happy Day Goes to Paris

I started this blog one day because I was bored at work. I never would’ve imagined the good people and things it has brought into my life five years later. Thank you so much for reading and for being so supportive. I feel super lucky that this is my job and I couldn’t do it without all the lovely people that read Oh Happy Day. So I wanted to do something fun to give back. As a thank you I am doing a giveaway for a 7 DAY TRIP FOR TWO TO PARIS, FRANCE! It’s true. I’ve put together a major giveaway that includes 7 night stay at Mama Shelter, the hippest boutique hotel in Paris. Roundtrip Airfare from the continental United States to Paris, France. And on top of that I will personally host* the winner for two days and take them around to my favorite spots in Paris.

Do you have your berets and striped shirts all packed and ready to go? Great! All you have to do is enter. There are four ways to enter and no purchase is necessary. You can enter each of the four ways one time during the contest (if you enter all four ways it just increases your chance of winning.) Here is how:

HOW TO ENTER (You may enter each way one time.)
1. Leave a comment in the comment section below this post.
2. “Like” the Oh Happy Day on Facebook (if you already “like” it then you’re already entered.)
3. Post a link on Twitter to this contest page and include the hashtag #ohhappydaygoestoparis
4. Repost a link to the contest page on your own blog, then leave the link to that page in the comment section of the contest page (below).

The contest begins 5:00 AM PST 6/6/11 and ends 11:59 PM PST 6/20/11, when I will close comments. I’ll announce the winner that week.

A few important details. This trip has to be completed by the end of 2011, so make sure you are going to be able to get away in the next seven months. Also, the winner is responsible for any and all expenses beyond hotel, and airfare. Possible additional expenses could include: airline baggage fees, ground transportation in France, meals, tickets for museums etc. You have to be 18 to enter and sorry to my dear friends and family you are automatically disqualified! For Official Contest Rules go here.

*Totally optional (if you just want to see the sites sans tour guide that’s cool too!)

Now I want to tell you about the sponsor Mama Shelter! When I thought about hotels I wanted to collaborate with they were my first choice. I was so pleased when they agreed to sponsor this. Mama Shelter is a design-y boutique hotel in the 20th arrondissement of Paris (read their NYT review here). The hotel was designed by well known designer, Philippe Starck.  Each room is done differently with art and cool installations. I absolutely love hotels like this! But the best part, besides being super cool they are really affordable and are even considered a “budget” hotel!  I always recommend this place to my friends that are coming through Paris. It’s cool, it’s affordable, and an easy 17 minute bus ride to city center. Plus doesn’t their logo below make you love them? Yea for Mama Shelter!

I hope you are as excited about this as I am! I’ve only been living in Paris for four months but I’ve already fallen in love. Let me show you my favorite places like: the Paris Flea Market, the fresh food markets, Laduree for some macarons, Adorable ribbon stores, and help me on my quest to find the best hot chocolate in Paris. I’ve been saving up for this for a while, besides the hotel I’m personally footing the bill.  It’s my way of saying thank you to all my readers. Now what are you waiting for?… Go Enter!

[Post Edit 6/8/2011: The comments should be working now. Thanks for being patient! I wish I could fly everyone to Paris.]

  1. Eleanor

    June 6, 2011

    Wow. This is an amazing giveaway. Will this also work for those of us already living in Europe? I’m a stone’s throw away in Munich…

  2. Bailey

    June 6, 2011

    I’m a huge fan of Oh Happy Day and I REALLY want to go to Paris this year!!!

  3. Haley

    June 6, 2011

    I better get a passport!

  4. noelle

    June 6, 2011

    a trip to paris….amazing! crossing my fingers! i really enjoy reading your blog and appreciate all the great ideas you share. thanks so much!

  5. Alejandra

    June 6, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway!! I would love this as I’ve never been to Paris. Congratulations on a fantastic 5 years!!

  6. Monica Lee

    June 6, 2011

    aI was a flight attendant for years…I adore PARIS!

  7. Ashlea Walter

    June 6, 2011

    Wow, what an amazingly generous and amazing prize!

  8. Vane

    June 6, 2011

    haven’t been back to paris since my honeymoon!

  9. D'vine Living

    June 6, 2011

    THIS IS AMAZING! Such a big fan of Oh Happy Day and so addicted to Paris!! We spend our honeymoon in Paris and flew all the way back a year later (from South Africa) to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Can you enter if you live outside of USA?

  10. Jordana @ White Cabana

    June 6, 2011

    Oh la la – the contests of all contests! C’est fantastique! I’m ready to fly…
    p.s. I just read about Mama Shelter in the June issue of the Air Canada magazine last week. Looks great!

  11. By Word of Mouth Musings

    June 6, 2011

    “Je suis en amour!”
    Oh, pick me, pick me :)
    WOW, what a fab giveaway. Congrats to you, happy to have found you in the blogosphere
    and will go and tweet about this right now!

  12. Christine Wisnieski

    June 6, 2011

    What a lovely way to celebrate!

  13. Kerry

    June 6, 2011

    How sweet of you!

  14. teacup adventure

    June 6, 2011

    WOW, this is probably the best giveaway I’ve ever come across in the blogosphere! I’ve been dying to go to paris for… pretty much forever! what a lovely thing to do! best of luck to everyone :)

  15. Sarah @ Knit York City

    June 6, 2011

    Wow! I feel even more excited for you being able to do this fantastic give away than I am at the prospect of winning! Congrats on how far you’ve come! :)

  16. jordan

    June 6, 2011


    Sorry to all my readers outside the Continental US! I had to set the limits somewhere since I don’t have an unlimited budget. The rules say flights are from the Continental US and back.

  17. Bailey

    June 6, 2011

  18. Heather

    June 6, 2011

    Oh, this would be amazing – one can never visit the City of Lights too often!

  19. Amanda

    June 6, 2011

    Wow. How amazing. Love your blog, and can’t wait to see who wins! (Hopefully me!)

  20. Linda

    June 6, 2011

    wow! you’re amazing! I love Paris!

  21. Smedette

    June 6, 2011

    Holy moly! Enter me please! I’ve also liked you on Facebook and will be posting on my blog later today!

  22. Karen

    June 6, 2011

    Wow! I was excited to hear your announcement, but thought it was another Martha Stewart alliance, or possibly another child on the way. What a cool thing to do for your readers! And Mama Shelter looks amazing – can’t go wrong with Phillipe Starck.

    On New Years Eve, friends and I were all sharing our 2011 resolutions. My first & only was to finally visit Paris! It would be a dream come true. Thanks, Jordan!

  23. Johanna

    June 6, 2011

    This is the best blog giveaway I’ve ever seen! I’ve never been to Paris I’d love to go. That hotel looks killer.

  24. fun mama

    June 6, 2011

    This would be amazing!

  25. Jacqueline

    June 6, 2011

    Holy cow, what an amazing giveaway!! I have been dreaming of Paris since my french classes in high school… I know whoever wins is going to have an awesome time! Thanks for the chance!

  26. Betsy

    June 6, 2011

    Fabulous giveaway! My husband and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary this fall. Wouldn’t it be exciting to celebrate in Paris!?!?!

  27. Bryndis

    June 6, 2011

    Paris is such a wonderful place! I would love to go again :)

  28. Julia

    June 6, 2011

    You and your sister– your blogs are generating such wanderlust in me for France! Here’s to hoping!

  29. Eliza

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my word. You just made my Monday even better!

    I liked your FB page, and have to say even if I don’t win, I love your blog and read it religiously through GoogleReader. Thank you!

  30. Kelly Swanson

    June 6, 2011

    wooowsers! could this be real? I’ll be wishing on every star I see!

  31. MomVee

    June 6, 2011

    Only thing better than a trip to Paris would be a trip to Paris to meet and be guided by you!

  32. Sarah Jones

    June 6, 2011

    A trip to Paris would be so awesome, what a ridiculously great giveaway!

  33. Jocelyne

    June 6, 2011

    Amazing giveaway! So excited for a chance to win.

  34. Kristin

    June 6, 2011

    Congratulations on the 5 year milestone and on the redesign! It would be lovely to see Paris with you as a guide.

  35. Elisa

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my gosh. Jordan. You are awesome. Crossing my fingers!

  36. Lillian

    June 6, 2011

    This is AMAZING!!!! Congrats on the 5 year mark and on the fantastic new design:)

  37. Caroline

    June 6, 2011

    What an incredible give-away! Merci beaucoup Oh Happy Day! I hope hope hope to see you in Paris!

  38. Sarah

    June 6, 2011

    How generous of you! I hope to meet you in Paris!

  39. Laura

    June 6, 2011

    WOW what an amazing prize! Fingers and toes are crossed…this can be my 10 year anniversary trip with my love. ~Laura

  40. christine

    June 6, 2011

    Wow. What an extremely generous & exciting contest! I don’t really need to explain why I want to go to Paris, do I (it seems obvious)? I would, however, force you to take me to the flea market & maybe even stop at your favorite hot chocolate place. I’m a difficult one (in case you couldn’t tell). :)

  41. jill

    June 6, 2011

    yes please!!!

  42. Martha Clark

    June 6, 2011

    I have never been to Paris! I would love to go!

  43. Stefany

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my! How amazing… I would LOVE to go to Paris this year!

  44. Kelly Swanson

    June 6, 2011

  45. Elizabeth

    June 6, 2011

    I went to Paris when I was in college – I’ve been aching to being my husband!

  46. Cara

    June 6, 2011

    I have been dying to make it to Paris!

  47. Josie

    June 6, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway! Would you pay for a train fare from London instead of an airfare from the US? I haven’t had a holiday yet this year so it would be amazing so spend some summer days wondering around Paris…

  48. Stephanie

    June 6, 2011

    This would be amazing – I’ve never been to Europe!

  49. Iris

    June 6, 2011

    I’m from Holland and love Paris. So I could only image how it would be to live there. But what you’re doing here… Wow! that is really amazing! You’re giving the change to explore Paris not for only 3 days or a citytrip but for a whole week! I would love to be there a week! Or 4 monts, or a year. But let’s start with a week 😉

  50. Courtney

    June 6, 2011


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