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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. lauren

    June 12, 2011

    Yesssss! The comment section is finally working. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of this. : ) Congratulations on your blogger royalty status, Mrs Ferney! It is well-deserved.

  2. Morgan

    June 12, 2011

    WOW! You are so incredibly generous, how lucky that person is who wins this! xoxoxo

  3. Lila

    June 12, 2011

    I went to Paris for the first time 2 years ago. It was a wonderful trip. Though I saw so much, there’s still so much I want to see!

  4. Ashley Mackay

    June 12, 2011

    How fun! I will enter.

  5. Michal

    June 12, 2011

    I discovered your blog today on ohdeedoh and will be following it regardless of the Paris offer.

    You have a beautiful house – I especially like the desk in armoire piece!

  6. Jordan

    June 12, 2011

    Would be a dream come true!

  7. Cherryl Thompson

    June 12, 2011

    It’s been my dream to travel to Paris. This could be it.

  8. Heather

    June 12, 2011

    Have never been to Europe and would love to go before we have kids!!!!

  9. Jeanette

    June 12, 2011

    The plan is Paris in the springtime for our honeymoon… how much sweeter this prize could make it!

  10. Nancy

    June 12, 2011


  11. Emily D

    June 12, 2011

    Wow, thanks for co-hosting this contest! Looks like a fabulous place to stay and an all-around great trip!

  12. Cate

    June 12, 2011

    Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Paris! I imagine it as a totally romantic city. :)

  13. Nona

    June 12, 2011

    Wow, it’s amazing that you’re doing this! I would be incredibly excited to win.

  14. Lauren

    June 12, 2011

    Wow! Thank you!

    Your move has inspired so many of us. It’s been a treat to read about your amazing adventure.

  15. Joanna

    June 12, 2011

    Wow this is the most amazing giveaway ever! I found you though my friend Shannon from Mastering the Art of Being Me. This would be a MOST welcome respite for my hubby and myself. Happy blogiversary!

  16. Jenna C.

    June 12, 2011

    What an incredable giveaway! I would love to win!

  17. Charlotte

    June 12, 2011

    best giveaway i have ever seen! mama shelter looks amazing!!

  18. heather

    June 12, 2011

    well, i’m 8,448 – an astounding number! i can’t believe that a trip like this is being given away. i hope that whoever wins it has an absolutely wonderful time and that the universe chooses just the person who needs it most! best to all!

  19. Laura

    June 12, 2011

    So excited for this contest! Bonne Chance to all!

  20. Shay

    June 12, 2011

    WOW! This is an incredible giveaway! A trip to the flea market?????? Beyond incredible! Shay

  21. Courtney

    June 12, 2011

    Oh, it’s always been a dream of mine to go to Paris!

  22. Christine

    June 12, 2011

    WoW! What a fabulous giveaway. I could cross this off my list of places I must go.

  23. Amanda Behrmann

    June 12, 2011

    Paris….I could only dream!

  24. sara

    June 12, 2011

    What an incredible giveaway! I never get to travel, so this would be ideal and truly enjoyable!

  25. April O.

    June 12, 2011

    Oui, Si vous plait!!!!

    Hmm, my French seems rusty . . . I hope I have a need to brush up. 😉 Thank you for the opportunity!

  26. Ashley Peterson

    June 12, 2011

    This would be heavenly! I’ve been living in Africa for two years-Paris sounds divine. :)

  27. colette

    June 12, 2011

    Thanks so much for sponsoring this getaway!!

  28. Kirstin F

    June 12, 2011

    My husband and I have been dying to come to Paris and explore the romance of the city. We also have a French bulldog and would love to explore her routes also :) you can friend our frenchie at and I will post a link to this contest to her over 2300 fans!

  29. solvita

    June 12, 2011

    Amazing giveaway! I would love to go.

  30. Natalie Papaj

    June 12, 2011

    Ahhh a week in Paris! Merci beaucoup. Spreading the news via All Buttoned-up

  31. Fannie

    June 12, 2011

    I’m from New Jersey, and I’ve never been to Europe so this is such an amazing opportunity. Also, coincidently, my boyfriend will be studying abroad in Paris this summer, and I’m so, so happy for him. But it’s sad at the same time since we just finished our first year of college aka long distance relationship, and we can’t really spend the whole summer together since he’s going to France. This will let me spend more time with him over the summer in the city of love! :) Thanks for giving all of us an opportunity like this!

  32. Jordan

    June 12, 2011

    I love your blog and can’t think of a better tour guide. Best giveaway ever! XO

  33. Samantha Harris

    June 12, 2011

    Wow, this would be a dream come true. I have a few friends visiting France right now and I’m insanely jealous; going to see the Eiffel Tower, Giverny, Notre Dame, other cathedrals, the Louvre… I also wouldn’t mind putting my 3 years of high school French to good use. XD

  34. Mary

    June 12, 2011

    holy mackerel, what a wonderful opportunity!

  35. Kate

    June 12, 2011

    How exciting is this!?! Congrats on your dream job!

  36. Raven

    June 12, 2011

    Ooh la la! C’est tout simplement trop fabuleux pour les mots! XO, Raven

  37. Taylor

    June 12, 2011

    never been! thanks for the fabulous opportunity.

  38. kevin

    June 12, 2011

    wow, living in Paris!? So lucky! Love the pic of the bedroom! would love it if i had a job that i could live in different places all around the world for a month or two at a time…

  39. melissa@IWasBornToCook

    June 12, 2011

    amazing giveaway!! :)

  40. Grant Thompson

    June 12, 2011

    I might be 33 but all I want for Christmas is a trip Paris with my wife. Please pick us!!!

  41. lisa may

    June 12, 2011

    wow! I want to go to Paris!

    happy to have found you through modernparentsmessykids

  42. melissa@IWasBornToCook

    June 12, 2011

    I like you on Facebook :)

  43. rachel

    June 12, 2011

    sigh…..a frenchie…..ive had a few labs my adult life….but the frenchie has always been there in the back of my mind……cute….adorable……the perfect companion………someday!

  44. melissa@IWasBornToCook

    June 12, 2011

    I posted the link and hashtag on Twitter!

  45. Lanee Jensen

    June 12, 2011

    WOW! Talk about a give away . . . now let’s talk about giving it to me! :)

  46. amy

    June 12, 2011

    Wow, how generous of you! How very kind.

  47. Kelsey

    June 12, 2011

    J’adore Paris!! Oh please please please!!!

  48. stephanie boyer

    June 12, 2011

    this is absolutely amazing that you are doing this. this would be a dream come true!! thank you for the opportunity!

  49. rachel

    June 12, 2011

    ahhh…..frenchies…… 😉

  50. Kelly Baldwin

    June 12, 2011

    This is amazing! I’d love to go to Paris!

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