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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 http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris and include the hashtag #ohhappydaygoestoparis
4. Repost a link to the contest page http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris 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. Dana Bockstahler

    June 14, 2011

    This would be a lovely 40th birthday trip. :0) Fingers crossed.

  2. Frieda

    June 14, 2011

    I would love to go to Paris. What an awsome giveaway!

  3. anne oconor

    June 14, 2011

    Count me in! What a generous giveway and I hope I win!!

  4. Amber

    June 14, 2011

    I want to win a trip to Paris!!!!!

  5. heather

    June 14, 2011

    gee, i guess those four years of french from high school and college could come in handy…..too bad i barely remember any of it…. :)

  6. Lora

    June 14, 2011

    I love Paris!

  7. Kate F.

    June 14, 2011

    oh dear, what a jackpot! thanks not only for the giveaway, but also for all the great blogging!

  8. Kayla McKelvey

    June 14, 2011

    Wow what an amazing contest!! =)

  9. Lisa

    June 14, 2011

    Okay, I know my chances are super slim, but I just have to enter anyway. I want to go to Paris! Awesome giveaway, Jordan.

  10. Analise

    June 14, 2011

    What a sweet, generous offer for your readers! Thanks for all the cheerful inspiration.

  11. Kate

    June 14, 2011

    I adore Paris – I would love to won this trip so i could take my boyfriend as he has never been. Would definitley pay a visit to the flea markets for vintage homewares and furnitue x

  12. leah wall

    June 14, 2011

    THANK YOU for the giveaway!! I would love to be entered!

  13. leah wall

    June 14, 2011

    Also, I like you on FB.

  14. Erin

    June 14, 2011

    Oh what a happy day it would be in Paris! I hope to win and tour the city with you to discover great french inspiration for life!

  15. A.W. Tran

    June 14, 2011

    I have been hinting, all right, nearly stomping my feet, for another trip to Paris. I would loooove an opportunity to revisit. What an amazing gift for the lucky winner!

  16. kat

    June 14, 2011

    I’d love to win! I have a dear friend living in Paris right now and I’ve never been outside of the US!

  17. Meadow

    June 14, 2011

    Honeymoon in Paris, please??

  18. LB

    June 14, 2011

    A long time dream comes true with the opportunity of a trip with my hasbund to Paris — thank you so much for the chance to win a life time dream.

  19. Sarah Ann

    June 14, 2011

    This is….the best contest I’ve ever entered!!

  20. Anna Levin

    June 14, 2011

    This would be amazing, especially since our 2-year wedding anniversary is coming up!!!

    Oh… and I will definitely blog about this contest!

  21. Verityviolet

    June 14, 2011

    Paris w you? Yes please! Love you and your beautiful blog. Congrats on 5 years! Wow!

  22. Tiara

    June 14, 2011

    A trip to Paris, not the Texas one, would be lovely

  23. Elaine

    June 14, 2011

    J’adore Paris! <3

  24. Chris

    June 14, 2011

    Paris for free!!! Ooh pick me!!!

  25. Samantha

    June 14, 2011

    Oh. My. Goodness. Oh my oh my. What an incredible giveaway! How sweet and generous of you and Mama Shelter! You are going to make someone veeerrrrry happy. I kind of (really!) hope it’s me! :)

  26. Ashley

    June 14, 2011

    Ummm… yes please!!! Paris is my favorite favorite favorite place :)

  27. Nicole

    June 14, 2011

    Oh my goodness, winning this would be a dream. I am astounded at your generosity. What a wonderful giveaway.

    (I live in Canada, but would be happy to drive to the US to catch a flight to Paris, so I’m hoping that I still qualify!)

  28. Sarah Ann

    June 14, 2011

  29. Heidi

    June 14, 2011

    Would be a dream.

  30. Jill Smith

    June 14, 2011

    I just saw your blog from one of my friends. Love it. Can’t wait to read more from you.

  31. Jamie

    June 14, 2011

    I have been dying to go to Paris with my husband. We’ve both been there before- but not together! Would be so lovely to return together. Also- he was there for less that 24 hours, so I still say it doesn’t count! :)

  32. Carolee Beckham

    June 14, 2011

    I found myself in Paris… once upon a time. It’d be so wonderful to go back again and this time bring my husband. :) oh la la.

  33. Laren

    June 14, 2011

    great giveaway jordan!! you are the best!!

  34. Jenna

    June 14, 2011

    Always wanted to go to Paris!

  35. Jill Smith

    June 14, 2011

    I’d love to go to Paris.

  36. anna crelia

    June 14, 2011

    oh happy day! going to paris with my husband has always been a dream of mine. fingers crossed!

  37. Jill Vest

    June 14, 2011

    Yes, please!! :)

  38. Annie Nelson

    June 14, 2011

    Pick me!!! Love the blog Jordan!

  39. Melissa

    June 14, 2011

    I’ll finally be able to put those 4 years of french in high school to good use!

  40. jaesi

    June 14, 2011

    wow! how wonderful an opportunity!

  41. Janet

    June 14, 2011

    I went to Paris in the 9th grade – many, many moons ago :)
    I’ve always wanted to return and whoever wins will be one lucky girl. Thanks for offering such a fabulous give-away!

  42. cassie

    June 14, 2011

    This would be AMAZING!

  43. Ariel

    June 14, 2011

    Wow, this is the best contest ever. I love Paris and I want to get back — this would be the best funemployment gift ever!

  44. Laren

    June 14, 2011

  45. Kell

    June 14, 2011

    I’ve never been out of the US–which means I have a passport that is completely unused! Hoping I can change that soon..

  46. Jenna

    June 14, 2011

  47. Michele L

    June 14, 2011

    So incredibly generous! I would love to go to Paris but would especially love being shown around by you.

  48. Courtney

    June 14, 2011

    Oh how charming this site is!!! I just love all your ideas:) A trip to Paris would be a dream:)

  49. Geneva M. Wilgus

    June 14, 2011

    I think I’ve entered all four ways, now! Here’s the link to my post on the trip giveaway; I’m keeping my fingers crossed and wishing on every star to see Paris for the first time :)

    http://myamericanhouse.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/trip-to-paris/

  50. iris

    June 14, 2011

    Oh this would be so wonderful!!

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