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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. crystal

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my good gracious! I love your blog, I love Philippe Starck, I love traveling but have never made it to Paris. This giveaway was made for me! :)

  2. Rebecca

    June 6, 2011

    Love your blog and would love a trip to paris!

  3. Jilly

    June 6, 2011

    Where is my beret? Paris. Awesome.

  4. Erica

    June 6, 2011

  5. Emily

    June 6, 2011

    One of my favorite cities in the world! This would be a dream trip! Thank you! New site looks amazing too!

  6. candice hartsough mcdonald

    June 6, 2011

    Oh my! So exciting! My mom is going to Paris next spring, and I’m so jealous. I’d love to go too, even if it’s not at the same time as her!

  7. Amy

    June 6, 2011

    Wouldn’t this be perfect!?

  8. Ollie

    June 6, 2011

    I would love to go with my husband! I have never had the opportunity to visit anywhere outside of the country and this is one of the places we have always dreamed about going to.

  9. Robin Witte

    June 6, 2011

    Would love to win this fantastic trip! All of your Parisian photos have really sparked an interest in visiting France.

  10. ashley

    June 6, 2011

    this would be unreal! thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Marlo

    June 6, 2011

  12. NY_NKE

    June 6, 2011

    Oh Jordan, what a fantastic announcement on this grey Monday in Amsterdam! I want to win desperately, so from now on I’ll have my fingers crossed. Hope it works!

  13. HACB

    June 6, 2011

    Congratulations!

  14. Jennifer

    June 6, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway!!! Love your blog too!! =)

  15. ewelina

    June 6, 2011

    omg! this sounds amazing! would love to win! thanks for such an amazing offer!

  16. Emmeline

    June 6, 2011

    IS this for real! Jordan, what an incredibly generous giveaway! I love reading your blog, especially now that your in Paris… your adventures are happy reminders of my time spent there in 2006. It would be so fun to meet you, too! And I’ve never spent time in the 20th, looks like a fun hotel. Thank you so much for doing this. Looking forward to posts about your trip to London!

    Emmeline

  17. PorosenokNu

    June 6, 2011

    This is the best blog giveaway I’ve ever seen!
    I`ve never been to Paris, pick me, pick me pleeeaaase!

    Anna

  18. Michelle Torres

    June 6, 2011

    WoW!!!!! This is definately the best giveaway everrrrr!!!!!!!!! I do not have a blog of my own yet, but I still wanted to take a shot at this… I have always been a true follower of your lovely blog…. Even though I am just now coming out of the woods with commenting lol….It would be such a blessing to take my husband on a trip to Paris!!!!! We have had to be apart for the last four years with him being deployed over seas, and I this trip would allow some much needed alone time without our little girls!!!!!! He deserves this trip!!!!!! Please put us in!!!!!!!!!

    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

  19. Katie*Belle

    June 6, 2011

    How amazing! My husband and I were just talking about wanting to go to Paris together someday. It’s fun even just dreaming about it : )

  20. molly

    June 6, 2011

    i am speechless! i am in need of a vacation. an adult vacation.

  21. Rebecca

    June 6, 2011

    I blogged about your generous giveaway here: http://adailysomething.blogspot.com/2011/06/oh-happy-day-giveaway.html

    Thanks, Jordan!

  22. amy turn sharp

    June 6, 2011

    amazing!!!!!!!! you are so so wonderful! xoxo

  23. Ollie

    June 6, 2011

    I also just “liked” you on facebook!

  24. candice hartsough mcdonald

    June 6, 2011

  25. Elizabeth

    June 6, 2011

    Paris! Yes please!

  26. Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris

    June 6, 2011

  27. Tracy

    June 6, 2011

    I agree with the comment above, that this is the best giveaway I have ever seen and your sister’s blog does have some really good ones too! I am dying to try some tasty treats in Paris, so I hope it is my lucky day!

  28. Nathan

    June 6, 2011

    Pick me pick me!

  29. Michelle

    June 6, 2011

    amazing. best blog giveaway of all time.

  30. Anna S.

    June 6, 2011

    My husband was saying yesterday how much he needed a vacation. I would love to be able to surprise him with this!

  31. erinmalia

    June 6, 2011

    Holy smokes. What a give-a-way. My husband and I would love this trip.

  32. liz e.

    June 6, 2011

    would make the perfect honeymoon!

  33. CM Walsh

    June 6, 2011

    Oh, it all sounds so wonderful! What a great giveaway!

  34. LobotoME

    June 6, 2011

    At the top of my seven year old’s wish/dream list is to go to paris and see the Eiffel Tower!!! I’d love nothing more than to make her dream come true…

  35. mjb

    June 6, 2011

    Would love a trip to Europe this year!

  36. LobotoME

    June 6, 2011

    ps – already liked you on facebook!

  37. Lindsy

    June 6, 2011

    I knew there was a reason I just renewed my passport!

  38. Sydney Kate

    June 6, 2011

    OMGoodness this would be a dream come true for me! I’ve never been out of the country, but I’ve always dreamt of going to Paris! :)

  39. Jilly

    June 6, 2011

    Posted it on the blog.

  40. kasey

    June 6, 2011

    umm…yes..please!!
    I’m a facebook fan already!
    xo

  41. Cyd

    June 6, 2011

    Naturally, I’m a huge Oh Happy Day fan (have been for years) and I’d love to frolic about Paris with you. Plus, my husband has never been to Europe. Triple word score.

  42. Tyler A

    June 6, 2011

    The first (and only) time I’ve been to Paris was when I was 12! It would be so amazing to take a pre-wedding trip with my fiance, especially since we wont be able to go on a honeymoon for a while! Thankss!

  43. kasey

    June 6, 2011

    I tweeted!!!

  44. Emily K.

    June 6, 2011

    I love Paris so much! What a great giveaway!

  45. Alex Klug

    June 6, 2011

    Honestly, I would just love to meet you. Holy cow, Paris would be amazing!

  46. ellen

    June 6, 2011

    WOW! What a great opportunity!!!

  47. Danielle

    June 6, 2011

    WOW! What an amazing giveaway! That hotel looks incredible and Paris is my favorite city. Fingers crossed!

  48. Emily

    June 6, 2011

    Count me in! A trip to Paris would be lovely!

  49. Adrienne

    June 6, 2011

    Wow, what an amazing getaway! Thanks so much!

  50. Jen

    June 6, 2011

    I read Oh Happy Day because it’s such a great blog – and now an amazing chance at my dream vacation! Seriously, this blog is wonderful and could not ask for a better gift!

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