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.]