The summer before last, I was able to check off an item on my 'bucket list': a trip to Paris. Paris is, without a doubt, the most beautiful and inspirational city I have ever visited. It is truly a feast for the eyes, with stunning architecture, gardens, and art everywhere you look.
The 17th Century Fountain of the Medicis in the Luxembourg Gardens. Paris has over 400 gardens and parks. Image via the New York Times.
For this reason, I find it absolutely perfect that Design Sherpa, an internet marketing service for the design and remodeling industry (and part of the parent company that owns my favorite magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles), is sponsoring the 'What Inspires You' contest - with an all expenses paid 10 day trip to Paris as the grand prize. The rules for entry are easy: upload an image that inspires you, along with 100 words or less that describes what inspires you. The prize is the ultimate in giveaways; not only does the winner get a trip to Paris, but the trip also includes entrance to Maison & Objet (one of the greatest design shows in the world), and $10,000 cash. Plus, a platform for chronicling the experiences from the trip to a world-wide audience of design enthusiasts.
Accomodations for the winner are at the chic Hotel Recamier. This image reflects so many of the things I love about Paris - the gorgeous stone buildings, lanterns and delicate ironwork railings.
The lobby of the hotel, which is so chic and stylish. Hotel Recamier is located in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, one of my favorite areas of Paris.
It makes me want to book a ticket right now...but at the very least, I can submit an entry to the 'What Inspires You' contest and dream a little dream about visiting this beautiful city once again. For more information, or to enter the contest, please visit the registration page: http://whatinspiresyou.teamdigital.com/ The round one entry deadline is June 21, 2010. Bonne chance!
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