Guess who is giving away $3,000 for a shopping spree? W magazine! Plus, the prize is awarded as an American Express gift card. Take the money and run to Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré, one of the most fashionable streets in Paris. Versace, Hermès, Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, and Chanel line this exclusive, narrow road. Even Carli Bruni is ensconced at the Elysee palace (number 55) - the official residence of the President of France, a.k.a. Carla's husband, Nicolas Sarkozy. Their controversial relationship is an ongoing French soap opera, but this week, headlines about their food predilections have suddenly been usurped by fiery Mother Nature. A pesky volcano in Iceland has been erupting, spewing so much ash in the air that hundreds of flights across Europe have been canceled due to potential mechanical problems and poor visibility. Airports are eerily empty, millions of passengers are stranded, and Europe is at a standstill. For once, I am content to be grounded in Los Angeles, where I can breathe. Who knows when the air will clear - Mother Nature has her own unpredictable time table. When it does, though, you'll know where to browse. Get ready to stimulate the economy and enter.
Voilà - the link to W magazine's shopping spree sweepstakes: