Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pretty People Pose For Paris Fall Fashion Week

Paris Fall Fashion Week kicked off Tuesday, September 28th and runs through October 6th. Today, was a power couples fest at the Balenciaga Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show, where Miranda Kerr and sexy, new hubby, Orlando Bloom turned up, as did Salma Hayek, who held hands with her billionaire baby daddy, François-Henri Pinault. French icon,Catherine Deneuve, and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg were also there.

Raising the roof last night at Robert Cavalli's 40th Anniversary party at Les Beaux-Arts de Paris were Heidi Klum, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks, Rachel Bilson (She wore a long, signature leopard print Cavalli dress.), Naomi Campbell, Bar Refaeli (who wore a black and gold backless Cavalli gown), Karolina Kurkova, Eva Herzigova, Bryan Ferry, Janet Jackson, and Bianca Jagger. Kylie Minogue performed for the star-studded bash of 1,200 BFFFs, and a Crazy Horse Saloon model slithered provocatively over a huge pair of florescent pink lips. No wonder the Cavalli cavalcade reportedly cost $2 million!

Want to get in the party spirit? Power up with Iron Man 2 and enter to win $10,000 in the Marvel – Iron Man 2 Sweepstakes. That ought to be enough to roll through the next Fashion Week with elan.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blazing Saddles: Horsing Around in Paris

Hay, if you're into horses there are six racecourses around Paris operated by France Galop: Auteuil, Chantilly, Deauville, Longchamp, Maisons-Laffitte and Saint-Cloud. Auteuil is famous for the Gras Savoye Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, which features 23 obstacles for the horse and rider to negotiate. Chantilly makes headlines with its two internationally renowned races in June: the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane. One of the main flat racing venues in France is Deauville-La Touques, but nestled in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne is the Longchamp racecourse, favored by Parisians. The largest racecourse in the area is Maisons-Laffitte, tucked in a leafy park near the Seine. Prefer a view? Saint-Cloud is set on top of a hill and provides breathtaking panoramas of Paris.

Has all this horsing around got you in the mood for an equestrian feature? Secretariat races into theaters October 8th. Based on a remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. To promote this show pony,'s Winning Sweepstakes Grand Prize is a $4,500 Visa gift card, which ought to cover a race or two in Paris. Saddle up and enter.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Conspicuous Consumption In Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner jetted off to Paris this month for some quality mother-daughter time. After checking into the Ritz, the reality recruits dashed over to the Louvre, where they snapped pix with Mona Lisa. Berthillon is arguably the best ice cream in Paris, but Kim sucked down a waffle cone stuffed with good ol' Ben & Jerry's instead. What would a trip to Paris be without a little shopping spree? Kim dropped almost $100,000 on seven Hermès purses: six $10,000 Birkin bags and one $30,000 crocodile-skin bag (Um, didn't sis, Khloe, shoot a PETA ad?!?). Leave it to Kim to give new meaning to the term "bag lady."

Following in the Kardashians' Louboutins takes bank. Thanks to the subversive folks at Southpark (Remember how they killed off the Kardashian sisters?), you can win $5,000 pimp cash in the Little Bit of Butters Sweepstakes. It won't cover a Birkin, but you could still have a pleasurable plebian Parisian adventure. What would Butters do? You know he'd wipe his sticky fingers on Kim's Chanel dress and enter!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Sleepless in Paris - Nuit Blanche

Sure, you pulled some all-nighters in college, but Nuit Blanche is the mother of them all, sans an exam. Launched in 2002 this free annual event buzzes throughout France from 7PM to 7AM with concerts, films festivals, art shows, photography exhibits, art installations, and a wealth of entertainment this Saturday, October 2nd. Museums, monuments, cinemas, parks, and swimming pools stay open all night. At dawn, city halls offer breakfast for those who have survived. Not sure you've got the stamina? The Metro is free and runs 'til the wee hours, so there's no excuse not to venture out. Take a plunge. Then, catch that Monet retrospective at 2AM.

Need a windfall to go? AT&T and is giving away $5,000 in their Windfall of Winnings Sweepstakes. Catch up on your sleep and party all night at next year's Nuit Blanche. Join the insomniacs and enter.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Polanski Customizes Paris

Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and Matt Dillon, are slated to star in Roman Polanski's film adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play, "God of Carnage," in Paris this February. After their boys get into a fight at school, the parents meet to assuage the situation. Unfortunately, the meeting quickly slides down hill as each set of parents attacks the other for their poor parenting skills. Then, they turn on themselves, exposing a host of marital issues.

The upcoming film isn't the only thing rife with drama. Although the movie is set in Brooklyn, Polanski, who fled the U.S. before he was sentenced for having unlawful sexual conduct with a 13-year-old in the 70s, is shooting this American story in France. Don't expect romantic shots of Paris. He's customizing the City of Light so that it doubles for New York!

And speaking of customization, we tailor trips for our taste. Now, Cheer is giving you a chance to tailor your contest prizes, including a round trip ticket to Europe. Throw in a $1,000 clothing spree, and you're off to Paris in style. Stand up and cheer. Then, enter.

- the link to Cheer's Customize Your Prize Sweepstakes: