Monday, February 7, 2011

Puttin' On the Ritz - Celebrity Honeymooners in Paris

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. No wonder it's a top honeymoon destination. Newlyweds Isla Fischer and Sacha Baron Cohen spent their honeymoon in the Coco Chanel Suite at The Ritz in Paris. Sure, their lavish two-bedroom enclave was once inhabited by the fashion designer, but the lovebirds probably had something else on their minds. Controversial couple, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, also stayed at The Ritz during their honeymoon. In fact, love addicts can bed down in a suite where Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper flirted while shooting Love in the Afternoon.

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- the link to the GE Appliance Cash Sweepstakes:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Woody Allen's Love Letter to Paris

It's isn't even Valentine's Day, and Woody Allen has already finished what's being described as his love letter to Paris, Midnight in Paris. Set in the 1920s, this romantic film was shot all over Paris last summer. It centers around a couple who are transformed by their business trip to the French capital. Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, and Adrien Brody are just a few of the cast members in this romantic comedy, destined to kick off the Cannes Film Festival in May. Mais oui, even first French lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, makes an appearance.

Yearn for your own rendez-vous in Paris? Hallmark is giving away a trip for two to Paris in their Love is a Special Occasion Sweepstakes. Airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from airports and hotels, and a daily allowance are all part of the prize. Don't you just love it? Burn the midnight oil and enter.

Voilà - the link to Hallmark's Love is a Special Occasion Sweepstakes:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The ABCs of Le Pavillon des Lettres Paris

"A" is for Andersen as in Hans Christian. "B" is for Baudelaire. "C" is for Calderón (That's Pedro Calderón de la Barca to you.), and "D" is for Diderot. There's a literary alphabet of 26 unique rooms and suites at the new Le Pavillon des Lettres hotel in Paris, inspired by the beauty and poetry of renown authors. Naturally, Shakespeare is one of them. Bone up on his sonnets for the big engagement. Then, honeymoon here. After all, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Concerned about splashing out for a big wedding and a honeymoon in this economy? Pottery Barn is giving away a honeymoon trip to Paris. Round-trip air fare for two, 7 nights at Le Pavillon des Lettres (including daily breakfast and champagne upon arrival), and two tickets for the modern art museum at the Centre Pompidou, could be yours, if you're lucky. Potter on over and create your bridal registry online or in a Pottery Barn store to enter.

Voilà - the link to create your registry online and be automatically entered in Pottery Barn's Honeymoon in Paris Sweepstakes: