Much to my surprise, I found recently that we'd been selected as one of the top ten finalists in the Yves Saint Laurent Experience Parisienne contest. Winners get to ring in the New Year in Paris!
I have been thoroughly enjoying Joanna Goddard's photos for the Parisienne campaign, but never did it occur to me, when she first posted about the contest, that we would actually be selected!
It's only day 2, and the competition is already stiff. I'm behind the ball on mustering votes for us, but my husband (who has never been) is giddy with the idea, after a long hard year of pulling twice his weight at the news station while completing his MBA (oh, and being a Q's daddy of course!) What with the adoption and Q's various surgeries, our travel budget has been in the negative for a couple of years now.
I have many sweet memories of days in Paris with my family when I was small (The photo is my mum and me in France many years ago), and I'll admit it would be sweet to re-experience some of these with our little family now!
So, here's the deal: If you hop on over to the YSL site and cast your vote for us (Maia L), and then leave a comment here, I will randomly select one person to win a big, beautiful, signed giclee print of my original watercolor, The Pirates Daughter (you can see details of this print at my Etsy shop, TheVoyagers.etsy.com. Winner will be chosen on Wednesday morning!