11/16/09

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 The Pirates Daughter. Winner will be chosen on Wednesday morning!

24 comments:

Snowflowers Mum said...

I'm so on it...you KNOW my love for all things Pipp & Pirate...and this print SCREAMS at me...hold me, love me, want ME!

Stefanie said...

That is SO exciting Maia!! What an honor to be selected, and I certainly think you deserve to WIN :)
I voted, be sure to let everyone know you can vote every 24 hours!
:)

Amy said...

I voted, and I will make sure to do it again tomorrow. I hope you win! I would love to see your blog post from Paris!!!!

Yoli said...

I am so excited for you Maia. I am off to vote! I would LOVE to see you and your family in Paris for New Years!

Mandi said...

I have been following your blog for some time now quietly but felt like today was good day to come out of the shadows. I am headed over to vote for you right now! Good luck. Oh and by the way, I LOVE your artwork.

We too have a Jiangsu daughter. She is from Nanjing.

Mandi

Mandi said...

Just wanted to let you know I voted and bookmarked the site so I can go back and vote for you tomorrow.

Mandi

Jag är jag said...

ooooh, i would love for you to go to paris and for me to win the print so much that i decided to come out of lurkdom :-)
just voted for you and hope you win!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maia,
I love reading of the adventures of you and your daughter. We have a little one from China as well. I voted!
Becky

Kris said...

best of luck! i voted :O)

JPowers said...

I voted! Good Luck!!

sophia said...

a lurker popping in to say i voted!
your photos are so beautiful...


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Michal said...

I'm on it! I cast my vote and will return every 24 hours.
I love the way that you write about the love you have for your daughter. I have only ever been able to view her through your eyes, your words, and from where I sit, she seems a magical sprite made up of bits of light and smiles.
I sure hope that you win. Mostly because I would love to see pictures of QQ in Paris!!!!

Two Kayaks said...

Definitely doing this for you!! Hope you win!

Mooga said...

voted, despite wanting to spend new years w. the larkings

Mooga said...

i mean't larkins

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Wow, thanks for the outpouring of support, guys! People came out of the woodwork today...didn't realize we had so many readers! OX

ps - Mooga, judging by the gigantic following of one of the competitors, there is little chance we'll win, so I'm sure you can spend New Years' with us....or the Larkings,

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog since before you went to China - and today was also my day to come out of the shadows. You are so very talented - Your blog is one I follow everyday - You've got my vote daily. Would be awesome see Paris thru your lens!

Candyce

Gina said...

Another lurker coming out of the shadows ~ I've read your blog for quite awhile but never posted...love your writings as well as your artwork. Simply beautiful!

I voted and will be back to do it again tomorrow...

Michelle said...

I voted!

Jan said...

Good luck, Maia!! Spending the New Year in Paris!! Wow, wouldn't that be exciting!! We hope you win!! Naturally we'll be voting everyday!!!

M@rgriet said...

I just voted of course! How could I not as I love your work and your story is lovely (and we share the fond memories of 3 wonderful days in Paris after SO many years of not seeing each other). Hope you win and get to go to the city of lights, love and romance to make some great family pictures of your own! xxx M.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. It is so beautiful and meaningful. Good luck to you. I'll vote every day.

Kat

kerri said...

Just popped over and voted, good luck my friend...

mncfi said...

More than happy to vote for you! I love this beautiful blog and your beuatiful story, and I really hope you get to spend a beautiful New Year in Paris.