Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Giveaway with a French Touch!


To continue celebrating the upcoming launch of the e-Magazine
we have teamed up to offer a giveway with a French touch!



We would Like to introduce you to Elaine Biss
A wonderfully talented feminine illustrator.  

Her designs have been featured in campaigns by Christian Dior, New York and Company,
and recently Blogland's very own Claudia Strasser of The Paris Apartment
 Elaine did all the gorgeous artwork for Claudia's marvelous new iphone app on the
 Paris Flea Markets,  Keys to the Fleas!





Vie à Paris is Elaine's much anticipated illustrated book.  
"Vie à Paris is a feel good tale that takes the reader through the streets of Paris as seen through the eyes of Nanette and her dog Coco."

Joie De Vivre in the City of Lights.   It fits perfectly with Belle Inspiration's motto,
 "Celebrating La Joie de Vivre". 










The Giveaway - 
1 year subscription to Belle Inspiration e-Magazine, 6 Issues
 Elaine's book, Vie à Paris
Surprise gift from a Paris brocante


The rules are simple:
1. Comment to enter
2. Become a follower if you'd like (not a requirement)! :)
3. Cross your fingers!



Merci Beaucoup for all the well wishes about the new e-Magazine.  
I was stunned by all the subscriptions you ordered, 
and the incredible kindness you have showered on the entire team of Belle Inspiration.   
I am grateful for your love and support!

Giveaway Drawing August 11th




Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!






Credits: Vie à Paris photos and text in quotations original copyrighted material of Elain Biss

50 comments:

Fete et Fleur said...

What an amazing giveaway! I love Elaine's illustrations!! I'm so happy that Anita directed me to you.

Nancy

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello my lovely friend! What a fantastic giveaway, I would love to be included...this book sounds wonderful!

Thank you again for the opportunity to be part of the gorgeous Belle Inspiration e-Magazine. It has been a joy to work with you, as you are an amazing and inspiring lady...you have also been so kind and gracious. I'm so excited for the first issue! :)

Wishing you a spectacular weekend.

Rachel

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

How exciting, the countdown for the e-magazine is drawing even closer. This is a fab give-away too; how generous. I just checked out Elaine's blog and wow, she's incredibly talented.


Merci Mimi! Happy blogging

Phoenix Peacock said...

oh my goodness! Your fantastic magazine and her art work?! WONDERFUL.

And I am a follower, of course!

High Heeled Life said...

Oh Mon Ami.. what a beautiful give-away .. the book sounds fabulous!! Please include me .. and yes I'm a follower!!!.XO....HHL

Eve said...

Dear Mimi,

it is so exiting to see how your work grows and that the first issue is up to come soon. I like the sign she created and wish you good luck with the website and the magazine !

Have a sunny weekend !
Eve

Madelief said...

Hi Mimi,

I am glad everything is going to plan and the e-mag will be launched soon. Love to take part in your giveaway!

Wish you a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Sunshine Sarah said...

Really nice blog!
I always put a little ooh la la in my day to day life; it just feels right!

Lots of love,
Sarah.
aleka_rock_rose@yahoo.com

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, what a fabulous give-away! I am so excited about all of this. There is so much talent out there!!!! HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, PARISIAN WEEKEND! Anita

Girl Meets Paris said...

Already a follower... crossing my fingers!

Teri

Zaira said...

This magazine is going to be a success, I feel and know it!!! September is near....

xx Zaira

The Wilted Magnolia said...

Fingers crossed. Toes crossed. Legs crossed. Eyes crossed.

Fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

Paris Pastry said...

*crossing my fingers!*

Emily said...

I am already a follower. :) I love the cover of that book. Joie de Vivre is one of my favorite sayings.

ejlittle@ius.edu

Debby said...

Of course I'm a follower and would love to be included!
Now back to brainstorming for Belle Inspiration ~ so excited!! xo

à la parisienne said...

This is such an exciting endeavor for you and I am thrilled to observe as things come into fruition. Please enter me in the drawing!

Mandy

à la parisienne said...

And I'm a follower, too!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well... I am not sure if I am eligible to entry this but I am going to anyway! :) "Cause I want that!

xoxo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

enter...not entry....shish!

Martina said...

Ooh la la, i cannot resisit this! Just found your blog and will come back to see more - am of to follow you ;)

Jean said...

Oh, please enter me!

Jean said...

Oh, and I'm a follower.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be so thrilled to win...
I am a follower....
and I have my fingers crossed!

Thank you! I love your blog! Hope you visit me soon, too! ♥

Bella said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I am so excited to see the first issue. Good luck with everything; I'll be sending lots of good wishes your way. :)

puddinglane said...

How I would love a bit of glamour down here in the antipodes! I would drool over the magazines and await them with such pleasure! The book is a fab give-away and of course it's about my favourite place in the world France.
All the best with your new venture.
~Dianne~

Blue Creek Home said...

I may not qualify either, but like Lynn said... I want this too!!

I can't wait to get the first issue.

Rhonda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mimi,

What a very generous giveaway and this book looks fabulous.
I am a follower of your beautiful blog and would love to be entered in the draw please.

Have a happy weekend
Carolyn

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Mimi - such a tremendous giveaway. I'm so excited for your new e-Magazine and all those that are on-board. I will have my fingers + my toes crossed. Cheers my dear & wishing you magnificent success. xx

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Mimi,
What sweet illustrations this lady does! I would love to be entered in the giveaway (and you know I am already a Follower!).

I am so excited to see the new online magazine and have just ordered my subscription.

(I am still coming up with some ideas relating to your message!)

Wishing you a great Sunday in my favorite city!

Betty

DragonflyLanternshop said...

fabulous giveaway!!!
Happy weekend to you! :-)

Anna said...

Vi auguro un mondo di successi...ci sono anch'io a tentare la fortuna!!

Paris Atelier said...

Oh My Dear Mimi! Congratulations on the magazine! I know what a labour of love it has been for you! I am so excited to see it all come together and I'm dying to see it! I am, of course already a loong time follower, I would love to be included in your marvelous giveaway, and my fingers are X'ed.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend mon ami!
xoxo
Judith~

francis said...

Visiting DRAGONFLY LANTERNSHOP 's blog I read about you and so I visited your blog. Love it .
My fingers will be crossed and I thank you for making so many of us already happy just by the idea of .... winning . Following your blog is already a gift .
* * By surprise * * I found you !
Have a wonderful sunday .

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello.dearest Mimi!-)*

What a great,great,great giveaway...OMG!
I cross my vingers!!!

Thank you SO much for you email,my dear Friend,I road you website(online magazine) and I LOVE them,that's absolutely TRUE!-)))*

My hugs for you,
***Violetta***

Gaia said...

I'm defenitely in! I'd love to be the lucky winner even if your friendship ut's the best gift I could ever desire!

I love my layout!!! Cuont me in for the giveaway!
I'm a follower
I cross fingers!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

WOW! What a generous giveaway! I am already a subscriber (thanks!) and I know that whoever gets this wonderful giveaway will be tickled beyond belief!
xo Yvonne

Jacqueline said...

Dear Mimi,
I am so excited for you. I know that you must have worked so hard and I just KNOW that it will be a great success.
.....and such a wonderful giveaway.
My fingers are crossed....in fact, I think that they are stuck that way now !!!! haha. XXXX

Sherrie said...

I need a little Ooh La La in my life. Please sign me up for your giveaway. Yes I will be keeping my fingers crossed. How Wonderful that the online magazine is soon to be a reality. I am so happy for you. Dreams do come true. If I win, it will be a trip to Paris 6 times. Speaking of traveling, I am doing a giveaway to send a little bit of Maine to some lucky winner. Good luck with yours.

French-Kissed said...

Congratulations on seeing your vision become a reality. Good luck with all of the last minute details and best wishes for a very successful launch!

~jermaine~

Wanda Lee said...

JUST A QUICK,QUICK NOTE DEAR MIMI TO THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO VISIT WITH THOSE KIND AND ENCOURAGING WORDS MY FRIEND!..,

I CAN SEE YOUR ONLINE MAGZINE IS ON TARGET FOR FEBRUARY; CONGRATULATIONS!.., I WISH YOU WELL AND HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THINGS WILL WORK OUT BEAUTIFULLY!

It's late and I must off to bed mon aimee!

Hugs from Wanda Lee

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a generous giveaway! I could use a bit of Ooh la la in life so my fingers are definitely crossed.

Sara Louise said...

Love the whimsical illustrations! Reminds me of the cover of 'The Man With The Dancing Eyes'

Mélanie A. said...

Elaine's illustration are beautiful . I love this giveaway . Can't wait to meet you .

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Mimi.....what a wonderful giveaway. I was just telling a friend of mine I have NEVER won anything in my life.....but nevertheless, please throw my hat in the ring. I have been a follower for ages.
Xo

Jo

Lancerika said...

Awesome giveway..
someone is going
to be pretty lucky indeed!

Elaine Biss Designs said...

Bonne chance everyone!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Please enter me in your give away. I am already a follower. Thank you. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

This is such an unusal giveaway - count me in lol. I never enter giveaways but I think Ishall start here. I adore reading and magazines especially when it involves culture, fashion, arts, trravel, decorating and food;-)

xinex said...

It must a be a lot of fun looking at and reading that magazine! Thanks for the chance to win!...Christine

Cathy said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!!! I would be so thrilled to win this. Yes, I am a follower too.