I get by with a little Yelp from my friends!

So our friends at Yelp have decided that they really want to see us make silly fools of ourselves and are teaming up with Prête-Moi Paris! to recruit more votes for the race in high heels! La Course en escarpins with Sarenza. Check out the Yelp Paris newsletter that comes out today! (If you don’t speak french and you can’t understand the Sarenza website, I have a previous blog post in English to help you vote for us!) … (oh and…Learn to speak French confidently at http://www.accredited-online-colleges.org)

For the race : We need to be in 1st place in order to get a garunteed spot! Aaah! If not, we get thrown in a hat with the rest of the teams (like some who only have one or two vote…a lot of work they’re doing! Ppssshhht!) and then they will draw out 16 teams only. There’s a lot more than 16 teams signed up. 😦

But, enough about the race (oh and please go vote for us now, merci!)… Yelp, is a website that helps you find things…. no, not your long lost high school crush (that’s what facebook is for) nor your lost kitty (that’s what twitter is for)… but fun and useful and practical things like, a good market, or shoe shop, or bakery, or pharmacy etc. And each place is reviewed by locals. You may yourself also review places if you like. So join me on Yelp Paris and let’s share some of our favorite places to go to!

Mobile people check out the Yelp phone apps for phones like iphone & androids on your application marketplace.

à plus!

Mid-November UPDATE :

We did not get enough votes for the top spot, nor did we get selected in the random drawing for the other spots.

I guess I will just be running in heels to catch the bus!


The race that “heeled” me – Escarpin carpe diem!

Ok people!

C’est une course en escarpins, et mon équipe et moi voulons y participer!

It’s a race. And we are required to wear high heels. Of 8 centimeters in height no less! Some people would say it sounds like torture… but they are just crazy! I say it sounds like fun!

Hey, if the shoe fits….!

Well I will be fitting my shoes on and stretching my ham-strings! And you will get your fingers clicking.. pretty please!

So you will click on the following link http://www.courseenescarpins.com/equipe.aspx?team=91

And you will see a page like this :

You will click on the little button that looks like this :

Then you will see a window pop up like this :

You will have to sign up to vote : click  “JE M’INSCRIS” :

A sign up sheet will appear like this :

Translation for non French speakers :

Prénom = First name

Sexe = gender

Mail = Email address

Pays = Country (just put France, they only have 2 choices)

Mot de Passe = Password

Confirmer Mos de Passe = Confirm your Password

Recopier ci-dessous les chiffres qui apparaissent à gauche = Rewrite below the umbers that appear on the left

Je veux tout savoir sur Sarenza et j’accepte de recevoir la newsletter et les bons plans chaussures = I want to know all about Sarenza and I accept to receive the newsletter and shoe deals (um you can check the box if you want!)


A small window will pop up saying (in French) that your vote has been registered!

YOU CAN VOTE AGAIN ONCE A DAY!!!!! So go back every day through November 7th and vote!

Put your email address and password into the sign up form like this :

You will be sent an email to confirm the vote with a link that you must click on that will make your vote valide, otherwize it will NOT count!!! Do this everyday, once a day until the 14th of November. The race is held on the 3rd of December.

The team with the MOST votes gets a garunteed spot. The rest are drawn out of a hat. 16 French ones and 16 English ones. We are signed up as a French team (my two co-runners are both French, and I consider myself almost Parisian…so I figure it’s passable!)

If we win a spot in the race, my team and I, will do our best not to disappoint! And you can bet your Louboutins that I will give you a full report!

To learn more about this crazy endeavor click here!

Team Prête-Moi Paris! : (me) Melissa (the blonde), Alexia (the redhead), Alexandra (the brunette).

Merci! (Thank you!)

Bisoussssssss! XOXOXOXOXO!