Quote #2

29 May

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I’m reading ‘Alices Adventures in Wonderland’ by Sir John Tenniel for the sixth time and I just can’t get this line out of my head….I truly wish I could believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast!


London Wishlist

4 May

London Wishlist

Clemens en august
177 GBP – theoutnet.com

James Perse jersey skirt
$135 – net-a-porter.com

Dorothy Perkins cropped jeans
28 GBP – topshop.com

Jimmy Choo leather slip on boot
625 GBP – net-a-porter.com

Heart jewelry

Ray Ban ray ban shade
$145 – ray-ban.com

MAC ‘Quite Cute’ Nail Lacquer
$14 – nordstrom.com

The Deserted Island Posts: Movies

27 Apr

If you ever got stuck on a deserted island, entertainment is a must. Eventually one will get tired of all the sunbathing, the swimming in the sea and the eating of coconuts. When this happens you will be very glad that you have brought some dvd´s with you…..please set aside the issue of getting electricity from the mainland to your deserted island to power the home entertainment set.

Here are the five movies I would definitely bring with me to my deserted Island.

The Color Purple (1985)
A movie  just as good as the book? That almost never happens!!

Across the Universe (2007)
It’s an ode to the beatles… SO GOOD!

Rent (2005)
The broadway musical, inspired by the opera ‘La bohème’, turned into a film… Do you still follow?

The Way We Were (1973)
‘ Barbra Streisand
woo woo woo woo woo woo woo

Elizabethtown (2005)
– Two words: ‘Cameron Crowe’
– The movie with the greatest soundtrack ever made!

Photocredit: All movie posters from imdb.com

Quote #1

25 Apr

Et Voilà… enlightenment
You’re welcome

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

28 Mar

Love this song!! Great way to start the week….

Playlist: New Discoveries – March

15 Mar

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Do you know the feeling? You’re listening to the radio and you hear a song that you’ve never heard before and just fall in love with it? When this happens to me I feverishly start looking for my iPhone and use either Shazam or Soundhound to identify the song. I love it when I discover new music or a new artist. I love new music that I can just sink into for days!
The following playlist consists of my recent discoveries (please note: this does not mean all the songs in this playlist where released recently or are preformed by beginning artists). I thought it would be selfish if I didn’t share my newly discovered songs with whoever is interested and on the lookout for some new tunes.

1. Beady Eye – Beatles and Stones
2. Bryan Adams – Open Road
3. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork
4. Diddy – Coming Home
5. Enrique Iglesias – Tonight (Ft. Ludacris)
6. Goldfrapp – We Radiate
7. Grits – Ooh Aah
8. Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
9. Justin Bieber – Pray
10. Marsha Ambrosius – Far Away
11. Plumb – Cut
12. R.E.M. – Uberline
13. Rihanna – Cheers (Drink to That)
14. Sweet Thing – Change of Seasons
15. The Bravery – Ours
16. The Wanted – Gold Forever
17. The Wombats – Jump Into the Fog
18. Tyler Hilton – The World Will Turn Your Way

Click here to listen the complete playlist on grooveshark.com.

I Heart It: Chocolate

14 Mar

And these pictures from weheartit.com certainly don’t help…
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Playlist: Lazy Sunday Songs

13 Mar

I love lazy sundays. Sundays with no plans. Sundays when you wake up at 11 am. Sundays that start with a three course breakfast. Sundays with nothing but reading and listening to music . This is my perfect playlist for that kind of  a lazy sunday.

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1. Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
2. Amos Lee – Listen
3. King of Leon – Beach Side
4. Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
5. José González – Teardrop
6. James Blunt – Best Laid Plans
7. Sarah McLachlan – World on Fire
8. John Coltrane – My favourite things
9. Joni Mitchell – Woodstock
10. Simply Red – Stay
11. Rosie Thomas –  Let myself fall
12.  Death Cab for Cutie – Soul meets body
13. Belle & Sebastian – Pizza, New York Catcher
14. Zucchero – Il Volo
15. Katie Melua – The Flood

Click here to listen the complete playlist on grooveshark.com.

I carry so much junk with me that I’ve developed a hernia

13 Mar

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I personally am known to carry a lot of crap with me. Sometimes while walking in the city, people stop and stare in amazement. They see a girl carrying a large bag way too big for her body type. The bag is obviously very heavy because she’s walking as if she’s literally carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.  My bag is like a miniature black hole; it seems to fit everything and sometimes it swallows items hole, these items usually do not surface until I turn my bag upside down and force it to reveal it’s content.
The thing is: I actually believe I need everything in my bag, I am convinced that each item had a function. It is necessary to heave five different colours of lipgloss in my bag, even though I can only wear one at a time. I could fall and need a ‘hello kitty’ bandage. And even though I don’t smoke, somebody could ask me for a light (This actually happened the other day! Never mind the fact that I’ve been carrying a lighter with me for the past two years without using it once, until the other day that is).

I was seriously beginning to think I had a problem (“Hi, my name is ….. and I tend to carry so much junk with me that I’ve developed a hernia”). You can imagine my relief when I was watching youtube the other day and discovered a new trend: the ‘What’s in my bag’-video. Just visit youtube.com and search for video’s using the tag line:  ‘what’s in my bag’.  When I did the search today I found 788.000 video’s.  Women from all around the world reveal the content of their bag online and actually justify the need for every single item in their bag! The great thing is that people (including myself) are actually watching these video’s! Immediately I felt less of a freak show, knowing that at least I was not the only girl in the world over stuffing her bag and suffering back problems as a result.

Inspired by all the video’s on youtube I’ve decided to share the reason for my back-pains and reveal the content of my bag. I’ve forced my black hole to give up it’s content and since I have no idea how to make a youtube video I’ve photographed the results.

Warning: the amount of crap in my bag can be shocking to some people…

So here it is… I must say when I see the content of my bag all laid out and organized, it is not so bad (fase #1: denial).

From left to right you can see:

  • Elle magazine – I have a subscription;
  • My BBDP (big black day planner)- Nowadays people tend to use the day planner on their smartphone…. not me. I have to physically write things down or I will forget them. A big day planner works best, at the end of the year I have to use an elastic band to keep my day planner closed;
  • Glamour magazine – I don’t have a subscription, but it’s good to stay educated.. you know…fashion-wise;
  • Moleskin notebook- If I do not put my ideas to paper I will forget them;
  • Book ‘The Other Hand’ by Chris Cleave – I love to read plus I travel a lot by train and bus. Small English pockets are cheap and don’t take up to much space in your bag;
  • Gloves – It’s always SO cold and wet in the Netherlands!!! Cold hands make me cranky…;
  • Castelijn & Beerens Wallet (blue leather) – Everybody carries a wallet, no justification necessary;
  • iPod Classic 80 gb – I never go anywhere without my own personal soundtrack;
  • iPhone 3GS – I need to say in touch with my peeps;
  • Deodorant – well… you know;
  • Pen case – I have this recurring nightmare where I need to write something important down and I don’t have a pen, so I always carry a bunch of extra’s with me;
  • Sunglasses – Ray ban aviator-sunglasses. Because they complete every outfit and make me look cool;
  • Real 3d glasses – I go to the movies a lot. The other day I saw ‘alice in wonderland’ and you got to keep the 3d glasses. I  keep them in my bag because they are re-usable;
  • Small white make up bag –  I don’t carry a lot of make up with me. I have my mac lipgloss (color: deelight), Smith’s Rosebud Salve,  compact powder,  mascara, contact case, a perfume sample (she wood by Dsquared) and a small mirror;
  • Some other crap (gum, vaseline and a tea bag);
  • Camera – (not in the picture because I was using it).

Maybe it’s wise to search for a support group. But then again… maybe I should just buy a smaller bag.

A winter wonderland

28 Feb

It’s almost March but considering the weather outside it may as well be December! Even though the fog freaks me out and this kind of weather makes me depressed, it went for a walk and took my camera with me. I think the pictures turned out great if I do say so myself!

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