I love my family!

The happy family having the BEST dinner, with Jim, aunt Nelie, and Annelies

My life, and the places I live (two actually) are pretty nice. But they are not my favourite place in the world. SAN DIEGO, California I say!

Let's start off with two obvious as to why I love San Diego, Forever 21 (to die for!), and the weather (same!). It's so silly, but as we drove from LAX to the San Diego area in August '09, with the shores, and all, it felt like coming home. So, so strange, but I recall that feeling of looking out of the window and feeling crazy excited!

But there's another reason, the biggest actually, that I love California to death, and that is my beautiful family there. Here, our family is small, consisting of only eight people. There, my family is huuuuuge. And even though we're not that close in blood lines, we are close in our hearts. It suddenly hit me, at the party aunt Nelie hosted for us... I have so much family... and even though they hadn't seen me since I still wore braces (I was 11 or 12), they loved me. And I loved that so much. I enjoyed myself sooo much at that party! (And o my, the Sangria was AMAZING)

My family there are the sweetest, most grateful people I know. They have the biggest hearts, and are ALWAYS optimistic. They inspire me a lot! I am SO grateful for knowing them, and am also SO grateful for being able to keep in touch with them. It makes me feel as though I'm still there :).

I can't wait to go back there in a few years, and see baby Claire all grown up. And Munich too for that matter!

So, as though with my love for fashion I might seem a material girl, I'm really not. Love is what makes the world go round, and I'm the last person to ever question that! I am just so grateful at this moment, for the wonderful family on the other side of the ocean! (And on my side too, ofcourse) And at these moments you realise.. it's all about love & gratitude.

Just wanted to share, and send some strong hugs to California (they have to cross a thousand timezones and an ocean - that's why they have to be strong!)

Me and my family in Holland will ALWAYS capture the great memories you've given us when you opened your homes to us. Everytime we meet we talk of the great holidays, and I can't thank you enough for everything! Hugs and love!



Almost time for a new start!

Last spring, when I went to Bratislava (capital of Slovakia) with school! I had the BEST time..

Only 5 more days of internship to go! And I'm THRILLED. After three months of working 9 to 5 EVERY day, I'm so relieved the end is in sight. I loved my internship, it was fun, but I'm just not made for working every day, the whole day. I like my freedom! Plus, it's not really the direction I want to go in with journalism.

Another reason I'm PSYCHED to have my internship end is because I can start dressing up again! When you're an intern that has to walk everywhere, and is dependent of public transport... heels just won't do it. Beside, it's been snowy for the past three months, and it's GONE now. YAY! I can start playing Carrie again :)

So, I decided to make a list of things I'll do when intership ends:
1. Sleep in, for a few days in a row
2. Go shopping at Primark
3. Go see all the great movies that are coming up
4. Play dressup and photograph some great outfits
5. Write, write, write
6. Work more so I'll earn big amounts of cash ;)
7. Buy Mika's cd
8. Go rest my butt and have cappucino's and sandwiches in the middle of the day
9. Hang out with friends
10. Hang out with my lovely boyfriend all day

And muuuuuuuuuch more! I can't WAIT for spring to finally start so I can rearrange my closet, when I can finally store my winter clothes, buy cute flats and wedges, buy summer dresses, play around with summer outfits...

And besides, We've already booked our little studio for the summer holidays! It's going to be ITALY!

And yes yes, it really seems spring is starting to show up, the degrees are getting better (supposedly it will be 10 degrees celcius on monday!! - Yay for my leopard springcoat!). So I'm praying the sun will start shining because spring is my favourite season of the year!



Happy Valentinesday!!

Me and my love (yes, that's him!), during our June 2009 trip to the Dutch coast!

How are you celabrating luuuurrrrve?

I will go see my boyfriend today, and we'll stop by the carnival parade. Then we'll have dinner (no clue as to what), and go to the cinema. As for the movie: we've already argued, so let's wait and see what we feel like! ;)

Valentines day is my day... I can't say anything but that I'm probably the most romantic soul that has ever set foot on this planet. And I HATE on the people who think of Valentines day as bullshit. Just some commercial day to make money, they say. 'Every day is Valentines day'. I throw up, please!

YES, everyday is Valentines Day for me also, ask my boyfriend, he'll admit. But those people FAIL to see the beauty of the day!! It's not ABOUT those gifts. It's about little things, telling your lover what he or she means to you, it's about a little breakfast in bed, write a beautiful little card, maybe go see a movie, cook together...

Valentines day doesn't have to cost a single cent if you don't want it to! It's about showing your love a little extra this day. Regardless of all the other days in the year... Regardless of what other people say or do...

Valentines Day... A whole day dedicated to LOVE!.... It's the prettiest day in the year for that matter.

So to everybody: Happy Valentines Day! Hope you're as in love as I am!