September 20, 2009
July 23, 2009
My boyfriend's birthday gift from me was a unspecified trip, and this weekend we're realizing it! He still doesn't know where we're going (Berlin!) but he will be forced to bring sunglasses and his iPod shuffle on the plane in order to keep it a secret as long as possible. I'm excited! Wish me luck!
July 19, 2009
Today I went to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art to see their summer exhibition Green Architecture for the Future which by the way is highly recommendable if you, like me, have an interest in architecture and city planning. However, I also had a peek at the museum's new acquisitions, and among others there was a gorgeous, abstract piece by Julie Mehretu. I love its visual layering and how it challenges the eye and its impressive size just adds to the madness. Of course I went home to research and personally I think her other works are no less gorgeous.
July 2, 2009
I'm such a terrible blogger. And I know this is such a lousy way to start an entry, but I just wanted tell that yes, I'm fully aware! The reason for starting this blog in the first place was the possibility it gives me to express myself in a different way than I do in my everyday life. It's about things that I've experienced and cherish, things that inspire me in relation to how I dress, how I live, how I think. And it's only when I feel like it. That some people want to read along is just a bonus, though the few readers I have are highly, highly appreciated.
But to pick up from where I left last time, I guess happiness did hit me like a train on track. So did exams. And in the middle of this lovely mess of spring happiness and exam stress I simply lost both time and inspiration to blog. Now, relaxing on the terrasse in Southern France it doesn't seem so foreign to me anymore. Practically everybody is at Roskilde right now but considering my situation right now I much prefer this. And let me tell you this: so much has happened sinc last time - yet again. There's now less than two months left until I'm leaving for Washington, DC (and I'm literally up to my neck in tedious paperwork). Afterwards I've planned an around-the-world trip including stays in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and Turkey (looking for insider tips, especially for Taiwan and Turkey seeing those stays aren't planned in detail - if you have any suggestions, I would be thrilled to hear them!).
And of course there are also tons of photographs I want to show you. The pictures in this post are from my last vacation.. My boyfriend and I went on a long weekend to Munich and it was such a wonderful trip we had. The city is truly endearing and so diverse in terms of what the city has to offer.. We saw Bayern München play in the Allianz Arena, ate in a Michelin star restaurant called Königshof, tried on traditional German costumes in a shopping mall, went to the farmers market Viktualienmarkt, visited the Maggi and Gucci flagship store (both ridiculous), ate absurd volumes of cake for breakfast at Starbucks and Bavarian sausages for lunch, had the largest dessert I've seen in my entire life and in between we went for long walks in a city filled up with beautiful green areas and quirky architecture. What's not to love? What I also just adore about this post is how it shows me in two rather untraditional outfits. Just don't count on seeing me sporting either of those again.
April 11, 2009
April 10, 2009
Almost, that is. And mainly due to the fact that the picture above is what my bathroom looks like at the moment. A leakage in the shower had to be fixed so I haven't been able to live chez moi for almost 2 months now. Therefore I've been living here and there and haven't had the time nor energy to blog. On a bit of a different note, I just returned from Southern France and this time I revisited the beautiful villages of Èze Village and Villefrance-sur-Mer where I took these pictures, I wanted to share with you. I hope you are all well and I will try to post more often as well.
February 21, 2009
I was tagged by lovely Heart in a Cage!
What are you wearing now? I'm staying in tonight to write on my finance project so just black tights + boyfriend sweater. Warm and cosy.
What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading? "The New Basel Capital Accord". I wouldn't really recommend it.
Do you nap a lot? I love napping but unforunately my schedule doesn't quite allow it.
Who was the last person you hugged? Mon petit ami, this morning.
What’s your current obsession/addiction? Finance blogs (I highly recommend this one!) and fastelavnsboller.
Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? A navy Zucca sweater dress.
What's for dinner? Left-overs from last night (more about that soon).
What was the last thing you bought? A Crémant de Loire and marcipan ice cream (I realize how decadent that sounds which is quite contradictory seeing I'm so broke at the moment).
What are you listening to right now? This.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Photographic memory, though it's not really a super power.
What time do you usually get up? These days I hardly have any classes so around 9-10-ish.
What is your most challenging goal right now? Managing the workload that is coming upon me the next 3-4 months and administering my time in the mainwhile.
Say something to the person who tagged you: Hope you're having a blast at the Kings of Leon concert tonight. Looking forward to the review!
If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Neuilly-sur-Seine would be pretty awesome. In 40 years, somewhere sur la Route du Mimosa.
Favorite vacation spot? France. Nothing else compares. I was ruined as a child.
What is your favorite item of clothing? Dresses, hands down!
Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to over and over, even though your closet is overflowing with a zillion others: I don't have a favorite pair but I think I've worn out about 15 pairs of golden ballet flats during the past 3-4 years. It's a severe and incurable addiction.
Name one thing you cannot live without: Love and laughter.
What was the last movie that you saw? "Le fils de l'épicier". French movie, set in Provence. Cute but forgettable
What's your favourite movie(You can only name one title, it doesn't have to be your ultimate favourite but just the first one that pops into your head): Lost in Translation.
What is your favorite weather, and why? The first days of autumn I enjoy the most. Sunny but with a slight chill in the air. It's so calming for the mind.
I always end up tagging people who've been tagged already. So if you haven't, consider yourself tagged!
February 18, 2009
Plenty of things happened since the last time I checked in. Actually, more than plenty. The Kirkwoods had their first outfing. So did my ugly winter boots - at least their first (and hopefully only) this winter. I payed IKEA yet another visit and I finished decorating my apartment. Now it's just perfect and exactly the way I want it to be. Also, I got a television (Big deal! However, it still isn't properly installed). And a boyfriend. And tomorrow morning a new washer as well. Finally, I got accepted to the Washington Semester Program for next fall semester. And within the next 10 days I have to finish a seminar on risk management for my corporate finance class so I will probably not be updating again before then. But at least you know I'm alive. Photographic evidence below.