2017/10/11

Nathalie du Pasquier @ Camden Arts Centre, London







When I read in Harper´s Bazaar about the upcoming Nathalie du Pasquier exhibition Other Rooms, I decided to go and have a look at it, simply because I´ve never been to a Pop Art exhibition of any kind and I really wanted to see what it looks like.

The exhibition is still on until 14th January at the Camden Arts Centre in London. To my own astonishment, the entry was completely free as well, so there´s no excuse to not go and have a look at it.

Personally, I think that I liked the geometrical aspect of the whole exhibition most. The fact that you enter the gallery which is separated into different rooms again, reminded me of the Russian doll principle which made the whole construction of the exhibition even more interesting for me.

As a conclusion, I´d say if ever you are interested in Pop Art, architecture or simple want to see something different and new, this is definitely the exhibition for you!





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2017/10/08

The Happiest Award

Scrolling through my Twitter yesterday, I found that the lovely Tjasa had nominated for the Happiest Award, which was created by Sílvia first and has since then spread already a little love around. Since I´ve never been nominated for such an award beforehand and I found the idea really cute, I wanted to share my answers today as sort of a little motivational boost before the hard reality of Mondays hit us tomorrow and the new week starts.


Rules


  • Share the rules and the award logo
  • Answer all the questions
  • Thank the person who has nominated you and don´t forget to provide their Blog link
  • Name the person who created the award and provide her Blog link as well
  • Nominate 5 - 15 people
  • Let all your nominees know that you have nominated them
  • Share your favorite post from your own Blog

The questions


This award is about happiness so all the questions are related to it! Why not talk about the things that make us happy? Can you tell us your favorites ...

PLACE - If you would´ve asked me this question 2 month ago, I would´ve probably answered you : London. But now, I´m living in London - and don´t get me wrong, I still love London more than everything and am so grateful to be able to live and study here, but - I think I´ll have to go with home as my happy place, simply because I miss my family, friends and (most importantly) my dog so much.

FILM / TV SHOW - I can´t really decide on a favorite film, so I´ll go with the first film of The Hunger Games and the first Pirates of the Caribbean. Overall, I think I´m more into TV series right now, my favorites being Gossip Girl (obviously?), The 100 (I don´t even know what to say except that it´s genius) and Reign (Adelaide Kane fan over here - click here to see the post I wrote when I first finished the show). I plan on writing a favorite TV shows post in the near future though, so I prefer not to reveal too much already.

SONG - This one changes all the time, but right now I get super excited whenever hear Camila Cabello´s Havana or OMG, as well as New Rules by Dua Lipa.

ACTIVITY - I don´t even have to think about this one : dancing. I have danced for 15 years in Luxembourg, which is pretty much my whole life basically. So whenever I get to go to a dance class or even just meet the people I´ve grown up in my dance school with, I get super excited - especially since I´ve moved away and don´t see them on a daily basis anymore.

DRINK - Usually I´d go for Sprite or Coca Cola probably (which I really try to drink less ... not that it´s working out, but you know, we´re working on it), but right now I´m at my happiest when I get to chill with a cup of tea which is probably the British influence over here haha. So get me some Twinnings Earl Grey Tea and I´ll be forever grateful.

FOOD - That´s a tough one. So even though I feel like I´m being very exclusive and boring, I´ll go with Pizza and Sushi.

HOLIDAY - I can´t ... I´m sorry but I honestly can´t pick one. I´ve been very lucky to have grown up in a household where everybody loved traveling so I´ve been to quite a few places at a very young age already. I can´t pick only one holiday, but I can say that whenever I get to visit Paris or Odessa (which is theoretically not a holiday but more so a I-go-home-and-visit-my-family), I´m at my happiest.

BOOK - Oh God... I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, so I´m always happy when I find the time to reread them or even just a little passage out of them. But since I read quite a lot, I can´t really pick one single book, so I´m sorry about that.

Name three things that make you happy

  1. Dogs - especially my own 
  2. Flicking through the pages of every newly purchased magazine
  3. Food - I´m the happiest when I can combine food and Netflix though, but food on its own is pretty good already aswell

My favorite post

This is quite hard to pick. I think I mostly loved the content I posted during my holiday in Vienna last summer - if I´d have to go with one post, I´d probably go with the White Dress in Belvedere. If it was for one of my most recent posts, I´d choose My Forever Love - London or even An Hour in Paris. Sorry for giving more than one post, but I really can´t pick a single one.

My nominees


Thank you, Sílvia, for creating such a positive and cute award. And a big thanks to Tjasa of course, for nominating me - I feel very honored. I really enjoyed participating and can´t wait to read the answers of my nominees. Hope you´ll have just as much fun with it as I had!

Have nice (rest) evening and a good start into the next week!
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2017/10/05

(a little train of thought) 5 things I hadn't thought of before moving to uni


It has been quite a while since my last post went online. The reason for that was partly the fact that basically my whole life changed over the last month or two, and that I didn't have Wifi until yesterday. So I apologize for that, but I promise that I will try to post on a more regular basis in the future.

Anyway, I thought that it would be quite funny if I´d share 5 things that I hadn't thought of before moving 567,6km away from home.

  1. Paying my bills - So obvious, I know. But honestly, having lived with my parents my whole life I have thought about so many changes that awaited me, but I´ve not thought for a single minute about the fact that I have to pay my bills like every other adult on this planet now. So imagine my face when I got my first bills for gas, water and electricity. It was probably just as funny as you imagine it to be.
  2. Getting Wifi - This was a big one. I didn't realize what difficult and long procedure getting Internet would become. So if you don´t want to renounce to Wifi for about a month and if you want to save your nerves, sort things out with your Internet provider of choice as quick as possible.
  3. Having enough food at home at any time - or basically : not starving. I have to admit that I´m probably the most incapable cook in the world right now, so when I realized that I´d move away from home, I knew that I needed to do some efforts. What I´ve forgotten though was the fact that there has to be food in your fridge in order to cook. So make a plan for your food shopping if you don´t want to end up eating only McDonald´s or having nothing but some ham and cheese with no bread for dinner.
  4. Finding shops that you like - I´m not talking about clothes though. I think that pretty much everybody is aware of the fact that London is an amazing place to shop clothes of any size and price. I´m talking about shops for home decor, food and other things that you probably will need to survive. Moving here, I really didn't think about the fact that there won´t be my usual grocery stores, and it took my quite some time to find stores that I personally like shopping at. But slowly we´re getting there, I guess.
  5. Being homesick - Of course I knew that I´d miss home, my family and my friends, but I wasn't aware of how homesick one could get. Especially the first 2 weeks were really tough since I still didn't know anything and / or anybody from around here, which made me feel even more alone. I´ve been here for a month now, which still isn´t a very long time, yet I begin to feel more at home around here instead of having the constant wish to buy a ticket straight back to Luxembourg.
I´m not going to lie : I still feel like a big baby that somehow ended up in an gigantic city and has no clue what it´s doing. But you know, eventually we´ll get there and everything will fall into place.

To be continued ... 
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