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Last week I attended the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. I saw several amazing shows. However, the people attending the events were even more impressive. The one even more fashionable than the other. So you can imagine my surprised look when I got voted “Look of the day” this morning at Amayzine. A Dutch fashion & lifestyle website. I think that, especially compared to the others, my basic tom-boy look isn’t really that impressive. But I find it soooo cool to be spotted anyway. Check out the full article on their website. Oh by the way, fashion guru and best friend Anne-Marleen was spotted the day before.

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Flower man

I am grumpy as hell today! Don’t get too close, don’t try to cheer me up. Actually even better don’t even try to talk to me. My Spotify Play list is playing every sad song in the universe and I think I might go cry under the shower later tonight.

Stupid thing is, the actual reason why I am grumpy has not been defined yet.

But thank god for my flower guy. At least he made me laugh today, like he always does. Pretty guy, flirtatious including beautiful smile. I actually cannot decide if I like him or my new -cheer-me-up- flowers better…

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Queen for a day

Spring is here!

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Or so it seems! Although we officially have to wait until the 21st of March I declare the spring season opened. No more excuses to stay inside, watch TV and not write any blog posts. It is time to get up and go out and about.

It is unbelievable how much I have missed sunshine. Spring days make me long instantly for my life back in the days in Barcelona. Life is so much brighter when sun is shining. People are smiling, terraces are full and beer is flowing like wild rivers.

Not that I have been in full couch potato mode over the past few weeks, but it is true that I haven’t been very active. My work-outs were limited to once every 2 weeks, my social life on low level and my dating activities non-existent.

High lights must have been carnival and HAIM in concert. First of Carnival. The excitement for this event can only be recognised if you were born and raised below the rivers, read the Southern part of the Netherlands. Weeks of preparation in finding the right costume, practicing new songs and repeating the old ones make this event one of my favourite holidays of the year. Carnival origins from a Catholic tradition called the Lent period. Traditionally during Lent (40 days before Easter) no parties or other celebrations were held, and people refrained from eating rich foods, such as meat, dairy, fats and sugar. So in the days before Lent people organized giant parties during which they consumed their luxurious before starting the fasting period. I don’t know anybody who actively participates in the Lent nowadays, but I do know we still celebrate the beginning of this period like crazy. Every year I travel back to my hometown and meet up with my friends for five days of crazy.

HAIMWell four this year to be honest. I traveled back to Amsterdam for the HAIM concert at my favorite place in town; Paradiso. The lovely sisters from California performed a great gig and were much cooler in real-life then on their album. Full-on Rock Chicks that make me believe I have a very boring live. Highly recommendable for those of you who love the combination of good music and pretty ladies.

But with spring in sight it is time to make new plans, discover new places and meet new people. I just realized that basically my New Years starts with the beginning of spring and not on the first of January. Happy and ready to conquer the world!