Monday, October 6, 2014

LA life

Hi guys,

Long time no see! Time is flying by so fast. I sometimes have to stop everything I am doing to appreciate the moment. As time is whooshing past I think about how long I have wanted to do this, study entertainment law in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles. Often not realizing it is really happening, pinching myself and saying to the hubby "this is it!".

School has been keeping me super busy. It is no piece of cake but I am trying to enjoy every single minute of this awesome journey. Sometimes when I feel like complaining about the ton of work still waiting for me on my desk and the assignments that still have to be made I stop myself. I stop and say "do you know how blessed you are for being able to do this?"

I have met some really great people and love the fact that almost all of my friends are from different countries all over the world. I am having a great time. Work often consumes me but I also try to make time for my hubby, spending time in the sun, hiking, having dinner or going to the movies, hanging out with friends and going to parties.

I love pretty much all of my courses (with one exception) and am learning so much. This entertainment business is not an easy one to get into. That much is clear!

Shoes: Converse / shorts: Old / Top: Abercrombie and fitch / Bag: Cambridge satchel co.
On this picture you can see how I tie my converse. I make a little bow in the back. 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Got married and moved to LA

It has been so busy the last couple of months that I have neglected this blog. This is going to be a long post with lots of reading! So take a cup of coffee and start reading.

A sneak peek of how we looked! 

I am pretty sure you will all understand that graduating, organizing a wedding and planning a move doesn't come without a little (read: a lot) of work. I would be lying if I said I loved every minute of planning. Most of the time I was stressed and just wanted to have drinks with friends (which I then often did). 

But now sitting here in someone else's couch in Los Angeles (We are staying in an airbnb) looking out the window (the sun is coming out) and realizing what just all happened, it was all worth it. 

I graduated law school(with great honors as I can practically hear my mom shout from all the way back in belgium) and along the way I met this awesome girl (yes you chummy). 
I had a truly great wedding day. Good food, awesome people and lots of laughs! A plus of keeping it small is that everyone is mingling and talking to everyone! 
And then a couple of days later I moved. Lots of tears where shed, lots of hugs and kisses where given and with a heavy heart I stepped onto that train (and then the plane).

I have never had so many feelings all together: 
- sad: 
Sad for leaving my awesome friends and family and most of all my kick-ass mom! 

- Happy: 
Well, I did mention I moved to Los Angeles, city of entertainment and sun how could you not be happy. Especially since I get to share this with my new hubby!  

- Excited:
Excited for the things to come.

- Scared:
I might be excited but from time to time it is the fear that takes over. The fear of growing apart from those awesome friends and family members. The fear of not doing well here in Los Angeles. The fear of not fitting in. 

A couple of days ago a Facebook status popped up in my newsfeed from  of a friend of mine that moved to Australia (AWESOME) and this pretty much summed up how I feel. It was something in the lines of "the hardest thing about moving abroad is not knowing if you are being missed or forgotten". 

That is my biggest fear, being forgotten. I feel stupid putting it on the internet but as this is a blog, documenting a journey through life I thought I might as well put it up here. 

I really have the best friends and family out there and don't want to miss out on any of the special moments they have. On our wedding we felt so loved that I got that fuzzy warm feeling inside that you read about in books (and I still feel it). So being in opposite countries shouldn't change that but sometimes the feeling just creeps up on me! 



Friday, July 4, 2014

I got hitched!

I got married to my best friend today. We have been together for almost 6 years and as you may know we got engaged last year. Today we officially got married and tomorrow is the party!!!!
I am excited and also sad it will all be over so fast. But I cannot wait to start this new chapter of my (our) life!)

I am wearing a DVF dress (I bought on Shopbop) and my hubby is wearing Hugo Boss pants and Suit supply shirt.


Natasha a Mrs. From now on.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Party Hardy Bachelorette!

A few weeks ago I went to Budapest to celebrate the last moments of being "a single lady". 
I had a blast with these girls! They are AWESOME!!


My new BFF!

Love you guys!!


Friday, May 16, 2014

& other stories - Antwerp

There is a new place to be in Antwerp. & other stories is opening their very first shop in Belgium. 

When? Today, may 16th at 12 o'clock
Where? Korte Gasthuisstraat 17 Antwerpen (Brussels will follow soon: June 5th)
What? & other stories!!!!!

As today is their opening they will give the first 50 customers a gift. GO get 'em tigers! 

The store is truly one of the most gorgeous stores out there. Look at all the natural light, huge windows, high ceilings,… I could totally live here! 

Do you like my French glitter tips? OPI Mimosas for MR and MRS with a glitter polish from china glaze! 

One of the items I bought (but I bought a lot more that you will be seeing in outfit posts and even a few on the wedding ssshhht!!)