08 April 2013

[33.] A Day in Utrecht with my Dutchies

Hello, my dears!
Hope you're well <3

I've completely forgotten that I went on holiday :3
It was a while ago, but as you can tell by my archive,
I didn't have much motivation to write anything!

Utrecht, The Netherlands
(Shamefully late post, I know)

Utrecht - Such a beautiful city!

After a drive of an hour and a half, I eventually made it to Utrecht.
After getting lost a few times, trying to find a parking spot...
Damn roadworks everywhere...!

I met up with my lovely friends Marloes & Damiën for the day.
It was so much fun! We went to the Cathedral of Saint Martin, 
or as it is lovingly known by the locals: De Domtoren!

It's THE symbol of Utrecht.
The Cathedral tower is 112 meters high and 
it is the highest tower from the Middle Ages in The Netherlands.
It's also over 600 years old!

De Domtoren

After walking around the Cathedral & looking at the beautiful stained glass,
we got a bit peckish and decided to have some tea & cake (obviously)!
The Cathedral had a little tea room which was surprisingly nice.
It looked out into the gardens where we went later on.

Traditional "Domkoek" on the left + a biscuit & Cinnamon tea <3

After lunch, we ventured out into the cold to see the gardens!
We couldn't help taking pictures as it's such a lovely place :3

It looks like Marloes is floating haha, no legs!

The 3 of us managed to squeeze into one picture :3

Damiën & I

We didn't take any single pictures because we were freezing to death,
so I'm going to write my Outfit Rundown below!

~•* Outfit *•~

Hat - Gift from a lady who bought it in 1943
Rose Clip - H&M
Faux-fur Stole - H&M
Blouse - Primark
JSK - Emily Temple cute
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Bag - muchacha achachumu

After visiting the Cathedral, it was nearly time to go home already. 
However, we couldn't resist getting some Bubble Tea first!
Damiën is a total addict, it was his second one that day already!

Bubble Tea - Mine had a cute monkey on it!

Managed to get my tea fix as well, haha!
I always get my tea in a shop called Xenos.
One packet of 10 tea bags only cost about €0,50!
I do love a good bargain, haha :3

My tea tower - Melon, Oriental, Apple & Cinnamon, Vanilla, Raspberry, Cherry & Cranberry!

 Then it was sadly time to hit the road again!

I had a really great day and I'd like to 
thank Damiën & Marloes for making time for me.

Thanks guys, I love you <3

I'll leave you with a picture of me in the car, lol!

Bye bye, back to the freezing north of The Netherlands!
(the hat is from Juicy Couture)

Thanks for reading <3
See you soon!

x Chrissii x

01 April 2013

[32.] Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone (^-^)
Hope you all had a lovely time!

I've spent Easter with my boyfriend's family,
as all of my family lives abroad.
I had a great time!

We arrived at 10 o'clock on Easter Sunday for breakfast.
This wasn't just any breakfast, but a traditional Polish Easter breakfast!

~•* Here is some foodporn for your enjoyment *•~


Barszcz Biały - traditional Easter soup

A selection of ham

Fresh herring

Sałatka - a vegetable salad

Filled eggs with mayonnaise

Kabanas - a type of Polish sausage

Galaretka - chicken & vegetables jelly stuff

Well it's needless to say, after all that, I was pretty stuffed!
I absolutely love Polish cuisine, it's very similar to the food I grew up with.
Plus it helps that my boyfriend's parents are amazing chefs <3

You'd think this would be all the food you can eat for breakfast...
WRONG! Not in a Polish house. Eating kind of never stops.
But hey! You don't hear me complaining ;)

A selection of delicious cakes

MOAR CAKE - this cheesecake was amazing!

Of course, because I hadn't worn lolita properly since January,
I took this opportunity to wear something nice...

Here's my Easter outfit & greetings!

Happy Easter to all my Dutch readers <3

I'm a bunny...

~•* Outfit *•~

Bunny Ears - Supermarket
Rose Wreath - Primark
Blouse - New Look
JSK - Angelic Pretty
Tights - Accessorize
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

For the first time in ages, I've used my natural hair...
I still think it doesn't go very well with lolita,
and I should just keep wearing a wig!

I've only just noticed how horribly short this dress is on me D:
Does anyone know where to get an underskirt?
Maybe I should just sell it (;_____;)

Hope you all had a lovely Easter!
Thanks for reading (^-^)..

x Chrissii x