A SATURDAY WITH FELIX.

December 18th, 2016

Such a lovely day.

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MY OUTFIT // Scarf: BURBERRY – Coat: ASOS – Shoes: GUCCI

As you know, on Saturdays both Felix and I keep the day free to only spend it with each other. Since we got back from LA, this hasn’t been possible, as I had to travel, we had guests over, and work/study took over.

But finally, yesterday, we got back to “normal” and spent such a fun, relaxing day together (and the pugs, of course).

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We had a slow morning start, as usually we are up by 8am, but we decided to sleep in till 9.30 instead. We have workers outside our building, so only during the weekend we can sleep with no noise at all.

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Because the city centre is probably insanely busy – being the weekend before Christmas – we opted to go on George Street, which is a cute little area full of shops and restaurants in Hove.

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Often, there is this crystal stand, which calls for me, but I try to keep myself from buying anything cause I know if I pick up something, I will quickly grab more and more items. Look at the amethyst stones tho, so pretty!

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We stopped by Lala’s for lunch, which is a cozy restaurant in the same road.

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Their menu is unusual, so every once in a while we come here to try out their new dishes. The thing I like the most, is the interior of the place… very quirky!

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Lately I haven’t had the chance to update you on my school work, but all my assignments have been going great! I’m putting lots of effort into everything I learn and turn around, so yesterday, since I was out and about, I stopped by Staples.

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I’m now studying Module 11, which is about visual communication. It’s probably one of the most advanced modules yet, as I’m learning how to make orthographic projections (elevations, reflected ceiling plans, and basically every kind of drawing needed in Interior Design). And it’s all by hand.

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Because of that, I had to grab some specific materials in order to make professional drawings. Unfortunately I didn’t find everything, so I will have to wait a bit longer for the final items to arrive, but that gives me time to get used to sketching.

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In the past two modules, I’ve been putting together mood boards. I’ve also learned about all the documents needed once you are contacted by a client, like a Letter of Acceptance, Scope of Work, Project Cost and so on…Β floorplan emmaadj.jpg

I’ve also got to treat my friend Emma as a client, and measured her living-room, drew her floorplan, re-designed the space based on her preferences, and a lot more. It was really fun! And good practice.

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Anyway! After getting my supplies, I drove back home.

There, I found this mail box waiting for me. πŸ™‚

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Such a cool way to ship out their products! Well done, Bliss.

They included a bunch of spa-inspired products, so – probably tonight – I will make some time to pamper myself.

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Felix and I relaxed a bit, playing Overcooked. You know we love this game, and we finally made it to the boss level, which we completed! Have you ever played it?

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Looking out the window I saw this amazing sunset, so we prepared the pugs, and went for a walk.

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We have been so lucky with the weather lately: lots of sunny days, and not much wind at all.

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When we arrived to the beach, people were standing everywhere, admiring the view.

It was almost surreal. So quiet, and so stunning.

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Maya and Edgar are always so happy when we come down here, as they get to run around free and meet with other dogs.

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And of course play with anything that belongs to me. In this case, a glove – haha.

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Any time we start walking back, away from the beach, Edgar freezes cause he doesn’t wanna leave. So cute.

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Once at home, I took some time to bake these festive vegan cupcakes. I followed a recipe, but ended up switching 50% of the ingredients. They turned out very good, and super squishy! They tasted great, so I’m thinking of doing a separate blog post on them.

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ALSO! A few days ago I noticed my favourite vegan burger place on Deliveroo (which is this website/app/service that delivers food from great restaurants) so we decided to order from there.

So good.

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And to end the night, we wrapped gifts, and following Felix’s swedish tradition, we made up some rhymes to go with each present.

What are you up to this weekend? Are you all ready for the Holidays? Any specific plans? πŸ™‚

Marzia.

75 thoughts on “A SATURDAY WITH FELIX.

  1. samanthasspaceblog

    Lovely blog post Marzia, I believe you have almost been blogging for a year soon?..! Thank you for sharing so much with your marzipans during the year, your posts always brighten my day and many others. Wishing you and Felix a relaxing and fun festive season!

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  2. Naomi

    Christmas is such a nice and cosy holiday, but we’re Hindus so we just live vicariously through those who do celebrate the festivities πŸ˜…
    Also, I COMPLETELY understand your obsession with crystals and how you have to physically hold yourself back from going crazy over those gorgeous, beautiful, ethereal, heavenly- gah, I just can’t >u<

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  3. Sara B

    Wow what a great day! You got so much done! Those are the kind of days I remember the most πŸ™‚ You’ve convinced me that I should start Overcooked with my boyfriend, he’s been bugging me for months to try it together haha. Thanks for sharing, Happy Holidays!! Xoxo

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  4. icaweng

    I have enjoyed your blog so much since tou first started it; they are all thoughtful and lovely to read. Thank you for sharing your life with us, Marzia : )

    I haven’t played Overwatch yet and not sure if I will ever pick it up. However, I play “The Sims 4” and wanting to get the lastest game expansion. I wonder have you ever heard of “Stardew Valley”. My boyfriend has been playing quit awhile and it looks promising with great story content.

    Wish you a great week for the Christmas!

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  5. chloglt

    Your wrapping method is so cute ! Leaving a little note for everyone just makes all the present sense. Also usually I do not really enjoy Christmas time tbh … bc I’m not too much of a family person. But, that’s all about the spirit isn’t it ? Luv y’all πŸ’š

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  6. Leigh

    What a lovely post thanks Marzia. Got one more week of work before two-three weeks of absolute craziness, including a trip to Hawaii🌴 I’m very excited; even though the trip is work related, I get to showcase my research on an international stage for the very first time!
    I must say congrats to you as well, you’ve sped through your course. Only one more module left until you get your diploma. Are you excited?

    Anyway, in case I don’t get a chance to comment here again, I wish you and you family and loved ones a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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  7. Vitu

    This post really brightened up my day! You can really feel the happiness of your day reading it.
    Every time you show us your interor design assignments I leave in awe, you have a really good taste and the effort you put into them really pays off.
    Please make a blog post/video about those cupcakes, they look amazing!

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  8. Jenny

    Awww such a lovely blog marzia !!! Love you guys so much ❀ Christmas is at my house this year , all my family is coming over . I’m so hyped . Have a wonderful day you two

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  9. MEW

    That sunset is amazing Marzia! You seriously were so lucky ❀️ it’s cool hearing updates about your course. I’m also doing an online course except in fashion so it’s nice hearing about someone else’s experience with it ❀️ today I am Christmas shopping, working on my blog and getting a chai latte as a reward at the end! ❀️

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  10. Val

    Such a nice day! It’s 11:30am here and I’m still in bed! hahaha University has just ended so you can imagine why πŸ˜„ As for Christmas plans, I have alot! Getting into my art, catching up on reading, exercise more, do plenty DIYs (btw if you have any ideas for DIYs please make a post about it as I LOVE your style so much), and finally, just chill with friends and family! πŸ˜€

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  11. Lisbelle

    Thanks for the lovely post! I’d love to see the recipe for those cupcakes, they look really pretty (and yummy xD) This weekend I’m recovering from a cold but after reading your post, I’m looking forward to finally buy and wrap Christmas presents πŸ™‚
    Lots of love from Germany!

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  12. sylliepie

    I’m going to fly off to Beijing this Wednesday to spend Christmas with my aunt (who current resides there) and my cousin who’s coming with. We’re also going to celebrate my birthday there (Christmas eve if you’re wondering) and I’m really excited! However I won’t be able to down it with my mum but that’s alright I guess.

    Also, your module seems so interesting! I love looking up stuff on Pinterest and inspiring myself to imagine my dream house. If you ever become and interior design I would love if you designed my future house 😹😹 I’d trust in your skills!

    Also about overcooked, the game looks really fun but I don’t think I can play it with my boyfriend. He lives across the other side of the world πŸ˜”

    But anyways, Merry Christmas! And have a happy new yearrrr

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  13. Rose Pannelle

    Ciao marzia.
    I would love for you to do a blog post on the vegan cupcakes, they look delicious and I can’t help but eat sweets during December! We have a tradition of drinking a diffrent flavor of coffee everyday until the new year. Also I’m loving how your new clothing line looks! So cozy and unique. Good luck with school and have a very merry Christmas! Ti auguro una bella mattina! Sei fantastico! Xoxo

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  14. Liv

    Hey Marzia, great post (as always!). You are such an inspiration! I was wondering if you still have a PO-box? Hope you have a nice sunday and happy holidays πŸ™‚

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  15. Edie

    George street is my favourite place in Hove (except the seafront) and where’s the crystal stand/shop? I NEED TO KNOW! also, yet another question, what’s the vegan burger place? I’ve been looking for good vegan/veggie burgers but have yet to find one

    Btw, your blog posts/videos always make me feel incredibly inspired. Thank you for that πŸ™‚

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  16. Anya

    You and your photos are amazing! And you inspire me to eat more vegetable? that’s good, I think πŸ˜€
    And you know, if I had a bad day or strong headache (just like right now), I can come and see you blog or some of new video and it makes my day much better. Thank you so much ❀
    Also I hope you've got a great Sunday!

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  17. Bri

    I’m glad to hear your interior design course is going well! You seem to have a knack for interior design. And baking! How do you manage to make such delicious things by just winging it? Amazing!

    Thanks for sharing, and hope you have a nice christmas!

    Bri

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  18. Brenda GalvΓ‘n

    Aahhh that sounds like an amazing day. I loved this post, Marzia!! And yes pleaseee can we get that cupcake recipe? They look adorable and sound amazinggg.

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  19. Anna Rose

    The pugs are so cuteee 😍😍 University is closing for the holidays and I am finally going home to visit my family! Also I am going to see my dog πŸΆπŸ’•

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  20. Ana Stevenson

    What a lovely day! The sky looked absolutely beautiful, and I’m glad you enjoyed yourself – it’s hard when we reach the busiest time of the year!
    I’d love to know the recipe you used for the cupcakes. I’m not vegan, but have quite a few friends who are, so it would be nice to learn something that I can make when they come around for our Christmas gathering! xx

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  21. cupofkinsey

    I’m finally done with school for a few weeks, so I’m looking forward to relaxing and being able to spend time at home. Although, my mind still keeps trying to busy myself, which I don’t mind so much. I don’t want to get lazy. I’m excited for the holidays! I hope you have a great holiday!

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  22. Aletze Estrada

    Such a great day. Please, do make a separate vlog or blog on the cupcakes!! Also, poor Edgar LOL

    Thank you for opening up to us on another chilling day, Marzia. Wish you well on your trip to Sweden, guys! Take care and don’t forget to keep us updated on that, if you can.

    I have been on vacations for 3 weeks now and all I’ve been doing is trying to catch all the youtube videos I couldn’t see due to school work and whatnot. I’m finally catching up on some anime and some series as well. I feel like getting a tattoo starting next year so I will be working on the design.

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  23. Louise

    A Warming and lovely post !
    I love to draw so I’m excited to see your drawings for your modules ! You are very talented to write and create a atmosphere, thanks for sharing it with us c:

    PS : also so excited for your collection πŸ˜€

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