May 3rd, 2018

I’m engaged! 


At the end of our trip in Japan, Felix proposed!

It felt weird not writing about it here, on my blog, even though I’m pretty sure most of you – if not all – already know it. 


I’m going to keep this very brief, as I’m planning to film a video with Felix to tell you how it all happened, but I wanted to take this chance to think back at this amazing month I spent in Tokyo.


I’ve always loved Japan, and the more I visited it, the more I grew interested in seeing how it would be to live in a place so far and so different from what I’m used to.

Felix and I talked about spending some time in Tokyo for years, and then on Christmas 2017, we booked the flights and airbnbs as a gift to ourselves.


The hardest thing for me was by far having to leave the pugs (Maya in particular, as she needs so much care and attention) for an entire month. Luckily I have the best friend – Daizo – that was available and willing to spend time alone here in Brighton, and look after them.


That allowed Felix and I to go, feeling comfortable and stress-free.

Every day was a little adventure, and although visiting new areas in Japan, like Okinawa, Karuizawa and Yokohama was really fun, what I realised more and more, with each day that passed, is how much I truly love Tokyo itself: it’s such a busy, lively city – not at all something I normally would want, and rather avoid – but because of how well organised, clean and efficient it is, it makes it that much more enjoyable.

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It’s actually quite soothing, to me, for a few reasons:

  1. when you are in the metro, squeezed in between strangers, and you then get out into the station to find absolute chaos, it seems almost impossible that by turning a corner you will find a quiet place. But you do. Whatever you are looking for, this city has it.
  2. I have what Felix and I refer to as ‘sleep anxiety’. Not sure that’s a thing, or if anyone can relate, but I struggle to fall asleep and get really anxious about it. I need to know someone is awake, and when you live in a city that is basically bright as daytime even during the night, it’s clear that you are not the only person still awake in the middle of the night. Because of this, I’ve have had the best month of sleep I’ve had in a very long time.
  3. You feel safe, no matter in which area you are – and that’s big, when it comes from me! I normally need lots of time to get used to a place, even more to leave the house by myself… but when I was there, going out on my own was completely fine almost immediately. Getting around is so easy, and people are so polite that if I needed help, I could simply ask around – yes, even with the language barrier.



As if my time there wasn’t already going so well, at the end of our trip – as I said – Felix proposed. It was a wonderful surprise, and of course made this trip even more special, and one I will never ever forget.

Thank you guys, once again, for all the sweet messages you have been sending our way!



236 thoughts on “YOU MAY HAVE HEARD…

  1. Ganna x691158w

    Hi, Marzia! So happy about your engagement,congratulations! You and Felix are the best couple in the world!

    Sorry, for bothering you in the blog but i had some issues with cancellation of your subscription box.As a student with a part time job its hard to get your subscription box every month so eventually i would have to cancel it sadly. But because of a very big difference in time zone(around 13 hours) it is hard to make a call to cancel subscription. So i have emailed the support team but didn’t receive any respond like for a week or two. I hope to hear from you more.

    Will be waiting for a reply.

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    1. BeenLiedTo

      I was about to write about the same issue but I was just so angry.. I wasted a lot of money calling american number and waiting on the line just to listen to some machine telling me to call another time. I tried for weeks, I eventually paid for a box I didn’t want, and I’m sure it’s not EVER possible to get onto their line. It’s a real let down that Marzia is working with a company like this and I sincerely hope it’s just because she doesn’t realise.
      For you: In the end what I did was I wrote them a serious hostile mail on the consequences of this situation for them and cleared my account so they can’t steal from me anymore. Lucky me, it wasn’t an account I use normally, but I know it’s usually not possible. Since then, I got no reponse from the scam box organisation but also no one took my money anymore. And let me not even speak about the quality of the boxes or the fact that you need to cancel many months prior.. Well, it’s a lesson for future but I wish Marzia had ackowleged the issue. For me it’s over with buying anything from her.

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  2. magnolianeraweb

    I’m so happy about you too!
    I need to tell you that when you posted the pic of the engagement i was working. My friend sent the me the pic, and i saw it while i was driving home. I actually needed to tell myself not to cry because i was so happy for you, i’ve been following you for ages now. I actually told your story to my mum while i was on the road home, and even she thought you were sweet.
    Everyone here is happy, 🙂
    Give a kiss to the pugs

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  3. nverlandlostgirl

    I am so happy for you and for Felix 🙂 Marriage is such a beautiful thing, and getting to spend the rest of your life with your best friend is the best thing in the world! I’m excited and so so happy for you❤

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  4. Dana

    Blessings and long life to you both but, I honestly don’t believe either of you are being terribly realistic, therefore the marriage won’t last. Sorry.

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    1. Arielle

      Lol they’ve been together for like 6 years, since before Felix became successful. People who have been through that much together usually have a decent shot at long term harmony. No one can predict the future, but I find their story inspiring :3

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  5. RavenHaylin

    Congrats to the both of you 🙂
    the ring is beautiful! Wish you and Felix many happi days! (teh pugs too ofcourse ;).
    I admire your photography, Japan looks awesome!
    hope to visit it too some day (*_* )

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  6. ahalfemptygirl

    First of all, congrats! I’m days late in reading this but I’m so happy for you both! Second, the “sleep anxiety” thing I can relate to so much!! I’ve never heard of anyone else experiencing the same weird thing I do, although mine isn’t much about needing to know if someone is awake. Mine is more… getting anxious over what time to go to sleep in order to get an adequate amount of hours in, and when I go to sleep too “late” I stress all night and end up hardly getting any sleep at all. I get an overwhelming, sinking feeling when it’s past the time I normally go to sleep and it’s so crazy because it isn’t that big of a deal but I panic! I’ve never told anyone because of how strange it sounds, and my doctors have no clue what it could be lol. Anyways, wishing you and Felix the best always!

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  7. Iris

    I have “sleep anxiety” too! In my house, I only feel relaxed if I know someone else is still awake, if everyone else has already gone to sleep I feel really anxious and have trouble falling asleep. 😦 Although I obviously don’t wish this upon anyone, I feel a little better knowing that I’m not alone in struggling with this. Thanks for sharing your trip with us Marzia, and the best of luck to you and Felix!!

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  8. freckledinpink

    Congrats gorgeous!! Just wondering, have you ever done a post about your pink hair? If not I would love one cause I’m considering it and I would love to know how you get yours because it looks so great! Thx!

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  9. Ari

    Hi Marzia!

    I saw how your sleep anxiety makes it difficult for you to sleep at night. Maybe it would be more comforting for you to try living in a bustling city or a town that always has lights on. I find it comforting to know that there are still people awake too, and I prefer the city buzz rather than the quietness of the suburbs.

    Congratulations on your engagement! I’m so happy for you and Felix, you two make each other better and that’s so wonderful to have. Good luck to you both 🙂

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  10. Emelie's Life

    Hi Marzia!
    Congratulations to you and Felix! I am so happy for the both of you and I wish you all the best in the future 💛

    Mich much love from Sweden 😙

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  11. Laura Cardoso

    I was literally so happy for you both!
    Just like watching two friends get engaged! I feel really excited for everything that’s in store for you guys,
    just from watching you both for years you can tell you are such a great team!
    Lovely to see and hear from you and all your adventures!
    Love to you, Felix, the pugs and Dogy!

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  12. gladies

    oh my gosh!! the moment I’ve been waiting for!! haha. Congratulations and best wishes for the both you! oh I’m so happy :’D.. i wanna visit japan too someday 🙂

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  13. OneMan

    I’m sorry for the sleep anxiety.. When I was in high school I didn’t sleep a lot, then I learnt to fall asleep almost in 10/20 minutes and now I manage to sleep everywhere.
    I slept in places that I didn’t think I was able to sleep in but I did.
    Trust me, until you have a bed, it’s a luxury because life can throw you to sleep also in the worst place you can imagine and you have to sleep because if you don’t sleep, well, you don’t have energy when you need the maximum energy. Learn to sleep well and good everywhere, it’s part of being you.
    Thank you so much for the Tokio part, I finally found some real review about Tokio (it’s so hard to know more about Japan). I love the japanese way to do business, I find it’s the best one because it’s kind, honest, correct but it’s quite far away to live in Tokio. They really want to help you and that’s beautiful.
    It’s on my list, we’ll see… I love how much smart japanese are and they’re extremely smart, something sometimes leaves me without words (I don’t know if I’m smart enough for japanese because you’re with excellence in logical process there)… However I don’t like the way of living with so much technology there, I love touching people..
    We’ll see..
    P.s.: “Squeezed in between strangers”, because you don’t know what some girls do when you’re squeezed.. 😛

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  14. Marxian_xox

    Oh my goodness I’m so late but CONGRATULATIONS MARZIA! 💍🎉🎊 I am immeasurably excited for you! Sorry I’m so late.
    Love you lots xoxo

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  15. kamgabbyj

    Congrats on the engagement! It’s been such a pleasure to see ur relationship grow. 🙂 Love u guys and don’t stop being awesome! 😀


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