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. Zandilee van Eck

    Wow Congratulations to you both ☺️
    I hope that the rest of your lives together will be filled with even more love, adventure and happiness 🌷

    Tokyo looks and sounds amazing! I have always wanted to visit Japan and have thought about how many people there are – which is something I struggle with – but after reading this post I think I like the idea of going there even more 😁

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  2. Marte

    It is such a strange feeling, but I feel the need to cry, because I’m so happy for you both! ❤ I've been subscribed to your youtube channel since the very beginning, and it makes me so happy when your life is taking a new direction. Congratulations ❤

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  3. Cordelia.

    Congratulations Mertz, I’ve been following you for quite awhile now and it almost feels like it is my friend that got such wonderful news! The both of you have made me laugh and inspired me in ways that you can’t even imagine. ❤ I cannot wait to watch the video because I am so excited for your futures!

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  4. Dil

    For Marzia and Felix – a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! You are both such amazing, genuine and kind (and extremely talented!) people. I wish you the best of happiness, health and fun times in all your years ahead together. You’ve both entertained us all for years – I feel like I’ve grown up with you – and I am so happy for you both. I’ll take the opportunity to also say a huge thank you for all that you’ve given to us and another CONGRATS! – Dil xxx

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  5. Liv

    I don’t know if this is the same but my sleep anxiety is the idea of the dark. I have to have background noise or sleep with my boyfriend or dog if I still lived with my family. I can’t sleep if these habits are occurring. It sucks. I have panic attacks if I don’t and it sucks. It makes me feel like a child but thankfully my boyfriend has seen the attack and is willing to make it work for me so I sleep. :/

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  6. Jamie

    I’m so excited for you two! I’ve been watching both your videos for years, and it’s been so cool watching you guys grow as people and as a couple. I hope the rest of your lives are filled with happiness and love!

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  7. Amanda (@ahfrancis)

    I am so glad you enjoyed your month in Japan! My husband and I have been living here for around 5 months now and we absolutely love it for a lot of the same reasons. We live about 2 hours south of Tokyo (by Shinkansen) in Nagoya. Congrats on your engagement! I am sure everything will be beautiful!

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  8. Rosie

    I am so excited for you and Felix!! Your trip sounds AMAZING!! I’ve never been to Japan but now I really want to. Thanks for documenting so much of it, as I really love reading and watching about it. Congrats on your engagement!!

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  9. Meaningless asspats from internet strangers

    Hmm, i could be wrong but given what’s happened with YT lately, this really smacks of an opportunistic-money making decision. More companies are going to approach them now to hock vapid objects to their gullible, mostly underage fanbase. The bf especially doesn’t seem to have any scruples regarding how he makes money, selling a silly $5 hat with some Russian words on it, for $30.

    Still, may they enjoy the stark realities of connubial life along with the other poor plebs.

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    1. ****TheIlliad****

      Not only that, Pewdiepie makes some of the most bland, repetitive, mind numbing content on Youtube and he has the gall to act like he’s doing something worthwhile, all to make a few pence… He has two editors he doesn’t pay. Meanwhile he goes on vacation to Japan for a month? What an absolute plonker. I’d be embarrassed to be related to him.

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      1. DREW

        His content these days is total dross. Shame no one around him is honest enough to tell him. If they did they know they’d risk losing the privileges of his wealth. His days are spent chasing money and living in a fantasy land. A huge departure from the person he was when he started. Unfortunate what fame and affluence do to some people.

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  10. paigejessie

    I’m so happy for you and felix marzia. Because I have been watching you for several years and always reading your blog, as well as felix, I almost feel like we are friends x so I am just so so so happy for you, you deserve everything amazing and more xxxxx

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  11. Radflyy Njh

    You have no idea how big my smile was when i saw the engagement post on instagram. I am so happy for you and Felix and wish you two well ❤

    Can't wait to see what else you have to share with your new livesss!

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  12. Radflyy Njh

    You have no idea how big my smile was when i saw the engagement post on instagram. I am so happy for you and Felix and wish you two well ❤

    Can't wait to see what else you have to share with your new livesss!

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  13. Sally

    Congratulations to you both. I’ve always enjoyed your joint videos best, as it’s great seeing you bounce off each other and compliment each other’s styles!
    I’m looking forward to seeing where this adventure takes you. xxx

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  14. Daria

    When I heard this news I felt so warm inside C:
    Marz, we all wish you to be happy together with Felix
    Hope he’ll treat you like a little queen you are)

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  15. Tiara

    Congratulations on the engagement! I’m so happy for y’all! I feel as if y’all are good friends of mine getting engaged even though we never meet hahah! I’m going on a trip to Japan in March 2019 and I’m super excited but also very nervous but after reading this post I feel a lot better. Do you have any advice on visiting Japan for the first time? Things I should expect, things I should know before going? It’s actually kind of funny because my boyfriend and I have been together 4 years today and he was asking me if he should propose when we go to Japan and then Felix proposed to you and I thought that was just something funny you’d like to know if you read this comment! Anyway again congratulations and I hope y’all have a long happy life together!

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  16. Emma Fox

    I am so thrilled you and Felix have finally gotten engaged. You two are such a lovely couple and seem so happy together. I wish you both the best in marriage. I hope you both have a lovely wedding. Lots of love.

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  17. Joseph R.

    Congratz to you ! Much love to both of you ! u guys are lucky !

    (btw i really love felix short where can i find it ? if anyone knows eheh)

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  18. Kevin

    I wonder what she uses to plump up her lips? They look a bit botox-y. And before any fake sanctimonious outrage, no her lips are not naturally that size, i’ve seen enough pics of her to know.

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  19. leticiahokari

    When I saw I thought ‘YEESSSS’, and yes screaming in my head! And then I ran to tell my boyfriend because he was the one that introduced me to your channel. CONGRATS! Even though you guys already live together for many years, it¶s a nice thing to hear 🙂

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  20. mackzplanet

    so so so happy for you Marzia!!! you and Felix are a lovely couple and deserve all the happiness. I’m excited to hear that your time in Japan was enjoyable too – I’ve wanted to go for many years and your posts and videos about it have inspired me more! congrats again xxx

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  21. Holly Robiin

    Congratulations to you both! I think it’s really nice that you kept the moment private. So much of your lives are shared online so it must be nice to keep such a special moment between the two of you 😊💍

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  22. Natalie

    Congratulations Marzia :3 I remember I started watching yours and Felix’ videos back when you lived together in Sweden and you did lookbooks and shoe collection videos and Felix did Ao Oni and Amnesia. It’s been amazing watching you guys grow as a couple and individuals and I wish you all the happiness for the future ❤

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  23. Storey Holcomb

    Congratulations on your engagement!! In Emma Blackery’s video she said she expected it, and I’m upset with myself because I had NO idea. I’m also really glad y’all made it a private moment because for you two in particular I don’t think it would’ve felt as genuine had y’all recorded it. (I was still super curious as to how it went down, so thank you for the follow up video!)

    Also, I know exactly what you mean about the sleep anxiety. If I fall asleep before my boyfriend, it’s no problem. But if he falls asleep first, which usually happens as he has to wake up way before me, then it takes me sometimes a few hours to fall asleep.

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