Everything I Love About Blair Waldorf

I am currently re-watching Gossip Girl and Blair Waldorf is still my absolute favorite character. Sure, she is highly flawed, but I still adore her and I do catch myself thinking “What would Blair Waldorf do?” when I’m faced with a problem. So I put together a list with everything I love about her. She’s the Queen Bee of the Upper East Side and I could watch her march through life forever. A true icon. She often seems really unrelatable (Is this even a real word?!), but personally, I find it easy to relate to her.

She never pretends to be someone she is not.
She simply owns being a bitch.
She always has a plan for everything.
She always looks classy beautiful.
She throws the best parties.
She is super passionate about things and people she loves.
No matter what, when someone has a problem, she’ll find a solution.
 Nobody comes up with better schemes.
Those moments, when she’s actually vulnerable.
She puts jewelry on hold before her birthday, so others can buy her the perfect gift.
She is not just pretty and popular, she’s also smart and committed.
She is the queen of playing games.
Everyone is afraid of her.
Her witty clapbacks are amazing.
She always gets back up from a knockout.
She is a true fighter.
She is the one and only Queen Bee.
She is always determined, no matter what.
Everybody knows her.
She is the master of acting all innocent.
She can handle someone like Chuck Bass.
She can’t fully deal with the whole college life and I really get that.
Her relationship with Dorota.
Traditions are really important to her.
She never runs out of plans.
She has minions.
She always educates herself on powerful women.
She knows that a good preparation is everything.
She is able to let her guard down, when necessary.
Letting go is not her strong suit.
She forgives, but doesn’t forget.
 She is one of the best role models when it comes to stalking.

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Golden Days and Clear Sky Nights

Yesterday was one of these days, where I realized how happy the little things in life make me and how much I adore my friends. It was just one, where a few years from now, we’ll talk about like “Remember when…”. It was one, where the weather brought so much happiness to everyone, that I really just feel like writing about it. This post isn’t planned, I didn’t make any notes and I’m just going to write a little bit about my feelings.

I organized a baby shower for the mother of my future godson. She absolutely loves the outdoors, so I chose a location in the middle of nature. Most villages around here have some sort of hut somewhere in the woods and the one closest to where I live is just perfect. It’s far off from civilization, super idyllic and everyone pretty much instantly fell in love.

Golden October

The sun was on our faces all day, we were able to sit outside and just chat away. We had kids and dogs running around and it was just all pure bliss. I felt a bit like being a child again, where you’re just outside all day, exploring places with your friends and only coming home when the sun is going down. Only now, I’m allowed to stay out, as long as I want.

Some of us sat underneath the stars until late into the night, watched the sun set and enjoyed every second of it. We even thought about booking the place for next summer and bring tents, gather around the fireplace, roast marshmallows or make something we call bread on a stick. Just the thought of it makes me smile and it would be so amazing, if we actually managed to do that. Who knows with everyone popping kids left and right, but for now, I’ll just hold on to the idea.

October Nights

It was just one of these golden October days that couldn’t have been more perfect. Light shining through the trees. A beautiful clear sky night with all the stars twinkling. I wish, I could’ve just put it all in a jar and take it with me, but the pictures in my head will just have to do and I know they’ll stay forever.

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Creative Minds Never Get Bored

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One thing I will never ever understand is how anyone could ever get bored. There are millions of things to do, no matter if you’re an indoor or outdoor person. “I’m bored” is something I never really say, and if so, reality probably is that I’m just lazy, which sure is a difference. Or maybe I’m stuck in a boring seminar or something like that, that I can’t get out of. But even then, I usually find something to do. Basically, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper to be happy.

I’m a creative person – always have, always will. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. Because for me, it is super easy to find something to do. My head is always full of ideas, which can also be annoying, cause I constantly want to do a million things at once, but I can’t. And that frustrates and sometimes overwhelms me. And you know that feeling, when you have a million things to do, but you just do nothing, cause you don’t know where to start? That’s what often happens in my head. Sometimes, it just can’t handle it all.

I would never complain about having lots of ideas, though. I never found it hard to entertain myself. As a child, I never needed someone by side. I could be in my room for hours and just play with dolls, or read or write in my notebooks or whatever else there was to do. Stories, invisible friends or scenes for your Barbies are all results of creativity. Nothing brings me more joy than being alone and letting my creativity flow.

So when I’m not working, sleeping or out with friends, I’m mostly being creative. And yes, of course I also watch a lot of TV shows, but even that gives me new ideas. When I watch something, I have a notebook next to me to jot down thoughts. Often, I turn that into a blog post or something. I’ve done that, ever since I was a little girl. My notebooks are everything. It’s not often that I leave the house without one.  I wish, I could also write things down while driving, cause some good ideas come from that.

My mind will never allow me to be bored. It’s always full. No matter what is going on, I’ll eventually come up with something. And I love it. It makes me feel good about myself and in a way, almost never lonely. Sure, it happens, but then I just do something I love like write or put together another page in my scrapbook and when I’m done, I feel absolutely satisfied. I don’t think, I would want to exchange my creativity for any other quality in the world.

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Photography: Madam Tussauds

So ok, this may not be the finest photography post, but I have so many fun pictures from my visits to Madame Tussauds that I would love to share. I know that there is hardly anything that’s more touristy, but I really always have a blast. And depending on who I’m with, I go a bit crazy. The only problem is that chances are high you’ll look pretty crappy next to all these gorgeous people. You wouldn’t believe how tiny some celebrities are. I’m still not sure, if I can believe all those measurements.

So far, I’ve been to the ones in San Francisco, London and Los Angeles and all visits were with different people. To be honest, the one in SF is my favorite because, even though it may be small, there are so many props you can include in the pictures and it’s actually not packed with people. At least it wasn’t when I was there.

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I’ll just start with that one. I went with two friends when I was an au pair. We had been to the Dungeon first and roamed around Fisherman’s Wharf afterward, had some pizza somewhere in the North Beach area and I remember it being just a super fun-filled day. And you know what we found out during our visit at Madame Tussauds? They don’t add things like nipples to the wax figures. Trust me, we looked. We were pretty much alone in that thing, which was amazing. I jumped on George Clooney’s lap, rolled around on Obama’s desk and whatever else I felt like doing. No figures were hurt in the process.

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Janis Joplin

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

The legs from Height & Ashbury

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Psycho

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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E.T.

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Betty White

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Elton John

But the figures I usually look forward to seeing most are admirable people like Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks. Those are people who really made a difference in the world and who I would always save a seat for at my table of people I would love to have dinner with, dead or alive.

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Rosa Parks

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Martin Luther King Jr.

I also went to the museum in Los Angeles, where I made my brother and his fiancée go with me. And on the street, they basically beg you to come in. Discounts included, of course. My outfit was no way near Hollywood standard, but who cares. I like having fun and never take myself too seriously. So I danced with Patrick Swayze on a log, became a Pink Lady, showed Tony Hawk some moves, danced like Beyoncé (haha, yeah right) and just had a good time.

Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

Rihanna

Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

Taylor Swift

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Beyoncé

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Lady Gaga

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Jimmy Fallon

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Charlie Chaplin

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Marlene Dietrich

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Tony Hawk

Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

Grease with John Travolta

Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze

The first Madame Tussauds I ever visited was the one in London, which I guess is the most important one. But we had to wait in line forever and the crowd was just too big. I mean, it was pure madness. You could hardly get a picture without anyone else in the picture. I went with my best friend during our amazing trip to London. And no, she didn’t go fully voluntarily, but she knows I love this stuff and it’s these little things she does for me that make me love her, even more.

At least, there was finally a pretty good looking David Beckham there. He’s such a handsome man and I’ve seen him made of wax many times, and none of those figures look good. I honestly don’t get how that is even possible. Unfortunately, Victoria was also there. Move over, Posh!

Madame Tussauds London

Front row with Emma Watson

Madame Tussauds London

A kiss for the Becks

Madame Tussauds London

Move over, Posh!

Madame Tussauds London

Caught with George Clooney

Madame Tussauds London

Shreck

Madame Tussauds London

The Royal Family

You know what I should’ve remembered from this first visit though? To put on something nice when going to Madame Tussauds. I mean, in London, I looked so touristy, San Francisco was actually ok, but don’t get me started on the LA outfit. Next time, I’m bringing a ball gown.

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Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Fall is truly full of surprises when it comes to weather. At least where I live, there haven’t been many rainy days, but I’m sure they’re just waiting around the corner. So I wanted to put together a little list with all the fun things you can do, when it’s raining buckets and you just really don’t feel like leaving the house. Most of these things may seem pretty obvious, but you never know, where people get ideas from.

scrapbooking. Honestly, it’s one of the best ways to get creative. I just love filling these books with memories and it’s a pretty way to have it all in one place.

play video games. I’m not a big gamer, but a round of Super Mario on an Super Nintendo is definitely a good idea. Or whatever you like playing. That reminds me, I’ve been wanting to play Theme Hospital again, forever.

read. If only I had time to read all the books I own. But there is nothing greater than getting comfy with a good book, while listening to the sound of rain. And don’t forget a nice cup of tea.

do a puzzle. Once in a while, I just really feel the urge to put together a fun puzzle. I still have some Disney ones waiting for the right time. But I get really obsessed with it and try to finish in a day.

binge-watch your favorite TV show. I mean, so obvious, right? Although I don’t really need it to rain for this one, cause it’s my umber one activity, but I do feel less bad about it.

sort out your closet. There is no better feeling than having everything organized. You can also donate some things and sell others. And of course you’ll have plenty of room for new pieces.

a good online shopping spree. I honestly prefer this over actually stepping into a store. I can do it in my pajamas, I don’t have to wait in line, I don’t have to try on clothes and look at myself in terrible lighting and I can just order a ton and send it all back, if I don’t want it.

a chill night with friends. Hanging out together with maybe pizza and drinks is a guarantee for lots of laughter. Just sharing old memories and of course gossiping is the best.

bake some cookies. Just the smell of freshly baked goods in the house is amazing. So why not find a new recipe and get your baking on.

put in a pamper day. Take a bath, if that’s your thing, put on a facemask, paint your nails and whatever else you can do to pamper yourself. And definitely take a nap.

write. Next to watching TV shows, this is what I do most. Writing is the one thing I would give up everything else for. It’s my biggest passion and just my favorite thing to do on any day. Except for maybe sleeping.

a good cleaning. I mean, when does anyone really have time to just deep clean everything, all in a day? I can’t do it when I work, or when I have plans on the weekend, but a rainy day, where I actually find some motivation, is perfect.

a movie marathon. What better time to watch all three Hunger Games movies, or The Lord of the Rings, or maybe even Harry Potter, if you’ll take the whole 24 hours. And make sure to make yourself some microwave popcorn.

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