Monthly Archives: March 2011

The sun is shining in through the window to our bedroom. It is an absolutely glorious day best spent in the forrest or on perhaps cold but sunny beach. But I am in bed, alas… Reinout’s flu (which made me cancel my trip to Malta – hence still being in Haarlem) finally caught up with me. But I am trying to max it out and enjoy it the most, as one can only do under these circumstances.

It’s a a perfect time to read good books (currently reading Drood by Dan Simmons), lay on the couch and watch romcom movies, and eat whatever one fancies because there is a good excuse (I need the endorphines). And on that note, I’m off to the kitchen for a cuppa tea and some sweets 🙂

Another week of no blogging. I start wondering if I’m loosing inspiration. A friend of mine told me I should perhaps start FracasNoir 2.0. And in fact the idea is not that bad. I long for a new design (pink, what was I thinking??!) along with a more positive and extrovert blog. This blog has served its purpose and it’s time for a fresh approach…

To get back to some more mundane matters, GDC came and went. I’m more glad it went and by the end of the week I was knackered from lack of sleep. I popped 2 sleeping pills on Monday and that pretty much got me straight into CET mode. On Monday I am off to Malta for our new project and business. More on that later, but I am so very excited and along with spring it definitely feels like change is around the corner. Out with the old and in with the new. New goals, objectives, ideas and people. It’s all about having the right mindset. And mind you, I am working on it 🙂

The jetlag is killing me. Or more like 3 people being out of synch in one hotelroom. Once again I woke up before the sun did and started cramping up. That together with tingling sensation in my hand and loss of power are the tell tale signs I need to get more sleep. As a result I’ve been in bed all day watching movies among others Black Swan (GREAT film!).

Oh and update from yesterday. No, we didn’t go to the playboy party. The venue was completely full and despite being on the guest list the place was under complete lockdown. Ended up instead in some penthouse suite on the 31st floor. Great view…check the photos out below.

Fantastic view behind me!

Dress from Miguelina

Having dessert after dinner

I’ve just got back to the hotel after a looong day of shopping. In the end I only got 5(!) different tanktops from Burberry and some different hair products for a friend of mine. All in all I’ve been very frugal with using the credit card. I’ve been running in and out of department stores, Bloomingdales, Saks, Neiman Marcus to name a few.

San Francisco is really great, and I have to admit I do think it’s a city I could live in. People are very friendly (but aren’t most American’s?) and the city really has an upbeat pulse which matches the best of European cities.

Tonight we are going out for dinner, just the two of us. Tomorrow is the Playboy party from Bigpoint and I’ve blocked out the day for some fun with myself – massage, facial, gym and another shopping spree (have my eyes on a beautiful Dolce & Gabbana dress). Can’t wait until tomorrow!

Tata for now!

In hotel room. New tanktop from Burberry. Jacket from Giambattista Valli