Thanks for the comments about Radio One! I was extremely jet lagged and had no idea what I was saying and couldn't really get a word in edge ways anyway!! I'm avoiding listening back encase I think 'aaargh my voice!' or 'why did I say that?'! But for now, wowowowowow I have so much to tell about Luxembourg! Possibly too much so excuse the long post of me doing some girlish gushing because really it was the most surreal thing to be there. A random girl who put a few outfits on the Internet? I apologise for the sheer lack of pictures but everyone else had big, posh cameras and I only had my tiny, rubbish one that's been bashed around in my bag since forever so it mostly stayed in there! I'll give links to the Flickr so you can see the others!
Well it was possibly not the greatest idea to go out the night before the flight because I got to Heathrow expecting to sleep and totally didn't. I stupidly assumed everything would be open but it was just homeless people snoring on the chairs! I sat for a bit and read a magazine but it was 1am and I was so tired. So I had a walk around and sat down again and started talking to a random guy for about 4 hours and told him just about my whole life story. Then it was 5am and I was sooo tired but it was time to fly! Did I mention how scared I was? Well triple it because then I was so nervous I was shaking! I went to the check in desk and there was a sign saying it opened at 5.30 so I stood around with my little case and one of the check in people came over. He was quite hot (haha but I looked so rough and tired!) and he said he was with my airline and would open the desk in 20 minutes. I was rambling all over the place because I was a nervous wreck and he was very nice and reassuring and then said 'Hey would you like an invitation to go to the business lounge?' and I was like ooooooo! So I checked in and went though the super scary security and found the lounge, which was very plush and peaceful compared to the busy airport. Sadly it had a huge view of the runway so I sat there with my free tea and croissant and said a silent prayer that I wouldn't die! Lots of business men kept giving me strange looks thinking 'Why is she here?' and soon it was time to board. That's where I met Mike so there was thankfully another English speaking person! I realised that the other bloggers would probably have websites that were much more advanced than mine and have real jobs and Internet knowledge unlike me!
We both went into the lounge ready to board and saw that the plane was teeny tiny!! Practically a jet! They didn't even need to attach stairs; it had stairs on the door! It was only 3 seats wide and I started to get really panicky and said more silent prayers and soon we were taking off and it was the scariest thing ever!! I was closing my eyes and was almost crying because every little breeze made the plane wobble and all the noises were so strange! I spent the hour with my hands over my face and finally we could land and were in Luxembourg! My stomach was in a huge knot and I was still shaking!!
We met people from BuzzParadise and a camera man, which was a really bad idea because I hadn't slept in 24 hours and so didn't want to be filmed! My hair was so messy! I avoided the camera all weekend and everyone though I was very shy! We took a taxi to the hotel and saw all the cute little houses on the streets painted pretty colours and when we arrived, wow we were staying in a palace! Well, not really a palace, the real palace of Luxembourg was right next door! I met Max from Germany who has a very cool street style blog and we talked about Face Hunter and The Satorialist! Then they showed me my room and wowza it was like a flat! I kept pinching myself and thinking 'Ahhh this is so not real, don't they know I am just a normal girl with a little blog?! I never stay in posh hotels!' I made a video of my room but don't know how to rotate it??
I put my suitcase down and went upstairs to meet the other bloggers; Sandrine from Switzerland, Luca from Italy, Vincent from Belgium and Elodie, Julien, Géraldine, and a bit later Mathieu, all from France. Everyone has such cool accents and SUPER cool jobs! Then we met Vicki from BuzzParadise who is so lovely! She is very chic and said really nice things about Susie Bubble (I told her you said hi!)!
We had a presentation about the general history of Luxembourg and I was considering how I was going to get through the day without any sleep at all and still feeling very scared after the plane! We walked through the pretty streets to a flashy restaurant called Wenge and had wine and champagne and I knew that alcohol was the thing that would make me feel more awake! We had an amazing meal with loads of posh, tiny food that is arranged carefully and decorated, even at one point with real gold! I was thinking 'Ooooo I'm eating real gold!' Because I was so tired, it felt like a dream! I spoke to Elodie (such a pretty name!) about the Cherry Blossom Girl and Swedish blogs and to Max about street style sites and it was so surreal, almost everyone I know doesn't know anything about blogs! At first everyone spoke in English because we all knew the language but after a while it was mostly French and so I spent most of the time talking to Max who couldn't speak French either! I still didn't eat very much because I felt so weird after the scary flight but the food was amazing; it was so funny how everyone kept taking photos of all the dishes!
After we found that there was a big London red bus to drive us round all weekend! Oooo! We had a tour of Luxembourg which has huge hills and views and everyone took photos with their posh cameras. Then we went to some super cool hipster shops with Cheap Monday jeans and loads of fashion books. I met Mathieu who works for Viktor & Rolf and Diesel and has even met Marc Jacobs, wowza! We went for hot chocolate and had the option to shop or go back for an hour to get ready for a museum, club and restaurant or sleep. I knew it would take me much longer than an hour to get ready normally so went back and longed to sleep! But I broke out the glitter and my new big, poofy, black glitter skirt and we all met downstairs where I felt really over dressed! We got on the red bus and went to a gallery called Casino which had some crazy music art and big sculptures that I really didn't understand. We met with all the people from BuzzParadise and the CLC and when I took off my coat everyone was talking about my dress and taking photos which was really embarrassing! All the ones on Flickr were taken secretly because I was very shy about not having slept in so long and didn't feel very nice!
We went into the wine cellar which was covered in pebbles so my heels kept sinking at every step! We were served champagne and trays of little food by waiters and waitresses and I felt like a little girl at an adult party because everyone was mingling and I'd never had champagne before! It was very strange! Everyone was over 20 apart from Max and I who are both 18. We got on the bus and went to an amazing restaurant hidden away called the Cat Club which has all red lighting and was extremely posh. We had loads more champagne (!!!) and such lovely food, I felt like a celebrity! I don't know how I stayed up for 36 hours! We got on the bus again at midnight and headed finally to the club called Melusina. It was really hot and packed and we went straight to the VIP balcony where they served us trays full of alcohol! We danced lots and I drank a bit but was so sleepy that at the end I was sleeping on Max's shoulder! We all went back to the bus and all the boys had a joke that we danced naked at the disco (which so wasn't true haha) and we arrived back to the hotel but I was crazy and said we should have a party in my room! So Mathieu, Max, Vincent and I stayed in my room for a while and added each other on Facebook; then I got into bed and finally went to sleep with sweet dreams after 42 hours!
We had to get up pretty early at 10.30am for a whole new day and although I was super tired I managed to get out of the gorgeous bed and wore my dip-dye dress which everyone kept talking about because they had seen on my blog that I had made it! We had some lush breakfast at the hotel and then had a jazz brunch at the Abbaye with a huge buffet! I couldn't eat very much because we were fed so well all the time! Also it was quite hard being a vegetarian as meat is a bit of a delicacy so there was lots on offer, but not to me! Another strange thing was that all the bloggers had little business cards with their website addresses! Do all bloggers have these? Maybe I should make some?!
After the jazz brunch we went on the bus to the Mudam museum which had some super crazy art like a giant beanstalk all round the room from Jack and the Beanstalk and the dress above which was made of horse skin (eeeeeee)!! We looked in the cool gift shop which had Alice in Wonderland earrings where one was a rabbit and one was a watch which were super cute! After we all had desert in the cafe- so much food!!
But by then it was time to leave! My plane was first as I had to change at London to go to Manchester so I said some quick good byes at the airport to all the super cool bloggers and the fabulous BuzzParadise and CLC- thank you so much, I had the most amazing time! I still can't believe I went there with all the professional bloggers, it's like a dream! From this little blog such an amazing trip happened, it's crazy!
P.S. If you want to look at the photos check out the Flickr here- but I didn't know any of the photos of me were being taken! :(
Also the video should be made soon so I shall post the link.