In the year 2000 I was 16 years old and life sucked. Because I failed maths, I had to repeat a year with a bunch of students I only knew by sight and it was extremely hard for me to get to know new people and habits. I cried for three month until Christmas until I got used to the new situation. Who knew that I would meet my dearest friends in that class and that 17 years after this, my whole circle of friends, would be based on those new friendships. It turns out that I was wrong about a lot of stuff and that things happened differently as I imagined. I made a list of things I would tell my 16-year-old self if I could.
When I first installed Instagram on my phone the app was quite different form what it has become. I think it was 6 years ago and at that time everybody was changing the signature square picture by applying filters called Juno, Reyes, Valencia and Willow. I liked that feature because I thought it mae my photos look professional.
I looked up the history of Valentine’s Day and what I found is that one legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Yes this post is in french, because…why not!
Welcome summer, we missed you so much! Now it’s time for bikinis, cocktails and pool parties. If you’re looking for a dope pool float, don’t surf away, just check out my list of the best inflatable toys. Forget the old-fashioned boring mattresses, it’s 2016! Now you can buy floats in all kinds of shapes and colours. Here are my favourites:
It’s Eurovision Song Contest time! Yay! The gay Super Bowl is back! Make yourself comfortable on your couch with some friends and a couple of beers and watch the first semi final tonight at 9 p.m. Watch it on PHOENIX if you want so see it in German or on FRANCE4 for those who prefer it in French. You can also stream it online on the ESC web page.
Now you may ask me why do I watch it? On one hand I like traditions and I have always watched it since I was a kid, and there is also the fact that I love to make fun of people on tv. Nobody gets hurt, I can do my jokes and feel funny, it’s perfect. This is why I have always been a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. In the past, I was even a member of the Luxembourgish fan club of Eurovision, the OGAE Luxembourg. With a couple of friends I helped to organize several charity galas with original ESC singers and I even co hosted the show three times. Whether you love it or hate it, the Eurovision Song Contest is part of European music culture.
I remember when I first downloaded the Snapchat app, I tried it for a few minutes and I deleted it right after. I’m too old for that shit was what I was thinking. It seemed so complicated and really not user friendly to me. But when a friend showed me how to use it I kind of understood the features. And now it looks like Snapchat is taking over social media, I catch myself checking it way more often than Facebook. I sit on the train doing silly faces with the built in filters and spam my friends. I love it! It’s kind of weird how comfortable I feel sending spoken messages sitting in the bathroom. But it’s fun! So I decided to share with you the snapchatters I enjoy the most besides my close friends.
Claudia Oshry started Girl With a Job when she was a PR intern, but when her coworkers noticed that she was making fun of them on her blog, she got fired and started Girl With No Job. Her snaps are hilarious especially when her alter ego “Claudette” comes out.
beckermanblog / BeckermanBlog.com
The Canadian Beckerman twins Cailli and Sam are fashion bloggers who travel a lot because they are the queens of collaboration. In their snaps you can see fashion shows, their dogs, crazy outfits and a lot of cheerfulness.
Famous comedian Chelsea Handler takes over Snapchat and is now learning the Spanish language. Mucho funny!
holycamille / HolyCamille.com
Camille is a French blogger based in Paris, charismatic, funny, answers every comment I ever wrote her and she is kind of different, but in a very positive way. She is honest and would never promote anything she doesn’t like to get a collaboration. In her snaps you see her being silly, sometimes angry, singing in her car and talking to her followers.
emiliehigle / MyLittleFashionDiary.net
I met Emilie Higle in a blogger class which she hosted in Luxembourg. She is an online influencer who has a lot of projects in Luxembourg, Paris and New York, mostly connected to fashion and she snaps in English with a cute French accent.
yayavanchique / YayaVanChique.com
Yannick is a good friend of mine, I can’t exactly remember when I met him, I think it must be around 12 years ago. He lives in Luxembourg and snaps a lot in his car, at home and in the club. Yaya, you party animal!
novalanalove / NovaLanaLove.com
I just discovered her Snapchat yesterday and I’m addicted to it. She is so pretty, it’s crazy how beautiful she is! She lives in Cologne and snaps about clothes, hair, cosmetics, all the girly things.
mrkate / MrKate.com
Kate has built a YouTube / blog / DIY empire over the years. She lives in Los Angeles and if you like her snaps and DIY projects, you will have to read her book A Hot Glue Gun Mess it’s full of cute but also sometimes weird and psycho stories, and so is her Snapchat.
marianna_hewitt / LifeWithMe.com
Marianna is a very sweet and chic woman in her snaps. She hangs out with famous people of L.A. whether working with them or spending quality time with them. Her Snapchat is like her blog, a clean layout, good quality pictures and very enjoyable to watch.
makeupbytessy / MakeUpByTessy
Tessy is THE makeup artist of Luxembourg, I think she is probably the best one. When you look at her recent YouTube video you almost don’t notice that she is not from LA. She has got the looks, the kindness and charisma of a California girl. Follow her rise to Hollywood on Snapchat and if you can’t visit her event Señorita XO at the Melusina on March 12th you have to book an appointment for a special occasion.
Who are you following on Snapchat? Send me your snaps to tell me @lariviererose
Thanks for reading & buenos nachos!