Author Archives: Merel

I CAN’T GET SHIT ON THIS SHITTY ISLAND | DYING MY HAIR PINK

It’s that time again. While scrolling through my Instagram feed, I find myself feeling utterly discontent with my hair. It’s been four months since I last went to a hairdresser. Salon B in Utrecht, for those of you who wonder. It was pretty great, but pretty expensive too. But great, yes. I wanna go there read more »

FLIGHT FR7736 TO LAS PALMAS IS NOW READY FOR BOARDING AT GATE 6 | THE BOARDING PART

Summer time at Eindhoven airport is rush hour. Transavia, RyanAir, WizzAir… all budget flights are jam-packed with people on their way to sunny holiday destinations. As cheap as possible, of course. That’s also counting myself by the way, I’m also on my way to a sunny destination, even though I can call it home instead of holiday. Oh well, read more »

HÓLA, QUÉ TAL? | THE TROUBLES OF A SELF-PROCLAIMED SPANISH STUDENT

It’s not for nothing that one of Gran Canaria’s most famous beaches is called ‘The Englishman’s Beach’. (I’m talking Playa del Inglés here). The south of GC — as I have been starting to call it for short — is crowded with English and English-speaking people. However, the area is largely touristic, so the amount of English read more »

ANY LIQUIDS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, CHARGERS? | THE AIRPORT SECURITY PART

Any liquids? Electronic devices? Chargers? It’s just another day at Eindhoven airport and I’m waiting in line for the airport security before boarding the Ryanair flight that is going to take me back home. I just had a cappuccino with my dad at the recently re-opened panoramic terrace, which is totally worth arriving too early for since read more »

MERELY MEREL IS GOING PERSONAL

It’s been over six months since I wrote my last post, which was a goodbye one. Or actually, it was a notification of my move to another blog. Another blog that isn’t updated as regularly as I intended to either, but that’s another story for another time. Today’s story is about this blog, that I kept online all read more »

MOVED TO >> CHAINTWENTY.COM

I’m so sorry for the lack of updates over here, but those of you following along on Instagram might already know that behind the scenes, I’ve been working hard to follow my dreams! And now it’s finally here, so let me introduce you to *tatataaammm* www.chaintwenty.com — my new blog + (soon to be) webshop! The idea read more »

HOW TO ADD SOME FESTIVAL VIBES TO YOUR DAILY UNIFORM

It’s a shame, actually, but I haven’t been to any festival yet (and I even can’t remember the last one I went to last year, if any?). Most of the time, I’m worrying about the weather, or I think the tickets are too expensive, or I have to work, or or or… excuses. Truth is, I’m too read more »

MONDAY MOODBOARD | BEHIND THE SCENES UPDATE

Oh guys, I’m so excited! I’ve got nothing concrete to show you, but I’m just here to tell you that behind the scenes, I’ve finally decided to officially open a handmade knitwear webshop! In the previous Monday Moodboard I wrote about my Summer holiday plans, which included work on my knitwear shop, but as soon as Summer holidays read more »

CITY MAP POSTERS THE SCANDINAVIAN WAY

A typical case of an impulse buy I will probably never regret — these city map posters by Anne H Copenhagen. I was looking for a birthday present for the boyfriend (back in January, yep… #sorrynotsorry) when I stumbled upon Anne’s Instagram. And before you think I’m the most horrible person ever to buy her boyfriend a read more »

FOR THE LOVE OF COMFY CLOTHES

Comfy clothes, comfier clothes, comfiest clothes. On the scale of comfyness, this oversized top skyrockets. By now you might have noticed I’m not a heels-kinda-girl and no matter how hard I try to be feminine and sexy and dressed-up and pretty and girly all the time, as soon as I walk into the Zara and spot a read more »