The happiest Muse girl in the world

Concerts, Music

I am officially going to my fifth, sixth, and seventh MUSE concert next year❤️❤️❤️how cool is that?? Still cannot believe it’s really gonna happen🤩counting days and seconds!

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How I met Brian May & Roger Taylor from Queen

London, Music

London is a special place, with special people and dreamlike moments.

A few weeks ago I met with my university friend Karina for touristic Sunday with the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, breakfast at Hyde Park, stroll in Kensington, and visit to the National History Museum. Towards the evening I remembered that I saw an article shared on Facebook about switching of Bohemian Rhapsody inspired lighting on Carnaby Street, and that members of Queen are rumored to be there as well.

Hungry and tired after a long day of walking, we went towards Carnaby Street, just before the time mentioned in the article. We noticed a small, but growing queue near a Queen pop-up store at the beginning of the street, and decided to wait & see. Nothing happened at seven o’clock, and people (& dogs!) were leaving the place. Fireworks and music at the other end of the street started only at eight, marking the switching of the lights (which are truly amazing, see the last video!). All this time random people with VIP Queen and 20th Century Fox badges were going in and out of the store. I literally took pictures of everyone, just in case they are secret celebrities 😀 after fireworks it looked like they are throwing an afterparty inside the shop. If to be honest, most of the attendees looked far away from being a VIP or even far from being invited to a party with rock-music legends. More like “I woke up like this” 😀 After almost three hours of waiting we were granted with an almost dreamlike experience – we met Brian May and Roger Taylor from QUEEN! Brian even gave me a handshake, I didn’t want to take my hand away and was holding him so tight! We waited till they left the party, I even got very close to Brian’s car and told him something random like “come back again” ahahaha. One guy was lucky enough to get his guitar signed! If to sum up, I can say that Queen guys were very lovely and kind towards fans, which sometimes is a big rarity in show business. Oh, how I would like to meet Freddie, but this will never happen 😦 looking forward to seeing brand new Bohemian Rhapsody movie! And meeting more celebrities ❤

Arctic Monkeys @ The O2, London, 09.09.2018

Concerts, Music

Last Sunday my dream came true. I saw Arctic Monkeys live.

We sang together 505 and Do I Wanna Know. Four years ago I listened to these songs for hours, feeling every word and line with my heart. On Sunday I cried during both of the songs. And they even invited Miles Kane to play with them a song about all that miles away, imagination, and arms “around my neck”. Arctic Monkeys have always been for me about London and love. Alex Turner really knows how to tug at my heartstrings.

Placebo @ Royal Festival Hall, London, 17.06.16

Concerts, Music

Placebo is an important part of myself for already twelve years, which also makes a half of my life. With no doubt their music has constructed me as a person, and I can find any existing spectrum of emotions in it, maybe even more. It’s cosmic.

Brian and Stefan are not simply musicians – after so many years, four concerts, and meeting in person, to me they are like siblings-in-law in the marriage to music. There are no words ever to describe how blessed I feel. Yesterday I was united with music, love, and universe, going completely mad with every single song. And oh God, they started the gig with Pure Morning……

P.S. …I also touched the setlist…

Post about previous Placebo concert in Riga at 2016 (RUS)
How I met Stefan Olsdal

#fangirl in London: BBC Maida Vale Studios

Fangirl, London, Music

Located few minutes away from London’s picturesque Little Venice, BBC Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC recording studios, and home to BBC Symphony Orchestra. Since 1946 studios have been used for recording of thousands classical and popular music sessions. Hundreds of famous artists have visited the studios to perform on BBC broadcast channels, including my favorites Arctic Monkeys, Florence Welch, David Bowie, The White Stripes, and The Beatles.

 

… wish I could live in front of it 😀 #wherearecelebrities?

120-129 Delaware Road, London W9 2LG

Nearest tube stations: Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale

I am wearing: Zara, QooQoo, H&M

Dreamy spring in London

London, Personal entries

Take a deep breath – spring is finally in London…

London Barbican

This spring is a special one. Even through it started with anomaly snowy and cold weather, warmth and happiness was inside my heart. I am spending this spring in my most favorite city, for the first time ❤ being recently for a visit in Riga, I more and more understood that I am in the right place in my life.

All black pamper night

Makeup & Skincare

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Every girl needs a pamper night, especially during this awful weather! We just had six days of snow in London, and I myself felt these unexpected not-Londonish weather conditions on my skin – it’s sooo dried! So, my perfect pamper night set is all black! And, of course, has an obligatory British element – this time, a cute guard on my new face cloths from Tower of London! My perfect pamper night also includes at least an hour of my favorite music, most often something I haven’t heard for ages. I like when my body gets all those goosebumps while listening to old favorites. The sense of perfection and all those “Oh my gosh, how could anyone on Earth write this masterpiece” helps me to reduce stress, regain energy, and inspire me to do more and to want more.

My all black pamper set:

Joik Green Tea and Peppermint Facial Mask

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Body Butter

Old & New Music

#fangirl in London: Ziggy Stardust Plaque

Fangirl, London, Travelling

For a #fangirl like me there is always a place to visit in London. Such a culturally and historically significant city has not only classical tourist attractions, but also destinations to different music, arts, and cinema lovers.

As a person, who can speak for hours about things that she LOVES, likes all the stuff around and about her interests, and have different plans for every weekend, I’ve come up with an idea of a series of posts about #fangirl places in London – a street from a popular movie, a setting from a classic English book, a tube station from an Instagram picture of a famous musician… Believe me, I have a long-long to-visit list!

Thus, I am dedicating the first post to Ziggy Stardust plaque in Mayfair. Located in a quiet place just near Regent’s Street and Piccadilly Circus, 15 Heddon Street is the place that appeared on David Bowie’s first conceptual album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972). It is also denoted as the place “where David Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, first arrived on Earth”.

Ziggy Stardust

46 years later, the place looks quite different – the walls are painted, there are a lot of fancy cafes around, and K.West sign (nothing to do with Kaney West though) is changed with a commemorative plaque for Ziggy Stardust.Fangirl in London Ziggy Stardust Plaque

15 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B

Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

How I Met Stefan Olsdal from Placebo

Concerts, London, Music

Farewell, 2017! You were truly amazing, as my biggest dream – to move to London – finally came true! ❤ I also had a lot of great moments, saw Depeche Mode and Red Hot Chili Peppers, achieved a lot of goals, finished my Master studies, got a job, had projects, made memories!

I know I became quite rare with my blog post, you know, life (especially working life) in L. is very busy, but I’ll do my best to post more often!

So, I’d like to devote my very first blog post in 2018 to a very special day in my life – November 25, 2017.

To begin with, I’ve been a big fan of Placebo for 12 years, which makes a half of my life. Through these years Placebo and their music was always with me, in any period of my life, be it sad or happy.  I cannot understand people who say that Placebo’s music is depressing. They probably know only one song and judge by it. I myself think that Placebo have a song for every possible emotion and feeling a human can experience. I’ve been to three gigs and each was magical and unique for me. I’ve been smiling like mad at each concert and cried out of happiness and joy.