recent favourites + a zine

Hey everyone! How are you? Today I want to write about some things I’ve been loving recently: music, TV shows, books, etc. I wanted to be creative and make it fun, so I made a tiny zine out of it! I really like how it turned out. I hope you do too!



I kept the front page of my zine very simple. It has a bird on it that I cut out from the 2016 Flow calendar. I think it’s beautiful. I also wrote the month I made it in and “you can”. A nice and simple quote to start with!

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When you open the booklet, you find a playlist on the first two pages. These are a few song I’ve been loving recently. I have a rather weird taste in music in the sense that I generally like songs not artists. I can adore a song but dislike everything else the artists created. Oh well. I recommend checking all these songs out!

  • September by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Celebrate by Coely
  • They Don’t Make ’em Like You Anymore by Tom Helsen
  • Feel it Still by Portugal The Man
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
  • Katchi by Ofenbach
  • No Roots by Alice Merton

I’ve made a Spotify playlist so you can have a listen!

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On the next page I have a quote I found online. It was anonymous. I also stuck a dried flower on to make it prettier. The messy handwriting was done on purpose 😉

“STOP WAITING for friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

I really like this quote as I believe that happiness is a choice. I always try to see the positive side of the situation.

On the page next to it, I have a list of my favourite Netflix shows at the moment. I chose to make a list of those, because as international readers, you aren’t much with a list of my favourite Belgian TV shows, right? In case you’re curious, my favourite show on Belgian TV is ‘De Mol’. I love it! Again the illustration is cut out from the 2016 Flow calendar.

The first Netflix show on the list is The Good Place. I think it’s an awesome show that manages to stay light-hearted and fun whilst discussing morals, good and bad, and other heavy issues. It’s not a Netflix original show, but Netflix is the only way I can watch it, so in my head it belongs on this list. I started watching it, because at the time I needed a show that would just make me happy. Soon I was hooked by the characters and the plot. You think the show will get in a rut, but it keeps reinventing itself and throwing plot twists at you. I would highly recommend it! I especially loved season two and I can’t wait for more.

The second show on the list is Sense8. I adored this show. First of all, the cinematography is stunning. The show is filmed all around the world in beautiful locations. I would watch it just for that. Secondly, the characters are fantastic. I especially love Sun and Nomi. Nomi and her girlfriend Amanita are Ah-May-Zing! They’re the best TV couple of all time in my opinion. They support each other, look out for each other, have fun together, slay together, laugh together… Nomanita is the best! Lastly, the plot is great and fast-paced as well, especially season two. I want to mention as well that if you start watching this show, please push through the first five minutes. They’re totally different from the rest of the show. I would MOST highly recommend you watch this!

The next show I want to recommend is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a sitcom about a group of detectives. It’s very light-hearted and funny. I’ve really got invested in the characters. This is just relaxing to watch and a perfect way to get rid of stress. This isn’t an original Netflix show either, but it’s how I watch it.

Lastly, I’ve been loving Nailed It. This show is absolutely hilarious! Bad home bakers have to recreate difficult big cakes and they don’t really nail it at all. It’s so funny and I’m sad it’s only six episodes. I hope Netflix makes more of them!

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Next up is my top three books of 2018 so far. (The order of the three is random.)

First up is Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh. This book really hit me. I still can’t explain why. Just know that it’s good.

Then there’s The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. This story swept me away and took me on a journey. I loved that. I loved slowly discovering more and more about the characters. I would highly recommend this!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli made the list as well. I loved learning about these amazing women and the art was stunning.

On the last page of my zine I stuck another illustration from the 2016 Flow calendar. It says ” You’re the bees knees.” I put it there, because you, my readers, truly are the bees knees!

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you’ll check out some of my favs! Thanks for reading! See you next time!


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