"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


Some Peace & Quiet

Getting settled in my new apartment & trying to register for classes has been completely 
exhausting... To retain some sanity, I have been taking solace in my pretty little room.

Exhibit A:
I hung these pretty little birdies I bought from an artisan in Chiloe (I will talk about 
Chiloe later) from a light in the center of my room and it is incredibly cathartic 
watching them spin around, casting shadows on my long red curtains.  

Exhibit B:
While on vacation in Patagonia, I read "My Life in France" by Julia Child in its entirety 
and completely fell in love. It reminded me of "Eat. Pray. Love.," I think
due to the whole "leaving your tired, old life at home and running off to discover 
a new world, and in doing so, discovering delicious foods and yourself as well!" thing.
Inspired, I walked over to the campus book shop and picked up some new/old reading material.

Exhibit C:
After a terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad morning of registering for classes,
 I dragged myself back to my apartment, ready for a long, hot shower. 
My mood completely lifted when the concierge downstairs handed me the 
bouquet of 2 dozen roses that was sitting on his desk. Anniversary gift from Bryan ♥

I mean, I guess I haven't been suffering TOO much... hehe.
I also had an amazing night out with friends this past weekend to celebrate
a friend's birthday and ended up trying duck for the first time at a little French bistro.
Yum!!! Yay for new experiences!! Speaking of which...

Our last day in el Parque Nacional Torres del Paine was spent
dillydallying over to a beautiful waterfall and encountering many, many
guanacos on the way. Guanacos are a type of llama, btw, and they
are so awesome! We were literally walking with them on the road.
And when we reached the waterfall, we were thrilled to see
that there was a rainbow over it. Absolutely breathtaking.

The waterfall was amazing and seeing it definitely inspired me to plan a trip to
Iguazu Falls in Argentina! And possibly to Niagra Falls in the more distant future.

Well it is way past bedtime here so I bid thee goodnight!
¡Buenas noches!


Anonymous said...

Que chulos los guanacos! Y tu tambien :)

<3 Lex

Bryan Murray said...

Sorry to burst your bubble but I only gave you one dozen roses :(

Also, what did u do with ur signature swooshy hair bangs thingy? It seems to be missing :(

Also, I'm watching the Miley Cyrus SNL episode right now. Doesn't seem to be that great so far :(

Marcella Alyssa said...

Haha thanks Lex!

Bryan -
1. Oops I forgot what a dozen was hahahaha
2. Quit yer winin'
3. I watched it... it was... pretty cool! heheh

Ouidad Blog said...

Looks like a pretty awesome life! Gorgeous pictures and I'm sure you're making some great memories. Keep us posted!

Katie for Ouidad

Anonymous said...

first of all:

second of all:
you remind me of fake miley from the miley show in your pictures so it's funny that you guys mentioned the show :D "oh. my. gosh. there is a llama behind me which is cool cus i'm in chile and stuff like that and i climbed a mountain and saw a rainbow and stuff like that and yeah. it was pretty cool!"


miss you ho!!!

luv shelly

Tamara Nicole said...

Love your blog name! And your travels look fun, a chic after my own heart:-)

Marcella Alyssa said...

Thanks Katie!!!

And Michelle - that is exactly what I said! I mean, it was pretty cool!!!