#Personal – Birthday, Spain & Blogger Events

They say that time flies when you’re having fun. And for me the past month literally flashed by in a nano second! I celebrated my 22nd birthday by going out for sushi, flew to Spain to meet up with a friend and attended several blogger events. Take a look at my past month in pictures!

My dear boyfriend Chris surprised me for my birthday by taking me out for sushi. One of the best sushi places I’ve ever been to in The Netherlands.

sneaky cat
At home we celebrated with fondue. Gurt tried to sneak a meatball.

My dad came home from a business trip to Dubai and brought me this awesome package of macarons! How cool is that box?!

Korean Food
That same week I went out to dinner with my Korean class. Of course we had Korean BBQ. I live in the The Hague area and never realized that we have an authentic Korean BBQ place hidden right in the city centre. The name of the place is Seoul Garden.

Chris and I flew out to Spain to meet up with one of Chris’ old classmates. Thank you Marti for opening your home to us, we had an amazing time.

Breakfast at the sea
Our view in the morning. Not a bad blogging spot right?

Marti and his family are amazing cooks. We had an amazing seafood paella. Even Chris, who generally isn’t that into seafood and fish, absolutely loved it. To be honest: I think he tried more kinds of fish and seafood that weekend than I ever have! Very proud of him!

Altea old town
We stayed in Altea, a gorgeous Spanish town near Valencia. The old town stole my heart, it’s so beautiful. Travel report of Spain will be up soon!

Pretty cat
After coming back from Spain I developed a bad cold (the transition from sunny and warm to rainy and cold probably didn’t help). My cold than decided to turn into a sinusitis infection… Luckily I started feeling better after a couple days of rest and lots of honey lemon ginger teas.

Ziaja Skincare Den Haag
I attended Ziaja’s skincare event in The Hague, which was hosted by Dutch beauty blogger Serena Verbon. The event was so much fun: I got to meet many awesome bloggers and was allowed to take ten (!) products home! Reviews are coming up!

WearForLove Camera Man Christmas Amsterdam
Together Chris and I attended the Wear For Love event in Amsterdam. I hoped to finally meet one of my favorite bloggers, Kelly from Kellycaresse.nl in the flesh, but we just missed each other! Bummer. Hopefully we have better luck next time!

Bloggers Shoeby Event

Shoeby Event
After the Wear For Love event it was time for the opening of Shoeby’s flagship store in The Hague! I ran into some blogger friends, made some more and met tons of people. Honestly, if you are ever in The Hague visit Shoeby. The store is amazing (it has a cafe inside!) and the clothing is super nice and affordable. A detailled post describing the event is coming up!

Em Michelle Phan
I did my makeup that evening using EM Michelle Phan’s Night Life Palette. This big boy is my to-go palette for evening and casual day looks!

I usually post a diary post every other week, but this month it didn’t work out that way because I fell sick. Hope you enjoyed this long photo filled diary though! If you did please leave a comment and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to get a daily peek behind the scenes of The Beauty Suitcase.

With Love,

Elise Mooijman


  1. 26/01/2015 / 17:34

    Wat gaaf allemaal! Is dat een fijn pallet btw, die Michelle Phan’s Night Life Palette?

  2. 04/12/2014 / 16:19

    Wauw wat ziet dat stadje er super romantisch uit! Die ga ik onthouden 😉 Leuk dat je naar het Shoeby event bent geweest. Die zaak ziet er super uit en dan nog dat heerlijk eten. .. Super!

  3. 03/12/2014 / 12:14

    Omg die macarons in die box zien er ZO delicious uit!

  4. 01/12/2014 / 17:10

    Wat een onwijs leuk overzicht!
    Kreeg gelijk trek van de eerste foto!

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      01/12/2014 / 22:50

      Dankjewel voor het lieve complimentje! Sushi is zo lekker he?

  5. 01/12/2014 / 13:19

    Oeh, de macarons zien er erg lekker uit! Leuk dat je naar Spanje was geweest, dat zonnetje aan de horizon doet mij toch ook wel terug verlangen naar de zomer.

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      01/12/2014 / 14:21

      Ze waren ook nog eens super lekker! Ik snap helemaal wat je bedoelt! Al heb ik ook wel zin in Kerst 😀

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      30/11/2014 / 21:21


    • TheBeautySuitcase
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    • TheBeautySuitcase
      30/11/2014 / 21:18

      I know right!

  6. 30/11/2014 / 15:43

    Leuke foto’s! Ik wist helemaal niet dat je deze maand jarig was, gefeliciteerd nog! 🙂 Supergaaf ook dat jullie naar Spanje zijn geweest, alleen lijkt het me inderdaad wel flink wennen als je dan terugkomt hier in de kou!

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      30/11/2014 / 21:18

      Dankjewel! Spanje was super leuk, maar inderdaad ontzettend wennen toen we terug kwamen. Was er ook echt goed ziek van geworden!

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