Russian Mood

by 8.9.10

Tomorrow will be the first time for me to set foot on Russian ground. I am so excited and curious to find out what it is like in Russia.

I have some Russian friends. They all wanted to come with me when I told them that I was going to Russia.

Funny fact is that the nail polish I put on today from OPI is called; 'Midnight in Moscow', which was pure coincidence. It's one of my top 10 nail polishes and it is lovely for this time of year.

Here you see one of my most beloved tea flavors: 'Russian Earl Grey' by Lipton. I drink at least one a day. They also have many other great flavors, but Earl Grey has been my favorite ever since I can remember.

At the moment I am reading this book by Tim Burton. I'd like to 'read' the first story to you;

'Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love

Stick Boy liked Match Girl
he liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
he thought she was hot.
But could a flame ever burn
for a match and a stick?
It did quite literally;
he burned up pretty quick.

Thanks to Nina for this lovely birthday gift! Until next time!


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  1. I love, when do you buy it?

  2. Anonymous8.9.10

    :D it's a pleasure to read you :D
    Tell us about your Russian experience ;)
    Good luck!
    You're reaally beautiful :D Love your voice!

    Saludos desde México ;)

    ciao =*

  3. Anonymous8.9.10

    Veel plezier in Rusland! :)

  4. As Boney M said in Rasputin...Oh
    those Russians! Good luck ;)

  5. This is funny, because with my dad decide to go to Rusia next year, maybe!! its not 100% true yet :S
    Have fun simone, hope you met your friends
    I love tea, but I´m more green or red tea!

    take care

  6. I love Tim Burton´s work, í´m gonna let u this one. Enjoy it.
    Have a nice time in Rusia. wish u the best..

  7. Have fun in Russia !
    And Midnight in moscow is also one of my favorites (even if i usually prefer purple =D)

  8. Anonymous8.9.10

    If you've not tried it yet, you must try the drink "kvaas" in Russia. It is basically a bread drink (usually w/black or rye bread). If you try it from a street vendor, be careful. They typically only have one cup for everyone & they will insist that they've "cleaned" the cup in between customers. It is the kind of drink that you will either love or hate...but it's worth a try at least ;)

    Each story has its own Burton charm, but "Staring Girl" & "Anchor Baby" are my faves at the moment. :)

  9. I've been to St.Petersburg a few years ago and it was amazing. Once you get over how different the air seems (more polluted then what you might be used to due to the different regulations), it's like a magical wonderland. If you have time, make sure to take a stroll on Nevsky Avenue, and while you're there do some shopping in Gostiny Dvor, which is basically a 18century shopping mall ( Most of all, have tons of fun:)

  10. Have fun in Russia :)
    maybe your next blog entry could be about why you chose Smoontjes for your youtube acccount?

    lots of love from portugal xoxo

  11. Hi!
    Can you give us your top 10 nail polishes ?! =)

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  13. Have fun in Russia.

    And yes, tell us your to 10 nail polishes.

  14. Have fun in Russia!
    We wanna know your 10 nail polishes top =]
    If you could take some photos and shoq us would be awesome<3

  15. Well, I'm a Russian outside Russia. That's sad. It would be great to see a Epica's show in russia! :D
    So try Borsch, if wether are already cold.

  16. Love Tim Burton too!

  17. Anonymous8.9.10

    It's very nice that you'll come to our country first time. Hope, not last :)
    Too bad, that I won't be able to come to your gig :(

  18. Hi Simone! Nice read you here on blogspot. It's always a nice way to keeping up with fans, I think.
    Have a nice time in Russia. Take care.
    Lots of kisses, for Epica guys as well ;)


    PS. Well, I'm hoping to see my pendant here some day, since you're going to write here about fashion too ;=)

  19. Does anyone know if there is much of a difference between the Russian Earl Grey and the British Earl Grey?

  20. I love that book of Tim Burton
    Hope you have a great time in Russia

    Greetings from Chile

  21. Anonymous9.9.10

    aw I'm happy to read you're enjoying the book :)
    Have a great time in Russia!

  22. Thanks for share with us! Funny short story.
    But we always want more...What's your favorite food?
    And please share your artistic photos too (that wich was took by you) , we would love to see.
    Love from your south american fan, Carlos.

  23. simone luck in russia! :D

  24. hey, make a note about Your visit in Lithuania now:D what was so special about the hotel room?

  25. Hey Simone =) !
    Thanks for your recommandation ! I have bought the "russian earl grey" tea and it's just a delight !!!! Mmmh it taste so good ! ;)
    I wish you had a great visit in Russia :P !
    Hugs from La Rochelle :D !

    Manon <3

    PS : very nice to follow you though your blog and to give us your good advices!

  26. Ooooh, I love Tim Burton so much! I've read this book, it's great.
    By the way, it's so nice to follow you through your blog, just as Manon said! :D

    Kisses from Argentina :)

  27. just so you know, Lipton is made from what they sweep up off the floor at tea processing plants, the very lowest quality. other than that, have fun in russia

  28. I'm so glad I'm not the only one obsessed with Earl Grey tea. People say it's not strong enough, some say it's not flavorful enough. I say it's perfect.

  29. Anonymous23.10.10

    I never knew that Tim Burton had books, too. I'll have to look into that sometime ^_^. 'Vincent', the Tim Burton short that Leidy posted a link to, is delightfully dark and messed up, so I rather liked it.

    When it comes to tea, I generally make my own, although I usually just drink plain water.

  30. hey, I got this book too!! I found it gloomy but sooo fun (as always in Burton's world!!) I love the drawings by Tim Burton himself...
    In Paris we have a very nice tea shop were they sell the most delicious Earl grey tea in all its varieties ^^ (you should stop by next time you come to France, it's called "le Palais des Thés" )