torsdag den 31. oktober 2013

Birthday, Halloween , and Universal Studios

Hey readers,

Happy halloween!
1 week ago, the 24th I turned 22! :) My sweet boyfriend surprised me when I came home from school. He had decorated the living room and took me to dinner later the evening to Olive Garden, a nice Italian restaurant. Friday we threw a small birthday party and celebrated with a few friends.

The wall decoration

The table decoration and the awesome package/present from my sister <3

A surprised and happy birthday-girl

Present from my bf. I love this case from Zagg for my iPhone 5s:

My mom and dad celebrated from Denmark

- Me and my boyfriend went out to dinner
Dressed up for bday dinner:

My Michael Kors Shoes
 My Bf's Michael Jordans

My sweet boyfriend arranged for Olive Garden to bring me a chocolate bday cake, with a light, and accompanied by a birthday song <3

We finished with a walk to my favorite part of LA (and the world), Santa Monica. More specifically; Santa Monica Pier with our matching shoes 2 times Michael (Kors and Jordan)

Friday I went to the hair salon and got a cut and color. Afterwards I got a nice mani-pedi. So awesome. Friday night me, my boyfriend, and some friends had a very small but fun birthday party with the all American beer-pong.

What do you think? I like my new bangs :)

I was very focused

Of course my boyfriend had bought me a huge bday cake <3 (with chocolate) 


The weekend before my birthday we went to an early Halloween party, so we are not doing anything tonight. But it was cool to see how people at school (Santa Monica College) were dressed up. Amazing :-)


And we got to dress up for the early Halloween party.
Looking at the many options:

 Making Halloween, blood spatter nails (see my Instagram video to see how it is done)

Final result:
Bloody Doctor and Crazy Carrie

What are you going to be dressed up as??

Also, I got my 'scare' for one year when we went to Halloween Horror Night in Universal Studios Hollywood! Wow. That was insane!!

Have a happy and SAFE Halloween everyone. Take care of yourself and each other!

Trine Bay

mandag den 14. oktober 2013


Hi readers and followers,
Here is a little personal post about my amazing life right now, my love(s), and my favorite city: Los Angeles.

At the Getty Museum with view over my favorite city, Los Angeles. A perfect Saturday-date with my amazing boyfriend <3 (taken with Nikon d3100)

Me and my life
I was born and raised in Kolding, Denmark.
I moved to Los Angeles January 8, 2013 to study at Santa Monica College.
It is a part of my Bachelor degree in English and International Studies, which I am taking in Aalborg, Denmark.
I am going back to Denmark December 17th to finish my Bachelor.
(Knock-on-wood) I will receive my Bachelor degree next Summer - 2014
I am currently looking into the options of taking my master here in Los Angeles but I might have to take it in Denmark because of the insane tuition foreigners like me have to pay. :(
Me and my boyfriend have been a couple for almost 5 month <3333

We've been so many places already. This is taken in front of Universal Studios last Friday. If you visit L.A. you have to come here. (Taken with Nikon d3100)

I have played Team Handball since I was 5 and started playing for LATHC almost as soon as I got here. I love, love, love this team. It's a developing team since Team Handball isn't the biggest sport in the U.S. but the players are dedicated and love to play! It's truly amazing.

 Me in action ;) (Picture taken by our team's photographer)
 Both teams from LATHC: men and women's team. Both won gold in Vegas (Picture taken by our team's photographer)
Some of the amazing girls from LAWTHC. This is the team that went to Vegas. And won gold ;) I love them all <3 <3 (Picture taken from our team's photographer)

LAWTHC is going to El Salvador in December to play agains national teams from Latin America. It's going to be a big challenge and an amazing experience. I can't wait.

My loves:
I love my family and I miss them. That's the good thing about me leaving Los Angeles in 2 month-ish: I get to see my family after a whole year in the States.
I love my boyfriend, obviously ;) <3
I love when he takes me places and we go explore this amazing city and create memories together
I love Los Angeles (I think you got it by now ;))
I love my Handball Team (just making it clear;))
I love music. Beyoncé is my all-time favorite. 
I love my friends and I love a girls-night once in a while, I am not the big club-type so I only enjoy that scene once in a while or if there is a special occasion: I prefer private parties, staying home or maybe a lounge type-of-scene 
I love traveling
I love dancing
I love driving around with the windows down, feeling the LA air, and having my music on blast. (I don't have a car, so this is a curtesy of my boyfriend)
I love palm trees. 
I love bird-of-paradise flower. Also known as Crane flowers. It's my favorite flower
I love flamingoes. It's my favorite animal (to look at, they smell so bad)
I love weekends (who doesn't?)
I love the christmas holiday, so it's the best time to go back to DK in December
I love chocolate and European candy
I love fashion, fashion blogs, and fashion magazines
I love being active: hiking, playing sports etc.

 Universal Horror Nights. This was taking during the day. At night I was sooo scared. (Picture taken with Nikon d3100)
 Mr. cutie <3 (Picture taken with Nikon d3100)
I tried to wakeboard in Lake Arrowhead at our friends house. Couldn't get up though. I blame the strong wind ;) Points for trying? (Picture taken with Nikon d3100)

Me and my friend's daughter in Lake Arrowhead. (Picture taken with iPhone 5s)
Biggest dream:
To live in Los Angeles (Preferably: Santa Monica) with my boyfriend, play for LATHC, and work for a Danish company/organization or in United Nations with developing work.
Crazy dreams:
To make Team Handball one of the top 5 sports in the U.S.
To make real handball courts, with the actual measurements, all over LA (and the U.S.)
Silly material dreams:
To have ocean view and a rooftop pool with a bbq area
To own a Céline bag
To own Chrisitan Louboutin shoes
To own Isabel Marant clothes
To have a walk-in-closet (of course)

This was just a little about me. I hope you enjoyed it :)

Trine Bay

tirsdag den 8. oktober 2013

Team Handball in LA

Hi readers,

A little advertisement for our awesome Team Handball in SoCal: Los Angeles Team Handball Club, LATHC, with base in Huntington. Visit our website here or the women's own website here.

I love this team!
We won our own Big Four tournament last season

We just won the Las Vegas tournament

My Intersport Bulls team won the Beach Handball tournament in Huntington

Trine Bay,

mandag den 7. oktober 2013

New post on the travel-blog

Hi readers,

Finally I made a little time for a blogpost.
Check out my new blogpost on my travel-blog here for some cool pictures from our date to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Trine Bay

fredag den 6. september 2013

Ideas for Couple Dates//Day n Night

Hi readers,
As promised here is my scrapbook from, at least some of, the dates me and boyfriends have been on the last few months. Los Angeles, as well as most other cities, is filled with great spots that fit every budget. From expensive to completely free.

For day-time activities there are tons to do in this great city. Obviously, a beach day is a great day-time activity especially, in this heat when you do not have a pool. ;) But there are lots of other stuff to do..

Free day-time activities:

Take a day at the beach but go to a new beach, there are so many great beaches in LA.
 Hermosa Beach, remember to take 'funny-face-pictures'

Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu and stop at one of the beaches along the way, sit at the pier, take a swing, or whatever is provided at the beach. Have fun.

Attend sport activities, here playing beach handball with LATHC

You can take it further and go to a vista point and have lunch or maybe even stay for dinner and watch the sunset. We went to Rancho Palos Verdes however, just to have lunch. We will probably go there soon to watch the sunset but it is so beautiful during the day so if you decide to go for the sunset make sure to come early so you will see it during the day as well. It is breathtaking.
Oh. and make sure you take jump pictures even if they do not turn out good it is so much fun to take them and you have it as memory after ;)

Or make your man happy and go look at cars. Well, not just your man because in this case it was my idea ;)

Our favorite car to the right: Tesla. mmmhmmm

In LA there are also plenty of opportunities to combine date and working-out because there are so many stunning hiking trails. I have been to two so far: Runyon Canyon and the hike up to the Hollywood Sign. Both are absolutely beautiful and it is a really tough work-out!

You can also hike to the Malibu Waterfalls. We actually hiked up into the big waterfall because it was almost dried out. Seriously, a tough work-out but absolutely amazing!
Our next hike will be the Culver City stairs, can't wait..

Day-time activities if you are willing to spend a little:

This is the cheap one. Get into your car and take a road trip. Pack lunch if you are on a budget so you only spend money on gas. We drove to Santa Barbara and the Danish city Solvang. (Remember to take jump pictures - have fun with it)

If you go to Santa Barbara make sure you go to the courthouse. It is free and the view from the tower is absolutely breathtaking!

Snapchat your road-trip ;)

If you want to spend more, take a day at Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Universal Studios Hollywood, or go to a fair. I have not taken my boyfriend to Universal Studies yet but we are gonna go next month possibly for Halloween Horror Night (but I am not sure if I am too afraid) ;) Oh.. and remember to take pictures with the characters within the parks. It is fun and a good memory to have!

Another great day-time activity is the Getty Museum. The entrance is free so you only pay the $15 parking fee and it is amazing. Even if you don't like museums you should go. The view and the museum in itself is so beautiful!

As I told you, last Friday we went to Los Angeles Zoo. Most cities have a zoo and it's often not that expensive. Bring lunch and spend all day. Take lots of funny pictures. 

Free night-time activities.

The sunset is free, enjoy it !! Go to a different spot, bring the dinner and have a picnic and enjoy the view. You can go to a beach, vista point, or where ever there is a view to the sunset. It is beautiful, romantic, and free (except for the food if you are doing the dinner/sunset, but you have to eat anyways)

Top left: Santa Monica
Bottum left: Marina del Rey
Middle: Malibu
Righ: Marina del Rey

We happen to have find the best spot ever to watch the sunset in LA!! (well, we haven't seen the sunset from Rancho Palos Verdes yet and I imagine it to be good but this view here is simply perfection)
It's a sand hill that is a little tough to get up but the view is stunning. You just keep driving from Santa Monica along the PCH past Malibu and Zuma beach till you get to this hill. It's called Thornhill Broom. Breathtaking. And you never know, you might spot a dolphin or a sea lion like we did ;)

If you want to go out, go to Santa Monica Pier. We went to the free Thursday concert, which was there all Summer. Check your city's website, maybe they a free concert or activity as well.

Even if it doesn't, just take a walk on the shopping street or where ever you like to go.

If you are not in the mood for too much, go to the groceries together, pick up something you both love (we love mexican food), make it together and have a nice dinner at home. Afterwards, you can always rent a movie and have a nice movie-night :)

Night-time activities if you are willing to spend:

Going to the movies is a classec. Spice it up by going to a dine-in theatre. We went to AMC dine-in in Marina del Rey. The ticket price is almost the same as a regular theatre, and the food is okay priced (You can chose a $12-15 dish, and it is delicious) The chairs are amazing ;)

 If you want a bit more activity, go bowling. This is a picture from our very first alone-date <3

 Or dress up nice, go to a lounge, have some drinks, and go dance :)

 This was all for now. If you have other ideas feel free to write a comment, we would love to hear it. Also, if you want me to elaborate on one of the dates please feel free to comment :)
 Have a wunderfull weekend!

// Trine Bay (and Victor)