The love story between me and the United States exists since a few years now.
It actually started on August 2000, when at 12 years old, I went with my parents to California. It took me not even a day to fall in love with the country (imagine, being 12 years old, and entering a really girly shop where you can get your nails done for free? And have the best breakfast you ever had, even if it includes sausages, and you don’t understand why anyone would eat that in the morning)
After that holliday, the idea of doing a year abroad, in the USA grew up in my mind. A few years later, I was in the plane, flying to NYC ready to start a year as an exchange student. I can’t express how good it felt to arrive there. I have lived in Hamden Connecticut, and Washington DC. As you can guess, I’m a East Coast kind of girl.
During that year abroad, my love for the United States grew even more, and even if I had a rough year, I had to be strong and stay until the end, at least to enjoy more days on the US ground.
Coming back home wasn’t easy, I was really missing America. What did I miss (and what do I still miss)?
Well there are a few things:
- my host family and friends
- the fact to be able to be whoever you want, or actually just being yourself, without being judged
- the FOOOD
- the people! I love when I randomly walk in the street and someone comes up to me to tell me how much they like my outfit.
- the shopping (no kidding)
- the feeling that everything is possible (american dream you say?)
- the DC metro (how random is that?)
- and there is much more, but which are impossible to explain
As you may know, Brussels Airlines launched a new connections that does Brussels – New York, and I happend to be on the first flight, which was pretty cool!
One of the coolest thing was the “salute” of belgians firemen in Zaventem, then new yorkers firemen in JFK (here is Zaventem)
For me, this new flight connection is not only an easier way to go to NYC (of course it will be so much easier, cheaper, and for a really nice flight), but it makes me closer to my friends and familly, and closer to all of those feelings. Now, if I have the need to go back or to see my friends, it’s good to know that I’m just a flight away from them…
…and what a flight!
I have been to the USA quite a few times now, so I guess I can tell when an Airlines or a flight is worth it. And I was really impressed by Brussels Airlines. First of all, the plane looks brand new (it has USB entry in the screen which is REALLY good to have). The seats are not only spacious and confortable (alright, I had two seats for myself with makes it even nicer, I admit).
The crew is one of the NICEST I’ve ever had! And they feed us all the time haha. The food was delicious (indian), and I got one lunch, an ice cream, and even a fajitas (which happend to be perfect, because I couldn’t eat for the next 10 hours, looks like Brussels Airlines saved my life on this one).
I can tell you, there is something happening between me and that airline…
I was lucky enough to have a preview of the new crew collection made by Xandres the day before
And how happy was I to see that the outfit appeared exactly the same, from the shoes, to the dress and the scarf, or even the perfect hairdo! It reminded me a lot of the series PANAM, with a little touch of vintage glamour
I did try to do something artistic between my face and Brussels Airlines logo in the bathroom of the plane… obviously, didn’t come out that great hahaha
Because I know you all wish to see what my travel outfit looks like, here is a glimpse of it. Yes, of course my shoes matched the colors of the Airlines on purpose!