Friday, January 27, 2012

Goodbye 2011-Hello 2012

From a Zumba Fitness instructor and freelance journalist in Iceland 
to a singer in Hollywood.... a lot can change in a year.

  • lived in Reykjavik, Iceland until September when i moved to Hollywood, L.A.
  • got into the Independent Artist Program at the Musicians Institute
  • got my Zumbatomic/Zumba Toning Instructor certificate in Oslo, Norway and Slovakia
  • worked as a Zumba Fitness instructor for NordicaSpa, Veggsport and other companies/schools
  • wrote articles at Pressan and also an article about Rannveig Rist in Hafnarfjarðarblaði
  • Radio: talking about Latin Fitness with Sirrý at Rás 2
  • TV: appeared with my man Dan on Jimmy Kimmel Live 
  • Travel: Oslo, Norway and Bratislava, Slovakia for a Zumba Fitness Seminar and Vienna, Austria(finishing my life there and meeting friends for Webster Graduation Ball) and last but not least Los Angeles and San Francisco (U.S.A)
  • Model for a day at the Graduation Ball fashion show in Vienna, Austria
  • Traveled around Iceland (thanks to my awesome friends Þórdís, Maggi and Auður,  loved hanging out with them as well as my other amazing friends this year)
  • Almost died! Was sick and lost my breath! went to the emergency room and it turns out that i have a anaphylaxis. Scary indeed!
  • Moved to Hollywood, my parents helped me move and came all the way to L.A. with me
  • Seen over 40 celebrities including:  Ellen, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jessica Capshaw (Arizona in Grey's Anatomy), Colin Egglesfield,  Gerard Butler, Steve-O and the other Jackass guys, Taylor Lautner,  Jason Sadeikis, Gilles Marini (naked guy from Sex and the city movie), Christopher Masterson, Dax Shepard, Gene Simmons Whitney Cummings and the cast of the show Whitney, Derek Sharinian (former pianist of Dreamtheater), Matt Sorum (drummer of Gunsnroses and Velvet Revolver), Adrian Young (drummer of No Doubt), The Bangles and Ziggy Marley. 
  • met some amazing people in Hollywood.....most importantly my love, Dan, who makes me happy everyday and definitely made my year!!!!

  • That´s why i loved that my best friend and angel Alexandra came all the way from Germany to celebrate the new year with me and Dan. What a better way to ring in the new year but with your loved ones.

    Sunday, January 01, 2012

    Vegas Vacation

    On Dec. 20 was my 26 years old birthday
    Me and Dan decided to celebrate it with VEGAS

    We drove on Dec. 19 and were there around night time, just in time to toast my birthday at midnight. We walked around the casinos at Freemont and celebrated with style.The next day we went on a flightline over Freemont, while Dan screamed "It´s Anna´s birthday" cute. Especially since there was a Hanukkah celebration below. I went by so fast i was terrified, as you can see on the picture.

    We then had dinner at one of the funniest theme restaurants I´ve ever seen. It´s motto is "TASTE WORTH DYING FOR" and out front you see an ambulance and doors marked "Cash only because you might die before the check clears" and "Caution: This establishment is bad for your health", when you enter you don´t see waiters/waitresses but doctors and nurses that give you a hospital gown to wear while you eat. They take your orders on an iphone and give it to a doctor in charge. The best part was the bill, where it said medical charges and wait for it...instead of taxed they had Obama´s cut. That´s a restaurant you remember. So unique, i´ve traveled the world but never seen anything like this.

    Once we were done eating we went to the hotel and got ready for the evening. We took a taxi to the Strip, where all the major hotels are. The best thing is we just walked between the hotels and enjoyed the free shows there, water show and volcano show and took pictures in front of all the legendary hotels like Mirage, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, etc. The hotels are the tourist attractions. From France, Italy to Greece, no need to go to Europe, the masterpieces can be found in Vegas. We tried to spend as little as possible but we bought a guitar filled with beer  and crown for me, since it was my birthday. Needless to say we had a blast and Vegas is exactly like you see in the movies. All lights! It was the best birthday ever, so lucky to have such an amazing person in my life to spend it with. MAGICAL!