My name is Lara and I ‘m a 21 years old Media and Communication Student, living in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I would like to properly introduce myself by presenting to you the two most powerful elements that are influencing my life: Art and Travel.

Lara Ehmler
Me & my best buddy


Art affected my life from the very beginning. My grandmother, an artist herself, always took me to exhibitions of all kind of different artists. You could say that I was kind of raised between the smell of colour and turpentine. Most of the time covered in glue, paper rests or different sorts of paint.  Until now, I still love to experiment with pictures, paint, and paper. Especially photography became more and more important in my life.

I realized pretty early that I wouldn’t become the female version of Andy Warhol or Pablo Picasso. Nevertheless, I found my own way to ‘produce art’, which is mainly by cooking, writing, taking pictures and simply appreciating the world around us.


I was born in a small town near Frankfurt, Germany. I hated it. Now, don’t get me wrong: I love my family and my friends. I had a great childhood and enjoyed every single minute of being a teenager in one of the biggest (and coolest!) cities in Germany.
But the moment I graduated from High School and had the chance to do a gap year abroad, nothing could hold me back. I spent a year drinking coffee in Melbourne, tanning on the beaches in Thailand, teaching English to children on Bali and jumping out of planes in New Zealand. I met amazing people, found a place to call home, got my heart broken and learned how to move on.

If I found myself during that time?!

Well, I’m not Julia Roberts but, nevertheless, I learned a lot about responsibility, different cultures, personal limits and being happy even if your world falls apart. I wouldn’t have been able to go back to Frankfurt for longer than a visit. So, I decided to take another step out of my comfort zone and moved abroad to study. For the next couple of years, I am calling Utrecht my home. However, settling down for my studies does not mean I stopped traveling! After all, Europe has a lot to offer!

For me, this blog is all about sharing my two passions! And I’d love to connect with you! So just drop me a comment here or a mail larashappymoments@gmail.com! I can’t wait to hear about your adventures! 

xx Lara

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