Wednesday, July 3, 2013


 Living in LA and saying you drive a lot, is kind of like saying you eat food a lot.  Okay, it's actually not like saying that because your mouth forms different shapes and there's no direct object involved in the first statement and food is way more fun to talk about...but I think you get the idea.  It's just a given.  So when I say I drive a lot, there is no shock value.  However, there is sometimes shock value involved in what I drive.

When I was 16 I got a yellow bug (new Volkswagon Beetle).  I loved that car.  I mean I truly loved that car.  It was always reliable, catered to my needs and looked good; treated me much better than any guy ever did...until it broke down on me on the 405 a year ago.  Hmmm, come to think of it, I still think it treated me better.  Oops, left turn.  Anyway, I still do miss my baby car.

But I didn't have time to mourn its loss because I live in LA (enter goes without saying statement about driving here), so the next day I was at the dealership putting a down payment on a new, adult car.  I mean, I'm not 16 anymore, I needed something more mature.  Okay, really I just don't like the new New Bug.  But what else is cute?  What else is girly?  What else is ME?  Oh yes!  A Mini Cooper.  But half of Los Angeles owns a Mini.  How could I make sure when I was in the Whole Foods parking lot, that it was my Mini?  

And then it hit me.  Mini.  That sounds like Minnie, as in Mouse.  I love Minnie Mouse.  I love polka dots.  I LOVE bows.  I'd obviously have to make my Mini look like Minnie.  And so, the results are as follows.

 Move over Angelyne


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    1. Love YOU! Come to LA and I will take you for a spin around town ;)

  2. What a cute idea for your new car!! Love it!!


  3. Oh my goodness, Helena! I loooove mini coopers, and what a brilliant idea for yours! So perfect for you! And brava for getting the ITW reference! :) You are too sweet, and I also think we would be great friends in real life! I just realized that I wasn't following you via Bloglovin', so I changed that immediately!

    xox Sammi

  4. Okay. I think you and I are soul sisters. I got a red bug for my 16th birthday and it is my DREAM car. I'm so upset though because it has caused us so much trouble and we're in the process of selling it right now :( I vow to someday get a bug again because it is my soul car and you're absolutely right--I'm not a fan of the new models so I'll get an old@ You 'minnie' cooper fits you to a T though! :)

    1. Awww I am so sorry you had so much trouble with you bug!!! It's so perfect for you! When you do get another one, I can already see how cute the pictures are going to be! And YES, I think we are totally soul sisters too!! xoxo

  5. In buying a car, I usually think of what I need than what I want. But after reading this post and I know it's quite late, I'm inspired to buy a car that definitely could show who I truly am. I understand that it's hard to let go of your yellow bug. But with your new car, I know you'll immediately get over it. Drive safely! #Ashely @

  6. Though parting with your beloved car is sad, you really had to face reality. Say goodbye to it and purchase a new one that would serve you as good, if not much better. I like what you did with your mini cooper, by the way. It definitely shows off how unique and fun-loving person you are. I bet people have been having a good time seeing your car run around the area! Haha! Good job!
    Arlyne @ Spartan Toyota Scion

  7. Such a nice idea indeed! Dressing up with the same as your car sure does make it more a head turner. I hope it's safe to say you keep your car's engine as well as how you take care of its exterior. You wouldn't want your Minnie Mini Coupe failing on you while on the road. Btw, thanks for sharing! Love the photos!

    Ava Harness @ Elite Toyota