Drew Barrymore Covers InStyle February 2012

Posted Sunday January 8, 2012 12:04 PM GMT

It's been a big month for her thus far, as Drew Barrymore just announced her engagement and also finds herself featured on the cover of the February 2012 issue of InStyle.

The 36-year-old actress adorns the publication's front page while clad in white Max Mara dress and Tiffany & Co. earrings, with the accompanying skateboard-themed spread having been shot by photographer Andreas Sjodin.

Highlights from Miss Barrymore's feature interview are as follows. For more, be sure to check out InStyle!

On her wish that she lessen the pace of life:
"I would love to slow things down a bit. We're living in a time when we have such expectations of immediacy. Everything is instantaneous, everything's out there."

On time with her fiancé Will Kopelman:
"It's just the best! We go on group trips and spend holidays together – there's a lot of love! And that is really nice and very different from the way I grew up, which was more unstable and inconsistent, with a lot of highs and lows. It's funny, when I was younger, I used to say I'd hate a flat line – that I want the ups and the downs, the roller coaster. But I'm actually really enjoying the flat line."

On her old-school ways:
"I'm an old-school gal. I love to play with hair and makeup and clothes."

On her philosophy when it comes to life:
"Happiness is a choice. You have to choose it – and you have to fight for it."

Photo Credit: Andreas Sjodin for InStyle