One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend! Salthouse Market Studio The biggest news of my week: I finally gave in and downloaded Snapchat. I am not an early adopter or avid beta tester in any sense of the word: I like all the kinks to be worked out and to establish that a new app/website/product isn’t just a passing trend before I fully commit (aka it took me about two years to join Instagram too!). Alas, Snapchat looks like it is here to stay–and thus, I am on it (username cestchristine). I’m still figuring out how and why to use it, but I’d love to hear from any tips from my readers–or if there’s anything you’d especially love to see Snapped!

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Postcard from Diner En Blanc

Diner En Blanc: in the simplest terms, it’s a flash mob dinner party–or at least, that became our easy go-to answer to passerby who asked what exactly was going on when they saw 5,000 people dressed in white and carrying tables, chairs, picnic baskets and fine china. The pop-up picnic took place on the Hudson […]

July 30, 2015 Continue reading…

Where to go on a date in New York City

When my boyfriend and I first started dating two and a half years ago, we used to go out almost every night: cocktails, dinner, dive bars. But now he’s training for the New York City Marathon (!) and I prefer a vinyasa flow to a vodka soda, and so: our average night is more Netflix […]

July 28, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 7.24.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

July 24, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Staten Island

One of the standard “touristy” things that I hadn’t done in (almost!) three years of living here: the Staten Island ferry! Even if you have no desire to go to the fifth borough, it’s the poor man’s version of the sunset Statue of Liberty sail: it’s free! You’re on the water! You get amazing views […]

July 23, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 7.17.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

July 17, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Elbow Beach

If nothing else, I think we can all safely agree that Bermuda is known for its beaches. The word is practically synonymous with island paradise! I give a lot of credit to the Beach Boys, but even Mark Twain once said: ”You go to heaven if you want–I’d rather stay here in Bermuda.” And largely that heaven on […]

July 16, 2015 Continue reading…