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!New York City skyline from WilliamsburgIt’s good to be back in New York City: I’ve long said that having a home I’m excited to return to is just as fulfilling as exploring a new place, and that was extra true coming home to Gertie this year. I’m looking forward to staying pretty close to New York for the next month or so, and trying to squeeze in a few of my favorite NYC summer things (rooftop bars, outdoor movies, Rockaway beach days) before summer ends!

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A weekend in Cambridge

To be completely honest: although our time in Cambridge was the main reason for our trip overseas (a dear friend’s nuptials!), I didn’t have super high expectations of our time there beyond being very excited for the wedding festivities. As soon as we arrived, though, I was completely charmed by this university town on the River […]

August 18, 2016 Continue reading…

Paris: on video!

We’re back home after a wonderful visit to Paris and Cambridge, and honestly, I am so thrilled to be reunited with Gertie! That said, I had so much fun playing tour guide in Paris: we went back to all of my favorite places, checked out a few touristy things that I hadn’t done since I was […]

August 16, 2016 Continue reading…

Vacation responder ON: France + England

I’m taking a break from the blog to enjoy my travels in France and England this week. You can follow along in real-time on Instagram (and Instagram stories!) and Snapchat (cestchristine). While I’m gone, a few links to enjoy: The reason for our trip? My friend Nevin’s wedding in Cambridge! We met in Nice in 2010 while working […]

August 8, 2016 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 8.5.16

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 […]

August 5, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from Nyack

I’m constantly surprised at how different life is once you leave the five boroughs of New York City: you don’t have to go too far before you feel like you’re surrounded by fresh air and silence, instead of the constant smog and chaos of the city. The Hudson River Valley is full of adorable, laid-back […]

August 4, 2016 Continue reading…

Four years in the big city

“There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts […]

August 2, 2016 Continue reading…