Currently: on the beach

Currently: on the beach

Ah, jeez. The past couple weeks have been rough. No matter how excited I get about a spurt of travel, soon enough the reality catches up with me: long lines at airport security, not having all of my tried-and-true beauty products, a night at home simply to unpack and do laundry and repack before heading out again. Although San Francisco and Miami were as fun as “work trips” can be, and Montreal was simply divine–I am exhausted. I miss my bed and my cup of tea in the morning and flipping through the New York Times on the couch.

Times Square in New York City

I just arrived in Puerto Rico this morning, and I’m here for 10 days of RELAXATION. I am using vacation days. I am not checking my work email. I am going to read “beach reads” on the beach, and I’m going to nap in a hammock and I’m going to take long walks with my toes in the sand. I packed sunscreen instead of makeup, and flipflops instead of heels. I’m going to go salsa dancing and wander around Old San Juan and hike up waterfalls. And instead of letting myself indulge in the “grass is always greener” funk that has been plaguing me lately, I’m going to remember that the best of all possible places is where I am right now.

That said, I’m also taking a blog break. No new posts next week! I’ll be posting on Instagram and Facebook, and trying to squeeze in a few FaceTime dates–I’m not going completely offline–but I’m going to try and be more present. ON THE BEACH.

A few other fun things:

Christine Amorose and Aly Gill, photo by Nina Westervelt

My super sweet photographer friend invited me to her holiday party–that she photographed for Refinery29! Monday shall go down in history as the day that Refinery29 called me “the definition of holiday chic.”

I finally changed my Twitter handle to @cestchristine after four years of telling people that my name is not Camorose/Cam/Cammie.

I was also namedΒ one of Instagram’s suggested users to follow! They sent me an email and said I was a model Instagrammer, and my followers have just been skyrocketing over the past 24 hours. My goal for 2014 was 2,000 followers, and I was at 1,810 on Wednesday morning–and now I’m over 4,000. Life is crazy, and I feel like it’s so undeserved and I know that it’s all just a number–but hey, it makes me happy.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Get off your phone and your computer, and have a wonderful time with the people who matter.


  • Casey

    Enjoy Puerto Rico!

  • Megan Clark

    Christine! You’re definitely leaving 2013 with a bang. Wowzers! I’m already looking forward to seeing your PR write-up. I’ve been before, but MUST return! xo

  • Sounds like life is treating you fabulous just as you deserve! And now to enjoy a well deserved holiday! Enjoy Puerto Rico! I am looking forward to seeing your photos of a totally different side of the island!

  • LifeChangesii

    Loved your posts about Montreal. I am taking my first solo trip there in April. Enjoy Puerto Rico. Sounds fun.

  • Enjoy Puerto Rico and unplugging (at least a little)! And congrats on the Instagram success – I didn’t even know they had suggested users to follow! That’s pretty awesome. πŸ™‚ Happy holidays!

  • Have a great time in Puerto Rico!

  • monicasuma

    Happy Holidays, Christine! Have a much deserved break. I’m going to Costa Rica on Monday, for much of the same that you’re saying!

  • KaleenasKaleidoscope

    That’s awesome, congrats on the Instagram bit! Just looked you up and looks like that number has since tripled! πŸ˜‰ I’ve only recently started getting into Instagram… I know, a little behind the times… and I’m still trying to figure out what makes a “good instagrammer”. Like, what are the social rules, how many posts per day should you do, personal photos vs. scenery shots, how may pictures of my cats can I get away with, etc. Maybe you could do a post some time on “guidelines to being a good instagrammer” or something, haha. Have a great vacay!

  • Briel79

    Merry Christmas Christine! I hope you are having a great time in Puerto Rico!

    Congrats on the Instagram recognition! I hope you’ll remember all of us who were following you before you were Instafamous. πŸ˜‰ hehe

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  • camorose

    I loved it! Will be starting to share next week πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    Thanks lady! PR was awesome, can’t wait to start sharing!

  • camorose

    Thanks! You’ll love Montreal πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    Thank you! Hope you had a very merry holiday season too πŸ™‚

  • camorose


  • camorose

    Hooray! Hope you had a fantastic trip!

  • camorose

    Haha I don’t even think that I know the answer to that question! I think it’s different for everyone–you’ve got to do what feels right for you!

  • camorose

    Oh of course! SO appreciate all of your support and likes and comments over the past couple of years πŸ™‚