March 2014

Four years strong!

C’est Christine went live with this post four years ago today. Rereading the comments on that post brings me so much joy: so many of the same people who took the time to say they were excited for and proud of me then are still some of my most fervent supporters today. It’s been four […]

March 31, 2014 Continue reading…

Spring sandals that give back: giveaway!

Spring can’t come soon enough for me! I’ve been trying to embrace spring as much as is possible when the temperatures outside are barely hovering above freezing: buying fresh tulips and daffodils every week, painting my nails bright colors (to peek through my fingerless gloves), telling myself how much I’ll miss the chill once the […]

March 27, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from the winter that never ends

Spring officially arrived last week, but it certainly hasn’t felt like it the last few days: low temperatures in the 20s, snowstorms,  days that require layers, coats, beanies and gloves. I’ve been extraordinarily grateful for my escapes to Miami, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this winter: if I hadn’t had those hits of sunshine, […]

March 27, 2014 Continue reading…

What does it mean to have an intentional lifestyle?

One of my tag lines for C’est Christine is creating an intentional lifestyle, yet I’ve realized that I’ve never taken the time to define what that means to me. Living with intention is being purposeful and joyful, in being present and aware. Yoga plays a bit part of it, simply because the physical practice of […]

March 21, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Midtown New York City

I worked in Midtown for about a year: starting and ending my day at Grand Central Station, eating lunch in the sunshine on the steps of the New York Public Library, heading to Bryant Park for outdoor yoga in the evenings. I loved being able to see the Empire State Building from my office window […]

March 20, 2014 Continue reading…

Five reasons to love Casa Bonita

Without a doubt, Casa Bonita goes down as one of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed: it’s luxurious without being ostentatious, has friendly staff who aren’t overbearing and offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. When daydreaming about easy tropical vacations in the Dominican Republic, most people go straight to the all-inclusive resorts at […]

March 18, 2014 Continue reading…

Why girls need to be bossy

Earlier this week, a campaign came out to #banbossy: backed by female leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce, it’s been getting plenty of press. Because, you know, they were called bossy when they were girls and it’s somehow ruined their potential for success. I have no qualms about saying I was bossy as a kid. […]

March 14, 2014 Continue reading…