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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Postcard from sunrise at Casa Bonita

Back in 2012, I committed to seeing more sunrises. As I said then: "Waking up early to see the sunrise is kind of like a workout: I never regret one, but there are plenty I regret missing out on." There's something special about a sunrise to me: it's...
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The grace in saying no

I'm a yes person. When opportunities present themselves, I like to take advantage of them. Whether it's trying a new food, going paragliding or signing up for an extra freelance job, I tend to say yes when people ask if I want to join them. I thrive...
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Postcard from Tanama Eco Spa

It's no secret that fancy spa sessions are my little guilty pleasure. I've loved manicures and pedicures since I was a little girl, and I consider massages and facials to be a necessary indulgence. Sometimes, it's at a real spa; other times, it's...
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