Of the moment // 4.4.14

Of the moment // 4.4.14

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! 

Sally Hansen #ShineOn nails campaign

The highlight of this week was getting all dolled up for a Sally Hansen campaign (more details on that coming soon!): I can definitely get used to having a make-up artist, a hairdresser and a stylist and a team of photographers around. I also popped by the Sweet Paul cookbook signing at anthropologie and spotted my all-time blogging crush Joanna Goddard–although I couldn’t work up the nerves to say hello! This weekend, it’s all yoga, all the time: I’m even having a couple of the girls from Yoga Teacher Training over on Saturday night for crockpot veggie fajitas and wine.

Jackie O with hot pink lipstick


This Twitter conversation with long-time reader Marisa totally made my day: she’s not the first person to tell me that I resemble Jackie O, but probably the first person to make the connection who hasn’t met me in person! Jackie O is my ultimate style inspiration: her looks are always classic and classy, but with just the right pop of color or quirky accessory. Currently lusting over the perfect hot pink lipstick for spring.

Where'd You Go Bernadette + Oslo Coffee Brooklyn


My friend lent me Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and I can’t put it down!

Black Velvet prosecco and Guinness at Cafe Moto Brooklyn


We went out to dinner at Cafe Moto on Tuesday night: nestled under the rumbling JMZ, it features live jazz and incredible marinated olives. I sampled the Black Velvet–Guinness and Prosecco–and it might just be my new favorite cocktail!


“Unplugging from devices doesn’t stop us from experiencing our lives through their lenses, frames, and formats.” —The Pointlessness of Unplugging

La Reserve beach in Nice, France

Take Me Back

Sunshine has FINALLY arrived in New York City (although it’s likely short-lived), and so obviously I can’t stop daydreaming about the best beaches in Nice. The grass is always greener.

My grandmother's high school ring from 1949


The one thing I wear absolutely every day: Mimi’s class ring from 1949. Isn’t that a beaut?

Haikus to NY spotted in Williamsburg subway


Spotted on my Monday morning commute: Haikus to New York. I die.

Christine Amorose and Nevin Binkowski enjoying mojitos in Nice


Official announcement: I’ll be turning 26 in Istanbul! After a few days on my own in Cappadocia, I’m meeting up with my friend Nevin (with whom I worked in Nice and traveled to Paris for my 24th birthday) to explore Istanbul. We’re going to go to all the Turkish baths and eat all of the eggplants and soak up all of the sunshine! I’m already counting down the days.

All glory comes from daring to begin


Quote for the week: “All glory comes from daring to begin.” -Alexander Graham Bell

Note: The winner of the Sseko Designs giveaway is  Jane Okpala.

p.s. Follow me on Pinterest for a regular peek into my day-to-day obsessions. 

Yay or nay on this as a regular Friday feature?  

  • Isabel

    Yay! Absolutely love this! Definitely a keeper!

  • Anđela Ćenan

    yaaaay :)))))) and yaaay for Istanbul! 🙂 amaziiiing! and I looove your nails! 🙂

  • OMG you do look like Jackie O! And, yes, love the post idea. My vote is to keep it!

  • How exciting re: Istanbul!!! LOVE your turquoise nails!

  • Audrey

    Ahhh, I just finished reading ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette?’ not too long ago and it was such a fun read! And I have to agree about the Jackie O resemblance – I’ve totally noticed that in your photos. 😉

  • HippieInHeels

    your nails are super cute! The class ring you wear- who is mimi?

  • Cathy Colbert

    Can’t wait to hear about the perfect pink lipstick!

  • camorose

    Hooray! Glad you like it 🙂

  • camorose

    Thank you! Can’t wait to share more deers on the nails 🙂

  • camorose

    Haha yay–glad you like it!

  • camorose

    Counting down until June!

  • camorose

    That’s so crazy! I love that people have noticed it!

  • camorose

    Mimi is my maternal grandmother. She passed away from cancer in 2012, but she was one of my most loyal blog supporters! Here’s a post I wrote about her: http://www.cestchristine.com/2012/02/what-mimi-taught-me-about-traveling/

  • camorose

    I’m sure it will be YSL–I’m obsessed with their lipsticks lately!

  • Shannon

    What is that giant gold ring in the first pic? So fun! Yes to the Friday posts.

  • Briel79

    I like this new series already!

    Congrats on your upcoming Istanbul trip! Looks like you’ll be there while I’m jetting off to Bali. Eek, exciting! 🙂

  • I love this! Looking forward to future Friday posts. 🙂 I especially liked the NY haiku this week and your special announcement – the fiance and I were considering honeymooning in Turkey! I can’t wait to read about your travels.

    P.S. – I’m featuring my favorite travel blogs for my Travel Tuesday link-up tomorrow … you might want to stop by and take a peek! 😉

  • HippieInHeels

    Oh sorry to hear that- I’ve haven’t been following your blog that long and didn’t know. I”ll check out that post 🙂

  • camorose

    No idea–a stylist gave it to me to wear for the shoot!

  • camorose

    Oh yay! So many fun new places!

  • camorose

    Yay loved the mention on your blog! Will definitely let you know what I think about Turkey–I’m super excited!

  • camorose

    Don’t even worry about it xo

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