Of the moment // 1.16.15

January 16, 2015 in Of the Moment

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!  Sunset at Fort Lauderdale Beach

What a whirlwind of a week! My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in Florida, I was back at work in New York City on Monday morning, my mom flew in from California last night, and tonight my mom and I leave for Paris! As glamorous as it all sounds, I’m already looking forward to a low-key February full of gym dates, yoga classes and dinners at home. But until then: I can’t wait to make the absolute most out of a glorious week in my (second) favorite city in the world.

Saigon, Vietnam Saigon, Vietnam Floating villages in Central Highlands, Vietnam Palm tree in Phu Quoc, VietnamTake Me Back

I spent the first few months of 2012 exploring Southeast Asia on my own, and the winter months in New York City certainly makes me nostalgic for those sunny, carefree days of adventure. Whether in regards to Southeast Asia or the world, Vietnam is one of my favorite countries: it’s affordable, the food is blow-your-mind ridiculously good, and the people are so friendly.

Reads

“In our twenties, when there is still so much time ahead of us, time that seems ample for a hundred indecisions, for a hundred visions and revisions—we draw a card, and we must decide right then and there whether to keep that card and discard the next, or discard the first card and keep the second. And before we know it, the deck has been played out and the decisions we have just made will shape our lives for decades to come.”

Rules of Civility (p.s. thanks to my friend Kate for passing this book along!)

Oslo Coffee in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jewels

I received my latest RocksBox, and I think it’s my favorite one yet: there’s a gold and pearl ring, a subtle gold bracelet and a seriously STATEMENT gold necklace. I can’t wait to wear it all in Paris! And as much as I love wearing gold jewelry, I think I’m going to request silver pieces in my next box, just to mix things up–stay tuned! Bonus: you can get one free month of Rocksbox using code christinexoxo.

 

Christine Amorose in Everlane Silk

Looks

Whenever I wake up for work and can’t decide what to wear: skinny jeans and an Everlane silk. Every. Single. Time.

Patchin Place and home of e.e. cummings in New York City

Words

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” -e.e. cummings (because he lived in the house pictured above!) 

I’m flying to Paris with my mom tonight for a whole week! There will be a few (not France and not Of the Moment) posts next week, but follow along on Instagram and Facebook for real-time photos. 

  • Have a great time in Paris! I am flying to France in a few months so I’m excited to see what you do while you’re there.

  • SINCERELYKATEB

    BON VOYAGE! EAT A THOUSAND CROISSANTS FOR MOI!

  • Briel79

    Have a wonderful trip!

  • Enjoy!! What is your first favorite city?

  • Pat

    Enjoy Paris!

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    Have a great time! Paris is my second favorite city too… after London 😉

  • Elora

    Ooh, what an itinerary! Looking forward to any tales you bring back. 😉 I LOVED that bit from e e cummings–it’s super cool to be able to see his old house! Lovely too–wow. Loved all the photos, Christine!
    I get you on the looking forward to winding down part. Laid-back normalcy sometimes can be an incredible cure.

    http://outmyfrontdoorgirlslife.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-top-5-favorite-travel-blogs.html

  • I kept a blog while I was studying abroad in college and it really is such an incredible way to keep a chronicle of where you went, what you did, and what you learned along the way. Plus giving all your family and friends back home the opportunity to tag along!

    I’ll be spending a couple weeks in Vietnam this March and I cannot wait! Will probably be sticking to the Northern parts of the country- Hanoi, Halong Bay, and the rice terraces & villages of Sapa.

    Hope you have a lovely time in Paris!

  • camorose

    Merci! Loving it all so far, will have lots of tips!

  • camorose

    Merci beaucoup!!!!

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    New York, of course! :)

  • camorose

    Merci!

  • camorose

    Mine is after New York :)

  • camorose

    Thanks for the sweet note, Elora!

  • camorose

    I’ve been blogging for almost five years now–I still can’t believe I have almost a fifth of my life contained on this website! Paris is wonderful so far, can’t wait to share once I’m back :)

  • Anđela Ćenan

    That quote from Rules of civility is pretty scary actually! in a good way, though :) putting in on my to-read list! I love these ‘of the moment’ posts!
    I’ve been wanting to ask you, a lot of people I know that have visited the US say that clothes there is VERY cheap? Can you compare it to what you have experienced in Europe? From what I’ve heard the prices cannot be compared. Even things with labels are more expensive in Europe (so they say)? Does going to ”les soldes” really pay off considering all of this? Or maybe it’s not exactly like that? voila 😀 a question :)

  • Those photos from from Asia make me ready for some warmer weather!

  • camorose

    Definitely cheaper than Australia or New Zealand, but I think things are on par with Europe. It really depends on the store! We have the same stores like H&M, Zara, Forever 21, etc. that are super cheap–but we do have some nice mid-range stores like Madewell and JCrew that are slightly better quality and not SUPER expensive.

  • camorose

    Tell me about it! :)

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