Of the moment // 2.27.15

Of the moment // 2.27.15

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 on the Hudson River, New York City

Eek! So this week was COLD (see all that ice on the Hudson River!) and it was crazy busy and it was also awesome. There were some work-professional highlights (closed a deal, heyo!), some blog-professional offers (that were validating in both the travel and lifestyle/fashion spheres that I’m trying to straddle), some fun personal events (my weekly coffee date slash photo shoot with Jillian, dinner with a friend from Australia, a wine date with my friend Kate) and a yoga class where I nailed a really spectacular headstand. Also! We’re going to Los Angeles next week, and oh em gee, all I can think about is four whole days without a parka. It’s going to be the best!

Christine Amorose in grammar nerd shirtLooks

Confession: I’m a total grammar nerd. My mom was a high school English teacher and my first foray into journalism was as a copy editor–so this tee miiiiight just be my new favorite shirt ever. Bonus: it is so soft and comfy!

Artifact Uprising photo book


Artifact Uprising is probably my favorite company on the planet. The products are just so insanely high-quality, and I love how easy it is to turn my photos and memories into something tangible. One of the first things I do when coming home from a trip now is make a little 5-inch book full of my Instagram photos. It’s a neat way to keep the vacation vibes going!

Christine Amorose in Rocksbox


The main reason I swear by Rocksbox is statement necklaces: I never buy them because they’re simply not versatile enough, but they’re so fun to wear once in a while! I got SO many compliments on this sparkly black and silver number at work–two of my coworkers even signed up for Rocksbox after asking where I found it. So fun!

Meatball Shop ice cream sandwich

Sweet Tooth

I met up with an Australian friend for #MeatballShopMonday (inspired by my friend Cubby Graham!), and we decided to treat ourselves to perhaps the best ice cream sandwich in New York City. I love how much you can mix and match at the Meatball Shop (for main dishes AND desserts), so I went for a snickerdoodle cookie with espresso ice cream and my friend tried the walnut brownie cookie with brown sugar ice cream. SO GOOD–and it made me so excited that warmer temperatures (aka ice cream season!) is almost here.

Vanity Fair and latte at La Columbe


As much as I love to read books, I’m also a huge magazine fan. I still insist on reading them in print (although a few annoying subway commutes have me rethinking my stance on magazine on iPad) and one that I continue to subscribe to is Vanity Fair. The articles are always super interesting, and there’s just enough glossy fashion ads to indulge me–and this month’s Hollywood Edition is always one of my favorites!

Another weekend in New York City! We’re going out to dinner with my boyfriend’s parents (they just got back from a three-week trip to Burma!) tonight, and then I’m looking forward to an Everlane styling event tomorrow and brunch with my favorite friends on Sunday. It should be low-key, but delightful. 


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  • I was at that Meatball shop last week. THEY ARE MY FAVORITE. Last time I had the passionfruit ice cream on a ginger cookie and wanted to die of yummy!

  • camorose

    Ohhhh the passionfruit ice cream was the special when we were there but I wasn’t sure what cookie it would go with. Good to know it goes with ginger well! 🙂

  • Katherine Huff

    You inspired me with the Artifact Uprising photo books! I recently moved back to the United States and made a photo book of tons of my Instas from Taiwan. It arrived at my house yesterday and I LOVE IT. 🙂 Got the idea from your site, thank you!

  • Briel79

    Hey, what will you be doing here in LA next week?!

  • Anđela Ćenan

    That ice cream!! *.* oh mon Dieu :)))) enjoy your weekend! good job on the headstand!

  • I was just there at the Hudson River yesterday! It’s so crazy how that ice has frozen over. You captured such a beautiful sunset 😀

    And thanks for sharing Artifact Uprising! I’ve never heard of them before (btw, the link appears to be broken though?)

    Just found your blog and it looks like you drink as much coffee as I do haha. That everlane styling event sounds a lot of fun too!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Carrie

    Sooo cool.

    check out my Travel Blog:


  • camorose

    Hey hey! Working remotely and catching up with a bunch of friends who live in LA now 🙂 I’m looking forward to to the warm weather!

  • camorose

    Thanks lady! The ice cream was SO GOOD.

  • camorose

    Link is updated–thanks for letting me know! Glad you found the site–lots of coffee on here and IRL 🙂

  • Briel79

    Awesome! You are just missing some rain we had so it will be nice weather when you are here! Will you be hanging out anywhere near the Miracle Mile area? That’s where I live.

  • camorose

    I’ll be staying in West Hollywood! 🙂 Can’t wait to explore LA!

  • That ice cream looks delicious! I’m about to order my second book from Artifact Uprising. 🙂

  • camorose

    Woohoo! I’m so glad that people found Artifact Uprising, they’re my favorite!

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