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Of the moment // 3.20.15

Of the moment // 3.20.15

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!

Sunrise in Manhattan skyline, New York City

In things I accomplished this week: I worked out. That is basically the end of the story. I’m kind of obsessed with ClassPass right now, mostly because I have to book in advance–which means I have to show up. I did a Pure Barre class on Monday morning (and thus saw sunrise!), a spin class on Tuesday morning, a mat Pilates class on Wednesday night and a yoga class last night. And after doing yoga all weekend, I’m feeling super healthy and toned and fit. And it’s crazy how much better I want to eat when I’m working out regularly–I don’t crave nearly as many sweets or junk food, I’m drinking less and I’m more conscious about packing a healthy lunch (mason jar salads heyo!). Fingers crossed I’ll be able to keep up this routine through spring and into summer.

Christine Amorose in SoHo, New York CityLooks

Today is the first day of spring–and we’re getting a snowstorm! It’s been a weird week of straddling the temperature extremes: wearing flats but also a parka. I keep getting so excited for spring, and then remembering that it’s actually 35 degrees out, so I need to put on a million more layers and not forget my beanie. (p.s. flats are by Dolce Vita and Everlane has a similar top!)

Uncle Janice novel

Reads

For one of my book clubs this month, we read Uncle Janice: it follows a 24-year-old undercover narcotics detective (aka an uncle in NYPD lingo) on the job in Queens. It was a bit of a departure from what I usually read, but it was enthralling all the less. I’m especially excited to discuss it next week–one of the girls is married to a NYPD officer and one is engaged to a Secret Service officer, so I’m hoping to get some insider insight.

Baby's breath in mason jar bouquet

Blooms

My (very sweet!) boyfriend surprised me with roses earlier this week after a tough day, and I picked out a few of the baby’s breath to put in a mason jar in my bathroom. It’s so simple (and basically the ultimate hipster bouquet), but this little arrangement made me so happy!

Bradley Theodore street art in New York CityBradley Theodore street art in New York City

Streets

Street art by Bradley Theodore seems to be popping up all over the place. I first spotted his incredible Karl/Anna piece on the LES last year, and then saw another Karl piece in the LES on Tuesday–and then I recognized another piece next to the bright pink Marc Jacobs store in SoHo. My new colorful favorite!

Streets of Chelsea in New York City

Words

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” -Tennessee Williams

This weekend is one of those where I didn’t have any plans–and now I have SO many plans! We’re getting BBQ at Fette Sau and then bar-hopping in Williamsburg with a bunch of friends tonight. On Saturday, I have brunch with girlfriends in the travel industry at Holstee, then a Photowalk with Moment, then a birthday party! And on Sunday, I booked a facial in Tribeca and want to clean out my courtyard and do a massive spring cleaning of my closet. It’s going to be a busy one, but full of so many of my favorite people and places! Yay! 

  • Ooo I like your flats!
    Great backdrop for the photos. Love the art and the colors

  • sincerelykateb

    Austin needs to step-up his flower game…

  • Nevin

    You look so cute in these photos! I think I have the same sweater but black with white stripes instead – stripes ftw! Have a great weekend xx

  • I’ve become a gym junkie lately. It’s pretty much my main hobby since moving to New York, although I have two friends now, which is a huge improvement from a month ago! I’ll have to check out the Class Pass sometime. So far I’ve just been taking advantage of all of the gyms trial memberships until I run out 🙂

  • M&MFASHIONBITES

    Nice photos and cute blouse 🙂 M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr
    Maria V.

  • camorose

    Thanks! Flats are by Dolce Vita, and photos were outside the Marc Jacobs store on Mercer in SoHo. How great is that pink wall!

  • camorose

    Woohoo for stripes! We need to catch up about your trip to Paris ASAP!!!! xx

  • camorose

    Yes! ClassPass is pretty fantastic, two of my coworkers are also obsessed and we love going over all the awesome classes we’ve found 🙂

  • camorose

    Thank you!

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