Of the moment // 5.29.15

Of the moment // 5.29.15

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!

Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

This week has been a tough one. After a really lovely Memorial Day weekend, I came into work on Tuesday morning to devastating news: our VP of talent passed away unexpectedly in her sleep. She was young, healthy, vibrant: it’s the sort of news that truly, truly shocks. Needless to say, it’s been a weird week in the office–although I do feel so grateful for our supportive leadership team and how much people have pulled together in such a tragedy. It’s been a very real reminder that you can’t take any day for granted and to be inspired about the sort of legacy you’d want to leave behind.

Christine Amorose by @tutes #portraitsbytutesChristine Amorose by @tutes #portraitsbytutesLooks

Tutes is one of my favorite photographers: I can instantly recognize a #portraitbytutes on Instagram because of how clearly defined his aesthetic is. He has a knack for finding interesting people on the street and telling a story in a caption. We met up for an iced coffee earlier this week and he so kindly took a photo of me: it was so cool to see a photo of me in the #portraitsbytutes style!

Black Seed Bagels in New York City


I’ve heard so many good things about Black Seed Bagels, and finally tried it out with Jillian yesterday: the rumors did not disappoint. I opted for a multi-grain everything with horseradish cream cheese, avocado and radishes–and not only was it oh-so-pretty, but it was also delicious. Jillian was raving over the upscaled BEC option. I can already tell we’ll be back!

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell


As noted many a time: my mom and I have the same taste in books, and one of our favorite genres (among MANY) is set around women’s lives in the Middle East. She sent me The Pearl That Broke Its Shell after she read it: it’s an engaging story, and it’s a very eye-opening look at the struggles around women’s rights and education in Afghanistan.

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar in New York CityLoopy Doopy Rooftop Bar in New York City


On my quest to go to all the rooftop bars, I give you: Loopy Doopy! I met up with my friend Lindley, and we splurged on the signature popsicle and prosecco. I chose the raspberry-thyme with vodka, and Lindley went for the basil-plum with bourbon. It was super spendy at $20 a drink (!) and honestly, a little difficult to drink without spilling on yourself–but it was pretty darn delicious and the view would have been spectacular if it hadn’t been raining.

Christine Amorose biking on West Side Highway


“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” -EB White

This weekend, I’m heading to my first-ever bachelorette party! It’s a surprise for the bride, so stay tuned to Instagram for real-time updates of what we get up to! 

  • Oh no! That’s awful, Christine. I’m glad your work has been supportive through that difficult time.

    Tell me about that herringbone dress! It’s gorgeous.
    Bachelorette parties are my favorite! They are so much fun. Have a good weekend!

  • Love your weekly recaps and this one made me hungry for bagels! Looking forward to following along with your rooftop visits!

  • Cierra Chavez

    Love the ending quote! Truly sad news, for such a young soul. Sending blessings your way and to her loved ones.

  • Briel79

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your co-worker. That’s so sad.

  • I’m saddened to hear about your loss, but I’m glad your workplace is a supportive place to be.

    On to more trivial things … yay for another historical fiction rec! Already added it to my Goodreads. 🙂 And have fun at the bachelorette party! Here’s hoping everyone makes good choices. 😉

  • Linda Paist

    The Pearl that Broke the Shell is an excellent read!

  • Linda

    the herringbone dress is attractive

  • camorose

    Herringbone dress is last season Madewell but it is SO comfortable, flattering and versatile! Love that cut.

  • camorose

    Thanks! Definitely check out Black Seed in the city–and I will definitely be on the hunt for more rooftop drinks! 🙂

  • camorose

    Thanks Cierra, much appreciated <3

  • camorose

    It was a rough week, but it’s been amazing to see how much our company has bonded together over such a tough time <3

  • camorose

    Yes! You’ll love the book!

  • camorose

    I enjoyed it!

  • camorose

    it’s from Madewell!

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