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Exciting news: a new design!

Exciting news: a new design!

In place of your regular Of the moment this week, I give you: a newly designed website!Malibu, California

It’s nothing too crazy and we’re still working out the kinks, but it’s fun to have something shiny and new to look at. I’m most excited to have a site that is finalllly mobile-friendly and bug-free: no more guilt about sending people to new posts straight from Instagram! I also took it as an opportunity to do some general housecleaning and update some pages, including my FAQs.

I know that things have been a bit quiet since the move to San Diego–the general chaos of moving, adjusting to a new work schedule, updating a website and a fun little side project have kept me busy–but I’m stoked to get back to sharing here. If you notice anything weird on the site, note that I’m probably fixing it this weekend–but if it persists into next week, please holler.

And mostly: thank you all for being here. This is the third design overhaul I’ve done since launching C’est Christine in 2010, and I always wonder if I’m going to keep doing this whole blogging thing and if it’s worth the investment. I generally come back to the same conclusion: I love having this slice of the internet, and if I can even have a positive influence on a few people (to travel more! to stop comparing themselves to strangers on the internet, or at least know the strangers are doing the same thing! to do the thing that scares you!): it’s all worth it. So: thank you! And if you’re just here for the weekly update…

Here’s the super condensed version of my week: I’m reading Unbecoming and I’m super into it (I mentioned it as a book on my list to read in my very first beach reads post, and I’m so glad I finally got around to it!), I’m obsessed with the Blue Apron chicken tangine we made (and I have some free Blue Apron meals to give away – leave your email in the comments if you’re interested) and we joined the Balboa Tennis Club (something I mentioned in my “how to make friends” post, and we already have a mixed doubles date set). I’m also going to my first Creative Mornings meetup today!

This weekend, we’re going on a hot air balloon ride in wine country: it will be David’s first one, and I’m so excited for him! (And also me, because I love hot air balloon rides: see Melbourne, Cappadocia and Scottsdale!)

Special thanks to Muni, who was the most incredibly efficient and responsive designer and developer. Such a pleasure working with him! 

  • Heather

    Congrats on the redesign Christine! Just wanted to say I love that you’re here. I found your blog in 2011 when I was planning a trip to Southeast Asia and stuck around because I loved reading about your life in NYC. I am super excited to read more about your life in SD, I spent 7 years living there but moved back to my Midwest roots several years ago, I’m looking forward to living vicariously through you! (If you’re craving Thai food I suggest Taste of Thai in Hillcrest or Del Mar, I can’t go back for a visit without having their spicy noodles, soooo good!)

  • Molly Wicker

    I’m a college student and am dying to try out Blue Apron! My email is wickerm1@gmail.com. By the way, your blog is one of my favorites to read. Beautiful and honest and authentic in a way that most of the internet isn’t these days. Thanks for being a great example!

  • kirsten

    Love the new site redesign! I just graduated college and am working on learning how to cook for myself, so I would love some Blue Apron meals — my email is kirsten.m.willer@gmail.com 🙂

  • Christie

    I’ve been meaning to try Blue Apron! Currently in med school & healthy home cooked meals are scarce lately. My email is csharlow@iupui.edu

  • Congratulations on the new design! I think it looks so great! And isn’t it fun to have a shiny new design to play with 🙂

  • Madeleine Wolfe

    Love the new design! I’ve been a reader of your little slice of the internet for more years than I can remember, and it brings me such joy each week as I sit down and read your latest posts. Hugs!

  • Congrats on the redesign – it looks great!

  • Alyssa

    New design looks great!

    Would love to try out some Blue Apron meals! kronlunda@gmail.com

  • Liza in Ann Arbor

    Unbecoming was so good! And please keep blogging. I made chalkboard art out of “comparison is the thief of joy.” (lol!) Your little corner of the internet makes me happy and is one of about 5 blogs I religiously read. 🙂

  • camorose

    Awww yay! So glad you’re here and thanks so much for the kind words. Will definitely check out Taste of Thai–we’re always craving Thai food and spicy noodles sound so good!

  • camorose

    Yay sent! Can’t wait to hear how you like Blue Apron, and thanks so much for being such a lovely supporter of this space 🙂

  • camorose

    Woohoo! Blue Apron is so great for that–it’s made me feel a lot more confident in the kitchen, especially playing around with different flavors and techniques. Hope you enjoy too!

  • camorose

    Invite has been sent – hope you enjoy!

  • camorose

    Thanks so much! Still getting used to it but I love it so far!

  • camorose

    Hooray! Thanks for being here!!!

  • camorose

    Thank you! Really excited about it!

  • camorose

    Thank you! Can’t wait to hear how you like Blue Apron!

  • camorose

    Aww thanks Liza! Really appreciate that and I’m so glad you’re here!

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