About Christine

Christine Amorose of C'est Christine in New York City

Bonjour! My name is Christine. C’est Christine is where I share the places I’ve been, the experiences I’ve had, the photos I love and the things I struggle with.

I grew up just outside of Sacramento, California’s cow-town capital; once a farming community, Elk Grove is now a flatland of strip malls, parking lots, cookie-cutter houses. I studied journalism, played lacrosse and was a proud Alpha Delta Pi at California State University, Chico.

I’ve worked in high-tech PR and social media in Silicon Valley, was a cooking class assistant in the French Riviera, coordinated the marketing for a Scandinavian furniture company in Australia, backpacked solo through EuropeAustralia and Southeast Asia, and spent five years living and working in New York City.

I recently moved to San Diego and work in ad sales at Gimlet Media.

My twenty-something goals include a road trip across the USAskydiving over the Great Barrier Reef and celebrating every birthday in a new country (so far: 21 in Las Vegas, 22 in France, 23 in Australia, 24 in Croatia, 25 in Iceland, 26 in Turkey, 27 in Curacao, 28 in Aruba and 29 in Denmark!). I like sunrises even more than I like sunsets. I love a library and a coffee shop. I believe in gratitude journals, morning meditation and sending hand-written thank you notes. A good cure for a bad day is a sweaty workout and a long, hot shower; the best cure is a swim in the ocean.

A few years ago, a fortune cookie told me You have a charming way with words. I tucked the fortune into my wallet, and carried it around with me as I traveled, wrote, took photos. A friend noticed it last summer, noting what an apt description it was. And so, I hope you find these words not just charming, but compelling.

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Christine Amorose of C'est Christine in New York City

My favorite posts (in no particular order)

Why I’m not going to TBEX

Notes from the universe: what’s next

Corsica: France’s best-kept secret

I believe in

Is my heart in San Francisco?

The beauty in saying goodbye, and looking forward

How yoga has made me a better traveler

The one with all the bedbug bites

What do I need to move to a new city?

The most popular posts EVER

How to not look like a backpacker while living out of a backpack

The best beaches in Nice

What I love (and hate) about Australia

French things that aren’t really French

Alliance Francaise: the best way to learn French

What’s in my travel first aid kit

Katelyn’s favorite posts*

8 (Instagram-ic) things to love about Sacramento

You don’t have to go across the world to find yourself

The seeing comes before the writing

Because it’s commencement speech season

The reward of breaking the rules

The choice of happiness

Notes on personal brands

*Katelyn is my high school best friend who has faithfully read every post on this site, and often acts as an editor/proofreader/idea-bouncer

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