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 and backpacked solo through Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.
I currently live in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. I work in brand partnerships at Vimeo and occasionally teach yoga. Since I “settled down” in New York City in August 2012, I’ve traveled to Panama City, the San Blas Islands, Cartagena, Miami, the Bahamas, the Berkshires, Las Vegas, Jordan, Iceland, Portland, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Turkey and Nicaragua. When I’m not traveling, I spend my weekends treating New York City like the incredible vacation destination that it is: wandering new neighborhoods, trying new restaurants, seeking new experiences.
My twenty-something goals include
a road trip across the USA, skydiving 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!). 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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My favorite posts (in no particular order)
The most popular posts EVER
Katelyn’s favorite posts*
*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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