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Christine Merrill in Knowlita in NYC

Notes on being back in New York City

When my friend Aly and I got together earlier this year in our new sunny chosen locale of Southern California, we reminisced on our time living together in Brooklyn: the rat we discovered living under our kitchen sink whom we christened Rhombus...
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Sunset at Coronado Beach in San Diego

Of the moment // 12.15.17

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...
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Everyday photo cards: giveaway!

It's no secret that I love snail mail: it's one of those gifts that is just as fun to give as it is to receive. Who doesn't love getting something in the mailbox that isn't junk or bills? And as much as I swear by thank-you notes and birthday cards,...
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On a holiday break

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, and gearing up for a very merry Christmas! I'll be spending Christmas with my boyfriend's family in Virginia and then celebrating New Year's Eve in New York City. I have an entire glorious week...
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2014 in review

Overall: 2014 was a good year. It was less about travel and more about lifestyle, less about checking destinations off a list and more about strengthening relationships and learning how to settle into a place without getting bored. I made some great...
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Fun holiday cards: giveaway!

I don't come from a "holiday card" family: whether it's because I'm an only child or because my mom isn't a huge fan of yearly brag letters, I never grew up taking yearly Christmas photos or sending them out. Instead, I send about a million postcards...
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Namaste necklace: giveaway!

A few weeks ago, I started wearing this gorgeous namaste necklace by Asha Patel Designs. I love the concept of jewelry that means something, and of wearing words that inspire you every day: in addition to my namaste necklace, I regularly wear a...
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A weekend with friends in Boston

One of my favorite things about having a fixed life is how much easier it is to maintain friendships. I've made some incredible friends around the globe, but it's tougher to sustain when you're constantly moving: having a home base means that I...
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Five things to love about Portus House

I honestly get a little overwhelmed when I need to find a place to stay in a brand-new city: especially when the city is a world-class capital, and sprawling, and has almost twice the population of New York City. Istanbul not only has a ton of...
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The best yoga pants ever: giveaway!

My current life schedule consists of working from home on Friday (priceless start-up perk) and yoga teacher training in my neighborhood all day Saturday and Sunday. I'm obsessed with it mostly because a) I don't have to take the subway three days a...
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