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Christine Amorose in New York City

The beauty maxims I live by

I tore this quote out of a magazine when I was living in my first apartment in New York City in 2012, and somehow it's followed me through every move since then. I can't remember what magazine it was, and I unfortunately don't even know who said it:...
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Palm trees in San Diego

Our upcoming travel plans

Now that we're getting settled into life in San Diego, I've started thinking about my favorite thing: where to travel next! I honestly would have already booked a million trips by now, but David requested that we take some time to get settled into...
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San Francisco, California

Of the moment // 8.18.17

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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Holy Matcha in North Park, San Diego

Notes on making friends as an adult

To be honest, I don't have too much exciting news to report from my first few days in San Diego. David and I are totally in love with our apartment and our neighborhood: it seems like we have more excellent restaurants, cafes, bars and shops within...
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Brooklyn Bridge

Notes on defining success

I read somewhere recently that comparison is an addiction to losing, and, oh man, did it hit home. One of the biggest things I struggle with is comparing myself to others—friends, acquaintances, strangers on the internet—and feeling like a...
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Skyting Yoga in Chinatown, New York City

My favorite spots for wellness in NYC

I read a while ago that wellness is the new luxury status symbol, and I have to admit that it resonated. My late-20s-professional friends and I aren't too into spending money on fancy purses or crazy-trendy restaurants--but we do make plans to catch...
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Secret Bay honeymoon villas in Dominica

My workout routine + favorite exercise studios in NYC

Over the past five years living in New York City, I've tried out a bunch of different workout routines. They've shifted based on where I've lived, where I've worked, what my daily schedule looked like, how much money I was making, what I felt I...
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Christine and David in San Diego, California

Exciting news: we’re moving!

When my now-husband and I first started getting serious, I sort of assumed (for better or worse) that we'd stay in New York City forever. He's a born-and-bred New Yorker, and this is the city where we met and started our life together. But one day a...
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Notes on turning 29

Several years ago, I spotted one of those inspirational quotes on Pinterest: "You only have 10 years to be in your 20s." I've kept it in mind over the years: am I making the most of these (supposedly) carefree and fun years of my life? As I...
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Two wedding looks for under $1K

One of the things that frustrated me the most about the wedding industry and planning process was how expensive it was to get a "bridal look." I swear, as soon as you mention the word wedding, costs more than double when it comes to hair and makeup....
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