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Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Why it’s worth visiting Brooklyn

Most of the time when people say New York City, they mean Manhattan—especially from a tourist perspective. The island of Manhattan is where the vast majority of iconic sites are located, and so most people stay there, save a walk across the Brooklyn...
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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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Christine Amorose and David Merrill at the Prospect Park Boathouse

Of the moment // 7.14.17

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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Christine Amorose in New York City

Notes on loving, and leaving, New York

"It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes the nerves in the back of my neck constrict, when New York began for me, but I cannot lay my  finger upon the moment it ended, can...
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Christine Amorose in New York City

10 things you can’t miss in NYC

New York City is an easy city to be overwhelmed by: heck, I've lived here for five years and still feel like I've barely scratched the surface of everything the city has to offer. There's just so much good stuff--from the tucked away local...
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Of the moment // 7.7.17

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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Christine Amorose at Longwood Gardens in bloom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A visit to Longwood Gardens

It's no secret that I love love love flowers (!). Part of that was growing up with a grandmother who loved gardening, and who passed it down through the generations. But I think another part of it has been the last five years living in New York City:...
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Statue of Liberty at Sunset from Circle Line Cruise

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC: DONE!

HOORAY! I checked everything off my NYC bucket list juuuuust in time for our move out West. I created this list back in January knowing that we would be moving when our lease was up at the end of June. Knowing that our time in the city had an actual...
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Statue of Liberty at Sunset from Circle Line Cruise

Of the moment // 6.30.17

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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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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