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C'est Bachelorette party in Sacramento

C’est Bachelorette, East and West Coast editions

I never really wanted a traditional bachelorette party--just like I didn't want a big, fancy, traditional wedding. My biggest issue with the blowout bachelorette parties these days are that it's just so much money to ask your friends to spend on you...
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Cherry blossoms in Washington Square Park in New York City

Of the moment // 4.21.17

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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Notes on following your dream

There's something that's been bothering me lately: this concept where a life in which you travel is inherently better than one in which you don't. It goes without saying that I love to travel and that I find it incredibly valuable in a multitude...
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Cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Of the moment // 4.14.17

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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Amateur Night at the Apollo in Harlem, New York City

Date night: Amateur Night at the Apollo!

One item on my list of all the things I can’t believe I haven’t done in New York City: Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. In general, Harlem is an area that I've really neglected in my time in New York City: although I know there are tons of...
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Secret Bay honeymoon villas in Dominica

The best of Secret Bay

Secret Bay is basically what honeymoon dreams are made of: personal staff, plunge pools and private villas overlooking the Caribbean. It comes as no surprise that we are very much beach people: my idea of the perfect unplugged vacation involves a...
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Of the moment // 4.7.17

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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One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they're staying--and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main "touristy" spots in the city (Grand...
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C'est Christine New York City Elopement by Mat Rick

Our semi-elopement wedding in NYC: photos + details

When we scheduled a March wedding, I anticipated that I'd be wearing a fur coat and snowboots, or that my parents' flights would get delayed because of a blizzard. Instead, the weather was 70 degrees! It started raining the minute we stepped inside...
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Patti Puglady Pugs from Staten Island

Of the moment // 3.31.17

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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