I know exactly what I like: watching the sun rise over the ocean. Morning yoga. Saltwater swims. Wearing nothing but a bikini, a sarong, a pair of flip-flops. Reading in the sunshine. A crisp, cold beer. Watching the sun set over the ocean. Namely, I like the beach. I like sunshine. I like pineapple and pina […]
Today, it’s easier than ever to take and share photos: our society is more and more obsessed with instant images. We don’t have time for a thousand words, but we have time for a picture. Does always having access to a camera necessarily need we always need to be taking pictures? Our constant snapping takes […]
There’s a certain energy that takes over a college campus in the weeks leading up to the first day of school: a buzz of opportunity and optimism, a feeling that this is a brand-new start. Subletting a room on the street that borders Columbia University for the month of August has meant I’ve been surrounded […]
Kelsey and I first discussed a trip to Croatia right after finishing college: I’m not sure why we were so obsessed with it, but it definitely stuck. We finally decided to make it happen in 2012, committing on a Christmas catch-up phone call. However, this was Kelsey’s first trip to Europe, and we were both […]
After two winters in a row last year–granted, they were California and Australian winters, so no snow was involved–I am more than OK with chasing summer this year. After plenty of beach weather in Australia and Southeast Asia, I’m planning to make the most of the sunshine in France, Croatia and the USA in the […]
After graduating from college in May 2009, I spent five weeks backpacking through Europe (Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, London, Munich, Freiberg, Interlaken, Nice) by myself. Although I’d spent a summer in Provence with family friends at 16, studied in Paris for a summer when I was 18 and had taken shorter trips in France, […]
I believe in daring to live the life you dream of living. Since quitting my job in high-tech PR in Silicon Valley, I've bartended on the beaches of the French Riviera, become a coffee snob in Melbourne, backpacked through Southeast Asia and roadtripped across the USA. Now I live, work and play in New York City. C'est [say] Christine! is where I share travel stories, packing advice and my musings on life/love/yoga in the city.