Christine Amorose Merrill

Christine Amorose Merrill

@cestchristine

travel + lifestyle blogger ✨living in san diego but often elsewhere, @gimletmedia sales, obsessed with my pug @cestgertie
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All of the colors, all of the fun 🎉 // colorfactory + still LOLing that former-New-Yorkers-now-Califor @wandereatrepeat and I both showed up in all black 👯💯

1 Days ago
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"Books are a uniquely portable magic." -Stephen King ✨ // ThisIsMyBookstore

9 Days ago
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Woke up early enough to squeeze in a Pilates class this morning, and then popped over to Ocean Beach for brunch and a walk along the fishing pier, aka perfect California Sunday morning ✨// sandiego

13 Days ago
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Currently trying to make some decisions for my home office (aka I really need to pull the trigger on prints and a rug, although I'm contemplating sneakily painting a wall) and taking a bit of design inspiration from @holymatchaa 💕 // pinkflashesofdelight + what the office looks like right now on Stories!

17 Days ago
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I've been waking up and immediately taking Gert on an early morning walk to Balboa Park and through our new neighborhood, and it's been the nicest way to start our day 🌴✨// sandiego + more on Stories!

18 Days ago
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We had fresh-squeezed tangerine mimosas with breakfast and then took a walk on the beach (with the sea lions!) and I'm just so happy we decided to move to this little slice of paradise (ps my dress was my mom's--she bought it when she was my age in Carmel!) ✨// sandiego + more on Stories!

20 Days ago
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Hoping this view never gets old ✨// sandiego

27 Days ago
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We visited San Diego for a weekend in May and immediately fell in love with the laid-back lifestyle, sunny blue skies and fish tacos. Although this weekend has mostly been unglamorous IKEA runs and unpacking boxes, I'm so happy to report that we're officially back on the best coast 💕// sandiego + one of the surprising things I love most about being back on Stories!

27 Days ago
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24 hours in Seattle: I didn't get to ride the Ferris wheel, but I did fall in love with all the clear skies and mountain vistas 💫 // seattle + what I did get up to on Stories!

33 Days ago
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My husband's sister got married in Santa Fe last night, and we had the best time celebrating with family, friends and plenty of margaritas all weekend 💕

34 Days ago
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Happy Bastille Day aka currently researching flights to Paris 💕🇫🇷 // bastilleday thefrancophiles

36 Days ago
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Holy moly it's our last day living in New York City! It feels surreal and bittersweet and likely hasn't really hit me yet, but I'm mostly grateful to have had the opportunity to live in the greatest city in the world for five whole years and I already can't wait to come back as a well-informed and less-stressed tourist! // a few more thoughts on the blog today if you're interested ✨

38 Days ago
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Today on the blog: the 10 things I recommend most for NYC first-timers + my 1 time to actually enjoy all of them [link in profile] ✨// newyorkcity

39 Days ago
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Biking the loop at Prospect Park has been one of our favorite ways to spend a summer afternoon ever since we first started dating--decided to do it one last time today, with a special detour for where we got engaged 💍💕// brooklyn + more on Stories!

41 Days ago
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On our last Saturday night in NYC: drinking Montauk Summer Ales at the Manhattan bar that reminds me most of California 💕 // newyorkcity + the cutest baby ever on Stories!

42 Days ago
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"But to those of us who came from places...where Wall Street and Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue were not places at all but abstractions (“Money,” and “High Fashion,” and “The Hucksters”), New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself. To think of “living” there was to reduce the miraculous to the mundane; one does not “live” at Xanadu." -Joan Didion [reread Goodbye to All That for the millionth time with this view this morning and it gave me all the feels] ✨ // newyorkcity + more city views on Stories!

42 Days ago
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One week left in New York City (HOW?!), which means I'm visiting all of my favorite places one last time (aka sorry I'm not sorry about flooding your feed) 💕// newyorkcity

45 Days ago
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When Monday is actually Wednesday and it starts here = zero complaints about this work week 🍃[side note: this is one of my favorite places in the city when the leaves are changing or right after a big snowstorm, but it's lovely on a random summer day too!] // newyorkcity

45 Days ago
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Land of the free, home of the brave ✨ // newyorkcity

46 Days ago
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America certainly isn't perfect, but I feel so privileged to have been born here and still call it home 🇺🇸 // 4thofjuly newyorkcity

46 Days ago
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An early morning walk with in an almost empty park has to be the most wonderful way to start the week in New York City ✨// newyorkcity + a few more views from Central Park before 8am on Stories!

48 Days ago
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We moved out of our Bed-Stuy apartment yesterday (😭), and it feels so bittersweet! We're not saying goodbye to NYC juuuust yet though: crashing on the Upper West Side for a bit and I am 😍😍😍over the brownstones, parks and bagels // newyorkcity + what we've been getting up to in the new hood on Stories!

49 Days ago
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The best way to end a Monday: eating pizza, drinking beer, catching up on gossip in PERFECT SUMMER WEATHER (read: sunshine, a breeze, no humidity) with @raaberwoman and this view ✨// newyorkcity + more views from the water on Stories!

54 Days ago
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All of the colors and and all of the love and all of the pride ❤️💛💚💙💜 // newyorkcity

55 Days ago
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YAY SUMMER! I love so much about summer (sundresses, cherries, rosé, etc), but it all comes down to being outside more. Grateful for this planet, and all of the outdoor spots that make life a little more beautiful and fun 💫 // oneforourland

59 Days ago
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Very important announcement on the eve of summer solstice: Frosé All Day is everything summer-in-the-city dreams are made of ✨// feat. @ledistrict + delicious French

60 Days ago
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Got my first flat tire this morning, and it mostly made me so glad for all the money saved / muscles toned / places discovered / cute houses seen in more than four years of biking all over the city ✨

61 Days ago
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Spent this weekend catching up with some good friends and enjoying my favorite spots in the city--less than a month left and not taking any of it for granted ✨// newyorkcity + a few adventures on Stories!

62 Days ago
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All pink everything 💕 // millennialpink + some fun things spotted in SoHo on Stories!

64 Days ago
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Spent a good amount of time (and quite a lot of kroner) swooning over Danish-designed home goods here ✨ // copenhagen

66 Days ago
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Important NYC life hack: the cocktails are expensive on the 65th floor, but they're very delicious and they come with a killer view 🥂🏙✨// newyorkcity + more of the fun on Stories!

67 Days ago
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Some exciting news on the blog today about a big move coming up this summer 🌊✨// link in profile!

68 Days ago
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Highly recommend visiting Copenhagen during peony season, and also visiting all of the markets 💕 // copenhagen + more market finds on Stories!

69 Days ago