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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Christine Amorose Merrill

@cestchristine


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All of the colors, all of the fun 🎉 // colorfactory + still LOLing that former-New-Yorkers-now-Californians @wandereatrepeat and I both showed up in all black 👯💯

12 Hours ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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

8 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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

12 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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!

16 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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!

16 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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!

19 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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Hoping this view never gets old ✨// sandiego

25 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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!

26 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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!

32 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 💕

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

35 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 ✨

37 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

38 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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!

40 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!

41 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!

41 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

44 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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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

44 Days ago
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Christine Amorose Merrill

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Land of the free, home of the brave ✨ // newyorkcity

45 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

45 Days ago