Field Trip



los colores de méxico

November 18, 2008

I thought I’d been to Mexico, but after our trip to San Miguel de Allende, I’ve decided my jaunts to Tijuana, Rosarito and Cozumel don’t really count. Like so many people do, I fell in love with the warm and colorful town. There was inspiration around every single corner.

Read more >>

The place where I came from

June 18, 2004

This time, I tried to see everything with new eyes. I’ve been back to the Philippines at least a dozen times since we left in 1976. It’s less like a vacation, I tried to explain to co-workers and friends, and more like going to Grandma’s house. Grandma’s house just happens to be 7,000 miles away. [...]

Read more >>

You belong in the zoo, the San Diego Zoo

October 14, 2003

Our Saturday was half road trip, half field trip. Rama, Sidra and I drove a couple hundred miles to the San Diego Zoo. They played Connect Four, while I bopped my head to the Shins. We took turns dancing and making faces at people passing by on the freeway. At the zoo, we picked out [...]

Read more >>

Caught in New York

May 16, 2002

i miss new york, already. i miss the subways and rows of trees and slices of piping hot pizza and photobooth bars, but mostly i just miss my friends. { LAUNCH NEW YORK PHOTO ALBUM }

Read more >>

Up where the air is clear

April 29, 2002

if you ask me how we got there, i couldn’t tell you. my eyes were shut the whole way. once or twice, someone would ask, “is christine asleep?” “no,” i’d mutter. and then i’d adjust my pillow and drift back into semi-consciousness. i only opened them when i heard paul tell chris we missed the [...]

Read more >>


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>


  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.


  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.






  • 5-Minute Crush
  • Baby Mama
  • Crafterrific
  • Field Trip
  • Good People
  • Good Things
  • Home Life
  • I Spy
  • Kitchenista
  • Newsflash
  • Shutterbug
  • Sketchbook
  • Special Delivery
  • Today
  • Worker Bee