last hurrahs

August 20, 2008

This week, I’ve been squeezing in some last bits of summer. Over the weekend, Rama and I took a morning swim. Yesterday, I indulged in a tangerine (scented and hued) pedi. And tonight, I’ll cut into what may be the last watermelon of the season. I know that the summer temperatures will remain for many […]


tiny treasure

August 13, 2008

Me and Calder I met Calder last week, and he is like nothing and everything I’d imagined. His eyes change from blue to gray and his skin from pink to brown. He has a million facial expressions. He is tiny and adorable and precious. And he seemed to change and grow so much in the […]


good company

May 25, 2008

On the menu this morning: fresh blueberry pancakes, apple-smoked bacon and strawberries. Wherever we do end up, I vow to have more brunches and dinner parties and people over for no reason at all. I love setting the table just right, turning up the tunes and making a meal that makes me proud. I love […]



May 13, 2008

Today’s our 2nd anniversary! Our second year of marriage had more bumps and twists and turns than we’d expected (and probably would have liked). But a little bit of faith, a whole lotta laughter and an endless supply of googly-eyed love has pulled us through. I know our marriage is just a toddler, but like […]


the hills are alive

April 30, 2008

God speaks to me in yellow flowers. I first noticed them during long drives to and from my parents’ house the weeks before our wedding. My mind was crammed with to do lists and worst case scenarios, and the stress weighed down on my shoulders like bricks. But every time I saw those yellow flowers […]



April 20, 2008

Most of the photos I took while in the Philippines were of the house where Grandma and Grandpa lived. My mom, an architect, designed it in the ’60s, and my family stayed there whenever we visited. I love that house. I realized that with Grandma now gone, the house may never be the same, and […]


mellow yellow

March 7, 2008

This week zoomed by without a single tale to tell, but this weekend promises celebrations of a long life and a baby on the way, good conversation with friends and time to create and contemplate. There will be stories. And if I have to, I’ll make them up.


our portrait party

March 2, 2008

Rama and I hosted our first official portrait party this weekend and it was so fun. Each person posed for 2- and 10-minute drawings, while the other 5 of us sketched like mad. Our friends were wonderful sports, and the artwork (which Rama will probably post on The Portrait Party over the next few weeks) […]


snow fall

February 20, 2008

As I stepped out to do some errands this evening, I noticed that the asphalt was dotted with tiny white petals from a nearby tree. It was the closest thing to snow I’ve seen all year, so I snapped a shot. Sometimes, I swear, Los Angeles can be so beautiful. I’ve been noticing it more […]


a little spirit

December 21, 2007

We got a tree, after all. An adorable 4-foot-tall tree that sits in the corner of our apartment. The tiny tree has brought us lots of joy during this season of rushing to get work done, enduring city traffic, battling colds and flus and everything else that comes with this time of year. We’re leaving […]


  • 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.

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