christine on her own

A Los Angeles gal now in San Francisco, discovering a new city and museum, while filling my mind with art, food, fashion, design, books, and places I've never been to. Currently working on the go at SFMOMA; all opinions are my own.

This Tumblr started when I discovered myself on my own. And though there are many incredible people in my life, including my partner and co-adventurer P, I still consider this a place of my own to think, explore, share, and be inspired.

christine on her own
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Winter is coming. Cannot wait. 
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Be still my heart #crustfordays  (at IL Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar)
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"We live in L.A.; by definition, we’re already cool. Don’t try so hard, dude."
Patt Morrison in response to CNN’s advice to L.A. tourists titled “How to be an L.A. Local – 8 Tips for Faking It.”  (via latimes)
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"Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong."
Mandy Hale   (via thatkindofwoman)
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tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Tommaso Cauchi
Tumblr: http://tommasocauchi.tumblr.com
photo from album ‘Elevazione’.

It feels like a long road ahead these days, but I’m learning to enjoy the steps along the way. The destination is an alluring mystery.
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bad days into good days
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After a whirlwind week of birthday and wedding celebrations, it’s tough to return to routine. This gloomy Monday morning, I’m thinking of my mom who would’ve turned 59 last week and always showed me how to find adventure in even the small things.
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San Francisco is certainly not short of beautiful sights (at Shakespeare Garden)
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"…say a prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages."
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real  (via thatkindofwoman)
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artnet:

The Whitney Museum and the High Line are kicking off a new long-term collaboration with a painting by Alex Katz this summer.

An exciting museum/public art collaboration. Can’t wait to see the inaugural work and forthcoming installations, especially during my NY trip in fall!
Where to Coffee in L.A.
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As exciting as it’s been to be on the go, I’ve missed the luxury of having world-class art at your fingertips. It has been extra gratifying when we work with our partners to open collaborative exhibitions and get that much needed art fix (at Asian Art Museum)
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I can’t remember the last time I had a night to myself in my hometown. As I walked around one of my absolute favorite LA places, I couldn’t help but grin ear to ear (at Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles)
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"The city has relied for most of its youthful existence on movies and television to do the job of representing it. Yet Hollywood’s ability to disseminate images and impressions of Los Angeles around the globe more readily than, say, the architectural community of Southern California is in no way tantamount to saying that Hollywood depicts Los Angeles accurately."
Gabriel Kahane on learning to look at L.A.: http://nyr.kr/1knLPvj (via newyorker)

A love for Los Angeles is truly singular

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condenasttraveler:

Beautiful moment in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Photographed by @gregvorephoto. #takemethere #vejerdelafrontera #spain

Would be the perfect destination with P