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.

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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condenasttraveler:

A Guided Tour of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park

Need a relaxing tropical winter destination. Any recommendations?
condenasttraveler:

A Guided Tour of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park

Need a relaxing tropical winter destination. Any recommendations?
condenasttraveler:

A Guided Tour of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park

Need a relaxing tropical winter destination. Any recommendations?
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a reminder
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Gorgeous waterfront for a morning run (at Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade)
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publicartfund:

Breathtaking image of recent birthday-celebrator Anish Kapoor’s Chicago public art. 
quipxotic:

By Brian Kersey / Getty Images: “Anish Kapoor’s sculpture “Cloud Gate,” commonly known as “the bean,” is covered in snow on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. The worst winter storm of the season was expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area.”
This is the storm that kept delaying my flight back home last week. Lovely from a distance, isn’t it?


Can’t wait to see this in person.
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"Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you- it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you… Hopefully, you leave something good behind."

Anthony Bourdain (via sorakeem)

I need to travel soon. And more.

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Paris…
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Exactly the quiet Christmas I wished for. Happy holidays!
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DC museum stop #3: only had time for the sculpture garden but boy the Ai Wei Wei zodiac heads look majestic here (at Hirshhorn Museum And Sculpture Garden)
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DC museum stop #2: stopped in my tracks by not only this stunner but also three more Rothkos all in the same room (Taken with Instagram at The Phillips Collection)
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DC museum stop #1: what a treat to see SFMOMA ‘s very own Diebenkorn in such a prime spot (at Corcoran Gallery of Art)
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sfmoma:

elainer337:

7/30/2012 - morris and the sfmoma.

Dear Morris: your blue tie (scarf?) is dashing. We hope you enjoyed the museum. Love, SFMOMA.


Couldn’t agree more about the scarf accent. Reminds me of the dear traveling museum monkey I love to follow and wish would make his way to the West Coast.
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flavorpill:

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, and the other most beautiful museums in the world 

A great start to my museum bucket list.
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Perfect for Monday daydreaming.

condenasttraveler:

Gorgeous Natural Swimming Holes Around the World | Adriatic Sea, Roca Vecchia, Italy
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One of those moments when I wish I could travel at a moment’s notice:

architizer:

Artist Daniel Burden’s kaleidoscope installation takes Paris’s Grand Palais by storm.
One of those moments when I wish I could travel at a moment’s notice:

architizer:

Artist Daniel Burden’s kaleidoscope installation takes Paris’s Grand Palais by storm.