Fifty & Fabulous!

Today I turn 50 years old, and I’m super happy to say goodbye to my forties. Worst decade of my life, as you all well know if you follow my life. The last two years have been pretty great, though, maybe even last three. My life these days is so full of love and friendship,…

LIVE from the Eiffel Tower

Join me LIVE at the Eiffel Tower at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 6pm Paris time on April 8, 2019 for an important announcement and, well, to see the Eiffel Tower! View on Patreon for even more information: https://www.patreon.com/christinerose See you there! (If it’s the right time but the video isn’t playing, please press…

Live on Patreon

Join me on Patreon for a short live event (or right here below at 5pm PST). All this month, I’ll be going LIVE from Paris for my patrons exclusively on Patreon. Become a patron today for just $1/mo. This is what you get for just $1/mo. (Other tiers have even more!) Gain access to exclusivecontent here…

Potions Party Website

So…. two months ago I posted a blog on Advanced Potions, promising a continuation of the party soon. Obviously, I never got around to writing that continuation post, but there are so many cool things to show you! Thankfully, Brian has made an entire website showing off what we did for this awesome party, from…

My Best Life

Yesterday my supervisor at work said “you really know how to live your best life.” This quote has stuck with me ever since, and it has been repeating in my mind while snowshoeing today on Mt. Hood. (I’m typing this in a snow-covered forest while standing in my snowshoes, because if I don’t write it…

Welcome to Advanced Potions

Last month, Brian and I threw a Halloween/Birthday Party themed like a Harry Potter Potions Class, and it was epic! Brian, being the genius he is, took the inspiration found at The Cauldron, an AirBnB Experience/Pop Up I went to in London this summer, and ran with it. He made potion cabinets, mixing stations, and…

Longing for Home

Since I haven’t had a home of my own for three years, I have adapted to this nomadic lifestyle. Whether it’s in a hotel room, AirBnB, or one of my host’s homes, I can “feel at home” rather quickly. It’s been essential, really. Otherwise, I would always feel out of sorts, like I didn’t belong…

My Gothic Romance

Last weekend, Brian and I went to the Vampire Ball PDX, and we had a blast! Thankfully we got these professional pictures taken there because all of our pictures were tooo dark, thanks to the Gothic mood lighting throughout. This one above is my favorite, as it captures perfectly the way we look at each…

Our Magical Week

People say Disneyland is the most magical place on earth. I suppose I’d challenge that with maybe Glencoe, Scotland or London, but it’s definitely the most magical (built) place in the USA, as the Redwood Forest is pretty magical naturally. I’ve been Disneyland many times over the past 20 years, and it’s always a treat,…

My Beloved Enigma

I’ve been repeating three words to myself over and over again for the past ten weeks: I’m in trouble. My heart. My mind. My soul. My very sanity is at risk. (Romantic hyperbole. You know me!) I met someone recently, and his name is Brian Enigma. Yes. That’s his real surname, and it perfectly fits…