Hi! Welcome to Invented Charm.
I’m Christina, a thirty-something California native, and stay at home mom of a toddler. My jet set lifestyle came to a rapid halt after the birth of my son and quitting a ten year career in higher education (ask me how!). I traded concert tickets and wine clubs for baby music classes and wine in a box. Now my social circle mostly consists of my son and the fictional characters from my favorite TV shows and the ones I create in my (unfinished and unpublished) novels.
I love coffee, wine, true crime, and cooking. My idea of a fun night would be on my couch watching The Great British Bake Off and The Bletchley Circle. I can remember details from something that happened fifteen years ago, but I forget at least two things on the grocery list every time.
I write personal essays, useful tips, and practical ideas about food, fashion, beauty, home decor, and self-care for busy people who want to live thoughtfully. I’m not a super stylized pro, but I’m always willing to share my own rookie mistakes and lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Thank you for being a friend. Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant. Yes, sometimes I quote movies and TV shows.