Christine E. -- Oyster Reporter
Before joining Oyster, Christine worked as an editor and writer for travel mags and newspapers, did time as a singing waitress on cruise ships, slaughtered chickens and turkeys on an organic farm, and acted in stage plays directed by pros from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Globe Theatre in the U.K. When not reporting in the field, she is based in Brooklyn and the Catskills with her Red-Sox-loving husband and big-boned cat. Christine endorses swimming holes, early Kinks, and vinho verde.
- Hotels Reviewed: 15
- Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
- Places Lived: New York; London; Rome; Quito, Ecuador; Silver Spring, Md.; Cape May, N.J.
- Education: B.A. in English literature, Fordham University; M.A. in classical acting, Central School of Speech and Drama, London
- Prior Experience: Editor, Town & Country; Time Out New York; Travel Holiday; travelandleisure.com; indagare.com. Work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Brides, Time Out New York Kids, Paper, Wild Blue Yonder, and USA Today.
- My Favorite Hotel: Shore Club in South Beach. Walking from the beach or pool into one of these chic rooms feels like slathering Noxema on sunburned skin -- cooling, calming, and tingly. Plus, once, I checked in with a newly broken nose (long story) and the staff kindly pretended not to notice.
My Favorite Hotels
- Pearls: Rating: 4.0 Pearls
- Location: South Beach, Miami
The beachfront Shore Club prides itself on being a be-seen haunt, with celebrity-fueled restaurants and bars, and a boisterous infinity pool where DJs spin the latest hits. But despite the hotel's party-focused image, the large rooms, attentive service, and beautiful design make for a relaxing stay.