A Sweet Escape with Christina Nadin
Digital creative and model Christina Nadin talks about LA life, her escape to the Philippines, and why it always feels like home.
“I started journaling during the pandemic. I think it’s nice to start your day with good intentions. I never used to do that before. It’s nice to give yourself a little bit of time before your day starts to write down your intentions or amp yourself up with good things about yourself.”
“Three things that make me happy are my dog Lilo [who is actually my best friend], junk food — I eat like a child — and the Philippines. [Visiting the] Philippines is like a reset for me. Every time I come here, I feel like I become my best version. I feel way happier here.”
“[My trip] has been brilliant. It’s a good mix of chill island life and hanging out with people. I feel like I’m a lot more grounded when I’m here because this is where my mom is from. It’s like home to me.”
“I’ve been living in LA for four years and it’s good but it’s nice to go around and travel. It can feel a little same-same but overall it’s a good place to live and the weather is great. I like spending my mornings drinking smoothies, working out, and hanging out with friends.”
Song that gets you in a summer mood?
Anything Tame Impala. My favorite is “Borderline”.
Restaurants you recommend to anyone visiting LA
Escuela for Mexican food. Jon and Vinny’s for Italian food.
What’s in your morning smoothie?
Blueberries, peanut butter, oat milk, and vanilla protein.
Pilates or Forma.
Favorite place in the world?
Siargao now that I’ve learned to surf. It’s just a nice place to be.
Favorite Filipino snacks?
Chippy, Nova, Cracklings in Salt & Vinegar, they’re the best.