Who & Where From?: We caught up with Christine Etches at the Roatan Hospital fundraiser gala. Born in Laguna Beach, California, Christine graduated from UCA, Santa Barbara with a degree in Art History and followed up with a Masters in Teaching. Christine, mother and a yoga teacher, came to Roatan in 2001 to teach at Children’s Palace and met her husband Aaron Etches here. They have three children
What & Why: Her black “Old Navy” unitard was found in a California Target store. Despite a mysterious list of composites the dress was made of 47% rayon, 47% polyester, 6% spandex. With useful pockets and a thick, elastic belt, it was purchased for $30, “more or less.” “Very comfortable and I sometimes end up falling asleep in it,” says Christine. Christine was comfortable enough to wear a pair of borrowed shoes, from her mother-in-law no less. The pair of black leather shoes by “Life Stride” gave Christine a nice, extra inch of lift. While most people can assure that the mother-in-law Dainie Etches is very forgiving, few daughters-in-law can without a hesitation, nor fear of repercussions, borrow their mother-in-laws shoes… while she is away in another country. “I am very fortunate to live on the same property and get along with her,” says the size seven Christine. Her sparkly onyx necklace, was a gift from her husband Aaron. “Sparking” earrings, were a gift from aunt Darlene. A white gold wedding band was Christine’s one ring. Her eye-catching black scarf with hearts and peace signs was a gift from a best friend Kelly.
In Conclusion: “Most of my scarves were gifts,” says about her over a hundred scarves collection Christine. “It’s a way of expression for me, wearing scarves and bandanas. Because who I am… now,” says Christine. A few years ago Christine lost her hair, and gained an appreciation for life’s more important things. “I used to be a more ‘blend-in character,’ but now that I wear scarves and bandanas I stand out more. And I like my name being remembered… doesn’t everyone?” [/private]