Category Archives: Aspiring Socialite

This Valentine’s Day Make Your Online Dating Life More Like Real Life with the WhoNow Dating App

When I came across the opportunity to review the latest cutting edge dating app just in time for Valentine’s Day, I immediately wondered if I was the right person to review it. After all, I have a serious boyfriend who I’ve been living with for three years. But then it occurred to me that I might just be the perfect person. They say you should never trust a skinny chef. So why should you trust a single person to give you dating advice? Armed with the knowledge I’ve gathered from being in a long committed relationship, I set out to try WhoNow, a dating app that allows you to give and get anonymous feedback from your friends.

WhoNow Dating App Online Dating Tips

Photo by: Zarif Taufiq

One of the biggest problems I had with online dating apps and websites when I was single was that they don’t mirror real life. It often becomes a forced and fake experience that you put a lot of work into, but don’t get a lot out of. That’s why I gave up on dating apps and started going to bars where I didn’t meet anyone either. In real life as on regular social media sites, you’re always getting feedback from and engaging with your friends. However, dating apps have traditionally asked us to go at it alone. That’s where WhoNow is different.

By allowing you to organize your relationships with anonymous comments and feedback from your trusted friends and followers, WhoNow lets your friends do half the work making dating less of a burden and a lot more fun. WhoNow also helps you make better dating decisions by allowing you to use polls, locations and images in post for better advice. Just like in real life getting feedback from friends on anything from finding a date to where you should go on your third date, is fast and simple. You can invite friends to join you on your dating journey using their phone numbers for a fast and secure one way invite. No need to worry about random followers. WhoNow is completely private. Your information will only be shared with the people you invite and comments from your trusted inner circle are 100% private.

With the help of our friends, we can all become better daters and have more fun doing it. So if you’re interested in changing your dating game or getting back into it, WhoNow is available for free download on iOS and Google Play.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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Valentine’s Day Self-Love Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whether or not you have special plans with an even more special someone or are a single gal out on the town, the best way to celebrate is by showing yourself a little love.

Valentine's Day Cupcake

By showing yourself some love, I mean treating yourself to something pretty and pink. It doesn’t have to be something big (unless you want it to be) just a little something that says “you’re awesome” like this Kate Spade Be Dazzling Amber Candle or this adorable Bow & Drape ‘I Like You A Latte’ Travel Mug.

If you’re planning a Galentine’s Day celebration, why not do a small gift exchange? Just borrow the classic Yankee Swap from Christmas, treat each other to cute Valentine’s Day themed gifts and you have yourself a party.

Personally, I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing this Valentine’s Day. It’s in the middle of New York Fashion Week and my boyfriend might be getting a root canal the day before. But I will be getting myself a little something, something!

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Winter Storm Jonas Turns New York Into a Winter Wonderland

Today Winter Storm Jonas turned New York City into a whole new place. The blizzard gave New Yorkers a true day off and transformed Manhattan into a traffic-free Winter Wonderland. If only every day could be a snow day!

Winter Storm Jonas

I’ve lived in New York for about six years now and I’ve never seen it the way I saw it during the Jonas blizzard. Instead of being the fast and busy place it always is, New York became relaxed and whimsical as the snowstorm blasted over Manhattan. With no non emergency vehicles allowed on the roads, everyone who was out on the empty streets of the city was there to play. Since there was no traffic, you could even walk and make snow angels in the middle of the street.

As I walked through the snowy city, I saw people making snowmen in Times Square, cross country skiing through the streets and enjoying the bliss of having nowhere they needed to be.  If there’s anything I learned from this monumental blizzard it’s that New Yorkers need more snow days (we got around two feet of snow today) and that everyone needs a good North Face jacket. I’ve had mine for 10 years and it’s still going strong.

Flatiron Building NYC

Blizzard 2016

New York Public Library

Bryant Park Hotel

Jonas Snowstorm

Bryant Park NYC

New York Snow Storm

Times Square NYC

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R.I.P. David Bowie

This week the world was shocked by the surprising death of David Bowie. When a celebrity who always seemed larger than life dies, it’s easy to start contemplating your own mortality. While none of us are immune to death, David Bowie’s passing has reminded me just how important it is to leave a legacy.

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There is no doubt that David Bowie left behind a powerful, colorful and meaningful legacy. As a musician, producer, painter and actor, he showed us all that we were meant to stand out. Every day so many of us feel the pressure to fit in or do exactly what we’re expected to do when all we really want to do is color outside the lines. Thanks to Bowie, it’s okay to keep coloring.

I never knew it before, but it turns out that David Bowie lived just two blocks away from my office in Soho. All week fans have been lining up outside his apartment to leave flowers and pay their respects. It’s amazing to see just how many people Bowie influenced without ever having met them. I guess that’s the real power of art.

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2016 Resolutions, Predictions and Goals

Happy New Year Socialites! A few days before New Year’s Eve, I came back to New York City around 6 a.m. on the train after spending Christmas in my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. A few miles outside of the city, I saw a stunning sunrise over Manhattan and began to think about the year I’ve had and what’s ahead for 2016.

Manhattan Sunset

2015 was a great year for me. I took on New York Fashion Week, traveled to Seattle, grew my Instagram following, discovered my inner geek, hiked in New Hampshire, became a bridesmaid, got in the best shape I’ve been in for years using Classpass and shot some amazing new looks. With everything I’ve learned and achieved this year, I hope to grow my blog, my income and become an even more well-rounded and accomplished person in 2016.

New Year’s Resolutions

In order to make 2016 the best year ever, my New Year’s Resolution is to email one person a day who I’d like to meet or whom I could partner with on my blog. Together I hope that my new connections and I can lift each other into new and exciting successes. I feel like people across all walks of life often have amazing ideas or see people that they want to reach out to, but something stops them from doing so. Well, I can only imagine what a better place the world would be if we all reached out to people we admire or acted on our ideas. For me, 2016 is the year that I do just that.

Since I love being in front of the camera, I also plan on taking acting lessons this year. While I have no expectations whatsoever for my potential acting career, I think it could be a lot of fun to give acting a shot if only to have somewhere else to channel my drama aside from my boyfriend.

New Year's Resolutions

2016 Predictions

With 2016 being an election year obviously politics and the future of this country will be at the forefront of news and pop culture. While this is to be expected, I can see this election year getting especially heated. Knowing first-hand just how difficult it is to make it as a college graduate in this country, I hope that we will elect someone who will actually follow through with their promise to help the middle class because at the end of the day it’s the middle class that has taken the biggest hit. Therefore, they need the most help recovering and rediscovering upward mobility.

I predict that more Indie Films will go mainstream and end up in theaters. According to what I saw at Fashion Week, bold eyeshadows will be popular in beauty this spring. With everything being mass produced in China, I see street fashion trends staying pretty much the same in 2016.

Central Park Fireworks

With all the excitement around what’s to come, I forgot to mention how I spent New Year’s Eve.  My boyfriend and I had originally planned on having a couple people over for a low key night at our place. But, when they bailed I got even more lazy and stayed in my yoga pants all day after coming home from my fitness class. At the last minute my boyfriend and I decided to ring in the New Year at the Central Park fireworks with his family. It was a beautiful fireworks display and Central Park was super crowded. While no one can really know what the next year will bring, I hope that 2016 brings me more spontaneous brunches, trips to the West Coast, beach days and relaxing nights in with my boyfriend.

Most of all, I wish you a beautiful and prosperous 2016!

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