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About

What is Girl Around Town? 

Quite simply, we’re here to make your life better.

In ways both big and small, Girl Around Town is your one-stop-shop that answers the “always asked” questions.

Whether it’s a quick style tip that helps you feel beautiful instantly, a trusted recommendation on where to meet up with your girlfriends that saves you valuable time or 5 easy steps from a financial expert that sets you on the path to achieve your dream life, we’re sharing it all because as women we deserve to have all of our questions answered.

Our expert editors and contributors chat with our audience just as honestly as we gab to our friends over cocktails and have created a go-to resource for hot spots, healthy activities, style and beauty know-how and travel tips so you’ll always know what to do, where to go and what to wear.

Who is Girl Around Town? 

Co-Founders

Leigh Evans:  A true to form Gemini who must to try everything life has to offer.  Lover of fashion, fun, high heels and her puppies, Lola & Chuck.

Learn about us and Leigh Evans

Leigh Evans has worked for Creative Artists Agency, Red Wagon Entertainment, as well as directly for the founder of Tribeca Productions and the Tribeca Film Festival. Leigh then went on to become Special Projects Producer for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival’s 2nd year, helping form the inner workings of the festival and guiding it towards success. Leigh created Girl Around Town in 2009 when she moved back to Houston and began to rediscover the city of her youth. Quickly realizing the format fit more than one city, Leigh expanded Girl Around town to New York City in 2010 with Mary Cunningham and the two re-launched the enhanced site in 2011. Currently she works as a communications and media consultant, is the Houston editor of GoTidbits.com, and editor-in-chief of GirlAroundTown.net.
Talk to me: leigh {at} girlaroundtown {dot} net

 

Mary Joan Cunningham: Like any self-respecting Sagittarius, Mary’s favorite accessory is luggage.  And when she’s grounded in Manhattan, she’s absorbing all the city has to offer.
Learn about us and Mary Cunningham

Mary advocates living consciously in all aspects of our modern lifestyle, which means she gets super excited about companies who are putting thought into how to make our individual lives–and the world–better.

Basically, Mary’s belief is that if we’re spending money for beauty, fashion, food and entertainment, let’s make sure we’re getting the best. (Because that’s what we all deserve!)

She loves knowing that more and more entrepreneurs are starting companies with these values in mind and is always interested in learning about those who are creating solutions to solve problems intelligently, and who take into consideration the larger view of sustainability and the world we live in.

It’s her passion to tell the Girl Around Town readers about them, and as Girl Around Town’s CEO and head of partnerships & business development, she is always looking for companies like this to partner with on innovative projects.

All of her professional experience has led to where she is today. Mary started her career in entertainment working for a film financier and producer in Los Angeles, and soon moved on to the GRAMMY Awards/The Recording Academy, building strategic alliances within The GRAMMY Marketing & Business Development group, and working directly with GRAMMY Partners; PEOPLE Magazine, Hard Rock International, Nokia, Inc., Yahoo! Music, Evite & the TV Guide Channel.  Deciding it was finally time to make the move to New York, Mary joined Nokia’s digital music group, where she negotiated deals for music rights with the major labels and created events at major music gatherings: Midem (Cannes), The GRAMMY Awards (Los Angeles), South by Southwest (Austin), writing Girl Around Town NYC all the while.  Mary left Nokia to re-launch Girl Around Town with Leigh in 2011. She is also a freelance writer and meditation guide.

Is your company doing great things? Do you want to find a way to let more amazing and discerning women know about it? Let’s figure out a way to work together!

Talk to me: mary {at} girlaroundtown {dot} net

 

Editors

Julie Bortnick, Style: Julie would love to write a cute one-liner about being a Capricorn, but turns out astrology’s not really her thing, fashion is.

Learn about us and Julie Bortnick GirlAT ContributorJulie Bortnick started working in the fashion industry during her college years, while studying Fashion and Retail Merchandising at Lasell College. She interned at IMG in their models division, while working at Mercedes-Benz fashion week one season. She also spent a few summers at the well-known retailer, Intermix.  Julie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lasell College and immediately started on the buying team at J.Jill, in Quincy, MA. Her love for New York City eventually brought her back to work at Oscar de la Renta in their wholesale division and later working for supermodel and philanthropist, Petra Nemcova.  Currently she is still working with Petra while freelance writing in Houston, and managing her fashion and lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid.

 

 

 

Laura Camerlengo, Philadelphia: This Scorpio fits her astrological profile to a T. True to her sign, she’s a passionate personality who loves fashion, food, and her adopted city, Philadelphia.

Laura Camerlengo Girl Around Town

When not working with one of the nation’s leading costume and textiles collections, or writing about fashion for BELLA NYC magazine and on her blog, STYLE, SHE WROTE., Laura enjoys exploring the City of Brotherly Love with her newly minted husband, Kevin. Join Laura as she discovers Philadelphia’s tastiest restaurants, smartest shops, coolest cultural sites, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Guberman, New York: Kate is on the cusp so the Libra in her can’t decide on a one-liner, while the Scorpio in her has a passion for writing and is excited to be a part of the GirlAT team.

Learn about us and Kate Guberman editor and contributer

Kate Guberman was already a world traveler at the age of 3 – being born in Moscow, Russia and growing up Pennsylvania. She is a recent college graduate of the Rutgers Business School in New Jersey where she majored in Marketing and minored in Women’s and Gender Studies. She was the Membership Coordinator for Best Buddies as well as a Campus Ambassador for InternQueen. After completing a year-long internship with Viacom Media Networks in their MTV Channel, she got hired as a Production Management Production Associate for an MTV Series. She currently lives and works in New York City and loves every minute of watching her dreams of working in the entertainment industry come true. Kate lives by the quote, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”

 

 

Holly Hatfield, Toronto:  In true Sagittarian style, Holly is the consummate explorer, always on the look out for her next great adventure in her city or beyond.

Holly Hatfield Girl Around Town Contributor

Holly grew up in the Toronto area, and by day leads a business development team in the publishing industry.  Business and pleasure often lead to travel, where she loves to discover the coolest restaurants, sites and shopping in every new city.  Holly will take you with her as she explores Toronto, dreams up new projects, travels, entertains, and spray paints things (yes, she’s artsy too). You can catch all of her adventures on her blog Champagne & Lollipops and she can’t wait to spill all the secrets Toronto has to offer for the Girl Around Town readers now too!

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Mills, Houston: A down-to-earth Taurus, Lauren has an insatiable appetite for fashion, food, and fun. She loves to explore all Houston has to offer with her husband Scott.

Learn about us and Lauren Mills editor and contributer

Lauren, a native Houstonian, has spent nearly a decade making a name for herself in the oil & gas industry. Feeling more at home in the dressing room than the boardroom, however, she started Sunday Beach blog as a creative outlet to the corporate nine to five. Lauren joined Girl Around Town in 2012 to share Houston’s sizzling restaurant scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Rozelle, Los Angeles: Fancying herself as a seeker of all things fabulous, Jane is a woman with a mission.

Jane Rozelle Girl Around TownA Texas transplant in the City of Angels, she is a lover of arts, music, film, food and fashion.  And thanks to these passions she is a cultural tour guide and a colorful tour de force, keeping those around her up to speed on what’s chic.  Working in entertainment by day Jane is an explorer by night.  With a finger on the pulse and a camera by her side, Jane strives to unveil the hidden gems of the city.  Check out her daily finds on her website: JAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karina Schroeder, New York Arts & Culture: A fun-loving Taurus with an eye for creativity, Karina enjoys taking full advantage of life in New York City. When she’s not in New York, she’s jet setting around the world- opening her mind and challenging her ideas.

Learn about us and Karina Schroder editor and contributerKarina, born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, is a relatively recent transplant to the Big Apple. A 2011 graduate of the University of Iowa, she moved to New York City last year to pursue her dream of a big city journalism career. And she’s loved every minute of it. You can often catch Karina exploring the little vintage shops lining the East Village, checking out the most talked-about art exhibits in town, or seeing the latest no-name indie film with critical acclaim. She’s a total arts and culture geek- but that’s why New York is so perfect for her. Currently working at an architecture firm, Karina has written freelance for a wide variety of online blogs/magazines- mostly in the realm of arts, culture, and travel. She writes her own blog, KarinaSchroeder.com, and has contributed to Socially SuperlativeBohemian Trails, and PassportMagazine, in addition to Girl Around Town.

 

 

 

Emily Welsh, Resident Chef: Another Pisces to join the team, Emily is ever adaptable and is currently learning the ropes of her new home town, Los Angeles, with her husband.

Learn about us and Emily editor and contributerEmily was living her version of the dream in New York City: marrying her college boyfriend, going for daily jogs in Central Park, working at Vogue, going out to try the latest restaurant, and blogging as she learned to cook. Flash forward a few years and the dream has slightly shifted: husband was transferred to LA, daily jogs are now on the beach, and she learned how to drive again (on the freeways!). Along the way she’s grown to love her new city and found that the west coast has a chill vibe, great restaurant scene, and amazing farmer’s markets. Emily is currently the Los Angeles Marketing Manager at The Wall Street Journal. She has worked in publishing for Conde Nast Corporate, Vogue, and Advertising Age. Separately, Emily has also worked with Chef’s Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, and The Judy Moon & Associates Wellness Spa in Philadelphia, PA. She’s still blogging about food and inspiring recipes at To Catch a Cook, while always trying to use fresh ingredients and finding a good balance between tasty and healthy.

Lyndsey Zorich, Style: Lyndsey is a high energy scorpio who loves fashion, live music, and exploring Houston with her husband and one-year-old daughter. 

Learn about us and Lyndsey Zorich editor and contributer

Lyndsey has literally done it all. She is an insurance saleswoman turned presidential campaign staffer turned non-profit fundraiser and she is now a newlywed, mom and fashion blogger. Catch Lyndsey’s daily fashion finds on HighHeelsandHandlebars.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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