Today's installation is all about efficiency. And while my #girlboss apps might be slightly different than yours...the common denominator that we have is that we need to be The Masters of Multitasking! Yes, we need to simultaneously drive, schedule a doc appt, order dinner, participate in a conference call all the while racing to pick up our little ones from ballet class.
Here are the top 5 apps that I use almost daily making my life a little easier and my stress levels a little more manageable. I hope they help you!
A Color Story: This photo editing app just launched this week and I adore it's layering effects. Because of my social media company, editing on the go is a must for nearly every image we post let alone my blog photos. The colors are more vibrant and crisp and it's incredibly intuitive. You know I love me some color!
Right Sign: This app is pretty straight forward. Oak St. Social has moved towards electronic contracts and more importantly, signatures to ensure a speedy return. Let's be honest, this app is all about obtaining the Benji's as quickly as possible. Don't you hate scanning and emailing back? I do!
Radish: I attended a media event in November for this new-to-me company and I just fell in love with the delicious good-for-you cuisine. The founders couldn't be more humble or talented either. Dinner in 12 minutes or less that's healthy for you? Where do I sign?
Dropbox: Not incredibly earth shattering but if you're in the creative biz, Dropbox is your MVP. We are constantly shooting new content for clients and rebranding new websites. The Dropbox app on my phone allows me to pull images quickly for social media posting on the go. It's dreamy and the resolution is top notch.
Uber: I don't have a personal driver but it sort of feels like I do when I use this app. On-demand service with a simple swipe of my finger that allows me to continue working from the back seat vs. searching for a parking spot or paying extravagant garage fees. And hey, once you've had one cocktail...you shouldn't be driving home anyway, right?
What are your favorite apps for gettin' her done?
Hi! Happy Friday! Although somewhat risky, I thought we'd do a little exercise today! For the first time in eight years I want to open up the floor and answer all of your burning questions. I've never done this before but I thought it could be a fun way to connect as a community and I've seen so many influencers do the same. It really changed my perspective on the individual behind the brand. So...what do you think?
Sometimes I wish Lisa had permanent residency in my home. On those challenging days when nothing seems to be going right, I would take solace in the fact that Lisa would have a mean cocktail waiting for me as soon as the clock turned happy hour. This girl knows how to whip up a strong drink and not just one...but an entire collection of craft cocktails!
I just returned from another Mexican adventure. Let me start with the simple fact that Mexico is always a good idea. Always. Two back to back trips further cemented my love for this country. That said, with any travel comes tiny moments of clarity. Some are welcome and some are just a drag to face. So let's start with the good stuff...
If you want the cut and dry of why the tech community loves Katy Lynch, see answer #10. Actually, that's why I love her, too.
I met Katy a little over a year ago and I was instantly inspired by her genuine support for my agency and her bubbly demeanor.
Everyday was a surprise in Guadalajara. And I mean that in every sense of the word. We'd wake up to beautiful breakfasts and come home to thoughtful gifts. It was unreal. Day 2 was just what the doctor ordered. Our itinerary included breakfast at Café Barra Café followed by a short trek to the landmark spa and boutique hotel, Hacienda El Carmen.
Bit my bit, and surely through my social media, I'm sure you are aware of the amazing trip I just returned from. A select few Chicago influencers were invited to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico to experience the vibrant culture, art, music, cuisine and so much more that this magical city has to offer. And it was magic!
If you're just starting to think about your bikini bod for summer...it's time to get a move on! Girl - it's June! While achieving optimum health isn't an overnight sensation, my friend Michelle Amore is THE rockstar of the Chicago fitness landscape. Rock hard abs backed by science...yes, she has them but she can help you achieve them, too!
You know those days when you can't find a thing to wear in your closet. *raises hand...today!* Well, there isn't an app for that (or is there?) but there is a magical, unicorn of a human being who can certainly help and her name is Katie Schuppler! With over seven years in the business, she is the human version of a fashion app. She can pull accessories at the drop of a hat and purge your closet even faster. She's your go-to fashionista in a pinch and she's been werkin' the scene since inception.
Familiar with BaubleBar? Who isn't right? Ever wonder what it was like to launch and how it all began? *raises hand* I always find these stories fascinating and today my friend Nina - the VP of Brand Marketing and also one of the original crew, is here to share the scoop on a day in the life of this accessory giant and what lies ahead. Take a seat...you're in for a sparkly treat!
The best things in life are free. Laughter being one of them - most underrated gift anyone could give you. And, it just so happens that today's Fearless Friday feature, Janet, makes me laugh constantly. I've traveled with her, soon again, I've cocktailed with her, I've had long talks with her...shoot, the only thing we haven't done is work out but we've even talked about that, too! I will tell you, Janet cares and she is very much supportive of her girls. I've observed over the years. Even with everything she is balancing...motherhood, marriage, career, blogging, philanthropy ...she always makes time for her friends. And, she will always make you laugh. That is the best trait in a friend - better than 100 lattes or 1M pairs of Gucci heels. And well heeled, she is!