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My Switch to the Galaxy Note9

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

When I made the switch from the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S9 a few months ago (after a year as Samsung’s video correspondent), I didn’t think I could be happier with a phone. Then I upgraded to the Galaxy Note9.

The switch was seamless with the Smart Switch App, and all my photos, contacts (and even background image) are accounted for on the new phone.

As a business owner who also travels frequently, my phone plays an incredibly important role in my work. One of my favorite new tools is the Samsung DeX—which transforms my phone into a desktop work station with just one cable. It’s completely changed the way I work.

Check out some other features I’m loving on the Galaxy Note9.

Family Planning | Trellis Health

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trellis. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trellis. The opinions and text are all my own.

When it comes to fertility, why put all your eggs in one basket?

Many of my close friends have traveled the world for fertility treatments, while others field the insensitive line of questioning about if/how/when they're going to have kids. But friends: There is no formula for family. Which is why I couldn't be more excited to introduce you to Trellis, New York's newest women's fertility studio.

Trellis is dedicated to the modern, urban woman planning for her future family - with transparent costs, online appointment booking and women founders. Here's to creating the future.

Learn more abut Trellis.

#Natchelorette Party in the Cayman Islands

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We Cayman, we saw, we conquered.

A huge thank you to Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa for an unforgettable #Natchelorette weekend. I had an amazing time celebrating my upcoming wedding with a few of my favorite girls, Alyssa Campanella, Jessica Naziri, Marjana Jaidi and Courtney Donisi. We wined, dined, danced and dove with stingrays, and it was truly a trip to remember.

Thank you to Ted Baker London, Luna Bar, Skin BetterSidway Swim, Pure WineISDIN USA and CBD For Life for the lovely lovely gift bags for my girls.

We’ll be back, Cayman.

NBC's New Amsterdam | Advance Screening

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NBC. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NBC. The opinions and text are all my own.

The doctor is in.

Thanks to all who came out to Union Square this week to join me for a special advanced screening of NBC’s new hit med drama, New Amsterdam. I’d usually come up with some medical puns for the occasion, but this show’s going viral all on its own. ;)

Shout out to MM.LaFleur for the perfect screening outfit!

#NewAmsterdam

Driving Change with Uber

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uber. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uber. The opinions and text are all my own.

As a woman who works on the internet, I've seen it all. Sexist comments, disparaging slurs about my Middle Eastern background: You name it, I've received it. It's one reason I'm so proud to partner with Uber, who just launched a platform for women driver-partners in Saudi Arabia.

It's essential that big brands help drive more opportunities for women globally... Because no matter where you are in the world, everyone should have an equal opportunity to earn their own income - and more importantly - drive change.

To learn more: https://ubr.to/2nEwsdG

#WhereTo

Making Space with Makespace

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Makespace. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Makespace. The opinions and text are all my own.

By now, most of you know that I’m moving in with my fiancé (which means storing 10 years of belongings from my old apartment). I recently partnered with MakeSpace to share some of the unique things I'm storing, like my guitars, Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia and yes - even my beloved popcorn machine. 

The best part about working with Makespace? The opportunity to store my stuff, rent my apartment and earn additional income.

P.S. Thanks to NY Times for listing my apartment in the top 5 Most Popular Properties in July!

The Latest in Samsung Innovation

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Hard to believe it's been over a year since I've been working as Samsung's Video Correspondent!

Last week I joined the Samsung Business team in Las Vegas for the 84th Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference, where I talked to experts about the latest advancements in Samsung DeX.

The docking station allows the smartphone to be extended into a desktop experience, which is helping to improve the work flow for public safety officials.  

In other Samsung innovation news, have you tried out the S Pen? The Bluetooth-enabled, click-on-command pen makes the mobile experience even more convenient. Both the DeX and S Pen are available on the new Galaxy Note9. 

At InfoComm 2018 with Samsung Business

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

InfoComm 2018 was lit – literally.

This month in Las Vegas, I loved learning about the latest innovations in digital signage like microLED display technology. I also had the pleasure of talking to BJ Vander Linden, CIO of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, about how digital displays in arenas and stadiums can create a better experience for fans. 

Between this and Samsung's Aviation Summit this month, I'm flying high from all the groundbreaking innovations!

National BFF Day with BumbleBFF

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble. The opinions and text are all my own.

In honor of #NationalBFFDay on June 8, I relived some memories from an April '17 trip to Tokyo with my bestie Jessica Naziri for her bachelorette party (of 2). 

Thanks BumbleBFF for reminding us to celebrate the magic that is best friendship - and s/o to my 3 other besties/superwomen Chondra Sanchez, Alyssa Campanella and Marjana Jaidi

The Switch to Samsung

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

The secret's out! 

As you may know, for the past year, I’ve been Samsung’s Video Correspondent (happy one year, Samsung Business USA)!

But, what you probably don’t know is that my personal phone... is an iPhone. 

You read right.

I’ve been an iPhone user for 10 years – so the idea of switching galaxies (see what I did there!?) has been intimidating.

But, I need a phone that won’t die on me in the middle of the work day. I want to be able to take important business calls and charge my phone at the same time (I don’t think that’s asking too much!) That’s why I'm finally making the switch.

Learn more about why I finally made the switch here

Modern Marketing Summit NY 2018

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Modern Marketing Summit. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Modern Marketing Summit. The opinions and text are all my own.

Content is... queen. 

I had a great time at the 2018 Modern Marketing Summit in New York, where I had the pleasure of interviewing execs from American Express, Bank of America, Coca-Cola and more about the business of content. 

Check out my interview with Andy Goldberg of GE, and learn about how the company is using experiential marketing to create more authentic connections with its customers. 

#MMS18

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival

This   is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business and Dell. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business and Dell. The opinions and text are all my own.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival was one for the books (or screens).

First, I spent an unforgettable night playing with Samsung's new #360Round VR camera (and Rihanna's childhood piano)!

I then spent a day live-Tweeting about women in film, technology and business with Dell, WE TALK and director/producer Ondi Timoner! (To see some of our posts, check out hashtags #PoweredbyDell and #WeTalkCulture).

That's a wrap!

NAB 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Thank you VRy much to everyone that stopped to chat with Samsung Business and yours truly at the NAB Show in Las Vegas last week!

I attended the show with Samsung Business to discuss the latest innovations in media, entertainment and tech (including Samsung's new 360 Round).

And while the future of tech is bright, your past digital life may be a little less so.

Check out my tips in this New York Post article about what to do if your old social media posts come back to bite you.

Kate McKinnon and Beth Kobliner Talk Money With Kids

It's no secret that financial literacy is important to me.

Last year, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, I partnered with the Council for Economic Education for a #MySavingsStory campaign, where we invited innovators to share their top money-saving tips.

And this year, I had the pleasure of working with the brilliant Beth Kobliner to share this hilarious video of SNL's Kate McKinnon showing why it’s so important for parents to talk money with their kids.

Take a peek, and happy Financial Literacy Month, everyone!

Health and Tech at HIMSS 2018

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Samsung recently unveiled its Galaxy S9, a phone that's reimagining the way we live and work.

As a business owner, I'm especially excited about this phone, which offers more security, intuitive design, multitasking capabilities and a better and larger display when I need to work on the go. 

Speaking of innovative tech making a difference in people's lives, I got a look at the latest in healthcare at #HIMSS18 in Vegas last week, where Accendowave CEO and Co-Founder Martha Lawrence talked to me about the new ways to manage pain. Watch our interview here. For more on health and tech, check out my segment on Fox5 Las Vegas, where I shared my top healthcare apps. 

And while tech clearly has a positive impact on our lives and health, safety and security are growing priorities. Check out my interview with NBC Tampa about how to make money while also staying safe on social media, my segment on CBS Nashville about privacy, and my tips for parents when it comes to online safety for kids, for the Today Show

Ted Baker x Nordstrom Live

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nordstrom. The opinions and text are all my own. 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nordstrom. The opinions and text are all my own. 

Lights, camera, fashion!

I've been working with Ted Baker for nearly four years, so it was an honor to host this week's Nordstrom Live at Milk Studios in celebration of Ted Baker's new collection — and 30th anniversary! 

Click here to watch our Facebook Live, and congratulations to one of my all-time-favorite brands on their milestone!

Samsung Flips the Script on Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

I FLIPping love this company, in case you couldn't tell!

Head to the Samsung Business blog to learn how Samsung Flip is changing the workplace as we know it. And while you're at it, head to BizBash to hear how my top social media and tech trends (as shared during my Digital Entertainment World talk in L.A. last week.) 

Speaking of innovation, I recently joined Samsung in sunny San Diego to attend AFCEA West, where data ruled the day. I had the opportunity to speak with Chris Stalzer, principal, Mil/DoD liaison at Juggernaut.Case about how data drives innovation in the federal workforce. Check out the full interview here

We also recently hit the Music City Nashville, where I had the honor of speaking to executives at Samsung's National Sales Meeting. Stay tuned for some exciting Samsung news in the coming days!

And working with an amazing company like Samsung got me thinking about business relationships. Check out my latest interview in Entrepreneur. 

Whistler While You Work

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Delta Hotels. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Delta Hotels. The opinions and text are all my own.

If you can't beat the cold, join it. ;)

I spent last week on the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb with Delta Hotels — the fastest-growing service brand Marriott International history with 49 locations (and counting)! First, we chilled in the coolest (literally) restaurant Belvedere Ice Room, then hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb resort (they hit back)! I also enjoyed my favorite morning commute of 2018, via snowmobile. 

Thank you to Marriott, Delta Hotels and Whistler Tourism for having me! #OnlyInWhistler #SimpleMadePerfect

NRF 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This week I joined Samsung Business in New York for the National Retail Federation!

After chatting with the pros, I had time to scope out the newest innovations transforming the retail industry (like this magic machine that lets me order 100 coffees #DoWhatYouCant).

Check out this interview with Deloitte Digital's Jay Samit about how AR improves the customer experience by enhancing customization, and don't miss my chat with Barrows' business unit director Steffen Schenk about personalizing content for customers to improve efficiency. 

I also had the honor this week of performing at the Hard Rock (for the fifth year!) at NRF's Rock in Retail with my friends and brilliant musicians Tracey Edouard and Tom Kanach

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When Business Meets Pleasure: IHG Rewards Club

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).  The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).  The opinions and text are all mine.

Work hard, play hard.

Following a busy week at #CES2018, I loved being able to extend my business trip and spend the weekend at The Venetian Las Vegas using my IHG Rewards Club points. 

From an unforgettable dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Cut to a much-needed massage at Canyon Ranch Spa, IHG helped take my trip from business to pleasure.

Thanks for the hook up, IHG! We'll see you again soon.