Get exclusive tips, advice, & recommendations in your inbox:

ex·pert [n., ek-spurt]   Noun: “A person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” I consider myself an expert in many fields. ;-)

Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

Writing

BEING WINE SAVVY CAN BE JUST AS INTOXICATING AS THE GRAPEY STUFF ITSELF



BEING WINE SAVVY CAN BE JUST AS INTOXICATING AS THE GRAPEY STUFF ITSELF
TIME OUT NEW YORK
MAY 22-28, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

Oaky? Smoky? Redolent of strawberries and tobacco? If these qualities exist in wine, I am ignorant to their presence. I can’t distinguish between sauvignon blanc and chardonnay; I’m not able to describe the finer points of a bordeaux; and I didn’t understand most of the references in Sideways.

In fact, aside from “drink white with fish, and red with meat,” there’s little I know about wine; except for the fact that it plays a huge part in the [read more...]

THE THRILL OF THE HUNT: AN AMATEUR DATING SOCIOLOGIST OFFERS UP HIS FINDINGS



THE THRILL OF THE HUNT: AN AMATEUR DATING SOCIOLOGIST OFFERS UP HIS FINDINGS
TIME OUT NEW YORK
MAY 14-20, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

John* is what you might call an extreme dater. The 28-year-old Brooklyn-dwelling self-described “creative type” has been a bit obsessed with Craigslist personals for the past three years. “Perhaps addicted,” he admits.

That’s one way to describe someone who has posted more than 178 ads to the site since late 2005, around the time he first moved to the city. “I knew no one,” he explains. He has posted with remarkable consistency since then, usually four or [read more...]

PUBLIC OFFENDERS



PUBLIC OFFENDERS
TIME OUT NEW YORK
MAY 7-13, 2007
BY JULIA ALLISON

If you bring up the subject of PDA, the same phrase always seems to surface: crossing the line. But isn’t crossing the line the very thing that makes it enticing?

Not according to Chris, 28, who regularly shows the girls he’s dating—and anyone in a ten-mile radius—how he feels: “Nobody gives a shit about what other people think here,” he says. “And every guy needs to mark his woman—they PDA to mark their territory.”

Gee, I’d always thought that people groped in public because they were so overwhelmed by [read more...]