Hey there, BELLAs!
You might have read my intern’s guide to the city, but let me introduce myself again:
I’m Julie, a journalism student from Germany (yup, you read that right…) and my always adventure seeking self somehow landed an internship in the Big Apple! It might not have been easy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am lucky enough to be with BELLA for the summer, and in my few weeks here it has already been an absolute dream come true for me. Aside from the sweetest ever people you can imagine working with, I am loving every second of my job here. Yes, it’s unreal waking up every morning and walking through Soho on your commute to the office, but it’s so much better if you actually LOVE your job, and don’t just view it as a necessity.
Being a journalist, writing is a big part of what I do, but it doesn’t end there. What I love about my job is that I get to combine my passions for photography, filming and social media, with traveling and getting to know amazing people. And if you can do that in a city that you’re in love with, you’ve won.
So, what do I do for BELLA, you ask?
I’d write it all down for you, but where’s the fun in that? Here are a few highlights of my week:
- I got an inside scoop on the upcoming Royal Wedding from U.K. top Bridal Designer and expert, Caroline Castigliano (look out for the article the second week of May!)
- I got to meet the amazing Katie Austin, fitness expert and inspiration to girls everywhere (I must admit, she inspired me to try her fun workouts and be a little less lazy, too…) – check out her online feature next week!
- On Wednesday, we covered Bloomingdale’s Heart of Shoe York artist appreciation cocktail party and talked to some artists who also support the Long Island Sunrise Day Camp for children with cancer. Shoes galore, super cool artists to talk to, and champagne, all for a good cause… it was a blast! If you didn’t get to see the live stream, go watch our first ever BELLA TV on YouTube now! (But don’t worry, we will still go live on Facebook every Thursday).
Other than that, I am working on some more fun interviews and pieces for you guys, so stay tuned!
I will post a quick update every Friday to fill you in on my fun tasks and accomplishments here at BELLA, so don’t forget to stop by!
Until next week BELLAs,
To follow my adventures this summer and see New York through my eyes, check out my IG @jfreemn!