Pop! Fizz! Chat! 01.13

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Get To Know Dana of Pink Champagne Problems

C H A M P A G N E  T A S T E

Who are some bloggers that inspire you?
Oh! This is a tough one! I love SO many of these girls and everyone inspires me one way or another. I’m actually thinking about incorporating a little section to this where I share a bit on favorite bloggers of mine! But to answer your question, I 100% have to choose Blair Eadie. I know she inspires so many people. Which is amazing. I love her not only because of the great and creative outfits she pulls together, but also because she was in the same career field as me: Merchandiser. I definitely admire the way she runs her business: She’s such a private person and to me, I think that’s something that’s really hard to do in this community nowadays. She’s so well-respected in both the blogging world and the fashion industry, and that is something that really inspires me!

Why are you a Steelers fan if you’re from New York?
I get this question A LOT. And since I promised I’d answer anything you asked me, it’s time to get candid. When I went to college, I wasn’t a huge sports fan. I enjoyed sports, but wasn’t a die hard fan. When my college boyfriend (from Pittsburgh) came into the picture, we watched sports non-stop and naturally, I just followed along and ended up getting hooked on Pittsburgh. He was a hockey player and just a die-hard sports fan in general, so for almost 4 years, that’s what I knew. And I grew to love everything about Pittsburgh: The sports, the city itself and the people! Hockey is one of my FAVORITE sports now and not to toot my own horn or anything, but I know a lot about the game!

Would you ever quit your job to blog full time?
I’ve been getting this question a lot recently, and the answer is no. There are many reasons why: 1. I don’t make enough money through the blog (or at least enough money to support my comfortable lifestyle), and 2. I love my job. Like really love it. I would be too nervous to leave a job that I love and do something that isn’t a consistent paycheck. Although I think it’s amazing that people are able to leave their jobs (usually because they’re unhappy there) to do what they love (blogging) full time, it’s just not something I personally see myself doing.

C H A M P A G N E  F I N D S

C H A M P A G N E  D A I L Y

Tonight, Matt and I are doing a little date night – dinner and drinks! Tomorrow morning, I’m shooting with Allie and then we’re visiting L.A. Burdick – A chocolate shop in SoHo! Be sure to follow along on IG stories (@pinkchampagneproblems)! On Sunday, my best friends want to do brunch, so I need to figure out a place we can go to that will have the Steelers’ game on;) Playoff football is getting pretty serious. DUH!

C H A M P A G N E  G A I N S

I mentioned in a post this week that I’m trying to be overall healthier this year. Could I afford to lose a few pounds? Sure. But ideally, I just want to be healthy. I want to sweat more. This week, my goal was to get to the gym 4 times, but I ended up going 3 times. Unless, I go tonight. That’s still TBD 😉

I know it’s REALLY pricey, but I love all of the classes Equinox has to offer. The facilities are stunning, which is a huge plus too. This week, I went to three different classes (one of them was new):

  • Whipped! – This class has 5 different stations and it’s all interval based. I get SORE afterwards!
  • Barre Burn – Not traditional barre, since we use body bars as our ballet bar, but I can’t believe how many reps we do…my body shakes like crazy (which I hear is a good thing)!
  • Powerstrike – This was the new class I tried. It was a mix of kickboxing and SoulCycle (minus the bike, duh). All of the kickboxing moves were to the beat of the music. No gloves, no bags, nothing. It was 100% a cardio party – I loved it!

C H A M P A G N E  T O  G O

Now that Allie and I have our trip to London totally set, I’m starting to think of things I want to wear. I’m thinking lots of stripes, sweaters, cute dresses and trench coats! If you’ve been to London, what did you think about the style there?! Any recommendations?

Also, since we’re talking about travel: Allie and I are ALSO considering a quick trip to Miami for the Veuve Clicquot Carnaval in early March! We have so much fun together during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, so we’re thinking this is a MUST!

Another Pop! Fizz! Chat! I hope you enjoy this series as much I enjoy writing and researching for it. If you ever have a question you’d like me to answer, feel free to shoot me an email, tweet me, send me a DM on Instagram, or ask it anonymously here!

H A P P Y  W E E K E N D !

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  1. 1.13.17
    splash of preppy said:

    Have fun at date night! I’ve been contemplating joining Equniox when my Pure Barre membership expires in a couple of months. This girl can’t afford 2 gym memberships along with my 2 weekly SoulCycle classes. But I’ve heard such good things!
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

    • 1.13.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, girl!
      And you should! As much as I love SoulCycle, I just can’t afford to go 3-4 times a week! Equinox has some similar (definitely not as good) cycling classes and SO many other options, including barre! Let me know if you have any questions about Equinox 🙂

  2. 1.13.17
    Nicole Ntumba said:

    Loving this series and this was a great post!

    • 1.13.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Ah, so glad you love it, Nicole! Thank you Xx

  3. 1.13.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    Have a great date night, lady!!!

  4. 1.13.17
    nikoline said:

    Hope you’ll have a lovely date night and a great weekend! <3


  5. 1.13.17

    Great post! Im a die hard Cowboys fan! Ready for playoff weekend… Have a fun date night 🙂

    Brittany 🙂

  6. 1.13.17
    Lisa Tran said:

    Yes, I’m a broken record, but you are THE BEST! Love your honesty and learning more about your day-to-day! That is so amazing that you LOVE your job, I’m trying to find that this year! PS: Did you get your camel coat from the Gap!? I’m curious to see what you thought!


  7. 1.13.17

    I am loving this series. hope you have a fab weekend.


  8. 1.15.17

    Nice post, have a great weekend and have fun on your date!