Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cat Café


Yesterday morning, I found myself in an unlikely stand-off…at a cat café. Check out my dispatch from the front lines…after the jump!


Wonderist Job Openings!


It’s official. The Wonderist wants YOU. I am looking for contributors of all shapes, sizes, and punctuation preferences. First stop: a monthly column. Then: world domination and Oprah’s annual income.

We can start with as small of a commitment as you’re comfortable with and go from there!  The main point is to create a community and HAVE FUN!

The only musts to become a part of The Wonderist team:

  1. Be unique (have your own voice)
  2. Keep the focus on upbeat, feel-good storytelling
  3. Have a well-oiled funny bone
  4. Be a go-getter


You can be located anywhere in the world to be eligible!

I’m looking for:

  1. A Social Media Director to manage The Wonderist’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, and whatever newfangled technology is next;
  2. An Event Coordinator – why let everyone else have all the fun? Let’s plan some of our own rowdy, colorful, inspiring events!
  3. Contributors with ideas for ongoing series.
  4. Multi-Media Producers – it’s 2014. My nephews create more video content than I do, and that’s not okay. It’s time to branch this blog out into short videos with online content.
  5. A Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator – someone to work with me to build partner relationships and generate buzz!
  6. Multiple contributors in the categories below!


If you or someone you know is interested in any of these things, please have them contact me at ASAP! And feel free to share this post around (this would be a great opportunity for college communications students to learn the blogging ropes and get exposure for their own portfolios – just sayin’).

Contributors Needed for Specific Categories:

ART ENTHUSIASTS! I love the innovative, quirky, message-driven work being created by big names and unknowns alike. Browse through my category “Eye Candy,” and if you’d like to be a part of scoping out great talent and sharing it with the internet, please apply!

COUCH-ARM COMEDIANS! What’s the point of getting up every morning, if you can’t laugh and eat overpriced bagels? I mean, seriously. If funny daily observations are your thing, let’s collab!

PEOPLE PERSON! Do you know a lot of people? Are you inspired by your best friend? This is where we talk about the “one-in-a-million” kindsa people – average joe’s and mega celebrities – who make the planet a better place. If you like to profile people who are making a difference, this is a great place to start!

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS! Love to travel or just read about it? I’m looking for someone who’s interested in shining the light on the world’s best hidden locales – whether it’s a potato farm in Idaho or the twin lakes of the Azores. Indulge your adventurous side right from your computer screen, by making connections with communities all over the world!

IMPULSE SHOPPERS! I love stuff. I buy a lot of stuff. I yearn for a lot of stuff. I don’t have space in my 450 sq ft. NYC apartment for a lot of stuff. So I blog about it. Share my love of stuff? Then help me find and share the coolest whatchamacallits around. A great opportunity for curators!

SOCIALITES! Are you a socialite? Do you wish you were? I think every day is worth a celebration – whether it’s New Year’s Eve or National Marshmallow Day, make partying your personal objective and then blog about it. If you are drunk right now, this is probably a good job for you.

HEY, YOU! WITH THE BINOCULARS! Everyone has secrets – that crush on a lab partner, a belief in the healing power of crystals, a deep longing to have lavender hair (that last one’s me). This is where we get intimate. Have a desire to probe a little deeper into human nature? Let’s talk!

THE JUKEBOX! Do you spend every weeknight in the club? Can you name 5 European DJ’s? Is Spotify the best thing that ever happened to you? I want fresh music on the site every week. Got a good ear for good music? Contribute to The Jukebox!

FOODIES! I am pretty sure a good dinner is the true meaning of life.  I love sharing good recipes and just talking about the value of breaking bread with bon amis. If you’re a gourmand or just passionate about Cheetos, I’d love to have you join the site!

NERDS! I’m proud to be a nerd and to speak nerd language. If you’re into infographics, gadgets, statistics, bring it. People need to hear from you because, frankly, you’re going to be ruling the world one day.

BOOKWORMS! I would stay home and read all day every day if I could. I have stacks of magazines up to my clavicle and bookshelves that are buckling under the weight of novels. If you’re a fellow bibliophile, join the club and share your reviews!

ARE YOU A HANDYMAN? I find do-it-yourselfers endlessly inspiring.  I’ve barely graduated from construction paper and glue, so I need someone to help me up the DIY ante on The Wonderist!  If you have a tool belt, please apply!

If you think you might fit the bill OR if you think you might have a niche all your own that you’d like to grow on The Wonderist, email me, and let’s talk!  Email me at for details, and let’s get started!