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MEET OLIVIA, OUR TREAT YOURSELVES WINNER!

Happy Monday, vinas!

This weekend, we wrapped up our Treat Yourselves Giveaway with our awesome winner Olivia and her Hey! VINA match, Amanda. They’ve both been using the app to meet new friends in NYC since our launch in January. Olivia was even “VINA-ing” while they were getting their nails done and setting up vina dates with some of her recent matches.

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I met up with Olivia and Amanda outside of Two Hands Cafe to give them their gifts and see how their morning was. They started the day off with a little bubbly and mani/pedis at JINsoon spa in Tribeca. Then, they enjoyed a delicious brunch at Two Hands on Mott Street.

When I asked them what their favorite part of the day was, Olivia’s answer was, “Prosecco!” while Amanda replied, “The foot salad,” laughing and referring to the cucumber and mint leaf soak they had at JINsoon. They also had a good time creating this cute GIF with the GIF-booth at the nail spa. Thanks for treating our ladies so well, JINsoon!

 

Next, we moved on to opening gifts!  Olivia and Amanda gushed over the incense holders and Burnin’ For You candles from our partners at Bulletin. They also were excited to open their custom undies from Underclub! All in all, the day was a success, and they followed up their vina date with a trip to the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.

MORE ABOUT OUR WINNER

Olivia Jane Huffman is a visual artist and founder of LADY ART NYC, an intersectional feminist collective for creatives. It is a safe space encompassing all ethnicities and is gender expansive. LADY ART NYC works with members of New York’s creative community to connect a strong network of creative activism via online community and pop-up events. You can find her art here!

Olivia shared an invite with us to LADY ART NYC’s debut exhibition RARE HUMDRUM this Saturday! It will showcase 15 visual artists and highlight 15 music projects via cd/playlist. This pop-up intersectional feminist event will be at IDIO GALLERY on 6/25. There is a $5 cover, and attendees will receive a LADY ART NYC • Vol. 1 • RARE HUMDRUM CD.

Also don’t forget about our event this week in NYC! We’ll be partying on Tumblr’s rooftop on 6/22 from 6-9pm with drinks from EVINS and bites by Mangia! We hope to see you there!

Community and Social Media Manager for VINA, living in NYC. I'm a 30-something woman trapped in a 20-something's body who grew up without pop culture. I love meeting new vinas (online and IRL) and hacking the internet for the best social media tips and tricks.

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