VINA SUCCESS STORY: HOW HEY! VINA HELPED TWO WOMEN FOLLOW THEIR ARTISTIC PASSIONS

We’re back with another amazing Hey! VINA success story! Lauren and Megan, two creatives who each run their own Etsy shops, connected through their love of art shows, craft fairs, and trying new foods by connecting through our app.

“The friends that I have, I’ve known since I was in kindergarten. But they don’t always like doing things that I’m interested in, or they don’t have time. You know, work, family, newly married life,” said Lauren when asked about what brought her to use the VINA app. “Time can go by so fast before you even notice how long it’s been since you’ve seen your girls. So I was super excited to discover the Hey! VINA app, which changed that for me.”

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As for Megan, she “had just moved to Chicago, and I wanted to find new friends and grow a new support network in my new city!”

Making lasting friendships wasn’t always the easiest endeavor for Lauren before she discovered VINA. “Sometimes I would meet a girl that I liked and seemed cool, and it never ended up going anywhere. The connections were a miss.” This, however, changed once she met Megan!

“It was friendship at first bite. We met up at DMK Burger bar during the summer over a year ago, and Megan had a big, bright smile on her face and gave me a huge hug. It was over an hour, it was such a blast because the food was so good as well as the company, and the conversations we were having,” she recalled. “I remember it was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm and lots of laughs, which I love!”

Megan and Lauren discussed their love of blue cheese, being creatives, as well as being kindred spirits. “We just went back to DMK burger yesterday to celebrate Galentine’s Day and to the movies afterward and it was the best! We had so much fun,” Lauren shares.

Their friendship elevated to another level when they found out they both created their own products for their Etsy shops. Along with “talk[ing] shop, guys and everything and nothing every time [they] meet,” the two provide each other with advice “on customer problems, marketing ideas and even photo shoots of our products!”

Megan’s business is called Iris Atelier Couture. When asked about how Lauren has helped her, she said, “Lauren has such a vast about of knowledge from working in a creative company, that I can ask her anything, and I really value her opinion, she’s been selling a lot longer than me and she has her own goals and aspirations for her business that I admire.  I think having someone that is going through the same struggle of dealing with an online business has been such a huge help! She’s an amazing and supportive friend. I’ve grown so much, creatively, from having Lauren as one of my best friends!”

Conversely, Lauren weighs in on her business and how Megan has helped her.

“Pineapple Sundays Design Studio is all about celebrating and bringing more positive vibes into your everyday through our products and designs. I started this business back in 2017 after closing my old shop and rebranding.”

“Megan was a big help when I started my first line of products, she was so generous enough to lend me her camera so I could take pictures of my products. She also has modeled for me as well, so we are constantly helping each other out like that, and I love that we have that creative bond,” said Lauren.

“The first line are products that anyone can use in their self-care routine. For me, reading is a form of self-care and one of my favorite me time things to do. I created enamel-chained bookmarks and a metal bookmark in the shape of the golden snitch from Harry Potter, one of my fave reads! This year I’m planning on expanding my line more with additional products centered around self-care; all things I find important when navigating through life.”

Since both girls are “total foodies,” they enjoy checking out new places they find on Instagram.

“During the summer, we love to go to outdoor art fairs like the Renegade Craft fair, Jenny’s to get ice cream and the Lakeview Taco Fest. I was not a beer drinker until I met Megan—I drink it all the time now. She basically says I like beer that doesn’t taste like beer, which is so true,” Lauren said.

Sometimes, the girls vent out their frustrations over brunch and ice cream, while reflecting on how they’ve helped each other grow their creativity.

“Megan is actually the main reason why I took a leap of faith and started to develop my first line of products. Last year, she quit her job and decided to do her business full time. I told myself, ‘if Megan can do that, I can develop and produce my products’— and that’s exactly what I did! She inspired me to go after my dreams as well. When I am working on new designs, I always get her opinion, especially when I’m designing Harry Potter designs because she’s a Potter Head like me,” she added.

As for those who may be too nervous to reach out to other girls on VINA, Megan said, “A friend should like you for who you are! So just be yourself, find someone with similar interest or hobbies and start asking questions, and see if you too would be a good match as friends!”

Lauren chimed in to say, “Just go for it! If you’re afraid, just do it anyways. Since being on the Hey! VINA app, it’s given me more confidence when talking with strangers. Megan and I totally made friends with a girl working at Lush; her vibes were amazing, and we were like: ‘We should totally ask her to be our friend.’ We ended up going out to dinner the next week, so that was really cool. It all starts with a hello and a smiley face.”

Go on Instagram and follow both Megan’s business: @iris.atelier &
Lauren’s business: @pineapple.sundays! And while you’re at it, check out
Hey! VINA to find a bestie that will build you up just like Megan and Lauren did for each other.

 

FRIEND DATES: HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEXT VINA PLAN A SUCCESS

A party of one is never fun. Vina plans are so exciting to put together, and equally as fun to attend! It’s a great place to make a new friend and do something fun at the same time. You meet people that already share a common interest, so you can pretty much guarantee that no one will end up staring into their latte because it’s more interesting than the conversation. But what happens when you host a VINA plan and no one shows up? This vina knows and can tell you firsthand how to make your next one a success!

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THE UGLY TRUTH

You have to admit that when someone selects ‘Maybe’ to a plan that you’re hosting, you get a little flutter of hope that it’s going to turn into a yes. Truth is, people are busy and things come up, so don’t take it personally. And sometimes staying in alone and watching Netflix beats a night out with new people, and that’s perfectly okay. You are looking to plan something that will allow you to meet people on your schedule doing something you like, so if you don’t get any responses, chances are you just haven’t caught the attention of the right people yet! Don’t lose faith!

TRY, TRY AGAIN

So no one RSVP’d with a yes to your last plan. Take a look at what you wanted to do, and when you were offering it. Time and place are essential when making plans with other people, especially when those people are new to your circle. Try switching it up. Instead of brunch at the crack of dawn on a Wednesday, try Friday night drinks at 6 p.m. Changing up the time, venue, or day will help expand your pool of vinas who are interested. Take a look at the location and the distance from other vinas too. Walking distance is good for big cities, while our countryside vinas will have to plan for driving time.

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Although I live 15 minutes from NYC and I would love nothing more than to visit a museum with some vinas, it’s just not feasible. I’m a single mom that has her son alternating weekends, and when I don’t have my son, I like to spend my time visiting my boyfriend. For most of us time is sacred, so sacrificing it for a new experience can be challenging. I usually have to wait for just the right time when I know I will have alone time and not be committed to someone, or something else.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS, YOU SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

The best way to host a vina plan is to attend a vina plan. Revolutionary right? Find a plan in the VINA app that you want to go to. While you’re there, network, socialize, and make friends (that’s what you’re there for). By going to a plan hosted by someone else, you are already taking the preparation portion out of making your own plan. Then as everyone is gathered together, the next idea is bound to come up! When it does, jump on the opportunity to make it your own VINA hosted plan! That way, you already have a guaranteed group of gal pals you can count on showing up!

Hosting an event is so much fun! You get to pick out where you want to go and spend it with people that want to be there too. It’s a bummer when no one else responds, but just remember, it’s not you! Soon enough, vinas will be lining up to hang with you, so get out there and meet them!

Ready to host your next big event? Download the Hey! VINA app now and get planning!

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NEW YORK CITY PLANS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

✨Let’s go to The Great Gatsby Party at Capitale at 9pm with Pamela — RSVP HERE

🎵Let’s go to the Biodiversity Jam at Caveat at 9pm with Ariel — DETAILS HERE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

🎉Let’s birthday with Daayaane at PHD at 10pm — JOIN IN HERE 

WASHINGTON, DC PLANS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

🎵Let’s see Arin Ray in concert with Czakyra at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House at 9pm — COME JOIN HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

🎵Let’s go to Snails @ Echostage with Lauren in at 10pm — RSVP HERE

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

🏃‍♀️Let’s take an exercise class at 3pm at Planet Fitness with Deja — RSVP HERE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

🧘‍♀️Let’s take an exercise class at 2:30pm at Planet Fitness with Deja — RSVP HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

🏋️‍♀️Let’s take an exercise class at 1:30pm at Planet Fitness with Deja — RSVP HERE

CANADA PLANS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

☕️Let’s meet for coffee at Starbucks at 12:15pm with Kye — MEET ME HERE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

🥂Let’s get dinner with Sarah at Ensire Ethiopian Restaurant at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

🍷Let’s Speakeasy at Untitled Champagne Lounge with Sarah at 8pm — SIGN UP HERE

DENVER, CO PLANS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

☕️Let’s meet for coffee at The Bardo Coffee House  with Hannah at 2pm — SIGN UP HERE

PITTSBURGH, PA PLANS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

🍳Let’s grab drinks at Federal Galley with Kelsey at 5:30pm — DETAILS HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well! 

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NYC PLANS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🍷Let’s head to the FREE wine tasting with Jenny at Union Square at 2pm — SIGN UP HERE

🍽🍸 Let’s do dinner and drinks with Paula at Fig & Olive at 7pm — RSVP HERE

💃 Let’s go out dancing with Mila at The Park at 10pm — JOIN IN HERE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

🍶🎨 Let’s try our hand at pottery with Mir at La Mano Pottery at 1pm — SIGN UP HERE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

☕️ Let’s grab coffee with Pamela at Pennylane Coffee at 4pm — CHECK IT OUT HERE

🥂🦋 Let’s grab drinks with Tasia at the Monarch Rooftop Bar at 5:30pm — RSVP HERE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

🍻 Let’s hit up happy hour with Cara at the Third Floor Cafe at 6:15pm — JOIN IN HERE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

🍗🥧 Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving-eve with Tiffany at FREQ at 11pm — RSVP HERE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

✌️🏙 Let’s do something with Jenny in Manhatten at 1pm — RSVP HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

👯‍♀️ Let’s go out dancing with Natilee at Playroom NYC at 10:45pm — JOIN IN HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

🎉 Let’s go to this Afro Code Day party with Ashley at Hudson Terrace at 4:30pm — SIGN UP HERE

🎟 Let’s check out The Heavy Hitters concert with Tiffany at Hulu Theater/Madison Square Garden at 8pm — CHECK IT OUT HERE

SURRY HILLS, AUSTRALIA PLANS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

✌️Let’s do Sunday dinner with the VINA CEO Olivia June at Winery at 6pm — RSVP HERE

SAN FRANCISCO PLANS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

☕️ Let’s grab coffee with Grace at Stanza Coffee at 10am — RSVP HERE

🍝 Let’s do dinner with Shang at Chili House SF at 6pm — JOIN IN HERE

🍹 Let’s grab drinks with Lesley in San Francisco at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

🛁🎉 Let’s do a spa, dinner, club night with Nakisha at The Marker San Francisco at 3pm — RSVP HERE

CHICAGO PLANS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

✨ Let’s check out the lights festival with Emily at Magnificent Mile at 3pm — JOIN IN HERE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

🎸 Let’s go to the Amine Concert with Carly in Chicago at 7:30pm — RSVP HERE

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

🎤 Let’s go to the 6lack concert with Dree at The Riviera Theater at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

WASHINGTON, DC PLANS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

☕️🍰 Let’s have high tea with Meredith at The Mandarin Oriental at 3pm — CHECK IT OUT HERE

💃 Let’s go out dancing with Jess at WILD DAYS at 10pm — JOIN IN HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

👯‍♂️ Let’s go out dancing with Nenneh at Bliss Nightclub at 11:45pm — RSVP HERE

LOS ANGELES PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

✌️ Let’s go to SuperDuperKyle Con with Jhai at Hollywood Palladium at 7pm — SIGN UP HERE

🎟👩🏻‍🎤 Let’s go to a concert with Kaliyah at Hollywood Palladium at 8pm — CHECK IT OUT HERE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

💃🌟 Let’s go to Dancing With The Stars with Sarah at The Grove at 12pm — JOIN IN HERE

TORONTO PLANS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

🍔🍷 Let’s hit the food and wine expo with Keila at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 6pm — RSVP HERE

🎳🥳 Let’s go bowling for Eva’s birthday with Eva in Toronto at 8:15pm — RSVP HERE

SÃO PAULO PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🍻 Let’s grab drinks with Caroline in São Paulo at 9pm — CHECK IT OUT HERE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

💅 Let’s get a manicure with Caroline in São Paulo at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

🛍 Let’s go shopping with Caroline in São Paulo at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE

SINGAPORE PLANS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

✌️ Let’s do something with Syafiqah at Bugis Junction at 9am — CHECK IT OUT HERE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

🍳🍊Let’s do brunch with Phua at Bread Yard at 12:45pm — RSVP HERE

☕️ Let’s meet for coffee with Xia Xiaomi in Singapore at 2pm — JOIN IN HERE

MONTREAL PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

☕️🥛 Let’s get coffee with Lily at Milton B – Cafeteria Urbaine at 3pm — SIGN UP HERE

🤗 Let’s do something with Lily at Societe V at 6pm — CHECK IT OUT HERE

CALGARY PLANS 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 

🍱 Let’s get dinner with Sarah at Sushi BBQ Inn at 6pm — JOIN IN HERE

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA PLANS 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

📚 Let’s start a book club with Laura at 10am — JOIN IN HERE

✌️Let’s do something with Michelle at 2pm — RSPV HERE

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

📚 Let’s go to Slut Walk and march together with Eliza at 12pm at Father’s Office Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant — JOIN IN HERE

DALLAS PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

✌️ Let’s do something with Sierra at 9pm — JOIN IN HERE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

🦃Let’s have a Thanksgiving meal with Rue at Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen at 12pm — RSPV HERE

OAKLAND, CA PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🎵 Let’s do Trap Karaoke with Nakisha at the New Parish at 9pm — JOIN IN HERE

AUSTIN, TX PLANS 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

🎵 Let’s go to Heavy Metal Show Partner with Kimberlee at Come and Take It Live at 5pm — JOIN IN HERE

CHARLOTTE, NC PLANS 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🎬 Let’s go to the movies with Marla at AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN PLANS 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

🥂 Let’s grab drinks with Crystal at 9pm — JOIN IN HERE

DENMARK PLANS 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

👯‍♀️ Let’s go to Women’s Circle with Denisa at Olof Palmes Alle at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

FINLAND PLANS 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Let’s go to Sunrise Avenue’s Gig with Noora at Club Teatria Oulu at 11pm — JOIN IN HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well! 

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NEW YORK CITY PLANS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

🛍Let’s go shopping at Monica Vinader in NYC at 5:30pm-7:30pm with Brittany — RSVP HERE

🍹Let’s get Korean BBQ and drinks at Korea Town at 8:30pm with Benita — DETAILS HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

🍷Let’s go to the Freedom and Feminism Gala with Lynda at 22 Battery Place at 10pm — JOIN IN HERE

💃Let’s go to Epic Dancehall Palooza with Stacia at 431 W. 16th St. at 10:30pm — RSVP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🥂Let’s go to dinner and drinks with Paula at Fig & Olive at 7pm — SIGN UP HERE 

👯‍♀️Let’s go out dancing with Mila at The Park at 10pm — RSVP HERE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

🎨Let’s go to a pottery class with Mir at La Mona Pottery at 1pm — SIGN UP HERE 

CHICAGO PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

📱Let’s make a group chat with Susana at 1:30am — COME JOIN HERE

🎹Let’s see Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridger at Thalia Hall with Olivia at 7:30pm — DETAILS HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

🎵Let’s go to Rezz with Elena at Aragon Ballroom at 7pm — RSVP HERE

👯‍♀️Let’s go dancing with Octavia at Benchmark at 7:30pm — RSVP HERE

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AUSTIN, TX PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

💃Let’s go out dancing at Barberella with Taylor at 9pm — RSVP HERE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

🍷Let’s get dinner at Korea House Restaurant with Rebecca at 8pm — RSVP HERE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

💃Let’s go out dancing at Scratchouse with Jordan at 11pm — RSVP HERE

WASHINGTON, DC PLANS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

🎵Let’s go see Tasha Cobbs at Warner Theater at 9pm with Tanaa — MEET ME HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

✌️Let’s do something with Rachel at 2pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

☕️Let’s go to high tea at the Mandarin at Mandarin Oriental with Meredith at 3pm — SIGN UP HERE

CANADA PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

🥂Let’s get dinner at Naina’s Kitchen with Sarah at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE

LOS ANGELES, CA PLANS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

🦃Let’s go to Friendsgiving at Habesha Lounge with Shanila at 8:30pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🎵Let’s go to a concert at Hollywood Palladium with Kaliyah at 8pm — SIGN UP HERE

OAKLAND, CA PLANS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

💃Let’s go dancing to Regaton at Complex Oakland with Alexis at 10pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

🎵Let’s do trap karaoke at The New Parish with Nakisha at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

MEDFORD, MA PLANS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

🍷Let’s go to wine club at Modera Medford with Alyson at 7pm — SIGN UP HERE

PORTLAND, OR PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

🍹Let’s grab drinks at QuarterWorld Arcade with Natalie at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

🍷Let’s grab drinks at The Great Lost Bear with Hannah at 7pm — SIGN UP HERE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

✌️Let’s rufus du sol at First Avenue with Angela at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

✌️Let’s do something at Kitty Cat Klub with Ashley at 8pm — SIGN UP HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well!  

INSIDE THIS SUPER FUN VINA DATE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Hi, vinas! Lora Levison here, Hey! VINA‘s Community Manager. As community manager, I get to connect with all the amazing vina ambassadors around the world who are spreading the VINA love by hosting and attending VINA plans.

Which brings me to one rockstar vina ambassador, Yvette Nankafu Zihhalirwa from Cape Town, South Africa. She recently hosted an amazing vina get-together and shared her advice on how to make a public plan a success. 

According to Yvette, it’s important that your plan accommodates everyone. “You want everyone to have a good time and feel comfortable at the end of the day,” she says. “It was super easy for everyone to find each because the venue was very easy to find and so well known.”

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Here’s our vina, Yvette!

At the end of the night, Yvette reflected on what a successful vina date it was. “My personal highlight was how easily we all connected after a few minutes in a room—it felt as if we have known each other our whole life!”

Vinas, use Yvette as your inspo. Get on Hey! VINA and create an open plan right now, or check out open plans in your area in the discover plans feature—your girl gang is waiting for you! 

 

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NYC PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

🍕Let’s grab dinner with Anu at Tacombi at 9:15pm — RSVP HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

🍷Let’s grab a drink with Princess at Sel Rrose at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

✌️Let’s pop up market with Kiara at 685 Washington St. at 1pm — SIGN UP HERE 

🎫Let’s go to the museum with Takisha at Museum of the City of New York at 1:30pm — COME JOIN HERE

🍳Let’s brunch with Brittany at Le Souk at 3pm — DETAILS HERE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

🍺Let’s play svu trivia with Janeth at McGarry’s at 9pm — RSVP HERE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

🥂Let’s go shopping at Monica Vinader with VINA from 5:30-7:30pm at Monica Vinader — JOIN HERE

CHICAGO PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

📱Let’s have a Snap Group at 10pm with Giovanna — RSVP HERE

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

✌️Let’s have a trivia night at HopCat at 9pm with Emily — RSVP HERE

🎶Let’s see Windhand with Dana at Subterranean at 10pm — MEET ME HERE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

✌️Let’s see Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridger at Thalia Hall at 7:30pm — SIGN UP HERE

SAN JOSE, CA PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

👯‍♀️Let’s dance with Christine at Purdance at 7:30pm — SIGN UP HERE

WASHINGTON, DC PLANS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

🧘‍♀️Let’s take a self-care class at Cove with Reba at 8pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

🍺Let’s go to open bar mixer at 4000 Tunlaw Rd. NW with Court at 3pm — SIGN UP HERE

🍷Let’s go to open bar mixer at 4000 Tunlaw Rd. NW with Brianna at 3pm — SIGN UP HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well! 

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NEW YORK CITY PLANS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

🎃Let’s do Blood Manor in NYC at 6:30pm with Mir — RSVP HERE

🎵Let’s go to Tori Kelly’s concert with A’Yanna at The Riverside Church at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

💅Let’s go to the spa with Lala at Premier57 at 3pm — JOIN IN HERE

🚶‍♀️Let’s go for a walk with Julianna at 1296 Madison Ave. at 4:45pm — JOIN IN HERE

👻Let’s quiet in Halloween parade with Hajar at 114 Varick St. at 5:30pm — JOIN IN HERE

🎥Let’s see a movie with Kiara at SVA Theater at 7:30pm—RSPV HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

🎫Let’s go to the MoMa with Sophia at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE 

✌️Let’s go to the Whitney Museum with Kiara at Whitney Museum of American Art at 7pm — COME JOIN HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

💃Let’s go to Afro Code NYC Day Party with Ashley at The Delancey at 3pm — RSVP HERE

LOS ANGELES PLANS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

☕️Let’s K Town Meet for Tea with Julie at Hwa Sun Ji Tea & Coffee at 6:30pm — RSVP HERE

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

🌮Let’s celebrate Halloween with Booritos with Taylor at Chipotle at 7pm — SIGN UP HERE

👯‍♀️Let’s do something in LA with Lesley at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

🍾Let’s grab drinks at High Rooftop Lounge with SomethingToWhineAbout at 5pm — SIGN UP HERE

🎃Let’s go to Yg Halloween Night/Concert at Globe Theatre Los Angeles Sabine with Breanna at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

🎼Let’s rufus du sol at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall with Julie at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

✌️Let’s attend Afrolicious at Los Angeles Convention Center with Xandrea at 12pm — SIGN UP HERE

CHICAGO, IL PLANS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

🎵Let’s see Hobo Johnson at The LM with Jaci at House of Blues Chicago at 6pm — RSVP HERE

📱Let’s Northside Group Chat with Marlene at 7:45 pm — RSVP HERE

📱Let’s Logan Square Group Chat with Marlene at 9:30 pm — RSVP HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

🥞Let’s brunch with Vicki at The Hampton Social at 12pm — RSVP HERE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA PLANS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

💃Let’s go out dancing with Xenia at 1015 Folsom at 8:30pm — RSVP HERE

☕️Let’s meet for coffee at Covo with Crystal at 1 pm — JOIN HERE

😂Let’s go to Singles Comedy Night at 1123 Folsom St. with GinuwineEul at 9pm — JOIN HERE

ATLANTA, GA PLANS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

🍷Let’s grab drinks with Teimryna at Wet Willie’s at 7pm — RSVP HERE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

👯‍♀️Let’s Sunday Funday with Shani at Sips n Strokes Toco Hills at 3pm — RSVP HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well! 

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NEW YORK CITY PLANS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

🥗Let’s get dinner with Sasha at Miss Lily’s at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

💃Let’s go out dancing with Gail at The DL at 5pm — JOIN IN HERE

📺Let’s go to Law & Order SVU Trivia Night with Kiara at Stone Creek Bar and Lounge at 8pm — JOIN IN HERE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

🍾Let’s grab drinks with Iesha at 5 Napkin Bar at 5:45pm — JOIN IN HERE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

🎃Let’s go to pumpkin point with Dan at Governors Island at 11am — JOIN IN HERE

🎮Let’s go to Nyvr Expo with Alina at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center at 1pm — JOIN IN HERE

🏀Let’s watch the Penn State game with Debie at Tonic East at 2pm — JOIN IN HERE

🎥Let’s see Eyes Wide Shut with Marie-Charlotte at 353 West St. at 11:45pm — SIGN UP HERE 

LA PLANS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

🍕Let’s grab a quick meal with Brittany at Pitfire Artisan Pizza at 7pm — RSVP HERE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

🎤Let’s see Lany in concert with Sarah at Hollywood Palladium at 7pm — RSVP HERE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

🍹Let’s brunch with Rebecca at Vivian’s Millennium Cafe at 11am — RSVP HERE

🧘‍♀️Let’s do flow in the dark yoga with Carima  at Downtown at 6pm — RSVP HERE

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PLANS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

🎶Let’s see soulection at 9pm at Concord Music Hall with Olivia — RSVP HERE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

🏃‍♀️Let’s take an exercise class at 10:30am at 2242 Damen Ave. with Shaniquia — RSVP HERE

📱Let’s group chat with Marlene at 6pm — CONNECT HERE

🎃Let’s make Halloween plans with Jade at 6pm — SIGN UP HERE

🎶Let’s go to a Sabrina Claudio Concert at Concord Music Club with Faith at 8pm — SIGN UP HERE

HOUSTON, TEXAS PLANS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

🎲Let’s play games at Tea + Victory with Hillary at 7pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

👻Let’s go to Halloween Bar + Club Crawl at Okra-Charity Bar with Trish at 10pm — SIGN UP HERE

👸Let’s go to Sunday’s R 4 Spa Days at King Spa with Ashley at 12:30pm — SIGN UP HERE

NETHERLAND PLANS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

💃Let’s go out dancing at Cornelis Bar & Kitchen with Ebony at 9pm — SIGN UP HERE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

👯‍♀️Let’s go out dancing at Rotterdam Bar with Geneva at 1:15pm — SIGN UP HERE

💃Let’s go out dancing at Zuiderpark with Nathalie at 4pm — SIGN UP HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well! 

FUN VINA PLANS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND!

Hey, vinas! Since our PLANS feature launched, you never have a reason to say “I have nothing to do today!” again.

Need more convincing? Check out this list of open events happening in our top VINA cities! All you have to do is RSVP in the app and show up. Just click the link below to pull up all the details. Cheers to more vinas!

NEW YORK CITY PLANS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

👟Let’s workout in NYC at 6pm with Tee — RSVP HERE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

👠Let’s Depop Swap Shop with Marie-Charlotte at 168 Mott St. at 5pm — JOIN IN HERE

🍿Let’s see a movie with Kiara at AMC Loews 34th at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

🎂Let’s let them eat cake with Yiiiig at The Slipper Room at 7pm — JOIN IN HERE

🍷Let’s grab a drink with Ashley at Bathtub Gin at 8pm — JOIN IN HERE

🍛Let’s have a fancy dinner with Yvelise at Indochine at 8pm—RSPV HERE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

💃Let’s go out dancing with Taylor at TAO Downtown Nightclub at 10pm — SIGN UP HERE 

CHICAGO PLANS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

🥙Let’s go to lunch with Lexus in Chicago at 3pm — COME JOIN HERE

💃Let’s go out dancing with Kya at Exit at 10pm — DETAILS HERE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

🎨Let’s go to arts in the dark parade with Broadway in Chicago with Emily at North State Street at 6pm — RSVP HERE

🎭Let’s see Joyce Manor with Dana at Vic Theater at 7:30pm — RSVP HERE

🍹Let’s grab drinks with Kita at Sugar Factory Chicago River North at 8:30pm — RSVP HERE

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

☕️Let’s meet for coffee with Neuman at Intelligentsia Coffee Broadway Coffeebar at 10:45am — RSVP HERE

💬Let’s have a South Side Group Chat with Nia at Chicago at 12pm — RSVP HERE

NEW JERSEY PLANS

OCTOBER 17, 18, 19

🏃‍♀️Let’s go for a walk at 7am at Livingston Public Library with Jennifer — RSVP HERE

LOS ANGELES PLANS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

👯‍♀️Let’s have a female friendship mixer at 5066 Pico Blvd at 7 pm with Shanila — MEET ME HERE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

🥞Let’s brunch & swap with Loea at The Melrose Station at 11am — SIGN UP HERE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

🍷Let’s grab drinks at High Rooftop Lounge with Tasia at 2:30pm — SIGN UP HERE

🍾Let’s grab drinks at High Rooftop Lounge with SomethingToWhineAbout at 5pm — SIGN UP HERE

HOUSTON, TEXAS PLANS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

🍉Let’s picnic at the park at 105 Sabine St. with Ashley at 12pm — SIGN UP HERE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

🍳Let’s get breakfast at The Breakfast Klub with Ashley at 10:30am — SIGN UP HERE

🧘‍♀️Let’s yoga time at 821 Frostwood Drive with Ashley at 12pm — SIGN UP HERE

If your city isn’t mentioned here, go to the PLANS feature on Hey! VINA and start looking! Make sure your radius to find new vinas is set to at least 50 miles away from you—that way, you’ll see open plans in that same radius. And you can always create your own open plan as well!