About Me

Who am I? A girl passionate about NYC and living life to the fullest.

Who’s Gossipnista? 

Gossipnista has been my online alias for what seems like a decade, yet I've never fully started anything big with it until now. The name comes from my past binging of 'Gossip Girl' and love of New York City + fashion, but not to worry that's not what this blog and podcast is all about. In college, I was a Broadcast Journalism major focused in the Entertainment Industry and later on worked at Access Hollywood, it just made sense to keep the name and redefine it.

Why now? 

I needed a creative outlet! Second, after years of pondering what direction to take Gossipnista in, it finally hit me after our NYC wedding and move to the city that it needed to be about, New York of course! Lastly, I believe nothing is ever too late and it's just now that all the pieces to the puzzle of my life are coming together, such as Gossipnista, and the fact that I'm a newlywed to the most stunning man ever, inside and out. 

We’ve just had the most spectacular dream destination wedding in New York City, all while living in Los Angeles. And now, we've embarked on a life changing journey relocating to New York to start our newlywed lives together. 

What can you expect from Gossipnista? 

There is so much that I would like to share with you from my past New York City experiences as well as all the new things to come, that I hope can be helpful to you somehow. You most definitely can expect a no B.S. lifestyle guide on what it's like to be a New Yorker and how to become one. Real stories, real sources on all you've ever wanted to know about the city that many dream about moving to.  

Who are you? 

You've probably landed here if you love everything and anything about New York City. You're a creative person, entrepreneurial at heart, a pop culture fan, innately love to learn, and are always searching for ways to become the best version of yourself.

So buckle up or grab your Subway seats, it's going to be an exciting ride! Thanks so much for taking this journey with me.



Mariana Monks

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