Wanda Mann, Media Personality - 2009
FOOD FESTIVALS TO FASHION FETES ~
NEW YORK MEDIA PERSONALITY IS ON THE ROAD
Wanda Mann, Native New Yorker, Brings
Savoir-Faire to Travel & Lifestyle Reporting
New York City (February 2009) The Black Dress Traveler believes that adventure is always in fashion! A ‘dressaholic’ with a passion for travel, Wanda Mann’s savoir-faire brings a fresh view to travel, fashion, food and entertainment. Her Black Dress Traveler website provides smart and sassy news and tips on destinations, events, fashion, beauty, and a bold range of information that a fashionista needs to travel near or far in style. A professional Lifestyle Reporter and Events Producer, this native New Yorker and Manhattan resident is well-versed on the latest trends and people who bring it all to life.
For more than a decade Mann has been producing high profile events featuring prominent celebrities, authors, politicians, and entertainers - from Alec Baldwin, George Foreman and Venus Williams to Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York). Her MannAboutTown electronic newsletter has been a must-read for New Yorkers and visitors looking for smart and savvy information on the latest happenings in the Big Apple.
The Black Dress Traveler has already garnered attention for its unique voice in travel & lifestyle writing. “This is the culmination of everything I enjoy professionally and personally. I love exploring my City but I also seize any opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and abroad. No matter where I travel, I always bring a dazzling little black dress as a promise to myself that I will have at least one elegant and special evening. The Black Dress Traveler is a fun way for me to connect with other adventure loving fashionistas while providing useful information on destinations, fashion, food and sophisticated fun.”
From insights on A-list chefs or where find the perfect little black dress, to secrets about a blissful getaway, The Black Dress Traveler celebrates joy by sharing her ‘finds’. “We all know this journey in life is short. So why not seize those opportunities to live it up, make a difference and wear a great dress!” Great dresses were discussed on ABC News Now when Mann provided insightful commentary on the Red Carpet Fashions worn at the 2008 Academy Awards. (SEE CLIP BELOW)*
Mann recognizes the importance of giving back to her community and has utilized special events as a means to raise money and awareness for important causes. She hosted Divas for Democracy to encourage young professional women to participate in the political process, then a fundraiser at Jazz at Lincoln Center to benefit the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Most recently Mann hosted a shopping night to support the efforts of Dress for Success to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. As The Black Dress Traveler expands, Mann will support programs that provide travel opportunities for underprivileged teen girls. “I had the gift of spending a school year in Barcelona when I was 16 and it changed my life. Every young woman should have that opportunity.”
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In May 2009, Mann will be the first Mistress of Ceremonies for award-winning ‘Authors & Inns Tour’ in Spring Lake, New Jersey featuring today’s celeb cookbook authors. www.historicinnsofspringlake.com
To contact Wanda Mann for media appearances, speaking engagements, food and fashion hosting or writing assignments, contact Leigh Cort Publicity. ###