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  Elina Furman
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Prolific content strategist, spokesperson, marketer, email marketing specialist and author with extensive parenting, style and luxury family travel experience. Recent credits include co-founder of Pley.com, writer for Aloha.com, Inspirato Magazine, BabyCenter, and Glo.com. I am also publisher of A-List Mom & A-List Mom Travel (70K subscribers) with press and awards from InStyle mag, Working Mother Mag, Mashable, Pregnancy, Gawker and Babble.

I have held executive editorial roles at WomansDay.com and Seventeen.com, as well as several luxury regional magazines. Most recently, I co-founded Pleygo, a rental service for LEGO.

Tommy Hilfiger, The Ritz-Carlton and The Knot have all hired me to hone their online strategies and refine their digital voice as editorial director/copywriter.

As an author, I have written over 20 books on such topics as boomerang kids, relationships and entrepreneurship for such publishers as Simon & Schuster.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 20 Years
Content Editor (online) 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Family, Children & Teenagers 20 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Travel 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Glo.com (11+), Alfy.com (11+), Kiwi Collection (11+), Ocean Magazine (11+), Zulily (11+), Tommy Hilfiger (11+), The Ritz-Carlton (11+), The Knot, Inc. (6-10), Tommy Hilfiger Europe (6-10), Our365.com (3-5), Orbitz (3-5), Jacksonville Luxury Living (3-5), Nikki Style (3-5), Ocean Style Mag (3-5), Fodor's (3-5), Inspirato Magazine (3-5), Aloha.com (1-2), Observer's Playground Magazine (1-2), OK! Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
DIC Entertainment (11+), Pentagram (3-5), Ryan Basics (1-2), Pfizer (1-2), NYC & Company (NYCvisit.com) (1-2), Intuit (1-2)
Other Work History
Publisher, A-List Mom and A-List Mom Travel
Kids Style Contributor: BabyCenter
MAR Magazine: Managing Editor
Editor/Copywriter: Tommy Hilfiger Online, Tommy.com/Kids, Shop.Tommy.com
Editorial Director: Seventeen.com
Editorial Director: PromSpot.com
Senior Editor: TravelHoliday.com, ELLEgirl.com, WomansDay.com
Computer Skills
Word, Quark, Windows, MS Office, Basic HTML
Equipment
Laptop, fax, digital camera
Foreign Language Skills
Russian
Work Permits & Visas
US Citizen
Awards
NYT Times Bestsellers List
Associations
ASJA, MB Avant Guild
Other
Check out my new websites at www.alistmom.com, www.elinafurman.com, www.boomerangnation.com
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
 
(Inspirato Magazine, 2/1/2014)
Top luxury destinations for families.
(Aloha.com, 1/12/2014)
For centuries, communities have gathered to break bread, to enjoy the bounty of the land, the fruits of their labor. Food and its harvest was something to rejoice and bond over; the dinner table a place to share communal wisdom, take sustenance after a hard day's work, and refuel bodies in kinship..
(Glo.com, 6/1/2012)
Travel essentials for little jet setters.
(BabyCenter, 12/1/2011)
Compiled and wrote 200+ product guide for babies and toddlers featuring top 5 products across multiple categories, including cribs, bassinets, diaper pails, monitors, etc.
(AListMom.com, 4/20/2011)
Co-founder and publisher of A-List Mom, the chic little daily for moms. "Best of the Web 2010 / Kids" - InStyle Magazine "Must-See Site" - Pregnancy Magazine "Best Facebook Page for Parents" - Babble.com
(Glo.com, 3/11/2011)
Festive and stylish Easter party ideas.
(Glo.com, 2/4/2011)
Valentine's Day kid party roundup.
(Babble.com, 12/1/2010)
Picked and wrote the top 50 best design blogs for moms, featuring the best kids style, home design and crafting.
(BabyCenter Momformation, 10/1/2010)
Featured blogger on newly relaunched Momformation blog from BabyCenter.com
(Babble.com, 6/1/2010)
Acting as one of five bloggers for Babble's new Family Style blog.
(GLO.com, 5/1/2010)
Mother and daughter style roundup, with coordinating designer wear.
(Westchester Family Magazine, 4/1/2010)
(Our365.com, 3/20/2010)
Many first-time moms forget about everything besides the baby - and that includes their bodies. Here's how to take care of mama while you're nurturing your newborn.
(Pregnancy Magazine, 3/1/2010)
There I Said It: A newbie's guide to the perils, pitfalls, and politics of online mothering. As anyone who has ever mustered the courage to post a question on a message board knows, moms can be judgmental and downright mean. Over time, I have met some amazingly supportive moms. But there can also be
(Babble.com, 11/12/2009)
(Mamaista.com, 4/1/2009)
MAMAISTA (the chic little daily for moms) is a free daily e-mail newsletter and website that delivers the coolest, most useful products and services for babies, tykes, tots and moms.
(Jamrock Magazine, 12/1/2008)
Editor-in-Chief, Jamrock Magazine's Prosperity Issue
(Jamrock Magazine, 6/1/2008)
Editor-in-Chief, Jamrock Magazine's Summer Issue
(Jamrock Magazine, 2/1/2008)
Editor-in-Chief, Jamrock Magazine's Winter Issue
TRAVEL  
(Inspirato Magazine, 6/12/2012)
Summer issue of Inspirato. Featuring top three destinations for summer family travel.
(Grandparents.com, 3/11/2012)
There was a time when grandparents lived just down the street and saw the grandkids everyday. But, with competing schedules and long-distance families, many of today's clans don't have that luxury. So what's the answer?...
(Westchester Family Magazine, 7/1/2010)
Best day trips in or around Westchester
(Ocean Style, 12/1/2007)
Travel feature spotlighting the three top luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos, including The Regent Palms, Amanyara, and Parrot Cay.
(Jacksonville Luxury Living, 10/1/2007)
5-page article featuring four luxury resorts along the Riviera Maya -- Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Ceiba del Mar, Maroma, Hotel Esencia.
(Fodors.com, 9/29/2007)
What do you get when two divas collide on South Beach? No, it's not the latest in celebrity feuds, but a much-hyped collaboration between designing diva Kelly Wearstler and the iconic property, The Tides Hotel.
(Jacksonville Luxury Living Magazine, 6/15/2007)
Four-page article about having "the Best of Both Worlds in Tuscany," with a spotlight on two Orient -Express properties, including the centrally located Villa San Michele and its sister property and vineyard Capannelle.
(Jacksonville Luxury Living, 5/15/2007)
Five-page feature about Las Ventanas, Marquis Los Cabos, and Esperanza.
(Nikki Style Magazine, 5/1/2007)
4-page feature on Croatia. Why beach parties, lux resorts, and gleaming yachts make this hot Adriatic destination the new port of call.
(Fodors, 4/5/2007)
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(Ocean Style Magazine, 2/15/2007)
Divas in the City. Girlfriend weekend getaways in New York and Miami. Flip to page 70 to read full article.
(Fodors.com, 12/20/2006)
Last year's Hurricane Wilma dealt a mighty blow to some of the Yucatán Peninsula's best resorts. A year later, several of these posh lodgings in Cancún and along Mexico's Caribbean Coast have returned to form.
(MAR Magazine, 9/15/2006)
A four-page feature spotlighting The Point and Wheatleigh hotels for luxury NJ mag, proving you you don’t need to be from Manhattan to make a grand escape.
(Elements Magazine, 9/1/2006)
Usually, thoughts about the Riviera conjure up images of the Cote d'Azur with its gleaming Belle Epoque hotels, Monte Carlo casinos, secluded hilltop villas and sexy pool boys. But what about the other Riviera -- the Italian Riviera?
(Ocean Magazine, 2/1/2006)
Work, stress, chores, spouse – sometimes you just need to get away from it all. And what better way than a Spring Break holiday with the girls? But if you’re thinking body shots, hangovers, and frat boys, think again! There are plenty of sophisticated vacation spots that will help you rejuvenate and
(The Knot magazine, 4/1/2005)
Feature article about 5 secluded islands, including Mustique, Moorea, and Lanai.
(Kiwi Collection, 2/1/2005)
Las Ventanas may be known for luring the jet- and celebrity-set but for two weary New Yorkers escaping the cold Manhattan winter, it was just the private getaway we needed.
(Courtney & Co., 1/10/2005)
Wrote copy for 36-page brochure and website for West Caicos Reserve -- a new, exclusive resort community from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Logwood Development Company, and the Turks & Caicos Island Government.
(NYC & Company, 11/15/2004)
A 2,000 word advertorial for NYC tourist organization celebrating the magic of New York in winter. USA Today and other national newspapers.
(Profile Magazine, 8/30/2004)
What better way to savor, seduce, and share with your date than a meal of small plates? Whether you're just craving a few nibbles or looking to show off your gastronomical prowess by creating your own unique tasting menu, these small-plate havens are sure to spice up your night.
(Orbitz.com, 7/25/2004)
Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the breathtaking Californian coastline, Santa Barbara is a seductive haven, where couples can enjoy a heady mix of neocolonial Spanish architecture, palm- and citrus-lined walking trails, and some of the best restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts in the worl
(Orbitz.com, 7/15/2004)
Think sultry nights on a secluded beach, relaxing in a hammock for two, dancing under the stars…and then think St. Lucia
(Orbitz.com, 7/1/2004)
Divided into a right and left bank by the River Seine, Paris is a regal city that exudes savoir faire. It is a city replete with bridges, sidewalk cafés, and endless promenades that never fail to reveal some hidden treasure.
(Travel Holiday, 1/1/2002)
TEEN/BEAUTY/STYLE  
(Elements Magazine, 12/1/2005)
What do you get the dog who has everything? From Swarovski crystal doggie vests to crocodile leather totes, the high-end pet market is exploding, giving a whole new meaning to the term “living in the lap of luxury.”
(Trollz.com, 4/4/2005)
If the Shoe Fits: Cool Styles You'll Love
(PromSpot.com - The Knot, Inc., 11/3/2004)
(PromSpot.com - The Knot, Inc., 2/1/2004)
BOOKS  
(Fireside/imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2/1/2007)
First book about female commitment phobia. Featured on The Today Show. Also in Shape, Fitness, AOL Love Coach, USA Today, among others.
(Fireside, 5/10/2005)
First book to address the 18+ million young adults (ages 18-34) living at home with parents. Featured on CBS' The Early Show, The Today Show, Money Magazine, Fortune, Washington Post, and many other outlets.
(Berkley, 1/1/2000)
(Adams Media, 5/1/1999)
(Adams Media, 12/1/1998)
RELATIONSHIPS/DATING  
(Rezoom.com, 2/15/2007)
With more and more adults today delaying marriage, focusing on careers, solo parenting or opting out of the dating scene altogether, parents are having a harder time communicating with the younger generation.
(Revolution Health Group, 9/15/2006)
(Tango magazine, 8/1/2005)
It can happen in an instant. One minute, you’re holding hands in the park, feeding each other sushi at sidewalk cafes, and dressing up for nights on the town. The next, you’re sprawled in front of the TV in dingy sweats, boasting about who’s going to kick whose ass...
(iVillage, 12/4/2003)
(PromSpot, 2/14/2003)
COPYWRITING / WEB CONTENT  
(Ryan Basics, 3/1/2008)
Wrote copy and helped craft brand voice and idenity for new tween skincare line.
(Going.com, 2/1/2007)
New York editor for social networking site. Updating homepage features, writing weekly newsletter, and maintaining editorial integrity of the website.
(Courtney & Co., 11/15/2005)
Wrote and edited corporate newsletter for West Caicos Reserve investors.
(Courney & Co., 11/12/2005)
Wrote website copy for West Caicos Reserve / The Ritz-Carlton development.
(Tommy Hilfiger, 5/1/2005)
Wrote introductory copy and all product descriptions for Mix & Match interactive fashion tool.
(DIC Entertainment, 4/1/2005)
Created all content -- homepage, channels, landing pages, and articles...
(Tommy Hilfiger USA, 4/5/2004)
Conceived and created new tool for Tommy Hilfiger. Provide copywriting for seasonal updates.
(The Knot, Inc., 2/5/2004)
Worked with team to develop prom website for teens. Planned and created all content, architecture, and editorial schedule
Contact Info
  Elina Furman
New York, NY 10522
USA

Tel: 917-892-7869  
E-Mail: elinafrmn@aol.com
Website: http://www.alistmom.com