Alexandra Antonopoulos
http://www.howaboutmorewine.com
Alex is moved by humor-based pieces that are subversive, clever, and surprising; much of what she writes is crafted toward that end. The greatest compliment she could ever receive from a reader might be, “You’re kind of insane, but that was hilarious.” Her love for making others laugh is matched only by the burning desire to engage in deep philosophical conversation with anyone who as much as looks at her sideways. She rocks out to vinyl and the sound of her own neuroses derailing a conversation, adores Irish whiskey as much as a long run in some park and lives for that moment you realize you can freely use the F word in front of a new friend.

I Snuck Into A Celebrity Wedding On Palm Beach & I Would 100% Do It Again

This year, Bustle is celebrating Rule Breakers — the women and non-binary individuals among us who dare to be themselves no matter what. In the lead-up to our list of Bustle's Rule Breakers of 2018 going live in late August, we are featuring stories…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

Why Do We Love Pumpkin Spice Everything?

Year after year, many look forward to the return of pumpkin spice everything. But, considering we're all so obsessed with the flavor, it's worth questioning: Why are we all so intensely obsessed with pumpkin-flavored foods? As fall approaches, we…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

9 Last-Minute Costumes To Try With Your BFF

The countdown is on until you and your best girl either do or don't have a slam-dunk of a Halloween costume idea. If you are still looking for the perfect ensembles, these last-minute best friend Halloween costume ideas are just what you need to get…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

7 Tips For Starting Your Own Company In College

Catching the entrepreneurial spirit while still in school isn't difficult — graduation is imminent; the air is buzzing with the energy of your fellow movers and shakers; you're wondering what to do with your life. If you are thinking about starting…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

11 Lazy Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016

We go into the Halloween-costume planning process with the best of intentions, don't we? Every year, we conceptualize our looks far in advance, and vow that this year is the one we make the effort for. You really wanted to go all out, but October…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

The Best Group Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016

Given the opportunity to spend the holidays any way you like, I'm willing to bet that on Halloween, you're calling your BFFs. Sure, no one wants to be alone on Christmas, but to be solo on All Hallow's Eve is a young, mischievous extrovert's worst…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

13 Halloween Superstitions That Will Creep You Out

Like most of the celebrations that have earned their spot on the global calendar, Halloween has roots in ancient beliefs, both cultural and religious. While most of them have faded from our collective memory over the centuries, many of the Halloween…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

7 Ways To Celebrate National Coffee Day

Sept. 29 is a holiday dedicated to those of us who know more about the origin of our morning brew than we do about our co-workers. Yep — it's National Coffee Day, and yep, this is exciting stuff if you love an energizing cup (or carafe) of java as…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

20 Creative Pun Halloween Costumes

Are you always at the ready with an eye-rollingly perfect play on words? Then you are probably just the person to pull off one of these silly and sarcastic creative pun Halloween costume ideas perfect for the 2016 season. The best approach to any…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

12 Things You Think Before Your Final College Year

You're almost there — so almost there you can taste it, and you're suffering from some serious senioritis. But it's OK! Going back to school can be awesome, especially when you know the real world lies just on the other side of the educational…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

4 Ways To Become Less Of A Control Freak

Ever feel like you're spiraling out? Friends are ignoring borderline brilliant suggestions you offer for improving their love lives, work doesn't care that you've got the ideal solution to Overbooked Conference Room Crisis 2016, and all of this is…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

Prime Day Sales: Headphones, Phone & Laptop Cases

It's the most wonderful time of the year for online shoppers — that's right, Amazon Prime Day 2016 is upon us. If you're looking for online Prime deals on headphones, phone, and laptop cases, don't get overwhelmed. Simply refer to this cheat sheet…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

10 Vodka Cocktails To Try This Summer

When the thermostat hits 80 degrees and you're itching to break out your two-piece, there's one thing you need to complete the warm-weather trifecta: a pool party beverage menu featuring the best summer vodka drinks. Why vodka? Besides the obvious…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

7 Patriotic Poems For July Fourth

Not sure what's in store for you and your friends or family on the Fourth of July yet? No matter; the only thing you really need to focus on at this stage of the game is which awesomely patriotic poem about America you're going to recite at the…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

The Best Type Of Wine For Your Zodiac Sign

Perfect charcuterie plates and traditional French recommendations be darned — sometimes, the best way to decide which bottle to pop is to simply close your eyes and point at the liquor cabinet. And, if you are feeling dreamy, asking yourself which…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

Should I Donate Blood, Platelets, Or Plasma?

The topic of blood donation — who can donate, why, and more — is circulating on social media and in the news due to the horrific act of violence that struck an Orlando nightclub Sunday. It's an important conversation, but like many other aspects of…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

Why You Can't Resist Online Personality Quizzes

"Do you belong to Gryffindor or Slytherin?" "What color is your aura?" "See what your favorite type of cheese says about you!" We know it's undeniable: People love online personality quizzes. It's not always obvious why, but we seem to be drawn to…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

10 Unconventional Road Trips To Take This Summer

Temps are rising, cabin fever from a long winter is wearing you thin, and soaking up some sun with your girlfriends has firmly been set on the calendar — that's right, everybody, summer is upon us. What better way to spend the warmer months than by…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

20 Things To Bake That Are Gluten-Free

Special diets get kind of a bad rap, don't they? Gluten-free baking is a prime example of an allergen-specific restriction that has gotten so much press in recent years that it has become a somewhat infamous form of eating. But, finding things to…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos

When Did Memorial Day Become A National Holiday?

The origins of Memorial Day are rooted in mourning the loss of our nation's fallen soldiers, or more specifically, celebrating their bravery and sacrifice. Even though it's tempting to gleefully accept a day off of work without questioning why, you…
By Alexandra Antonopoulos