Alexa Mellardo

Bio

Alexa Mellardo is Elite Daily's Lifestyle Editor, where she manages Elite Daily's travel, social media, holiday, experiences content... and more. She also manages Elite Daily's "Why Am I Like This?" series. Prior to Elite Daily, Alexa was a contributing writer for Boston lifestyle magazine, Scene Magazine, where she wrote travel spreads and lifestyle features. She was also the Boston Editor and NYC First Course Editor at Joonbug.com. Additionally, her bylines have appeared in Her Campus, College Fashionista, and Santa Cristina Winery. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in journalism from Suffolk University in Boston. Even though Alexa is pretty much on social media 24/7 keeping up with the latest and greatest travel trends, she also loves photography, baking, yoga, Starbucks, the beach, her two pups, and is a classic car fanatic. You can follow Alexa on Twitter and Instagram at @AlexaMellardo.

12 Fun Travel Gifts That'll Sleigh On The 'Gram & Beyond

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
’Tis the season for a luggage update. But when you’re an avid traveler who’s busy hopping on trains and catching flights, holiday shopping is likely the very last thing on your mind — regardless of whether you're looking to shop for yourself or for…

12 Cool Products So You Can Tech The Halls This Holiday Season

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
The 2019 holiday season doesn't only signify the end of the year — it also marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new decade. Like with any fresh start, the year 2020 comes with the need for all-new technology. Fortunately for you (and…

12 Stocking Stuffers Under $60 Yule Want To Gift Everyone On Your List

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
After you're done shopping for big, expensive gifts for everyone on your list, splurging once more on stocking stuffers feels like the last thing you want to do. With so many names on your gift-giving list — your partner, your best friend, your…

12 Self-Care Gifts That'll Make Winter Workouts Less Frightful, More Delightful

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
Getting into the groove of a workout routine in the thick of winter doesn’t have to be a struggle. Although the weather outside may make you want to stay curled up in bed, with feel-good workout apparel, the proper gym bag accessories, and a…

These Black Friday Deals On Disney Beauty Products Are A Dream Come True

By Alexa Mellardo, Kelsi Zimmerman and Tina Kolokathis
No one celebrates the magic and spreads the joy of the holidays better than Disney, and the brand's Black Friday deals are no exception. This year, the best Disney beauty products on sale for Black Friday 2019 will have you feeling like you're in…

I Had A Xmas Staycation At This Dreamy Hotel & Felt Like I Was In 'Gossip Girl'

By Alexa Mellardo
On a chilly November day in New York City, there was no better way for me to treat myself than the “Winter Spectacular Stay Package" at the Refinery Hotel. I got to experience the lavish escape every Blair Waldorf should have with her Serena van der…

5 Weird Bodily Sensations You May Experience During A Workout

By Imani Brammer and Alexa Mellardo
Have you ever found yourself experiencing weird sensations all over your body during a workout? Aside from the usual burn of an intense gym session, you might notice your thighs have started to itch, you're not breathing normally, and you suddenly…

This Is How You're Actually Supposed To Clean Your Vagina

By Imani Brammer and Alexa Mellardo
When it comes to potential unfamiliar odors, extra moisture, and other issues that may occur in the vaginal area, it’s better to get answers on what’s going on sooner rather than later. As with anything else, there’s so much information out there…

5 Possible Reasons Why You Don't Feel Sore At All Anymore After Your Workout

By Georgina Berbari and Alexa Mellardo
For some reason, so many of us buy into the belief that feeling aggressively sore is the only indicator of an amazing, effective workout. Even after powering through what feels like a killer sweat sesh, once you wake up the next day not feeling sore…

13 Best Principles For Success You Need To Have In Your Life

By Elite Daily Staff and Alexa Mellardo
Success is something that we all want to attain. It’s a station of life that we dream about. Why wouldn’t you want to shoot for the stars, reach your goals, and have a taste of the sweet life you worked so hard to achieve? That’s why Elite Daily…

30 Instagram Captions For Hawaii That’ll Instantly Transport You To The Tropics

By Alexa Mellardo
Once your swimsuits are ready for a dose of vitamin sea, your shades are in that sunny state of mind, and you jet off above the clouds, Hawaii awaits. After traveling to this treasure of an island, I'm here to tell you first-hand you’ll find your…

Get Yours, Girl: 8 Sexual Positions That Guarantee Orgasms For Women

By Alexia LaFata and Alexa Mellardo
Date night can be extremely romantic and special, from dinner to dessert. Speaking of dessert, sweets aren’t the only treats you and your partner can enjoy together. If you desire something extra special on the menu for your next date (or whenever),…

There's A Real Reason Some People Get Sunburns And Others Don't

By Zainab Mudallal and Alexa Mellardo
When it’s time to break out the shorts, flip-flops, and swimsuits in order to cool off and soak up the sun, you should always be thinking of your skin. For some people, the aftermath of hitting up the beach or relaxing poolside can unfortunately…

6 Things You Don’t Realize About People Who Can’t Express Their Feelings

By Nikhita Mahtani and Alexa Mellardo
I don't like feelings. Honestly, if I had a choice, I probably would like to ignore the fact that they exist altogether. Expressing my feelings makes me feel vulnerable, and I worry that telling the people in my life how I feel could drive them…

6 Things You Must Accept If You Want Your Relationship With A Gemini To Last

By Madi Hinds and Alexa Mellardo
Ah, 'tis the season of the Gemini. Geminis are renowned for their gentle, affectionate, and curious nature. An air sign that’s ruled by the planet Mercury, Geminis are incredibly outgoing and can be the life of the party. They love mental…

9 Things You Should Know Before Dating A Libra

By Sheena Sharma and Alexa Mellardo
Fair. Loyal. Intellectual. Creative. Have I piqued your interest yet? If so, I'm here to tell you all the things you need to know before you date a Libra, so strap in for potentially the most exciting, romantic ride of your life. Elite Daily spoke…

29 Brilliant Responses For When Someone Asks You Why You're Still Single

By Gigi Engle and Alexa Mellardo
As we single ladies head into any social gathering, we know someone will inevitably ask that dreaded question, one most despised by all singletons: Why are you still single? While it's amazing people still think it's appropriate to even ask this…

How To Maintain Control Of Your Mood Swings While Mercury Is Still In Retrograde

By Georgina Berbari and Alexa Mellardo
Every time Mercury goes into retrograde, I feel like the consequences get significantly worse. Like, that little demon planet runs the damn show about four times a year, yet each retrograde has me feeling exponentially more anxious, unstable, and…

How To Make Your Glasses More Comfortable With 5 Simple Hacks

By Georgina Berbari and Alexa Mellardo
I've been wearing glasses since third grade, and TBH the struggle is real when it comes to keeping them comfortable 24/7. From nose pinching, to behind-the-ear hurting, to slipping and sliding, to simply appearing crooked, the optometrist became my…

I Experienced The Most Extraordinary Millennial Getaway & Felt Like An Influencer

By Alexa Mellardo
If you were to dream of the most extraordinary millennial getaway, what would you picture? For me, it would include planting myself in the sand with a Mai Tai, cooling off in the clearest teal waters you’ve ever seen, and enjoying the local culture.…