Alexa Mellardo

Bio

Alexa Mellardo was formerly Elite Daily's Lifestyle Editor, where she managed Elite Daily's travel, social media, holiday, experiences content... and more. She also managed 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.

These At-Home Birthday Ideas For Aries Are Straight Fire

By Alexa Mellardo
You love to be noticed, Aries, which means a fiery sign like yours deserves more than just one day of celebrating your birthday. Although IRL you can't party it up every moment of the month, you can definitely try to keep the birthday vibes alive by…

8 Virtual Women's History Month Events That'll Inspire You To Make Your Own Rules

By Kelly Pau and Alexa Mellardo
Throughout March, there are a number of empowering female-centric virtual experiences you can immerse yourself in from the comfort of your own home to capture and celebrate the spirit of Women's History Month. Whether that means transforming your…

7 Virtual Black History Month Events You Can Experience From Home This Week

By Kelly Pau, Alexa Mellardo and Kaitlin Cubria
Black History Month is upon us, and there are so many enriching and eye-opening virtual Black History Month events you can participate in, learn from, and enjoy. Attending these online experiences is not only a way to pay tribute to and learn more…

6 Mahjong Sets To Buy If You’re Interested In Celebrating The Game's Rich History

By Kelly Pau, Alexa Mellardo and Kaitlin Cubria
A recent instance of cultural appropriation made waves in the gaming industry, and the internet was quick to call it out. On Jan. 4, three white women were accused of appropriating Chinese culture after the launch of The Mahjong Line, a company that…

30 Instagram Captions For Your Snow Day Pics & Winter Fun

By Alexa Mellardo
No matter what stage of life you’re in, you'll never be too old to enjoy a snow day. As a matter of fact, when the flakes start to accumulate, you can’t wait to bundle up in your cutest puffer jacket, whip out your inflatable snow tube, and head to…

30 ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Series Finale Quotes For Wedding Bells & Sweet Farewells

By Kelly Pau and Alexa Mellardo
Warning: Spoilers for the Schitt’s Creek series finale follow. When David wakes up on his wedding day, his family lets him know a major rainstorm has blown into town. It’s the Schitt’s Creek series finale, after all, so it makes perfect sense that…

9 Punny Christmas Cards That'll Help You Sleigh The Holiday Season In Style

By Caroline Burke and Alexa Mellardo
It’s that holly jolly time of year that makes you feel like a kid again. From placing beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, to enjoying the sweet aroma of chocolate mint crinkle cookies baking in the oven, you’re ready to grab your Santa hat…

7 Fun Things To Do By Yourself Over The Holidays When You Need "Me Time"

By Ciara Johnson and Alexa Mellardo
The holiday season is the most magical time of the year. Christmas is right around the corner, and visions of roast beef, mashed potatoes, and homemade apple pie are dancing in your head. Sadly, you may not be home with your loved ones to bring that…

26 Instagram Captions For Winter, Because Baby, It's Cold AF Outside

By Alexa Mellardo
Baby, it’s cold outside, and you’re snuggling up with a hot cocoa bomb after enjoying the winter wonderland that’s outside. It’s prime time to create seasonal videos while mixing up winter-themed cocktails or DIYing a rug by the fire. Whether you’re…

23 Winter Break Captions For Snow Ballin' Good Times At Home

By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall and Alexa Mellardo
The winter break state of mind includes counting down the days until you can close up your books and totally chill. This year’s winter break will look quite different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but you can still celebrate your academic…

30 Captions For Your Pup Playing In The Snow That Are Paws-itively Heartwarming

By Alani Vargas and Alexa Mellardo
Dogs are truly a blessing and always fill your family with so much joy. From their cute, wet noses to the unconditional love you see every time they look into your eyes, you look forward to spending as much time with them as possible. Snapping away…

These Captions For Christmas Drinks Will Have You Toasting & Posting All Season

By Ciara Johnson and Alexa Mellardo
Spiked eggnog, hot chocolate, and lattes — oh my. It's the most magical time of the year, and there are so many ways to make the holiday cozy. Having a special Christmas drink or two on your Insta feed, for example, shows the world you're feelin'…

Join Hillary Clinton & More Female Leaders At Girls Inc.'s Virtual Fundraiser

By Alexa Mellardo
Grab your laptop and get excited, because you can have girl time with Hillary Clinton right in your own living room. (Virtually, of course.) From the comfort of your couch, you can celebrate and show up for the many female leaders who are making…

All Of The Fall Activities Across The US You Can Safely Enjoy Amid The Pandemic

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
When the days are crisp for hiking, evenings call for fire pits and s’mores, and weekends aren’t complete without wine slushies, you know it’s time to put on your cardigan and pull out your autumn bucket list. 'Tis the coziest time of year to enjoy…

This Cosmic ‘Birthdate Book’ Takes Your Horoscope To An Entirely New Galaxy

By Alexa Mellardo
If you read your horoscope on the reg, then you probably have a decent understanding of when your love life will be on fire, what Mercury in retrograde has in store for you, or if an exciting new career change is on the horizon. Now, you can learn…

42 'Emily In Paris'-Inspired Group Chat Names To Have With Your Camille & Mindy

By Alexa Mellardo
You and your besties have a few new obsessions this fall: chocolate croissants, chic neck scarves, and beautiful bouquets of pink roses. Basically, you wish each one of you was dressed from head to toe in fuchsia while snapping selfies in the Jardin…

Clever Captions For Your Pet's Costume When You Want To Get The Pawty Started

By Alexa Mellardo
Your pet is sweeter than a pumpkin spice latte. They have all the love in the world to give, and don't ask for much in return besides Milk Bones, cuddles, and your undivided attention when they're doing something ridiculously adorable (which is…

102 National & U.S State Parks To Visit For A Socially Distanced Summer Escape

By Alexa Mellardo
Even the most highly-anticipated vacation plans can change unexpectedly, and as we've all realized, this includes your entire 2020 summer itinerary. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic may have pressed pause on all of your pre-booked vacations, but…

29 Must-Have Home Goods For Summer That'll Instantly Upgrade Your Time At Home

By Alexa Mellardo
The sun-filled summer travel plans you spent all winter fantasizing about are on hold indefinitely and heading to the beach for the weekend or to a cute, coastal destination isn't an option for much of the country. Due to the ongoing coronavirus…

Mia Caine's Favorite Quarantine Recipes Include These NSFW Tacos

By Alexa Mellardo
Trading in your early-morning workout for a leisurely yoga flow at home can be a refreshing change of pace. With so much of the world currently in a state of upheaval amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, take a cue from wellness blogger Mia…