Brittany Leitner

Brittany is a poet and journalist living in New York City. She's the winner of the International Merit Award in poetry from the Atlanta Review, and currently works as the senior lifestyle editor at Elite Daily. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York and No Dear.

I Dug Deep To Get My Boyfriend The Perfect Birthday Gift & It Was Harder Than I Thought

ByBrittany Leitner
I don't know how men are supposed to look when they dress up. Is it a one-and-done type of deal? Or does a custom suit really make all the difference? Should the suit be black, or can they go a little funky with a houndstooth or plaid? These are all…

Why You Need Valfré's Lotería Game For Your Next Girls' Night In

ByBrittany Leitner
When I was growing up, Lotería was like my own interactive version of Spanish language flash cards. Instead of popping open a book with words to memorize, I could see the characters on the cards, with their names in Spanish underneath, and learn…

I Went On A Surprise Road Trip & I'm Convinced It's The Best Birthday Idea Ever

ByBrittany Leitner
Don't you just love surprises? I guess I know a lot of people who would say no, but I can't get enough of them. In fact, I'm constantly telling my boyfriend he needs to surprise me more — to which he promptly responds that ruins the whole point of…

This National Parks Trip Has The Outdoor Adventure You Want With No Camping Required

ByBrittany Leitner
I'm the type of New Yorker who will begrudgingly take a seat on a park bench, only to completely run away from it the second I see a squirrel scurrying too close. I'm not usually planning my weekends around camping adventures or slating in National…

I Wore Blue Eyeliner Every Day Like Cara Delevingne & It's Not As Shocking As I Thought

ByBrittany Leitner
You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but…

"Cold Brew Hair" Is The Official Hair Color Of Summer 2018 & My Strands Have Never Felt More Alive

ByBrittany Leitner
Some coffee shops keep their milk behind the counter. These are the ones I like to mark off in my head as "places I'll never go back to" as soon as I leave. I don't think anything infuriates me quite as much as letting someone else dress my coffee.…

The Video Of Fans Singing "Stand By Me" At The Royal Wedding Will Give You Chills

ByBrittany Leitner
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was filled with celebrities, family, tradition, and endless beautiful moments. The highly anticipated royal wedding is now marked forever in…

These Hilarious Tweets About Prince Harry At The Royal Wedding Prove The Thirst Is Real

ByBrittany Leitner
It was just seven years ago that Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex stood beside big brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as the world watched him wed his college sweetheart, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Throughout all of the centuries-old…

Tweets About The Royal Wedding Show The World Is Ready For The Big Event

ByBrittany Leitner
What is it that people love so much about the royal wedding? Is it the fact that we can escape into the scandalous lives of Britain's elite? (See what I did there?) Or is it that somewhere, deep down, we all secretly crave tradition and world order?…

Wander or Bust: Lagos Is Portugal's Sun-Soaked Hidden Gem

ByBrittany Leitner
Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink,…

What To Invest In To Make Your "Young" Apartment Feel Like A Real Home

ByBrittany Leitner
I remember my first trip to Bed Bath & Beyond like it was yesterday. I had just graduated college and was in desperate need of the basics, like towels, curtains, and a laundry bin. I don't remember this trip because it was particularly fun or…

This Reebok Classics X LVRN Sneaker Drop Is The Only Shoe You Need This Summer

ByBrittany Leitner
It's finally May, and I'm starting to get a little taste of the summer months ahead. People are shedding their heaviest winter coats for cute lighter ones, and filling Instagram with color, courtesy of the blooming flowers that seemingly pop up over…

I Rejected The Idea Of "The One" & Found A Whole New Method Of Self-Care

ByBrittany Leitner
After my third date with a guy I met by swiping right, I had one question burned into my brain before I agreed to a fourth. Was he the one? Now, before you call me a total stalker, hear me out. In New York City, third dates were rare. I'm talking…

These 5 Products Will Make You Look Forward To Waking Up In The Morning

ByBrittany Leitner
When I dreamed of living in New York City as a youngster and having my writing dream job, I never once thought about how hard it might be for me to actually wake up and, you know, make it to that dream job. Shocking, I know, but a 9 to 5 actually…

These Adorable Videos Of Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Prove They'll Be Amazing Parents

ByBrittany Leitner
Baby Kar-Jenner-Scott is finally here! Well, I guess I can drop the Kardashian part from Kylie's namesake since she's officially the matriarch of her own precious little family. It was revealed on the American holiday that is Super Bowl Sunday that…

Kylie Jenner's Baby's Zodiac Chart Reveals How She'll Feel About The Spotlight

ByBrittany Leitner
Mum's been the word on Kylie Jenner's pregnancy, since news broke (erm, slipped?) that the youngest Kar-Jenner was preggo with boyfriend Travis Scott's baby back in September 2017. But now Kylie Jenner herself has finally confirmed that she and…

Cardi B Is Alexa's New Voice In Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial & It's Incredible

ByBrittany Leitner
They say how you speak to your Amazon Alexa reveals a lot about who you are. For example, if you demand Alexa plays a song, and scream something along the lines of "Alexa, f*cking play Coldplay ya dumb b*tch," instead of gently asking her in a…

Kim Kardashian's Baby's Zodiac Sign Reveals A Sun & Rising Sign At Odds

ByBrittany Leitner
Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West's surrogate has given birth to baby number three, and of course, we have so many questions. I have no doubt that older siblings North and Saint will be amazing siblings (after all, sibling love is…