Charlotte Phillips

Charlotte Phillips is a Lifestyle writer at Elite Daily, the leading site speaking to millennials across the globe. She joined Elite Daily in June 2014, fresh out of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. At Elite Daily, Charlotte focuses on New York-centric themes including dating, food, young start-ups and celebrities. She is also interested in exploring luxury brands, travel and any pop culture phenomenons. Charlotte also writes social commentary comparisons between New York, her adopted home, and London, where she was born and raised. She moved to New York after completing her undergraduate degree at Bristol University in the UK, where she majored in History. She currently lives in Manhattan and enjoys frozen yogurt, brunch, Central Park and getting lost everywhere. Follow her @charphillips9

These 5 Girls Exist In Every Friend Group, And You Can't Stand Any Of Them

ByCharlotte Phillips
Your 20s are a confusing time. You’re forging your way in the world, deviating from the set path that, up until now, you and your friends have followed together. From high school to college, we went with the status quo, not leaving much room for…

#WinterIsComing: 17 Things Women Can Only Get Away With During The Summer

ByCharlotte Phillips
August seems to be disappearing. It’s going by so quickly, that before you know it, we’ll be wearing boots and coats and moaning about the snow instead of the humidity. Summer is the best season of all, and there are about two weeks left to make the…

18 Harsh Realities You Unexpectedly Face When You Realize You've Become An 'Adult'

ByCharlotte Phillips
Thanks to things like bills and early mornings, growing up sounds like it may suck. But at the times when it kind of does, just remember: You're not alone. No one's living college life anymore, and if people are, they're probably screwing everything…

14 Reasons Why It Might Be A Good Idea To Marry A Jewish Girl

ByCharlotte Phillips
A few weeks ago, Elite Daily brought you The 23 Qualities Your Jewish Husband Must Possess. It was well-received by all, obviously. But we’re not greedy. We Rachel Weisz's and Natalie Portman's of the world know that in order to snag an Adam Brody…

Older Child Problems: 9 Things That Only The Oldest Sibling Will Understand

ByCharlotte Phillips
If you're the oldest child, there's a strong chance that you loathed your younger siblings when they were born. We older kids knew what jealousy felt like from a very young age and we resented our parents thinking that we were permanently available,…

9 Reasons Why Having Brothers Makes You A Happier (And Better) Woman

ByCharlotte Phillips
Disclaimer: I never thought I’d be writing this piece. Having grown up with two younger brothers, and having spent much of my childhood being tormented and, I would say, psychologically bullied, it took me until I was in my late teens to work out…

33 Things That Are Literal Hell That Only Londoners Will Understand

ByCharlotte Phillips
Anyone who was raised (or who has lived) in London knows it to be an incredible place. It’s cosmopolitan, multicultural and ethnically diverse. For many reasons, it’s an amazing city to live in; it's home to some of the world’s most beautiful…

8 Times Every Girl Has Wished A Guy Would Just Come Up And Say Something

ByCharlotte Phillips
We've all been there. You know... when there's prolonged eye contact, when he's obviously checking you out, when every sign points to him saying something and quickly becoming your next boyfriend... and then he lacks the balls and stays silent. You…

8 Reasons Why A Group Dinner Is The Most Dreaded Event On A Girl's Social Calendar

ByCharlotte Phillips
We've all been there. That familiar wave of dread at seeing the E-vite, the Facebook event, the mass text. It's your best friend's birthday, and you know you have to show up. Equally, you know it's going to be a painful social experience because…

#TrustNoOne: 20 Signs You're A Girl With Serious Trust Issues

ByCharlotte Phillips
Certain experiences in life have the ability to shape your personality, for better or worse. A former best friend may change the way you make friends, a cheating ex may change the way you enter into a relationship, and the way you behave when in…

8 Times A Woman Absolutely Does Want To Be Lied To

ByCharlotte Phillips
We say we appreciate brutal honesty. We ask questions in the hope that you'll take them seriously, and give us a balanced, well-thought out reply. Well, most of the time. We're nothing if not complex, and it's up to you -- our friends, our…

10 Ways To Actually Lose A Guy In 10 Days

ByCharlotte Phillips
We've all seen the movie, in which Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) manages to attract, repel and then attract Benjamin Barry aka Benny Boo Boo aka Matthew McConaughey, all over again. Had there not been an elaborate double-bet plot line, it's highly…

13 Times That Yoga Can, Literally, Save Your Life

ByCharlotte Phillips
For those of you who think yoga is only for hippies, freaks and anyone who has ever uttered the words “downward dog” with a straight face… think again. Time and time again, the physical and mental health benefits of yoga have been shown to go beyond…

11 Times The Rich Kids Of Instagram's Lives Are Just Way Better Than Yours

ByCharlotte Phillips
Ah, to be a Rich Kid of Instagram. These kids are obnoxious, spoiled, money-obsessed and happy to post their ridiculous lifestyles for all of social media to see. No action is too gross, no yacht too large, no Rolex too diamond- encrusted. If we…

15 Scary Facts About Your Obsession With Your Phone That Should Worry You For The Future

ByCharlotte Phillips
We all know that Gen-Y has a problem, and it's that our iPhones are permanently glued to our fingertips. We feel naked and out of touch when there’s no cell service, and pay exorbitant data roaming charges so we don’t feel disconnected while on…

It's Cheat Day: 10 Excuses Every Girl Makes So She Can Cheat On Her Diet

ByCharlotte Phillips
Starting a diet is easy. For the first seven minutes, you feel wildly confident, motivated by the thought of you in a bikini and the admiring looks you will get. Precisely 11 minutes later, you are hungry. You worked out, you tell yourself, so that…

10 Impossible-To-Prove Facts That Every Girl Will Swear By Religiously

ByCharlotte Phillips
Ladies – when we know, we know. We’ve gone through 20-something years of life, and have enough experience to be certain that, sometimes, a particular occurrence or result is unfailingly unavoidable. There’s no statistical evidence, and there are no…

23 Qualities You Should Look For In The Perfect Jewish Husband

ByCharlotte Phillips
A short while ago, Elite Daily brought you the 40 Things Jewish Girls Can't Live Without. Today, a detailed exploration of what should be number one on the list: a Jewish husband. You've been planning the wedding since you were four, and your mom's…

Why Everyone Should Live In New York At Least Once In Their Lives...And Then Leave

ByCharlotte Phillips
A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with New York. There are elements that are so truly fantastic, inspirational and dynamic that it's impossible not to have fun in this city. And yet there are some traits of the city that are so…

#WholeFoodHacks: 6 Ways To Make Sure You Win At Whole Foods

ByCharlotte Phillips
Ah, Whole Foods. Home to overpriced kombucha, yummy mummies, carrying the invariable yoga mats and salad bars so appetizing you could eat there for days. There's a lot to love about Whole Foods. The variety is amazing, you feel healthy and virtuous…