Tracey Zane

Bio

Tracey Zane earned her degree in Film/TV Production at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!). You can spot her red hair exploring NYC, eating all the chocolate and in wanderlust.
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What Happens When BFFs Swap Phones and Play Text Roulette

By Tracey Zane
Your best friend... and your phone. Your best friend... and your phone... and a spinning wheel of illicit text messages. The mere thought is enough to send us into a downward spiral of emotions. Just how deep does the BFF bond go? Is it…
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How To Spend An Epic 24 Hours In Vegas Without Going Into Debt (Video)

By Tracey Zane
The next HotSpot stop takes us to the city of sin, LAS VEGAS. Julz brings us down the strip to show us the city's sights and lights through her filter. And by that, we mean skydiving over the Las Vegas desert and partying in a private booth at…
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3 Ways To Get A Glam Look You'll Love [Interactive Video]

By Tracey Zane
As a young woman making her way in this big concrete jungle, there's always an occasion to strut your stuff (and your style) down the city streets. To make the challenge of standing out amongst the pack just a bit easier, this video highlights how…
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Upgrades You Make When You're Adulting

By Tracey Zane
Remember when a well-balanced meal meant a cheeseburger in one hand and a milkshake in the other? Ah, if only. These days, the only type of burger you're probably eating on a regular basis is of the veggie variety (hold the bun), with a side of…
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This Female Pro Athlete And Model Doesn't Conform To Society's Standards

By Tracey Zane
If you're ever feeling lost or in need of some inspiration, look no further than Sierra Quitiquit, who proves no one thing can define your place in the world. Even from a young age, Quitiquit was never able to conform to the cultural standards…
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This Female Mechanic Is Changing The Auto Industry

By Tracey Zane
With her red heels and bubbly personality, Patrice Banks is on a mission to turn the auto industry on its head. Banks is the founder of Girls Auto Clinic, whose goal is to empower women to understand their cars and feel confident when talking to an…
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This Is What Happens When People Play Emoji Tattoo Roulette

By Tracey Zane
Long gone are the days of getting inspirational quotes tattooed on your body. These days, expressions are often made through emojis.   But what exactly do emojis, a spinning wheel, and a tattoo artist have in common? A whole lot more than you can…
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Siblings Swap Phones And Go On Each Other's Dating Apps

By Tracey Zane
Who knows you better than your siblings? The answer is simple: no one. Your siblings have been there for your highest highs and your lowest lows. They've watched you succeed and fail, and they've enthusiastically chronicled every embarrassing moment…
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Why Learning To Code Can Help You Land The Job Of Your Dreams

By Tracey Zane
Back in the not-so-distant past, a four-year education at a traditional college campus was the key to success. Fast forward to 2016, and the digital world has ushered in an entirely new set of rules. New York Code + Design Academy is…
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What Happens When Your Ex Snoops Through Your Phone

By Tracey Zane
We all have an ex (or maybe three) whom we still think about. No matter how hard we might try, we can't stop ourselves from wondering what they're up to and whom they're dating. But what would you do if you got the chance to snoop through that…
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What Happens When Exes Snoop Through Each Other's Phones

By Tracey Zane
Past relationships are emotional touchstones. When you think back on a bad breakup or a time you had your heart broken, it's easy to second-guess your decisions and what you could or should have done differently. And there's always that feeling of…
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What Happens When Your BFF Gets Control Of Your Phone

By Tracey Zane
Your phone is sacred. And it must be protected as such: The secrets hidden within its aluminum casing should never see the light of day. But what if your worst fears became reality? How would you react if your best friend somehow got her grubby…
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What Happens When Moms Snoop Through Their Sons' Phones (Video)

By Tracey Zane
The idea of your phone winding up in the wrong hands is terrifying. But what if those hands were your mom's? Would she discover you've been hiding a secret life behind double-passcode-locked messages? Would the contents of your phone rock her entire…
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How This Company Built A Business Off Of Convincing People To Cook (Video)

By Tracey Zane
Eating healthy: It's a concept that should be so simple but poses so many obstacles. Who has the time to research, shop and schlep home after a long day at the office? Few of us do. Delivery-service Plated came on the scene to help us all eat…
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How Venmo Made A Business Out Of Getting You To Pay Your Friends Back (Video)

By Tracey Zane
Venmo (verb): the act of paying back or requesting payment from friends, family, coworkers and others using the simple, user-friendly and social app, Venmo. Frustrated with the difficult, time-old concept of "paying someone back," cofounders Andrew…
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These Twin Sisters Are Proving Pop-Up Stores Could Be The Future Of Shopping (Video)

By Tracey Zane
Twins. The concept is based on so much of the sameness -- the same womb, the same birthday, the same mom. So it's not surprising that The Vintage Twin aims to make itself and its customers unique. Few people buy into the saying “Copying is the…
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Why You Don't Know Yourself Until You Travel To Another Country (Video)

By Tracey Zane
The last stop on the HOTSPOT Summer World Tour takes us across the southern border into Mexico. Cue the music. Julz has a different approach to the city of Cancun. Trading in her wild side for life on the mild side, she heads into the jungles of…
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How Dollar Shave Club Plans To Revolutionize Male Grooming (Video)

By Tracey Zane
You may know Michael Dubin from the epic Dollar Shave Club commercial, the founder and CEO has had a disruptive mindset from the start. Frustrated with the prices and hassle of buying razors, he decided to make a change, turning a normally banal…
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How To Live It Up For A Day In Montreal Without Breaking The Bank (Video)

By Tracey Zane
YesJulz is always on the move and #NeverNotWorking. We recently caught her in Montreal -- the next stop on her summer world tour. We get to see the views from Julz’s eyes as we meet up with friends, explore the city and, of course, find her live on…
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How Emily Schuman Turned Her Blog, Cupcakes And Cashmere, Into Her Career (Video)

By Tracey Zane
When lifestyle blogger Emily Schuman first began her blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere, she had three followers: mom, dad and her then-boyfriend-now-husband, Geoffrey. Just a few years later, her brand expanded to books, a clothing line and beyond.…