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Abby Draper
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Abby Draper is a publicist in Beverly Hills whose guilty pleasures include all things social media, reality television and men’s lifestyle publications. In her free time, you can find her exploring the idiosyncrasies of Los Angeles, enjoying a glass of wine, or spinning at SoulCycle. Abby graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Communications, and a focus on public relations. Follow her on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram @AbbyDraper

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Don't Be a Dick

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2015 | 10:57 AM

I've encountered a lot of dicks in my life. In this case, I'm talking about people who aren't nice to me... we'll leave the other kind of dick encounters for another time.

Growing up, my family moved around a lot making me the "new girl" many times. My parents...

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Love Advice After 32 Years of Marriage

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 6:10 PM

We live in a world where swiping an app on your phone if you think someone is attractive is considered dating; where people look for love on national television competing with upwards of thirty other people (sometimes naked!) and emojis have taken the place of calling someone to say, "I...

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Party on a Bike

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 1:38 PM

After living in Los Angeles for three years, one thing I've learned is that some of the best parties are thrown at fitness studios. Weird, right? Kinda, but true. I've been to birthday parties where an entire studio is decorated in honor of the person celebrating, I've spent a day...

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30 Is Bigger Than I Thought

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 4:58 PM

Before turning 30 this year in January, I sought advice from several friends, mentors, ex-boyfriends, strangers and my parents about what to expect, and how to gracefully handle such a big transition. Some of the advice I was given was funny, some very direct, some a little elusive,...

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Advice As I Turn 30

(4) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 8:54 AM

I am turning 30 this month. I don't really know what else to say about that, except that I am way more excited about it than I ever knew I would be. Since it feels so big and important, I asked friends of mine who have survived their thirtieth year...

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It's Raining in LA, Everyone Freak Out

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 6:18 PM

In case you haven't heard, it's raining in Los Angeles. On the East Coast, the only thing that changes when it rains is what time people show up at the bar. In Los Angeles, it means something much different. People lose their shit.

Traffic is miserable in this city...

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There's Nothing Basic About Being a 'Basic B*tch'

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 1:29 PM

You know when a new online quiz comes out and four hundred and seventeen people share their results on Facebook in the same three hours? As I was waiting for my flight back to LA this weekend, one that I kept seeing was "How Basic Are You? I got 78...

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5 Tips for Curing Writer's Block

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 11:48 AM

"Hitting a creative wall? Take a break from work to watch a procedural. They always solve the case and so will you" -- Lena Dunham's dad in Not That Kind of Girl

While some may consider it an excuse, writers block is a real thing and when it happens, it...

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Hashtag Blessed I Didn't Have Twitter Growing Up

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 4:56 PM

I got a notification this weekend that a 13-year-old is following me on Twitter. I'm honored, but also a little surprised. My first thought was: "Isn't 13 like 6th grade? What does one even do in 6th grade that they want the Internet to know about?" My second thought was:...

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5 Male Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Every female needs her go-to group of girlfriends, but as I approach the big 3-0, it's very clear that women should also have a core group of men (that they're not involved with romantically) to rely on as well. Ladies, meet your must-haves in the male friend department.

1....

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What I Learned From the Final Episode of Chelsea Lately

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 4:29 PM

After a seven-year streak, much to my dismay, Tuesday night was the final Chelsea Lately show. I have watched every episode of this show since it started, and even have some of my favorite episodes from years ago saved on my DVR. That sounds ridiculous, but whatever; it was a...

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10 Dinge, die Sie bei Ihrem Traummann beachten sollten - wenn es nach Ihrem Vater geht

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 10:03 AM

Mein Vater und ich haben ein sehr gutes Verhältnis. Wir wohnen sehr weit voneinander weg, deshalb folgt er mir auf all meinen sozialen Kanälen - um immer zu wissen, was bei mir in Los Angeles so los ist.

Neulich habe ich folgenden Artikel geteilt, den ich bei einer Freundin...

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Searching for an Answer: What I Believe

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 11:09 PM

This weekend, something really shitty happened in Santa Barbara, when a man who reportedly was seeking a vengeance on women who had "starved him of sex" killed several innocent victims. This tragedy inspired a Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen where users tweeted their thoughts and feelings about the wellbeing and safety of...

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10 Things to Consider When Dating, According to Your Dad

(3) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 12:38 PM

My Dad and I are very close. Living so far away from each other, he follows me closely on all of my social channels to keep up with what's going on in LA. That being said, this morning I re-tweeted a link to an article from my friend Jen called...

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Girl Logic Isn't, In Fact, Logical at All

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 5:49 PM

I am not much of a cook. More often than not, I eat Special K crackers and Pez for dinner. So, when it was decided I would be making dinner for my man friend, my first thought was "Well, I'll just wear something that shows a lot of skin so...

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How to Date Like an Adult

(11) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 10:37 AM

I don't know if this happens for everyone, but for me there have been a series of moments or experiences lately that, in reflecting, are slap-you-in-the-face-you're-an-adult moments. And as scary and weird as that sounds, it's actually incredible. Knowing what you want, who you want to be, how you want...

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What Does It Mean to Be 'So LA?'

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 1:28 PM

This weekend, I was talking with an east coast friend, and as I was going on this rant about the importance of ridding yourself of negative energy, he said, "Oh my God. You're so LA now." This isn't the first time this has been said to me recently, so I...

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Lebensratgeber für ein neugeborenes Mädchen

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 12:08 PM

Vor Kurzem hat ein guter Freund von mir ein kleines Mädchen bekommen. Als ich sie zum ersten Mal im Arm gehalten habe, war ich überwältigt von der ganzen Liebe, die ich für dieses kleine Wesen empfand, das ich gerade erst kennen gelernt habe. Alles, was ich wollte, war, ihr mein...

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Life Advice for a Zero-Year-Old

(11) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Recently a close friend of mine had a baby daughter. When I held her for the first time, I was overwhelmed with how much love I felt for this tiny person that I was just meeting. All I wanted to do was teach her everything I know, right there, so...

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5 Reasons Why Every Woman Needs a Girls Weekend

(23) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 10:30 AM

You know when Big stands Carrie up at the altar and it's just the worst, so the girls take her to Mexico (and Charlotte sh*ts her pants)? While spending time with your significant other, children if applicable, colleagues and acquaintances is wonderful and important, every woman needs a good "girls...

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