Phenomenal Women

Published on November 7th, 2010 | by thevyne


Vyne Contributor Spotlight: Allison Brooke Gordon

Name: Allison Brooke Gordon

Hometown: Oak Park, IL

Current City: Philadelphia, PA

Roles in life: Daughter, Sister, Friend, Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program, volunteer, mentor and communications manager of community investment at Comcast.

Hobbies: Reading, window-shopping, writing, music, travel, theatre and playing badminton.

Education: Bachelors of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences; Masters of Science, Columbia University – Strategic Communications.

What is the last movie you saw? On a recent 6-hour flight, the last of three movies I watched was Letters to Juliet.

What is your favorite TV Show? Anthony Bourdain No Reservations on the Travel Channel. Every show is an excellent feature of cuisine and culture of countries around the world. I love Bourdain’s narrative and it’s a wonderful way to couch travel.

Shuffle Your iPod – what is first song? Haha! “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” from the Glee soundtrack. I love musical/broadway anything.  Glee is one of my top favorite TV shows.

What is your favorite travel destination? Chicago, Illinois. It’s an easy trip to make and my sister, elementary & high-school friends and Johnnie’s Italian Beef sandwich are there to greet me. It’s my hometown.

What Beauty Product Can’t Live Without? I am still on the search for something for my hair.

To feel more centered I…: Journal to help put things in perspective.

Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration: Audrey Hepburn

What is your favorite restaurant? My sister recently introduced me to Plaxa de Mercat in Chicago – on Michigan Avenue and Balboa. I love. Actually, I adore all of Jose Garces eateries.

What words do you live by? There is a phrase that I find very sweet…Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.


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One Response to Vyne Contributor Spotlight: Allison Brooke Gordon

  1. Ellen says:

    Hi Allison!
    I enjoyed reading your spotlight! I particularly liked hearing that Chicago is your favorite travel destination because that is where I am from and grew up! I also have to check out that Plaxa de Mercat restaurant in Chicago, I haven’t been. I also enjoyed reading the “words you live by,” very true! I too like musicals and recently went to see Lion King. Keep up the positive perspective on life! Cheers!

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