About The Wordy Girl AKA Maria Tettamanti

Maria Andy Tettamanti is a Miami-based journalist for The Miami Herald and Miami.com. She is also a columnist for The Huffington Post and Aventura Magazine. Additionally, Maria writes for Saks Fifth Avenue and The Standard Hotel on their corporate blogs. Known by all as The Wordy Girl, Maria has published works in USA Today, Allure, Us Weekly, Ocean Drive and Life & Style publications. From an online standpoint, Maria has published pieces on Daily Candy, Urban Daddy, MSN, Refinery29 and OceanDrive.com. Maria also is the Co-Founder of Working Girls, which teaches women and men the tools needed to tap into their inner awesomeness and create career fields they cherish and love through various workshops. She is also a Social Media Ninja and handles the social media for several high-brow businesses.

Maria is often asked if she’s Cuban due to her incessant use of the word, “Aye!” but here’s the real deal: She was raised in the idyllic seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey by her super Greek parents who eventually tired of the cold weather and moved to sunny Coconut Grove, Florida. In the Sunshine State, Maria attended Ransom Everglades High School and graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. After numerous full-time editor roles in the rough-and-tumble world of magazines, Maria now freelances from her home because she is vehemently allergic to cubicles. And mean bosses. And office dress codes. In fact, Maria prefers to work in her pajamas with an unwashed face. Doesn’t everyone?

Married to her college sweetheart, Sebastian, Maria is the mother of two brilliant children who will most likely grow up to decipher the cure to cancer, win Pulitzer prizes or become Bravo TV executives. Or all three. On this quirky blog, Maria shares her words on fashion, style and pop culture — and whatever whims come to her mind on that particular day.  Folks like her blog so much, The Wordy Girl has been featured live on the Today Show and has collaborated with brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Neiman Marcus, Soho Beach House, Warby Parker and more. When not sweating her next assignment over a hot keyboard, Maria can be found chasing her two toddlers, at Target, Facebooking, Twittering, Pinning, Instagraming, viewing horrid reality television programming or shopping. More of the last one, really.

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