Alyssa Ruane

Alyssa is The Lysst's creator and ultimate ruler. She's a freelance journalist and content marketing expert passionate about living her best life and helping others do the same. She's kind of an ass, but sometimes she can be hurt-your-teeth sweet. Depends on the day and whether or not you came bearing gifts (queso blanco or wine will do). Find her professional portfolio at alyssaruane.com.
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3 Things to Do in New York to See the City in a Whole New Way

When you’ve visited a place a couple times, it’s easy to believe you’ve “seen ...

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Summer Bourbon Cocktails You Can Sip in September

Sipping seasonal drinks is one of our specialties. And while there are plenty of ...

Real Talk: Can Americans Travel Legally to Cuba?

There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding Cuba tourism and whether or not Americans ...

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Essay: A Goodbye Letter to South Florida, My Second Home

(This story was written in 2014 and repurposed for The Lysst.) A Goodbye Letter ...

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Honey Sriracha Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

This honey sriracha chicken with broccoli recipe is ridiculously tasty and so much better ...

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I Stopped Wearing Makeup Every Day – Here’s What Happened

I didn’t want him to see my face. My dirty-blonde eyelashes are invisible without ...

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Creative + Just Downright Genius Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Ho, ho, ho!  While I usually refrain from greeting others besides my besties with ...