100 episodes

In The City Confessions, host and Native New Yorker Mariann Yip leads an ongoing, causal and raw discussion with real people living in the city to share and laugh about their highs and most importantly their lows. She invites guests to open up about what they’re really going through on a daily basis, what the city has taught them, and ultimately gives them a platform to talk about what’s on their mind and what keeps them up at night.
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THE CITY CONFESSIONS Mariann Yip

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    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

In The City Confessions, host and Native New Yorker Mariann Yip leads an ongoing, causal and raw discussion with real people living in the city to share and laugh about their highs and most importantly their lows. She invites guests to open up about what they’re really going through on a daily basis, what the city has taught them, and ultimately gives them a platform to talk about what’s on their mind and what keeps them up at night.
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    Ep 100: Mariann Yip- Celebrating 100th Episode- Life Updates - Power of Energy - Being Intentional about How you Utilize Time - Revealing Personal Insecurities and Confessions

    Ep 100: Mariann Yip- Celebrating 100th Episode- Life Updates - Power of Energy - Being Intentional about How you Utilize Time - Revealing Personal Insecurities and Confessions

    This episode is a solo one from yours truly and is a celebration of hitting 100 episodes on The City Confessions! I start out this episode by giving quick life updates and talk about where my mind has been and how I am feeling and doing mentally. I reveal my uncertainty when it comes to my future as I have no idea where I'll be based once my lease is up in addition to questioning my place in NYC. I also talk about how I've been feeling unsafe with the rise of asian hate crimes, which motivated me to start an IG Live series on #STOPASIANHATE. I have been discovering the activist in me and have been getting to know that side more. 

    Other topics I touch upon include the power of energy, the sacredness of time and the value and weight of intention. I end the episode by sharing a few confessions relating to body insecurities and outlook on dating, love and relationships. As a celebration of my 100th episode, I would appreciate if if you can support me and this podcast by sharing it with a friend or your network, by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and following me on my below platforms.

    https://instagram.com/mariann_yip
    https://www.instagram.com/thecityconfessions/
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-city-confessions/id1447819476#see-all/reviews




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    • 25 min
    Ep 99: Ming - NYC Based Occupational Therapist - Food Photographer Duo Team of The Bing Buzz - Finding Purpose and Passion During the Pandemic- Spreading Positivity and Joy to Others

    Ep 99: Ming - NYC Based Occupational Therapist - Food Photographer Duo Team of The Bing Buzz - Finding Purpose and Passion During the Pandemic- Spreading Positivity and Joy to Others

    The 99th episode of The City Confessions features Ming, who is a NYC based Occupational Therapist. Aside from her day job, she is also part of the food photographer duo team of The Bing Buzz, and works with her boyfriend to bring NYC content to her audience. She is also the host of the podcast Happier With Ming: A lifestyle design & personal development podcast designed to encourage and inspire you to live life to your fullest everyday!

    In this episode, we talk about how she found her passion and purpose during the pandemic, as that's the time when she decided to start The Bing Buzz's youtube channel. Ming also loves starting projects and explains how being a perfectionist plays in her life, as well as going out of her comfort zones. She discussed some of her insecurities and vulnerabilities and shares her favorite NYC ice cream spots as well as a confession that some New Yorkers might take offensively! 

    You can connect with Ming in her below channels and if you have any questions, feedback or comments regarding this episode, feel free to email thecityconfessions@gmail.com. 



    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBingBuzz

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheBingBuzz

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBingBuzz

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBingBuzz


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    • 38 min
    Ep 98: Mariah Reeves- Founder of MARVES, NYC Black and Latina Owned One Woman Operation - How she Got into Crochet - Realities of Working as a Handmade Artisan - Why She Loves Her Side Hustle

    Ep 98: Mariah Reeves- Founder of MARVES, NYC Black and Latina Owned One Woman Operation - How she Got into Crochet - Realities of Working as a Handmade Artisan - Why She Loves Her Side Hustle

    Today's guest is Mariah Reeves, the founder of MARVES, which is a NYC based crochet shop, that offers modern, eco-friendly, handmade, and unique fiber arts products. She is a Black and Latina owned one woman operation and explains how her grandmother (one of the coolest & stylish humans EVER) taught her how to crochet. Through her modern aesthetic, with an emphasis on minimal luxury and a passion for art, Mariah tries to keep her family tradition alive and just as cool & stylish as her grandmother was. Mariah started MARVES as something to do outside her day job, but also as a side hustle to help pay off her student loans. Based in NYC, every piece is handmade. As a New Yorker, Mariah names her products after her favorite streets and neighborhoods and tries to keep her business as eco-friendly as possible by using natural fibers and reusable packaging. Being handcrafted, each piece has the value of human touch. Every limited, made to order item is created with its own unique quality.

    In this episode, Mariah gives insight to different techniques and tips on how to crochet, the process and realities of the hard work, effort and dedication to making each piece by hand, her definitions of happiness and success and what she hopes to accomplish with her business.

    Feel free to support Mariah Reeves on her below platforms:

    Website: MARVESnewyork.com

    Instagram: @MARVESnewyork

    Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/MARVESnewyork

    Depop: Depop.com/marves


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    • 35 min
    Ep 97: Kristina Ang- Fashion Design Student at Parsons School of Design - How NYC has Shaped Her Outlook and Mindset - Following Her Passion and Drive - Power of Seeking out Opportunities

    Ep 97: Kristina Ang- Fashion Design Student at Parsons School of Design - How NYC has Shaped Her Outlook and Mindset - Following Her Passion and Drive - Power of Seeking out Opportunities

    This week's guest is a native New Yorker. Kristina Ang is a fashion design student at the Parsons School of Design in NYC, sustainability freelance writer, and fellow podcast host for The Life of A Fashion Student Podcast. From a very early age, she was determined to make a start in the fashion industry. Her ambition and passion to integrate herself in the fashion world have compelled her to take up various internships throughout her early years of high school including working as a Showroom Intern at Alice & Trixie and becoming a Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador. In the past she have taken on roles such as Design & Product Development Intern at Kassatex NYC, Intern at Sandy Liang, Design & Product Development Intern at The Arrivals NYC, Fashion Team Intern at V Magazine, and Education & Sustainable Strategies Intern at CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). Currently, she is a Public Relations Intern at Conti-Communications. Kristina's biggest hope in life is to inspire, impact, influence, and invigorate those around her.

    In this episode, Kristina reveals that she has a twin sister and talks about what that relationship is like. We also dive into how she found her passion for fashion and her decision to follow that calling, despite some initial hesitations. Kristina is a driven individual and constantly puts herself out there and seeks opportunities. She explains how that stems from being a New Yorker and how the city has shaped her to be the woman she is today. We also talk about her career and personal highlights, how she utilities her competitive edge and hustle in a positive way, the struggle of trusting others, the importance of trusting your gut and validating your feelings, and so much more!

    Feel free to connect with Kristina on her below platforms:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristinamichelleang/

    Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5tk1Ptko1nBhcekYskjFD5

    Website: https://www.kristinaang.com

    You can direct any questions, feedback or comments to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. 


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    • 46 min
    Ep 96: Ashley Rodriguez - Fashion Model and Youtuber - How She Got into Modeling - The Power of Mindset - Tips to Becoming more Positive in Life - Simple definitions of Happiness and Success

    Ep 96: Ashley Rodriguez - Fashion Model and Youtuber - How She Got into Modeling - The Power of Mindset - Tips to Becoming more Positive in Life - Simple definitions of Happiness and Success

    Today's guest is Ashley Rodriguez, a fashion model and youtuber from Queens, New York. In this episode of The City Confessions, we talk about how Ashley got into modeling and the realities behind the scenes of being a model. Ashley reveals her career highlights as well as some struggles. She also explains why she's always positive and shares tips on how to develop a positive mindset including the importance of a morning routine and finding joy and happiness in the everyday moments. As a family oriented individual, Ashley is grounded by her family and the people she surrounds herself with. She is currently exploring Los Angeles with her boyfriend and have recently started a youtube channel where she posts fun content for entertainment purposes. 

    You can connect with Ashley below:

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/baddiee.ash/

    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrcXxDzsM73qTGRqVEpQnIQ


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    • 33 min
    Ep 95: Andy Stone- Vice President Marketing Bluestone Lane- Australian Coffee Culture Vs New York City - Building, Growing and Expanding Company- Favorite Items on Menu

    Ep 95: Andy Stone- Vice President Marketing Bluestone Lane- Australian Coffee Culture Vs New York City - Building, Growing and Expanding Company- Favorite Items on Menu

    Today, we are joined by Andy Stone, the Vice President of Marketing at Bluestone Lane, which is Melbourne-inspired coffee place offering Australian-style espresso drinks & cafe fare all day. He is the brother to CEO Nick Stone and runs the business’s marketing. 
    We begin the episode by talking about his relationship with NYC, now that he's been here for 5 years. We then dive in to discussing how Bluestone Lane became successful at bringing Melbourne café culture to the states. Other topics we cover include how Andy got involved with Bluestone Lane, differences between Australian coffee culture and American (particularly NYC), the marketing strategies behind Bluestone Lane and their health focused menu, challenges in growing and expanding their business in a short amount of time and his definitions of happiness and success. Andy also shares a city Confessions as an Australian living in New York that you don’t want to miss!
    If you haven’t dined at Bluestone Lane then check out their locations here https://bluestonelane.com so you can try their delicious food items & coffee!

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

MARVESny ,

Love!

Mariann is a great host! As a native new yorker I love the concept of interviewing people in the city, especially now with this horrible rumor that “new york is dead.” Mariann shows us it’s not! I love hearing the creative, unique souls that live here and hustling like we always have. A great listen to get to know the city and the people that make it so amazing!

Kristina Ang ,

Can’t stop listening to this podcast!

Mariann is such an amazing host on this podcast. She connects with the guests on such a personal level and it’s truly a joy to listen to. Grateful for the opportunity to be a guest on this podcast because I am a big fan myself 🙏🏻✨ Definitely worth the listen!!

hrodriguez845 ,

Mariann is an incredible host!

Love listening to this podcast. Mariann is brilliant and really captivates her audience. 🙌🏽

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