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Zipporah “Zippy” Sandler is a lifestyle and travel specialist who after living everywhere from Providence to Paris found herself suddenly residing in South Florida (something she swore she’d never do). She’s a retired actress/dancer who’s appeared on television, Broadway, and has also owned and operated highly successful restaurants in Providence and Newport, RI.

Her days are spent looking for products that make you feel like you’re living in luxury, destinations that you’ll take with you long after you’ve left, and musings on the little things that create a big life. Zippy knows that indulgence takes on many forms, and that taking the time to treat yourself well is the backbone of Champagne Living.

Blogging regularly on both: Champagne Living and The Review Broads (as Broad “Z”), Zippy has also been featured on MSN, CNN, Iberostar resorts, Yahoo, All You Magazine, and many other online and print publications both nationally and internationally.

Her Champagne Living site is determined to bring back the art of joie de vivre by offering articles on how to break free of the day-to-day and live the life you always imagined.  She spends her days looking for products that make you feel like you’re living in luxury, destinations that you’ll take with you long after you’ve left. and musings on the little things that create a big life.

Whether it be San Pellegrino water or Louis Roderer Cristal, Zippy suggests that you keep your life sparkling and your glass full.

Zipporah currently lives in South Florida, spending time with her husband, son and her miniature bull-terrier Clemenza and is working on her first book co-written with novelist Ava Rogers (Broad “A”) of The Review Broads.

How excited or why are your participating with HerHighway Drive Breast Cancer Awareness?

I’m a car gal, having grown up in the wholesale automobile business, and my first job was as a “title girl” as we were called back then. My grandfather, father, and eventually my husband all owned dealerships (either retail or wholesale), so it’s truly in my blood.

My mother passed away from breast cancer when she was only 55 years old. I’m thrilled to be able to help create awareness in her memory.

As a woman what features are your favorites in a car?

I’m all about the aesthetics of a car. I love the smell of the leather, a great sound system and having all of the toys at my fingertips. Being only 5’ tall, I like my cars small and quick, and with a ragtop because I live in Florida.

What is your proudest social media achievement?

Being able to cover the 2012 Sundance Film Festival including celebrity interviews, etc. all via social media as a guest of the festival and its’ major sponsor.

What is your current challenge at work?

As a blogger and a writer I need to stay extremely organized which is something that I don’t do naturally. Last minute press trips and junkets mean that articles need to be rescheduled, not something I like having to do.

What is your top advice to other women for social media?

Engage, engage, engage. Social media is all about forging relationships and KEEPING them. It’s just a new way for us to talk by the water cooler, share coffee with a neighbor, or take your boss out for lunch.

Dream job?

I’ve been lucky to have already found my dream job(s). I began my life as an actress having worked in live theater (including Broadway), working as an artist in residence and teaching my craft as well. After retiring twice (from theater and later on from another career) I found my passion in writing (lifestyle, travel, fashion & beauty), something that I’m lucky enough to do every day.

What you do to relax?

Living in Florida, one of my FAVORITE things to do is grab a bottle of wine, bring my sand chair to the beach at about 4:00 pm and watch the sunset (yes, I sit at the water’s edge with my feet being tickled by the waves).

Who have you mentored, or/and did someone mentor you in social media to help you get started?

So many people have mentored me, and I have been so lucky that to only name one or two wouldn’t be fair to the others. One of my proudest mentorships was being able to help my son excel at social media. He eventually became director of social media for a small agency and is now venturing out on his own.

Learn more about Zippy on her Champagne Living Blog, The Review Broads, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest