about girls time out...

I am Gillian Alex, a single girl in NYC having the time of my life. I grew up in Northern California and moved to New York 7 years ago to pursue a career in fashion. I live for a great sale, love martinis, and am a slave to the treadmill. I’m an only child, a college grad and a true girl’s girl. I started a small accessory company that got off to a great start, but as business slowed down, my social life picked up. I started dating like crazy. I go to five star restaurants, great wine bars, movies, and even had a few guys prepare homemade meals to die for. I’ve been whisked away to London and have spent more than a few drunken nights in Brooklyn.

        Thus, it was in the midst of my splendor, that I would often find myself recounting my life’s events. Whether I was walking down the street, sitting at my desk, or on the way to the gym, I would catch myself taking a time out. These time outs became so frequent that I started writing them down. Like all girls, I was constantly daydreaming about love, rationalizing relationships, and analyzing sex. Over the next few months, I declared that every Tuesday at three o’clock in the afternoon, no matter where I was or what I was doing, I would stop and take a time out.

        Boys have always been privy to this concept as in the sports world taking a time out refers to a brief cessation in play so the athlete can rest, consult, or make substitutions.

        Well I am inviting all girls to learn to take a time out! I will send out a new time out every Tuesday at three o’clock in the afternoon. So stop what you are doing, click on the url and push the pause button on life because I swear,

        every girl needs one…

        I am currently working on my first novel, so stay tuned…


  1. What a great idea! Totally need something like this. Thanks for stopping me in Target to pass along a card. I will be sure to stay tuned! And thank you for giving permission for us single girls to take “time outs”

  2. Hi Gillian..It was great to meet you at The Park Restaurant on Sat. Love, Love, Love the blog.. You are really an inspiration..

  3. This is great! Congratulations Gillian!!!

  4. Gillian it was great to meet you at Sheckys on Thursday. Thanks for my t-shirt and I’m looking forward to reading your blog every Tuesday.


  6. I agree girls need time to unwind with a BJ, Pina Colada that is my favorite, we work to hard at everything we do, it is time for us to relax and love and live life

  7. Hey Gillian,

    This is great. Thanks for letting me know about it! And yes, every girl does need a time out once-in-awhile.

  8. Soo Nice to meet you at Stone Rose Bar..Good Luck with the Blog..

  9. I love this idea and I think it will become a growing sensation. Thanks for introducing me to Time out idea.

  10. It was nice meeting you today..I think this site is terrific. Good luck with your book..happy writing

  11. It was nice meeting you today..I think this site is terrific. Good luck with your book..happy writing

  12. Gillian it’s Nicole from spin class and got to say love the blog…congratulations you have made me an addict to your blog..LOVE IT!!!

  13. Gillian!! Its your twin-of-style….. Natasha! I’m so proud of you and find your drive admirable! Looking forward to staying tuned into the Girls-Timeout-Blog! Muahh

  14. Hi Gillian – thanks for giving me your card last night. I think this whole timeout concept is amazing. Good luck to you.

  15. I have been following your site since the first post and your writing just seems to get better and better. Congrats to you.

  16. Great meeting you at Shecky’s. Good luck to you.

  17. You are such an inspiration. I like to see other women following the dreams and actually helping other women in the process.

  18. Wait! Time Out! I WANT A GIRLS TIME OUT T-SHIRT (no More free BJs)! ASAP run that! Where can I purchase one?

  19. never mind found the info

  20. I was at the Shecky’s event and it was nice to meet a woman who is following her dreams. Good luck to you.

  21. Hi Gillian – I met you at the gym this afternoon. I love this blog and what it stands for. Good luck with your book.

  22. Gillian this blog is amazing.

  23. Woah this weblog is wonderful i love reading your posts. Keep up the great work! You already know, lots of individuals are searching around for this information, you can help them greatly.

  24. Hi Gillian Alex ! Thanks for giving me your card, few hours ago at Cascabel Taqueria! I’m living in this AMAZING city by myself and while I was reading your words I thought myself! Is not just me!!!!!!! I’m so glad so glad to meet you tonight you are wonderfull woman inside and outside!

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  26. Can anybody purchase it from a bookstore?

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  31. Met you tonight at Zengo. check out blog and love it.

  32. We meet at the gym a few nights ago. Checked out this blog and LOVE IT.. great job

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  40. Cant wait for the book.

  41. Great meeting you last night. Will stay in touch for sure.

  42. Hi Gillian,

    It was so nice to meet you in the bar last night. I just read your blog and love your concept. In addition to my J Hilburn career, I also own a Women’s business consisting of Accessories and Clothing.

    Let me know if you have any interest in learning more about J Hilburn, would love to get together…

    I will be reading your blog… and wish you every success with your books!! So nice to meet you!!

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  44. Exceellent post. I will bee going through mazny oof these issues as well..

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  50. It was nice to meet you. Good luck with your book.

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  54. cool blog. girls need this.

  55. Nice meeting you las week. Good luck with your book.

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