Ever find someone cool on Instagram and 'go down the rabbit hole'? Meet Las Vegas date nights fairy godmother, Julie
Off The Strip Staff: Hi Julz! Will you be our Insta BFF?
OTS Staff: By day, you are …
OTS Staff: Haha! You can’t ever have enough emojis! 🤣🤣
OTS Staff: By night, you are …
Battaglia: Best wifey for lifey in the world to Tommie Battaglia! Dog mama to my Golden Doodle and amateur wedding planner.
OTS Staff: That’s amazing! You are a superwoman!
OTS Staff: How did you become the Vegas Date Nights fairy godmother? 🧚♂️
Battaglia: TBH (To Be Honest), It just kind of happened naturally, LOL. They say post what you love and we love date nights and we go on so many of them ☺️
OTS Staff: That’s a really cool way to get started! Where are three spots in Las Vegas off the Strip that are great for a date night?
Battaglia: Omg! That’s so tough because I’m indecisive AF, but three that come to my mind are:
- Cleaver (Happy Hour steak FTW (For The Win) and I love the dark sultry vibes)
- Al Solito Posto (Chef James Trees is amazing, get the beef carpaccio)
- Americana (We love the cozy lake view)
OTS Staff: We are taking note of these date night hot spots!
OTS Staff: How many years have you been on Insta?
Battaglia: OMG! I just had to scroll so far. Thumb workout LMAO 😂
Battaglia: June 2011 was my first post EVER on IG, but funny story, I archived all of my posts prior to 2019.
OTS Staff: What was your first post?
OTS Staff: What is your top post? And why do you think it almost broke the internet?
Battaglia: My top post on IG is a reel of me doing a champagne gun shower (690k views) It’s quite impressive, if I do say so myself 😅😂
Battaglia: On TikTok, I have a couple big posts, but recently there is one of my husband trying some exotic Korean food [and] he’s a pretty funny guy (4.6 Million views) 🐙
“Every true Vegas local knows the magic happens OFF THE STRIP.”Julie Kim Battaglia
OTS Staff: That’s awesome! That sounds like a blast. You’ve got skills! 🍾
OTS Staff: Speaking of TikTok, would you ever leave Insta for TikTok?
Battaglia: Hmmmm. Well, I left Facebook for Insta so I guess these heaux ain’t loyal LOL JKJK (Not sure if you can put that in there) 😜
Battaglia: I love TikTok because it feels like less pressure and more fun and creative, but my heart belongs to IG!
OTS Staff: Haha! Facebook does seem to be more popular among parents and grandparents now. TikTok does have a fun vibe to it and Instagram does have some cool features, too.
“Put out the content [that] you want to put out, but don’t be afraid to try new things and evolve as the platform rolls out new features. Oh and stop worrying about what other people are going to think about your content.”Julie Kim Bottaglia
OTS Staff: If you could change one thing about Instagram, what would it be and why?
Battaglia: Ok, there is a super long list of things, but, honestly, you would think after all of these years there would be a search function on your IG story viewers list. C’mon, Zuck!
OTS Staff: That’s a great suggestion! Zuck needs to step up his game 😂
OTS Staff: What was the most surprising thing you learned about being an influencer that you didn’t know before you got started?
Battaglia: That shockingly life stays the same and you do not wake up every day feeling like P. Diddy 😅
Battaglia: LOL. But on the real, we do get to do some cool things and sometimes I get shocked about them. I’m super appreciative of all of the opportunities that have come my way 🙏
OTS Staff: 😂 That’s really cool! It is fun to see all the places you go and things you try 💜 What’s the secret to having a great Instagram?
Battaglia: I feel like the secret is to be authentic and true to yourself (corny I know)! Put out the content [that] you want to put out, but don’t be afraid to try new things and evolve as the platform rolls out new features. Oh and stop worrying about what other people are going to think about your content 😂😂
OTS Staff: We appreciate your words of wisdom! 😊
OTS Staff: Tag a bestie!
Battaglia: Wait, is the interview over or do you literally want me to tag a bestie? 💀😂
OTS Staff: Haha! 💀 This is my final question and yes, we’d love for you to give a shoutout, if you would like 💜
Battaglia: I will tag my podcast that is currently on hiatus, but stay tuned and look out for @getwoodpod.
OTS Staff: Ooh! That sounds fun 🤩 Thank you so much for chatting with us!
Battaglia: Thank you so much for having me! This was so much fun ❤️❤️ Also, every true Vegas local knows the magic happens OFF THE STRIP.