Danna Hogan is a lifestyle blogger who helps busy Oklahoma Professionals find adventure through food, wine, and entertaining so they can ignite relationships, create magical memories, and live a zestier life.
Danna began her working career in the food and beverage industry while in college. From working in wine and spirit sales to working in fine restaurants, her passion for wine and beverage pairings blossomed into helping others expand their palates and finding the perfect food and wine combination. From there her education steered her into lighting sales and design, helping clients find the perfect lighting design for their homes. She studied construction management and architecture, graduating with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Eagerly, Danna went on to design kitchens, baths, and closets for both commercial and residential homes.
While career changes and the economy has had a major impact on her career path, Danna’s love for cooking has never wavered. From the very young age of nine, Danna began helping her single mother help prepare meals for her family. She would begin experimenting recipes shared by her mom and eventually evolve them, or Dannify them, into something her own. Over the last 30 plus years, she has become a skilled home chef, dominating in meal prep, meal planning, and recipe reinvention. Danna started hosting small gatherings in her small apartment in college and learned through her years the secrets of throwing a good event. The best conversations and memories are built around the table with good food, loved ones, and a delicious beverage.
After challenging relationships, infertility struggles, loss of loved ones, and career transitions, Danna realized how precious and short life was and how little she had accomplished to make her happy. She made it her mission to find ways to add zest and spark into her life and to make amazing memories with those she loves.
Danna Hogan believes that one should not be living to work but working to live. Life is made up of a collection of memories and too many working professional adults spend more time at the office than with those important to them. Her mission is to inspire others to get out from their comfort zone and routines and to find adventure learning a new recipe, trying a new restaurant, tasting new wines, and hosting gatherings while supporting local businesses. In the last year, Danna has successfully hosted three events that have educated guests while connecting and supporting locally owned Oklahoma businesses. She is currently a co-organizer for the OKC Social Meetup group and is actively seeking ways that she can connect her fanbase with the local community with fun events and activities.
Danna Hogan currently lives in Oklahoma City with her boyfriend Phong, cats Neville and Dobby, and spoiled dorky (doxy-yorkie) pup Roxy. When she isn’t working her day job or working on her Dannify brand, she is creating the internal dialog of her animals, designing her new home that is being built, or catching up on the latest K-drama on Netflix.
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Finally, and interesting blog to follow. I’m looking forward to read about the Dannified thoughts and comments.
It was nice meeting you today at Brunch, looking forward to reading your blog.