FOOD + DRINK
I'm an experienced lifestyle writer for major consumer publications who's known for submitting elegantly written, well-reported stories.
I began my career as an editor at Epicurious and later worked as both a travel editor and contributing editor at BRIDES magazine. Current and past clients include Google, Amazon, People.com, TODAY.com, The Bump, What to Expect, BonAppetit.com, Bravo TV and New York magazine.
I've also worked as a creative consultant doing writing, editing, research and brainstorming for organizations
like New York University, Manifest, Greenberg Traurig, LLP and music-rights company BMI.
FOOD + DRINK
Buying a smoothie at a juice bar instead of making it at home? Giving up control has a price.
Charcoal rules the South and parts of the Midwest, while gas is king in the Northeast and West.
When you think about Puerto Rican food, what comes to mind? Rice and beans? Roast pork? Rum? There's a lot more that you're missing.
When it comes to wedding desserts, couples are breaking the mold (the cake mold, that is) and serving distinctive treats that reflect their taste and style.
Snacks like empanadas and waffles are certainly tempting, but one food truck in the Dallas-Fort Worth area dishes out something even sweeter: Random Snacks of Kindness.
If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created equal.
In honor of this iconic concoction, we present the classic gin martini recipe—and three creative riffs on the basic recipe.
It's February, which means that in the food world, talk of aphrodisiacs has reached a fever pitch.
Forget the Jägerbombs you chugged in college (probably best for all involved, anyway).
After getting hitched across the country (or across the world!), where on earth do you head to next?
Acts of kindness are being shared as part of More Good Today, a website and social media journal dedicated to chronicling positive stories from people’s lives.
Check out our family travel guide for the best cities to visit in the U.S. Find tips for your next vacation with the kids, including on where to eat, where to stay and more!
Whether you're in Queenstown for paragliding or Pinot Noir, you'll be happy to know about a hotel that's a standout value.
... As I waded in, the board leashed to my ankle, I kept getting yanked back. It felt as graceful as waltzing in ski boots.
HEALTH + MORE
Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a global yoga studio that's headquartered in Manhattan.
Learn more about what it takes to qualify, what to expect afterwards and the key questions to ask yourself first.
Ever feel like you're drowning in email? Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh may have the answer.
NEWS + ESSAYS
If you woke up this morning and showered in the privacy of your own bathroom, consider yourself lucky.
For Brooklyn mom Lexi Dwyer, a rock-scramble hike in the Hudson Valley left her with a story she'll cherish forever.
Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer announced Wednesday that he will eliminate tipping at all of his 13 restaurants over the next year.
PARENTS + KIDS
What if teaching your children to be kind, grateful and empathetic was as easy as opening a good book?
Months of paid leave and inexpensive top-notch day care are just a few amazing benefits enjoyed by moms and dads across the globe.
Hosting a children's Easter party should be fun and easy. So what's there to do besides hiding some eggs?
If you're sending your first child to kindergarten, you may want to take your own crash course in going back to school.
Call them the (baby) gifts that keep on giving.
It should be simple. Gather mothers with same-age little ones and cue the rainbows and unicorns, right? Not so much.