Lexi Dwyer

Writer + Editor

I'm an experienced lifestyle writer for major consumer publications who's known for submitting elegantly written, well-reported stories.

I've worked as both a freelance editor and writer for Google Destinations, the company's powerful, top-level travel-planning tool. I've also been a contributing editor for Great Ideas, People.com's food section, where I wrote and edited stories about breaking news, trends, cooking, celebrities and chefs. I've spent the last 15 years writing and editing all types of print and online content, mostly in-house at Conde Nast: I began my career as an editor at Epicurious and later worked as both a travel editor and contributing editor at BRIDES magazine. Other publications I've written for include Today.com, The Bump, The Nest, What to Expect, BonAppetit.com, Gourmet Live, Travel + Leisure and New York magazine.

I've also worked as a creative consultant doing writing, editing, research and brainstorming for organizations like New York University, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Manifest (formerly McMurry) and AMS Pictures, an Austin-based media company. The biggest compliment I get from almost all of my clients is that I make their lives easier.

Portfolio

FOOD

The Ultimate Aphrodisiac Menu
It's February, which means that in the food world, talk of aphrodisiacs has reached a fever pitch.
The 15 Best French Fries in America
To tackle this huge task, we asked some of the most famous French chefs to weigh in: Le Bernadin’s Eric Ripert, Mr. Chocolate Jacques Torres, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel,...
10 Alternatives to Wedding Cake
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.
Deconstructing the California Roll
This familiar maki has a more colorful history and a farther reach than you might think.
DIY Don'ts: Our Favorite Holiday Crafting Fails
If your last Pinterest project didn't quite go as planned, these photos prove you've got plenty of company.
15 Foods You Never Thought to Grill
Let us guess: Your barbecue line-up usually features chicken, burgers ... maybe the occasional skewered shrimp if you're feeling really crazy.

BEER, WINE + COCKTAILS

The 20 Best Wines Under $20 (That Taste Way More Expensive)
Ever been in this scenario? You’re rushing to a party when you remember you wanted to bring wine.
Hoppy hour: 5 beer cocktail recipes to try this summer
If you're the type who views summer simply as a progression from one cocktail to the next, showing up at a beer-heavy barbecue can make you feel a bit, well, high and dry.
Here's how to drink Jägermeister like a grown-up—plus an awesome cocktail recipe
Forget the Jägerbombs you chugged in college (probably best for all involved, anyway).

TRAVEL

Where to Honeymoon After Your Destination Wedding
After getting hitched across the country (or across the world!), where on earth do you head to next?
Good Deal: The Dairy, Queenstown, New Zealand
Whether you're in Queenstown for paragliding or Pinot Noir, you'll be happy to know about a hotel that's a standout value.
So Swell: Learning to Surf on Oahu's North Shore
... As I waded in, the board leashed to my ankle, I kept getting yanked back. It felt as graceful as waltzing in ski boots.
Review of Sage Spa in Park Slope, Brooklyn
When Sage owner Susan Stratton began her Park Slope massage practice in the eighties, she simply put flyers in a health-food store and waited for the phone to ring.
The Scariest Places in America
These asylums, horror film locations and other spooky sites show the creepier side of our country's history.

HEALTH + WELLNESS

Yoga guru's morning secret is so easy, you can do it asleep
Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a global yoga studio that's headquartered in Manhattan.
The surprising ingredient you should skip for a healthy smoothie
Buying a smoothie at a juice bar instead of making it at home? Giving up control has a price.
Rocco DiSpirito: How I Lost 30 Pounds
Rocco DiSpirito first skyrocketed to fame as the award winning chef and owner of Union Pacific in Manhattan. But the rich, indulgent meals DiSpirito was used to eating himself...

NEWS + ESSAYS

Nonprofit group brings showers to the homeless
If you woke up this morning and showered in the privacy of your own bathroom, consider yourself lucky.
Long Time Passing: Remembering Pete Seeger
For Brooklyn mom Lexi Dwyer, a rock-scramble hike in the Hudson Valley left her with a story she'll cherish forever.
The end of tipping? What Danny Meyer's no-tipping policy really means
Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer announced Wednesday that he will eliminate tipping at all of his 13 restaurants over the next year.

PARENTS + KIDS

6 books that will teach your kids to be nicer human beings
What if teaching your children to be kind, grateful and empathetic was as easy as opening a good book?
How to Host an Easter Egg Hunt
Hosting a children's Easter party should be fun and easy. So what's there to do besides hiding some eggs?
What nobody tells you about kindergarten: 6 things to know
School has already started in some parts of the country, but if you're sending your first child to kindergarten this fall, you may want to take your own crash course in...
Awesome Parental Perks and Benefits Around the World
Months of paid leave and inexpensive top-notch day care are just a few amazing benefits enjoyed by moms and dads across the globe.

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