"The nature of writing is to write."

Josephine Smith, my first mentor

This photo was snapped on a private island where you can stay for next to nothing.

 

In 2019, Epicurious granted me a monthly column to write about cleaning.

That one time I lived in a lighthouse for a week.

 

Total number of cruises I’ve ever been on: one.

 

I wrote about pot brownies for the New York Times. Fun fact: This chef also made my wedding cake. (The wedding cake was not a pot wedding cake.)

 

Most rewarding assignment: exploring Dominica, a beautiful country home to many of the world’s oldest living people.

 

Most fascinating profile: an artist who has no short-term memory.


I drove around Baja and hired my (very pregnant, with twins) sister to take photos.


If you ever want to know where to drink in Chicago, just ask. No, really.