Emily is a freelance writer and editor. She graduated with a Bachelor's in English from Georgetown University and has worked on a wide range of topics for National Geographic, Conde Nast, and Lucky Magazine including travel, food & wine, home, fashion, shopping, and beauty. She has been writing for LoveToKnow since 2012.
Fashion & Shopping:
Emily is a self-proclaimed clothes horse who has been following the fashion industry since she was a teenager. She loves clothes and accessories and spends most of her free time (and income) shopping for them in local boutiques and online. She believes you should always have fun with fashion and wear what makes you happiest because every day is really just another opportunity to play dress up. She keeps up with all of the latest fashion news in magazines and on the web. With an ever-present stack of glossies and a constantly updated list of "wants", you can be sure Emily knows about the trends and where to get them.
Much like with fashion, Emily has had a life-long love of beauty. It all started with a collection of Bonne Bell Lipsmackers in fourth grade; now, Emily has a fully-stocked arsenal of hair products, tools, makeup, skincare, etc. and is always on the lookout for more! Beauty products are a fun, easy way to try out new looks without spending lots of money and they have the ability to be transformative and empowering.
Shopping for home decor is as much fun as shopping for clothes. It's not always possible (or logical) to do a large-scale redesign so Emily loves updating her apartment with small touches like new pillows, candles, a coffee table book, or a vase. A couple of new items and a little rearranging can change the look of an entire room and give your home a completely different ambiance.
Food & Wine:
Emily has been cooking and drinking wine for over a decade and loves nothing more than a good meal and a nice glass of red. While working at Conde Nast, Emily had the opportunity to work with the editorial, advertising, and marketing departments at Gourmet and Bon Appetite. She has lived in some of the world's food capitals including New York City and Florence, Italy, and has traveled to places like Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Chile, Brazil, and more to experience all the culinary delights those countries have to offer. One of her favorite activities is dining out. Emily also loves trying new recipes, restaurants, and wine to expand upon her already extensive knowledge of food and wine.