Fashion and Style Editor
I grew up in Southern California but for as long as I can remember I'd wanted to move to New York and work for a magazine. Growing up, reading a lot, especially (reading/re-reading) Joan Didion's book of essays, "The White Album" convinced me I should be a writer. I ended up moving to the City right after college and working for Condé Nast Traveler and assisting three editors there. It was a learning experience though, and I always joke that it was there that I honed my tastes for California King beds and Pratesi linens since fancy hotel stays were (sometimes) a perk of the job. Since then, I've had several other magazine gigs (Departures, Town & Country) and now oversee digital content and creative for a brand.
I'm a California girl through and through so I'd have to say, Los Angeles. Something about catching a sunset before dinner out there gets me every time.
I'm pretty classic so a crisp button-down always does the trick. DEMYLEE's Jasper shirt holds a top spot in my rotation.
In the summer, I like a dry rosé, or an aperol spritz. In the winter, an old-fashioned.
Just walking down the street in New York it's easy to be inspired, which is one of my favorite things about calling the city home. I walk as much as I can, and really try not to be on my phone so I can take in the buildings or even stumble across a new shop or gallery. That's probably one of the most incredible things about New York--there's always something new to discover if you keep your eyes open. And then, as part of that, I also think it's important to get out of the city now and then. Maybe it's the curious travel writer left in me, but I love visiting a new city and researching all the places I should eat, see, small boutiques to visit, museums to explore, and then hitting the ground running when I arrive. Instagram has obviously made this process even easier. I go down many an Instagram rabbit hole researching a place I'm about to visit. It really is a great tool in that way.
"My love of stripes knows no bounds. I'd mix it with another stripe or a pale blue sweater."