I’m a writer, beauty lover, retail expert, and animal enthusiast with work in The New York Times, Observer Magazine, and a few advertisements, too.

My Rat Terrier, Toby, will tell you that I moved to New York City from Long Island over 14 years ago, still bleach my tips, and love a good spray tan. To his dismay, I also bring a lot of disruptive hobbies into the apartment. Ukulele? Fail. Flag spinning, win!

And last but not least, some people call me a butterfly whisperer, because for the last decade I’ve worked as a docent at the Butterfly Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History–stop by on a Saturday and I’ll regale you with facts about animal courtship behaviors.

Thanks for checking out my work, and don’t hesitate to reach out.