About three weeks ago I wrote a post about how I was looking to bring on new monthly columnists. I’ve been so impressed with the bloggers from all over the world who have reached out, and it has been a challenging exercise (in a good way) to narrow the group to the bloggers being introduced today.
The women who will be joining us and sharing their beauty secrets, recipes, personal style, design obsessions, and hot spots with us over the next months are an incredible group. They hail from the East Coast, the West Coast, and the South. They are accountants, lawyers, designers, fiction writers, teachers, and journalists. These ladies have their designs in the permanent collection of museums, have worked at the top auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, have novels being published within the year, raise families, volunteer like crazy — oh, and also write amazing blogs.
**Note that not all columnists are included in this post, as they are still getting their bios and headshots to me, and that if someone you know is still interested they should reach out.
Alicia C is the Staten Island-based editor of the beauty and lifestyle blog, The Dumbbelle. A lover of the arts since she was a young girl, she has dabbled in different mediums ever since. Alicia strives to live a well-balanced life. For her, it’s as much about the green smoothie as it is about the perfect buttercream frosting.
Alyson Alconis is the editor of The Beauty Vanity, a beauty blog based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having worked in the beauty industry with the biggest beauty brands, she focuses on reviews, product recommendation, beauty events, and various beauty looks. She believes that makeup has the power to change the world by changing one’s self-confidence and that beauty truly comes from within.
BETH WOODSON & KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY
Beth Woodson and Kristy Woodson Harvey are a mother and daughter from North Carolina who know that home is one of the very foundations of life and love blogging about it on their site, Design Chic. They are regular contributors to Domino Magazine’s website, Houzz.com, and recently won the Design Blogger Hall of Fame Award sponsored by Traditional Home. Kristy’s first novel, Dear Carolina, will be released by Berkley, a division of Penguin Random House, on 5/5/15. Beth and Kristy are so excited to be contributing to Live the Life You Dream About because they believe that orchestrating your ideal life, finding purpose and becoming your best self all begin at home.
Christina Danza is a native New Yorker, picture-taker, chronic shopper, and junk food lover. Bloody Marys are her guilty pleasure. She never takes herself too seriously. Her dog gets treated like a human. Christina shares her NYC adventures on her blog, Downtown Native.——
Jane Craske is the editor of Jane’s Adventures in Dinner, a food blog based in Ottawa, Canada. Jane is also a happy, wife, mummy, teacher, and former chef, who loves to cook, drink wine, attempt to be a better photographer, and shop too much. She’s glad you’re along for the ride.
Jennifer Lieskovan is the editor of Hometown Heroine, a San Francisco-based beauty and style blog. Jennifer writes about her life and the things she loves. Come with her on her journey.
Kimberly is the founder and principal designer of Kimberly Lewis Home, a Brooklyn based wallpaper and home decor company. Kimberly believes in coy color, punchy patterns, socially conscious design and is always scouting New York City for the hottest design trends. Kimberly’s design work can be seen on the walls of seaside summer homes, NYC brownstones, department stores worldwide and even in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum. Besides living and breathing design Kimberly can often be found with her head buried in a good book, volunteering with the New York Junior League or chatting on the phone for far too long with her great Aunt Barbie.
Lynn Byrne is the New York-based editor of Decor Arts Now, a design blog featuring decorative and fine art in the everyday. While Lynn has worn many hats in her day: lawyer, mother, interior designer, and now blogger, she credits her years at Sotheby’s as most influential on her point of view. As a young girl she proclaimed to her parents that she wanted to live a “cosmopolitan life,” and that is just what she does. You can count on Lynn to report on every stylish nook and cranny in her beloved New York City, its environs, Montauk, and the Hamptons.
VIVIANA CARMONA NORDEN
Accountant by day, blogger by night, Viv lives with her hubby in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and documents her fashion likes, wishes, outfit posts and other stories on her blog Fashion Truffles. Viv likes to keep things simple – her favorite outfit consists of skinny jeans, a comfy tee, a pair of sandals and a big tote – and handbags are a true vice for her. She has never met a cookie she didn’t like, loves to run outdoors, has too small of a closet in her one bedroom humble abode and is deathly afraid of flying but still does it every couple of weeks.