Portfolio

A sampling of my published work
 

Profiles & Interviews

In the Balance

In the Balance

Publication - The Key Magazine

How Annabeth Gish maintains harmony between family and fame. The same year that actress Annabeth Gish arrived at Duke University as a ... read more

Finding Harmony

Finding Harmony

Publication - The Key Magazine

How Kirstin Maldonado’s dream of becoming a Disney princess led to the founding of Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix. ... read more

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Publication - The Key Magazine

How Nyakio Kamoche Grieco uncovered the screts of women with the most beautiful skin in the world. When I meet Greico in July at a cafe read more

Food & Wellness

You Won’t Believe It’s Not Beef

You Won’t Believe It’s Not Beef

Publication - Alive

Beef burgers without cows? It sounds like some genetic scientist’s futuristic fever dream. But get your grill at the ready—the future ... read more

Forget The Freezer

Forget The Freezer

Publication - Clean Plates

With ingredients this fresh, you won’t need it anyway How fresh is the Vietnamese cuisine at The District by Hannah An? Let’s put read more

Salads Go Glam

Salads Go Glam

Publication - Clean Plates

Greenleaf’s new Hollywood location As build-your-own salad places go, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop (with locations in Beverly Hills read more

Features & Essays

A Story in Black & White

A Story in Black & White

Publication - Southwest Airlines' Magazine

In the o ces of the Franchise Tax Board in San Francisco, my cousin Shirley Greenblatt was known for making waves. This was in the ... read more

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez’s inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez’s inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

Publication - Los Angeles Times

I paused on a steamy February afternoon in Cartagena’s Plaza Santo Domingo. In the square’s center, tourists dined on fresh read more

My Thirty-Something Teenage Pregnancy

My Thirty-Something Teenage Pregnancy

Publication - Narratively

We’d only been dating a few months on the night we threw caution (and condoms) to the wind. It was the kind of frigid winter night ... read more

Dance & Performance

Best burlesque acts in LA: The city’s top ten live shows

Best burlesque acts in LA: The city’s top ten live shows

Publication - Time Out

Since the neo-burlesque craze kicked off in the 1990s, the LA burlesque scene has grown into a crowded field of shows, with styles ... read more

Dancing to the smooth groove of urban ballroom

Dancing to the smooth groove of urban ballroom

Publication - Los Angeles Times

On Urban Ballroom Fridays, Inglewood is the place to be for sharply dressed, smooth-moving dancers of a certain age. It’s Friday ... read more

‘Kumpanía’ and festival spotlight Los Angeles’ flamenco scene

‘Kumpanía’ and festival spotlight Los Angeles’ flamenco scene

Publication - Los Angeles Times

In the recently completed documentary “Kumpanía: Flamenco Los Angeles,” narrator Bruce Bisenz opens the film by saying, ... read more

City Guides & Travel

Local Expert: Rachel B. Levin

Local Expert: Rachel B. Levin

Publication - Travel + Leisure

Growing up in Orange County, I thought of Los Angeles like the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz, a place that sparkled with magic. ... read more

10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

Publication - Travel Channel

Los Angeles’ best hotels offer much more than just eye-catching décor, unique amenities and fabulous views. They open windows ... read more

14 Things to Do in LA

14 Things to Do in LA

Publication - Travel Channel

There’s so much more nature and culture here than just stars and sand! With these 14 under-the-radar activities, you can get a ... read more

Books That Feature My Work

The Purple Passport to Los Angeles

The Purple Passport to Los Angeles

Publication - The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport to Los Angeles is part of the eBook guide series by The Purple Passport (www.thepurplepassport.com), which also ... read more

Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012: A Guide to the Healthiest, Tastiest, and Most Sustainable Restaurants for Vegetarians and Carnivores

Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012: A Guide to the Healthiest, Tastiest, and Most Sustainable Restaurants for Vegetarians and Carnivores

Publication - Craving Wellness

Too often, healthy eating is linked with images of sacrifice-a pile of sprouts, or a single pea resting on a plate. It can be difficult read more

The Purple Passport to New York City

The Purple Passport to New York City

Publication - The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport to New York City is part of the eBook guide series by The Purple Passport (http://www.thepurplepassport.com). ... read more