I spent fifteen years as a freelance set designer and stylist with my work appearing in the pages of Architectural Digest and the windows of Harvey Nichols in London. Later, I went to school and shifted my focus to English literature and photography and graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Lehman College, receiving my master's at Columbia Journalism School as a Bollinger fellow. From there I went on to write features for the The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, The Architect's Newspaper, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Modern Magazine. I am now senior staff writer at Fordham University and continue to freelance, writing about and photograph the urban landscape. I love to kayak New York City's waterways and cycle over its bridges; I volunteer as a docent at the Morris Jumel Mansion; and tend to my garden in Queens.