We created MyLittleBird as an eclectic urban guide to fashion, design, lifestyle and culture, and well-being. Think of us as that in-the-know girlfriend.
D.C. is where we began our venture and where our know-how’s been tested and trusted. Not to rest on our laurels, we have expanded our reach to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Rely on us to help you with life’s little challenges, the ones that seem trivial but drive you crazy–whether it’s what to look for in a pair of jeans, where to eat near a theater in Philly or where to take a workshop on mindfulness in D.C. or Pittsburgh.
We invite you to explore the site and send in your comments and suggestions. In the meantime, when someone asks how you knew about something you discovered on our site, tell them,“My Little Bird told me.”
I have been covering the worlds of fashion and beauty for more than 25 years, recently as a staff writer at The Washington Post, where I offered my no-nonsense opinions for the magazine and the Style section. Prior to that, I wrote about the retail scene for Microsoft’s online city guide, Sidewalk Washington. Currently, I man the ship at MyLittleBird, along with my managing editor co-pilot Nancy McKeon.
I cut my retail teeth at New York Magazine, writing the "Best Bets" column, pointing out the newest, coolest things and places in town. In 20 years at The Washington Post, I was editor of the Food section, the Real Estate section, Travel, Sunday Business, At Home Magazine and the Sunday Magazine's special design, dining, travel and fashion issues. No, not all at the same time. I currently share editing duties with Janet Kelly at MyLittleBird.com. In my off-time, I walk my 12-year-old St. Bernard mix, Jeremiah.
A native of West Virginia, but a resident of Washington since 1977, I came to The Washington Post after stints doing layout and design at The Trenton Times, the Palm Beach Post and the Huntington Advertiser. At The Washington Post I was a member of the News Art Department and art director for the Travel and Food sections. Since 2008 my husband and I have divided our time between Washington and the West Virginia farm we share with three goofy dogs and one resentful cat.
I have been writing and reporting on health issues for the last three decades for publications including Time Magazine, the International Herald Tribune and women’s magazines. My essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Gargoyle, Passager, Slab and Evening Street, and online at www.literarymama.com. I teach at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda and lead creative writing workshops for psychoanalysts and prisoners. I have two sons in their 20s and a cat.
Social Media Director
I gave up other people's schoolchildren to raise my own. Getting back into the workplace, I found a new niche in social media and for the past three years, have been connecting kids and activities through Activity Rocket, a D.C.-based website for parents.