Jackie is an award-winning freelance food, drink, travel and design writer. Originally from New York, she now lives in San Diego, where she's currently enjoying living and writing by the beach. She has written about the restaurant and bar scene in San Diego, wine in Mexico, mezcal bars in Guatemala, black market cheese in Spain, cannabis-infused vermouth in California, life along the United States-Mexico border, the corn crisis in North America and many other delicious, concerning, fun and offbeat subjects.
Her work has appeared on the web and in print at: AFAR, Roads & Kingdoms, New Worlder, Life & Thyme, Well+Good, San Diego Magazine, The Independent, Civil Eats, Munchies (VICE), KCET, Eat Sip Trip (USA TODAY) The Infatuation, PROHBTD, Thrillist, Contract, Modern Luxury San Diego, Harper's BAZAAR.com, Long Island PULSE, Modern Luxury Interiors California and Pacific San Diego, among others.
Currently, Jackie is a contributing writer at Eater San Diego, an Editor-At-Large at Salt & Wind and also writes a monthly column, dedicated to drinks, for Ranch & Coast. Previously, she was the Lifestyle Editor at JustLuxe and the Editor at Luxury Living International.
Additionally, Jackie writes copy for a variety of businesses, which span real estate marketing, charity, event planning and travel. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, North American Travel Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego Press Club. Sometimes, she sells natural wine at what she thinks is the coolest wine shop in San Diego and is a 200-hour registered Hatha yoga teacher, though she's a bit out of practice. She also curates and designs small group trips to Spain, Italy, Mexico and California for Salt & Wind Travel.
Since May 2017, Jackie has been working with Salt & Wind to design and execute small, curated trips to Baja California, northern Italy, Barcelona/Costa Brava and California. If you think that sounds like something you'd be interested in, please click HERE so you can check it out. Please click here to see snaps of our first Baja trip and here to check out our stacked swag bags.