Jen is a versatile lifestyle journalist with staff writer, staff editor, contributing writer, contributing editor, and freelance experience. She writes about many different subjects from a variety of angles. See below for a sample of articles written throughout her career or go to her online portfolio, located at

Arts, Literature and Culture

“The Art of Navigating Art Basel,”

“The Footsteps of Dance Poetry,” Guernica

“The Space Between Poems,” Submittable

“Thank You, Judge Judy,” Cleaver Magazine

“Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts,”

Chefs and Restaurants

“Tropical Subtropical,” Fort Lauderdale Magazine

“7 Non-Traditional Ways to Enjoy Maine Lobster,”

“Latin Flavour,” Destination MO

“The Heat Is On,” FSR Magazine

“Garden of Eating: The Best Restaurants Growing Their Own Food,”

 Cooking and Recipes

“The 28 Great Pairings: Cheese + Jackfruit,” Culture Cheese Magazine

“Miami Embraces the Greatness of Goat,” New Worlder

“Curry: The Spice of Island Life,” Fun Ashore Magazine,

“Exotic Foods: Cooking Wild at Home,”

“Spring into Taste,” Inhabit

Design and Architecture

“Miami’s Architectural Guide,”

“Eau Palm Beach: Jonathan Adler’s Ultimate Resort Take-Away,” Inhabit

“Edible Aesthetics,” FSR Magazine


“Behind the Scenes of Teenage Writing Competitions,” The

“Virtual Education: Genuine Benefits Or Real-Time Demerits?” The

“Studying Wine with the CIA,” FSR Magazine

Health, Wellness and Medicine

“4 Healthy Reasons to Sleep on Your Side,”

“Good Taste Is All in Your Genes,”

“Couples Spa Treatments: The Path to United Bliss,”

Home and Garden

“Mangoes a Tasty Currency But They Won’t Buy Much,” Miami Herald

“Go Home with: Sara McCann,” Inhabit

Humor and Satire

“Dog Vs. Cat,” Fort Lauderdale Magazine

“Drone Dads: Killing It on the Youth Soccer Field,” Prairie Schooner

“The Effective Digestive,”

Miami and Florida

“Family-Friendly Miami,”

“A Neighborhood Guide to Miami’s Little Havana,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic

“First Time in Miami? South Beach Is All That and More,” 

“The Culture of the Forgotten Coast,”


Nature and Wildlife

“River of Grass: A Guide to the Everglades National Park,”  ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic

“Frozen Objects Falling from the Skies,” Biscayne Times

Parenting and Family

“How Working Outside the Home Helped My Kids,”

“Fort Lauderdale for Families,”  ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic


“Bars That Give Back,”

Profiles and Interviews

“Michy Displays her Might,” FSR Magazine

“How Perseverance Helped Scott Wise Build a Restaurant Empire,” FSR Magazine

“Staycation in Palm Beach with Sienna Charles,” Inhabit

“Meet the Agent: Candace Friis,” Inhabit

Reviews: Restaurants and Hotels

“Hotel Victor South Beach,”

“Victorious Approach,” MIAMI Magazine

“Sustainable Sizzle,” MIAMI Magazine

Shopping and Fashion

“How I Scored Nordstrom Rack’s Elusive One-Cent Deal,”

“Florida Shopping: Exploring Sawgrass Mills,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic

“Bargain Hunter’s Shopping Guide,”

Sports and Adventure

“Fly Fishing for Tarpon in Boca Grande,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic

“Florida Wreck Dives: U.S.N.S. General Hoyt S. Vandenberg,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic

“Get Fit with Kiteboarding,”


“New Panamanian Cuisine: It’s Not Just Plantains Any Longer,”

“Travel Ireland and Take a Hawk Walk,”

“The Cuba Factor,” FSR Magazine

“I Do Vodoo,” Citizen Culture

Wine and Spirits

“Mangrias with Malbec, Rum, Mangoes and Key Limes,” Relish

“5 Things to Know Before You Launch a Boutique Booze Start-Up,”

“Flavorful Cocktail Trend: Cocktail recipes Using Bitters,”

“5 Naturally Green Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day,”