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Elizabeth JenkinsElizabeth Jenkins is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer whose work is published both in print and online. Before choosing to freelance in December 2007, Elizabeth was an editor at InStyle for four years—three in New York and one in Los Angeles. While on staff, she wrote and edited hundreds of stories on celebrity weddings, interior design, beauty and fashion for InStyle and its special issues (Weddings, Home and Makeover). She has interviewed numerous boldfaced names in entertainment, beauty, fashion, food and interior design, including Eva Longoria, Oscar Blandi, Cynthia Rowley, Tyler Florence and Kelly Wearstler.

In addition to InStyle, Elizabeth writes for Country LivingCoastal Living, RedbookSunsetAngeleno, Palm Springs Life, Health, Rachael Ray Every DayBrides, Brides California, California: 2016 Official Visitor’s Guide, the Santa Monica Official Visitors Guide, and prevention.com. She has also been published in AllureSouthern LivingHGTV MagazineFood Network MagazineReal SimpleReal Simple Travel, Real Simple FamilyCWeight WatchersFour Seasons Weddings and TV Guide; on glo.com and mom.me; and in the U.K.'s Homes & Gardens.  Before they ceased publication, Elizabeth wrote for Ladies’ Home Journal, Parenting, O at Home, All You, The Bride & Bloom and AisleDash.com. She has scouted houses for Country Living and O at Home and written features for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Though she is based in Los Angeles, Elizabeth also reports on restaurants, boutiques, hotels and spas in Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs.

Since 2010, she has taken on various writing projects for corporate clients in the beauty, fashion and bridal industries. They have sought help with everything from company bios to press releases to branding strategies.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Houston, Texas, attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and now lives in Los Angeles, Calif., with her husband, Lee, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, and their two children.

(Updated March 31, 2016)

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Elizabeth is happy to accept pitches related to new hotels, restaurants and boutiques in Southern California. However, she does not cover travel destinations outside of SoCal and does not attend press trips. She no longer does market work and would therefore prefer not to receive product-related emails. Feel free to write her at elizabeth@elizabethjenkins.com.
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