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Atlanta

Laura-MillerLaura Carson Miller is a freelance lifestyle writer and Atlanta native with her finger on the pulse of all the city’s hippest happenings. A seasoned beauty expert, fashion maven and a major league foodie, Laura lives to explore all of Atlanta’s hotspots. After years in the salon and spa business, Laura set out to make her mark as a writer by heeding the much repeated advice to “write what you know.” She currently writes for several websites, including Chic Galleria, and writes the E-magazine articles for the Raven Odara organic skin care site. She also has her own lifestyle blog, Your Stylish Life and writes for various magazines about lifestyle issues, including feature articles for salon and spa industry trade magazines.
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Boston

KellieSpeedKellie Speed is a freelance writer with more than 20 years experience as a travel writer. Her byline has appeared in a variety of local publications such as The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Patriot Ledger, South Shore Living, Cape Cod Magazine, Cape Cod Travel Guide, Community Newspapers and many national magazines as well. She also contributed to Moon Metro’s guidebook on Boston. Kellie can be reached at kkspeed@aol.com.
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Chicago

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Elizabeth SanFilippo
is a freelance food, entertainment, and travel writer living in the Windy City’s Lakeview neighborhood. When she’s not drinking in the sights or trying all the new hot spots Chicago has to offer, she’s writing about Chicago hot dogs for examiner.com, entertainment for gather.com, and a variety of other Chicago websites and magazines. She also enjoys writing fiction, reading, swimming, and running around the neighborhood.
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Dallas

HilaryKennedyHilary Kennedy is the face of Dallas’ KFWD Channel 52, “Just Fun TV” and the US Youth Soccer Show on the FOX Soccer Channel, broadcasted in over 32 million homes. She is also a host of The Bite Network, a weekly entertainment show that airs in an array of dining establishments. Last year, Hilary published her first book, Career Diary of a TV Host: 30 Days on the Job and was voted one of the Ten Most Beautiful Women in Dallas by D Magazine. She began her career as the first female entertainment host for the Dallas Stars Hockey Team and the host of “Hot on Homes”. Hilary obtained her degree in Radio-Television-Film from TCU and has made guest appearances on the Rachel Ray Show and hosts the New Year’s Nation broadcast each year. She serves on the board of the Miss Dallas Scholarship Organization and is an active member of both The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center and the Junior League of Dallas. You can find her online at www.hilarykennedy.com.
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Denver

Denise Gans-Torruellas Denise Gans-Torruellas is a freelance writer whose love of words,
food, drink and the finer things has taken her on some interesting assignments for CityBuzz. Receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Arts and Humanities, she is a jack of all trades, her writings and publishings ranging from the topics of the hip night life of the ATL to conscientious voter related issues. When she’s not writing… she’s writing. Denise manages several blogs as well as a creative fiction account. At heart she’s somewhat of a gaming connoisseur, and would love to do RPG reviews in the future. But as she always says, “Life’s not lived in front of the television screen, or behind a joy stick.”
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Los Angeles

NikkiGanzNikki Ganz is an actress and writer loving living in Los Angeles, California. She thrives on the fast pulse of city life and exploring tastes, adventures and art that excite and broaden her world and looks forward to sharing them with citybuzz readers. She has written extensively about her travels through Europe and Japan and has lived in New York City, Paris, and Los Angeles. Nikki loves the California lifestyle, a little beach rollerblading, yoga, and hiking to see above the city to the coast. She graduated summa cum laude from NYU, and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater.
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Miami

JosieGulliksenJosie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, she was a journalist at a Miami weekly covering the arts community, calendar of events and restaurant scene, worked as a public relations professional in non-profit, travel and tourism and a science museum. She currently writes for several publications covering restaurants and travel to the Florida Keys as well as profiles on prominent Florida Keys personalities.
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New York

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Otilia Aionesei
Born and raised in Romania, Otilia lives in New York, where she currently works as a fashion model for Major Models, and studies Economics at Columbia University. In 2005, at 16, Otilia got the opportunity to represent Romania in the modeling contest Ford Models Supermodel of the World, held in New York. Otilia placed First Runner Up, and she was offered a contract with Ford Models. Within weeks, she
started on modeling for the industry’s most prestigious designers, and magazines, such as Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, Elle or Glamour. After working extensively between Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York, she finally settled down in Manhattan in 2007, and applied to Columbia University. Although, she wants to pursue a career in finance after graduation, she still works as a model, loves writing, contemporary art, kickboxing, and everything about New York City.
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Philadelphia

JulietSmithPhiladelphiaJuliet Abruzzese‘s experience in culture and entertainment began at a young age while playing the violin and traveling with orchestras in the US and Europe. Juliet continues to work in the entertainment industry on the other side of the stage as an agent for some of the biggest names in the performing arts today. This self-proclaimed foodie is thrilled by the ever-expanding Philadelphia restaurant scene and always hungry for more. A sucker for good books, fine wine, and a mean mac-and-cheese, Juliet resides outside of the city with her husband Drew, a restaurateur, and their awesome dog Sonny.
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San Francisco

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Maggie Grainger
is a native Californian who has lived in San Diego and Los Angeles before returning North and officially settling into San Francisco. She loves everything about the city – from the vibrant nightlife to dependable public transportation system – and enjoys sharing her finds with Citybuzz readers. Before joining the Citybuzz team, she was a senior staff writer at the iconic tween magazines Tiger Beat and BOP. (Yes, she has met the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber). She also writes for socialaxcess.com and her work has appeared on montrose.patch.com and other publications around the country. When she’s not writing about San Francisco hot spots, you’ll find her doing yoga, reading in Golden Gate Park, getting her butt kicked running up and down the Lyon Street steps or dancing with friends at Madrone Art Bar.
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Washington D.C.

Tiffany Ko
Tiffany Ko
originally lived in Taipei, Taiwan and is currently working as a legal intern at a non-profit public interest law firm in Washington, DC. After studying International Affairs in the nation’s capital for the past four years, she became a proud advocate of the unique delights of DC. Exploring the multiplicity of cultures, vibrant history, and fervent political atmosphere in the District, Tiffany is always on the lookout for new adventures. To better provide Citybuzz readers with legit insider information from the District, she will continue her operations of on-going exploring, relentless shopping, and non-stop eating.

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Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Jessica Ingber

Jessica Ingber is a freelance writer from Los Angeles who enjoys everything from finding new restaurants to the best shopping finds. As a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in English, Jessica made sure to hurry home to L.A.where she could enjoy the best restaurants, nightlife and entertainment a city could deliver. Her fascination with discovering new places to explore allow her to combine her passions for food, shopping and writing as she takes to Citybuzz to document her travels. As she is constantly writing about new and exciting places, she is relentless to find which Los Angeles eatery really does serve the best cheeseburger.

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Philadelphia

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Kristen Celins has a huge passion for media, but an even bigger love for Philadelphia! Born, raised, and currently residing in the Philadelphia area- Kristen knows the city like the back of her hand. Currently she serves as a back-up traffic reporter for local NBC10 affiliate WCAU, and previously worked for a popular Philadelphia top-40 radio station, Wired 96.5, as an Account Manager. Last year, she left to New York City to work at NBC Universal as an NBC Page. Her experience in New York City was outstanding but inevitably her love for the city of brotherly love brought her back. Her return has made her even more anxious to explore new vibrant places, and to seek out hidden gems that are sure to create a buzz!

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