The first line of my college application essay was “I love tunafish.” But it wasn’t until five years later, while attending graduate school in Paris, that a future in food ever crossed my mind.

Since then, I've written about food, culture and travel for publications including Life & Thyme, in addition to developing marketing and branded content for such leaders in the field as Chef Daniel Boulud, La Marzocco, RESY, KitchenAid, the Food Innovation Group and others.

Today, I’m the full-time Director of Brand Creative for the Brooklyn-based food and design brand W&P and the co-founder of Cognoscenti Creative, a boutique branding firm dedicated to "establishing artisans as influencers." 

Off-hours, I'm always on the lookout for exciting new finds in the cities I've called home. Check out my BrooklynManhattan and Paris pages for up-to-date lists of my favorites. 

Interested in working together? Feel free to reach out at carly@cognoscenticreative.com.