Welcome to my online portfolio.  For over a decade, I’ve written extensively for a wide variety of publications.  Since it has taken time for some print media—like magazines—to evolve their digital presence, I can’t offer links to every story I’ve ever published (a long list!).   What you’ll find below,  however,  is a shortlist of  highlighted lifestyle features—on food, health, nutrition, travel, home design and country life.

I’m happy to share with you.

Should you wish to contact me about a short- or long-term writer-for-hire assignment, please email me at UpstateDowntown@gmail.com.


The New York Times

In the Hudson Valley, Farmers’ Markets Offer Local Food and Local Chat

Hudson Valley Views

Martin Van Buren Slept Here

This Old House Has Ghosts

Strolling the Gardens of Science


Homes Away From Home:

The New York Times

Katie Brown, an Expert in Thrift, Uses Home as Idea Lab

How a Hollywood Couple Goes Country

His Sanctuary From Glamour

A Family Joins East to West

The ‘Great Love’ of a Collector of Old Mansions

In the Country

The New York Times

♦  A Brand-New Very Old House

Where Others Saw A Big Old Barn, They Saw a Home

From a Single Plant, A World-Class Garden Grows

When It’s Your Animal House


♦  RuralIntelligence.com: Paul De Angelis’ Dear Mrs. Kennedy

♦  RuralIntelligence.com: Wing & Clover:  An Artist’s Palette

♦  NYT Home & GardenArmoires Made From Fallen Birch Trees

♦  NYT Home & Garden: Let the Good Times Roll

SNOW: Stowe Mountain Spa

Condé Nast Portfolio.comThe Big Business of Small Plates; Tiny Tips


NYT: In Pittsburgh, Trading Pirogi for Farm-to-Table Fare

♦  NYT: Ski Country Abounding in Off-Season Charms and Slide Show: A Journey Through Mad River Valley

Town & Country Travel: Bordeaux Boutique

Fodors.com: San Francisco’s Coolest Cocktails

Forbes.com: Awesome Austin


O, The Oprah Magazine (Body)

Ready For Your Screen Tests?

Bladder 101: 5 Tips for Controlling OAB

Toxin Confidential

8 Ways to Survive Holiday Parties Without Gaining Weight

Prevention: Stay-Slim Secrets of America’s Top Chefs

Cooking Light: Cold Comfort

O, The Oprah Magazine (Mind)

7 Ways to Restart A Day

Marital Mood Leak: Feelings May Be Contagious

The Dear John Talk and Other Dreaded Conversations

Romance Rehab


RuralIntelligence.com: A Finer Diner Serves A Fine Dinner

RuralIntelligence.com: Limited Addition: Tivoli Bread & Baking’s Bûche de Noël

RuralIntelligence.com: Antique Apples:  Montgomery Place Orchards’ Pie Contest

RuralIntelligence.com: In Poughkeepsie, Crave Hits the Spot

RuralIntelligence.comSpring Pickings at Mercato

Epicurious.com: Katie’ Brown’s Luxe for Less New Year’s Eve Party

NYT: Foodies on the Hudson

Epicurious.com: Healthy Thanksgiving: When Less Is More




1 Response to Portfolio

  1. Anne Brown says:

    What a small, wonderful world! When I was putting together “Rhinebeck at a Glance” this spring, I included Kathryn’s article – “Hudson Valley Views” in our recreation section. I thought the article was great. Now, looking over your blog I learn that Kathryn is the author! I plan to follow UpstateDowntown. Anne Brown, publisher, Rhinebeck at a Glance

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