Kathryn Livingston is a New York-based writer and editor who served as a creative consultant on documentary films. She is the author of five previous books: Bedlinens, Eclectic Interiors: Room by Room, Victorian Interiors: Room by Room; the biography Yesterday
is Gone; and In the Spirit of Aspen. Her articles on famous personalities, lifestyles, food, health, architecture and travel have appeared in such magazines as Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Town & Country, Connoisseur, Travel + Leisure, and House & Garden.
She had a twenty-year editorial career with The Hearst Corporation, starting out as a fashion writer at Harper’s Bazaar, and for ten years was executive editor of Town & Country magazine. A stint at Time Inc. followed. She then went on to become the editor of special publications romancing the corporate image and community involvement of Tiffany & Co. in New York and Neiman Marcus in Dallas.
After the Time Warner merger, she returned to the media giant to be the writer on the development team for 140 television segments on women’s health issues, for a weekly program titled Your Mind & Body, which was shown on CBS.
She was the recipient of the Penney-Missouri Award for Excellence in Magazine Journalism, and also garnered awards from the Art Directors Club of New York, Nina Ricci Perfumes, and the Public Affairs Department of New York University.
Born in Budapest, raised in Cleveland, she brought up her two children in Manhattan and continues to be enthralled with New York’s perpetually evolving social history.