Elspeth Velten: Editorial Director, MyDomaine

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Elspeth Velten: Editorial Director, MyDomaine

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For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired.

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Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Here is an overview of our properties:

Verywell (Health and Wellness): The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. More than 39 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.

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Lifewire (Tech): Lifewire provides helpful, actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly 10 million people each month get the most their technology.

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Byrdie (Beauty): Byrdie is dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. From hair and makeup to health and wellness, Byrdie takes a fresh, no-nonsense approach to feeling and looking your best. Byrdie reaches nearly four million people each month.

MyDomaine (Lifestyle): MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches 2.5 million people each month.

Brides (Lifestyle): Brides inspires and guides our nearly 4M monthly users as they make decisions from pre-engagement through the honeymoon. Brides is committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, every type of wedding, and every type of celebration.

Thoughtco (Education and Information): ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps over 12.5 million people a month become lifelong learners.

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Better Together: The Byrdie Beauty Team

Elspeth Velten: Editorial Director, MyDomaine

Meet: Leah Wyar Romito, VP & General Manager; Faith Xue, Editorial Director; Elspeth Velten, Editorial Director; Lindsey Metrus Malhado, Senior Editor; Hallie Gould, Senior Editor; Kelly Gallagher, Senior Social Media Editor

How do you pick your nail color combinations?

Leah: Black and white alone or together– I’m wearing. I also love pairing something bland with something bright—I have such FOMO over Faith’s neutral/neon combo.

Hallie: I skew pretty classic when it comes to nails—I gravitate towards cherry or brick reds, navy blue, beige, or black. This one might be my favorite combination—a bright red, white, and clear feels very me.

Faith: I usually stick to one color, but if I’m doing nail art I usually try to go for one bright color and one neutral to ensure no clashing. I’m pretty into neon at the moment, so this manicure might be my favorite color pairing of all time.

Lindsey: I generally stick to solid colors in the nude/pastel family (boring, I know). My problem is I'm an avid hand-washer (a result of lifetime germaphobia), and I'm tough on my hands. So I need a color that won't show detectable chips.

Kelly: When I'm doing nail art, I to have fun with it and often pick a glitter (usually gold) and a fun color. If I'm doing a regular solid-colored manicure, I to choose colors that feel sophisticated and go with any type of outfit—navy, taupe, gray, olive. 

Elspeth: I am so unpredictable when it comes to picking nail colors! I generally make crazy decisions at the last minute when I get to the salon, but I try not to regret it. You can usually expect me to have something a little bolder on my toes and neutral on my fingers.

In one word, how does a manicure make you feel?

Leah: Polished (pardon the pun).

Kelly: Put together.

Lindsey: Refreshed.

Hallie: Polished. Get it?

Faith: Polished (get it?) 

Elspeth: Put together.

What’s your earliest nail memory?

Leah: Lee Press Ons—French style, of course! I used to watch my neighbors, who were older than me, apply them and just wish my nail beds were big enough to get in on the action!

Hallie: My mother always tells the story of an afternoon when I was really young (maybe five or six?), and my babysitter at the time took me to get my first manicure. She says I ran around for the rest of the day showing off my nails to anyone who would look in my direction. Not much has changed, I suppose.

Kelly: Getting acrylic French tips put on for prom (lol). I remember always feeling  such an adult leaving the salon. My nail style has evolved drastically since then.

Faith: Definitely getting a French manicure before school dances in middle school and high school.

Elspeth: My mom threw me the coolest manicure birthday party ever when I was about 7—she hired a manicurist to come to our house and give my girlfriends and me happy face nails. I haven’t had a better birthday party since.

What role do you play at Byrdie?

Leah: I’m the manager and big-picture, strategic planner. That means minding the numbers—traffic , revenue, etc.—and road-mapping how to meet our goals. But because I spent so many years as a beauty editor, ideating, and editing, I try to bring creative concepts and ideas to the table as much as possible.

Kelly: As the senior social editor, I oversee all the content that goes on our social channels. 

Hallie: I’ve been a senior editor at Byrdie for a little over three years. I write a lot, as well plan out the editorial calendar and Byrdie’s homepage, manage and edit our network of freelancers, and represent the brand at events and other industry events.

Faith: I oversee all of our creative/ trending content—celebrity interviews, ingredient trends, under-the-radar products, etc.

Elspeth: I’m an editorial director working on content quality and growth across both Byrdie and MyDomaine. I joined the teams when they joined the Dotdash family in January!

What makes you better together? 

Leah: We are such an eclectic, mixed bag and truly greater than the sum of our parts. Every person brings a specialty to the table—combined, it’s an incredibly tactical, creative powerhouse.

Lindsey: We all have such great senses of humor that really mesh together. I know I can say something crazy and outlandish and they won't bat an eye (for the most part). 

Hallie: We’re all really different, but it just works. We each bring something unique to the table and that allows for a lot of really exciting ideas and opportunities.

Faith: We all have different strengths that are very complementary. But most importantly, we all really trust and respect each other and build each other up—I think it’s the most important thing to have in a thriving team.

Elspeth: I think that each of us brings a unique perspective to our workday! The OG Byrdie editors are seriously on top of the trends, and they actually influence me every day­–influencers are real! Since they recently joined our parent company, I bring insight into how Dotdash works. 

In one word, how would you describe your colleague?

Leah: Faith=on-brand. Hallie=hyperaware. Kelly=instinctual. Elspeth=skillful. Lindsey=unflappable.

Three things you’re into right now?

Leah: Rust-colored eye shadow (thanks to Elspeth!). Fatboy Spray Putty (it makes my thin hair look so full). Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena fragrance—it’s the most unusual fragrance I’ve ever smelled, so I used to only wear it on special occasions; but it’s recently become my daily signature.

Lindsey: I'm a bit of a TV-head: Anything Bravo, The Act, and I can't WAIT for the new season of The Handmaid's Tale.

Kelly: My adorable French bulldog Harri, Lizzo's new album, and aperol spritz.

Hallie: Skincare, always. I spend a lot of time taking care of my skin—it feels calming to keep up with a routine each day and fun to experiment with new formulas. Thrifting is another big one. There’s this shop in my neighborhood I spend a lot of time sifting through (Awoke Vintage if you’d to visit). I hardly ever leave without finding something great.

Faith: Tie-dye, Bodyography eye glitter pigment, barrettes

How do you get your best ideas?

Leah: My best ideas are usually in the shower…I think there’s science that supports this phenomenon! Inspiration is a lot of Instagram—and my team, which is a walking Instagram feed. Everyday they’re doing something cool with their eye makeup or outfits or hair…then I go home and try to do the 40s-appropriate version of that.  

Lindsey: I get my best ideas at completely unexpected times—walking around running errands, watching television, visiting a friend—as soon as a story idea pops into my head, I text it to myself. My own personal text thread is a weird mishmash of topics.

Hallie: Usually from my own personal issues or happenings (or my friends’). I figure if I’m going through it, or they’re going through it, our readers are, too.

Faith: I get inspiration from everything! My Instagram feed, cool girls on the street, random obscure conversations I have with strangers, my group chat with my friends.

How do you press reset and relax?

Leah: Weekly acupuncture is key for me. I’m also a big fan of Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca. And hitting the Jersey Shore as often as possible.

Hallie:  My favorite thing to do when I have some time to relax is watch really good TV and order take-out. I need quiet, alone time to feel whole and well. I could say things yoga, journaling, and baths—but that’s just not me. I Chinese food and lounging.

Lindsey: I love getting the city and getting some fresh air when I can, as well as kicking back with a few (several) glasses of wine with friends. 

Kelly: I feel most at ease after I spend a day binge-watching my favorite old TV shows ( BIG fan of The Office) and organizing my closet. There's something about the process of going through all my clothes and shoes that makes me feel calm cool and collected—I guess that's the Virgo in me. 

Faith: I have a beauty shelf at home where I store beauty products I’ve been meaning to try, so I’ll usually grab a face mask, slather it on, then listen to some James Blake.

Source: https://paint-box.com/blogs/journal/better-together-the-byrdie-beauty-team


Elspeth Velten: Editorial Director, MyDomaine

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Of All the Home Products We Saw Last Month, We Loved These the Most

Elspeth Velten: Editorial Director, MyDomaine

Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Whether you're looking for the latest in cookware or trying to furnish your entire home, there are a lot of home brands to turn to. Thankfully, we're here to share our favorite finds directly with you.

Each month, MyDomaine editors are bringing you the latest and greatest in home décor. From a new launch we can't stop obsessing over or a great deal we found on a must-have product, these are the home buys we're excited about this month. Keep scrolling to see which home goods made our list this month.

Leah Wyar, general manager and vice-president

8Greens Gummies $45 for 60 gummies

“I've been a fan of 8Greens supplements—a tab that fizzes when you drop it into a glass of water—for years. The tube is just as much of a staple in my kitchen as my toaster…

in fact, they sit next to each other on my counter. I definitely don't eat healthy enough and this gives me a great dose of vitamin C, B5, B12, B6 (and more) in a drink that tastes great.

And the task just got easier with this chewy version.” 

Elspeth Velten, editorial director

Piglet Midnight Stripe Basic Bundle $377

“My British husband of typically mild opinion loves these sheets — he says they remind him of being at the English seaside in the middle of the summer. Considering the momentous nature of this occasion, I decided it's appropriate to publish his somewhat bewildering review in full.

'It's a little hot during the day; you're well fed having been at the pub until 10 p.m. when it's still light outside,' he said. 'You come home and just lay down on some comfy cotton because it's cold at night and feels so comforting and summery.


I can only follow that with the facts. Piglet's linen sheets are made from 100% natural French flax, and they've gotten softer each time I've slept on them.

The basic bundle comes with a duvet cover, fitted sheet, flat sheet and four pillowcases, and I love that it's possible to go with a bold colorway  the midnight stripe for the duvet cover and two pillowcases while sticking with classic white for the rest of the set. I also love the idea of the matching pyjamas!

Liberty of London Cressida Jamieson Rachel Linen Napkin $73

“Embroidery artist Cressida Jamieson follows her recent T Magazine profile with a collaboration with Liberty of London as a part of the brand's Floribunda interiors collection, a celebration of the signature floral prints Liberty is known for. Jamieson's sweet, customizable floral designs adorn the corners of white linen napkins and kitchen towels — these are on my list of housewarming or wedding gifts that I can't wait to give.”

Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director

Marshall Action II Cream Bluetooth Speaker $299

“Listening to music at home is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day, but for years I've just been relying on my extremely outdated iPhone's speaker. Well no longer.

I finally picked up the cream Marshall speaker all the “cool girls” seem to have on Instagram, and I am so happy I did.

The small size means it fits perfectly on my bookshelf without taking up too much space, and the sound quality is so good it actually drowns out my theater kid neighbors when they start singing. Plus, it's one of the most stylish speakers I've come across.”

Urban Outfitters Southwest Runner Bath Mat $49

“One of the quirks you'll come across in many New York City apartments is an abundance of oddly shaped or overly tiny rooms. For me, the issue is my bathroom. It's strangely long and skinny, so a traditional bath mat looks wonky.

I've been on the hunt for a runner that will fill the space and finally make the room feel finished. And once I laid eyes on this guy, I knew I'd found the one.

I love that it looks a real rug, and the tassels add just the right amount of flair.”

Caroline Utz, associate editor

Caraway Cookware & Cabinet Organizer Set $395

“One of my goals this year is to cook for myself more. I trying new recipes, but I also enjoy ordering Seamless with a touch of a button. This cookware set from the new brand Caraway just might be the answer to my problems.

First of all, they're seriously gorgeous (how beautiful is this green set?), plus they come with four magnetic pan racks and a canvas lid holder that can easily fit over my cabinet door.

With a fry pan, sauce pan, dutch oven, and sauté pan (and organizers that will save space in my tiny kitchen), this beautiful set will have me cooking all winter long.”

Bon Ton Studio Sabra Pillow $68

“Once daylight savings hits, I'm ready to hunker down for the season. Though I don't love the shorter days, I do love cozying up my apartment.

While that usually means taking my heavy throw blankets storage, this year I want to invest in something I can use year round.

This mustard silk Moroccan pillow is hand-loomed in Morocco and adds the perfect amount of warmth to my sofa, no matter the weather outside.”

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