A Jill-of-all-trades creative and tastemaker dubbed a "millennial Martha Stewart," Rebekah Lowin has written over 700 articles for nationally-recognized lifestyle publications including Food & Wine, Country Living, and Martha Stewart Living, hosted original video series for NBC News' Today Show, Shape Magazine, and the Food Network, and spoken widely about creative living on behalf of brands such as Yahoo!, AOL, New York University, The Nantucket Project, Girls Advancing in STEM, and more. She also appears regularly as a guest on television news programs across the United States (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) and Canada. As a classically-trained theatre actress, Rebekah was the inaugural winner of 54 Below's city-wide singing competition, as well as a 2015 MAC Award nominee, a 2015 New York Cabaret Award nominee, and a finalist for the 2013 Noël Coward Award from the Noël Coward Foundation London.
Rebekah works to build imaginative brands, experiences, and identities that are as smart as they are beautiful, and shares daily inspiration and resources on her blog and YouTube channel. Above all else, she is deeply passionate about inspiring other women to embrace their own creative potential, to dream out loud and in color, and, ultimately, to transform their lives as people and as artists.
Rebekah holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University and currently resides in San Francisco (though she calls New England home).
"At times, it felt as though [Lowin] had already absorbed life lessons that most of us don’t begin to consider until much later... In other words, she’s a natural."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Unlined notebooks, weekend roadtrips, fudgy brownies, poetry, music, Meg Ryan movies, the ocean, hot chocolate, Gilmore Girls Season 2.
“I am going to make everything around me beautiful.
That will be my life."
- Elsie de Wolfe
Barbra Streisand, Ina Garten, Nora Ephron, and one very beautiful cheese board.
Good friends, hard work, handwritten letters, unconditional
Rebekah is passionate about motivating other women with high energy and humor. she has spoken about creativity and creative living on behalf of brands like Yahoo!, AOL, and New York University, spoken on panels alongside martha stewart and alex wallace (previously SVP NBC News), and served as an invited speaker at The Nantucket Project's 2016 storytelling symposium and the 2018 Girls Advancing in Stem Conference. Rebekah appears regularly as a guest on television news programs across the United States and Canada.
INQUIRE & BOOK
If there's one question I get asked more than any other, it's this: "How do you manage to wear so many different hats as a creative?"
Here's the thing: It's actually just one hat. One beautiful, enormous, quilted hodgepodge of a hat. And I wouldn't have it any other way. From photography to writing to design, my various creative passions have never inhabited distinct worlds — nor do I believe they should. Each serves to inform, complement, and heighten the next, providing me with valuable inspiration and reminding me, most importantly, that any artistic pursuit is purposeless unless it's surrounded by a rich and varied life.
It's this very same philosophy that makes my work as a creative director so gratifying and fun. When I write, I'm a photographer; when I photograph, I'm a painter...and so on.
In her poems, my favorite writer Mary Oliver teaches the profound act of simply paying attention, of living with an open mind, of embracing everything and ignoring nothing. That’s what I strive to do every day, and ultimately it's my only goal as an artist. After all, there are so many stories to tell.
On this website you'll find a few of the ways I tell mine, and work to tell yours. I hope you enjoy poking around, and please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you like what you see.
BOOK A CoNsulting session
Whether you're considering a career change, struggling through a creative block, or simply standing like a deer in headlights before your biggest creative dreams . . . you've come to the right place. My goal in these one-on-one sessions is to help you grow in confidence and courage, to learn to trust your creative intuition, and to bring creativity, color, and magic into every corner of your life. Above all else, I'll ask you to simply begin. To choose creativity. To make it a habit. And to give each of your dreams — however terrifying or trivial or impossible they might seem — space and time and faith.
Each session is different, but you can always expect:
• Candid, real conversations about what it means to act on creative impulses in spite of fear, failure, past mistakes
• Planners, personal project timelines, customized worksheets, and other fun freebies intended to get you to take your creative interests seriously again
• Curated advice, resources, and inspiration including design and branding assistance
• A safe, friendly, encouraging, positive, ask-me-anything atmosphere
• Hot chocolate in adorable mugs (duh!)
I split my time between New York City and San Francisco, but work with clients around the globe, and am happy to travel or arrange our meeting via phone, Skype, or FaceTime.
If you're still reading this, you're probably my kind of person.
"Where to begin? My bridal shower was beautiful and sincerely unforgettable. Rebekah put together an afternoon tea party with hand-painted decorations, photos of me and my fiancé, homemade scones and tea sandwiches and a mimosa bar complete with grapefruit juice from the farmers' market that morning. I was blown away by her artistry and attention to little creative details like that and I felt so, so special the entire day. Also, not only did she plan and produce the event, she also took the prettiest photos to help me remember the entire thing. (Thank you!!)”
"I was just blown away by her artistry and attention to little creative details."
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I can't wait to hear from you.
I'm very fortunate to have written and published over 700 articles for nationally-recognized lifestyle publications, worked as an in-house reporter at Food & Wine magazine, and devised large-scale editorial campaigns as an Associate Editor at the Today Show at NBC News. During my time at Martha Stewart Living, I assisted with the conception-to-production publication of the brand's latest cookbooks, including Clean Slate (Clarkson Potter, 2014), Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter, 2015), and Martha Stewart's Vegetables (Clarkson Potter, 2016). Below is a list of my favorite clips; additional samples and links available upon request.
“I don't know what I think until I write it down.” - Joan Didion
Think you can handle Jennifer Aniston's morning routine? (Today.com, NBC News)
No, fruit snacks still aren't healthy (Today.com, NBC News)
Meet the women who get hired to live-tweet and Instagram weddings (Today.com, NBC News)
Fourth Graders Are Lobbying Wisconsin to Make Cheese an Official State Symbol (Food & Wine)
10 Sweet but Candy-Free Treats for Halloween (Good Housekeeping Magazine)
Our Favorite #EdibleArt Instagram Accounts (Martha Stewart Living)
The Perfect Playlists for Every Dinner Party (Martha Stewart Living)
How to Set a Formal (or Not-so-Formal) Table (Martha Stewart Living)
Six Questions for Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Martha Stewart Living)
How to Remove Red Wine Stains (Martha Stewart Living)
American Made Power Couples: Nathan and Jenn of Wondermade (Martha Stewart Living)
The TSA Wants to Screen Your Snacks (Food & Wine)
Gefilte Fish Haters, Here's Why You Should Reconsider Your Stance (Food & Wine)
You Need to Hear the Story of Martha Stewart's Bad Date (Food & Wine)
TSA Agents Found a Live, 20-Pound Lobster in Checked Luggage at Boston Airport (Food & Wine)
Food is Trending on Broadway — In a Big Way (Food & Wine)
Birthday Gift Guide (Country LIving)
Clean Your Entire Kitchen in 30 Minutes (The Kitchn, Apartment Therapy)
As a lifestyle, food, and portrait photographer, I've helmed shoots for the Today Show and MarthaStewart.com, styled and shot recipes for dozens of food bloggers, chefs, and caterers (including The City Kitchen San Francisco and My Marin Kitchen), and had my work featured in The New York Times and Shape Magazine. While in college, I studied traditional darkroom techniques with Thomas Roma and served as editor-in-chief of Columbia University's photography magazine. I later apprenticed with Judy Pak (recently named a top wedding photographer by Harper's Bazaar and Martha Stewart Weddings).
I shoot interchangeably with both digital and medium format film cameras, drawing on my varied life experiences as a journalist, artist, and musician to lend real personality and depth to each of my photographs. I love exploring our beautiful world through a lens, and feel so lucky to have found what I know will be a lifelong passion.
(You can click through a slideshow of some of my favorite images over to the right.)
"Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies."
- Diane Arbus
"Design brings content into focus;
design make function visible."
- Jennifer Morla
• Guided brainstorming
• creative NAming sessions
• narrative development
• creative Marketing Education
• Category Design
• vision boarding
• Copy & CREATIVE WRITING
• EDITORIAL CALENDAR CREATION
• ghost writing
• COPY EDITING
• COMMS & email campaigns
• taglines & slogans
• Blog Design & copy
• WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
• LIFESTYLE, PORTRAIT, & PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
• Graphic & LOGO DESIGN
• PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
• Newsletter & BUSINESS CARD DesigN
There's nothing more gratifying than watching someone's face light up when they see their creative ideas come to life for the first time. When that website they've been dreaming of launching finally comes to life on their computer screen. When the newsletter they've been meaning to write for years hits their inbox. When they get unstuck and unafraid, and start to feel that little burst of childlike, totally-naive, I-believe-I-can-fly, Barbra-Streisand-deep-cuts-on-repeat optimism.
It's magic, and it's what fuels everything I do. In that one moment, I'm reminded that creativity not only has the power to change businesses; it can also change lives...particularly when it's funneled into a strong, beautiful digital presence.
Below are a few of the services I offer to my design & branding clients; bespoke website samples available upon request.
“I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.”
― Julia Child
I began my career in the kitchens at Good Housekeeping Magazine and later moved onto the Pinterest-ready hallways of Martha Stewart (*cue hallelujah chorus*). So it probably makes sense that I've come to believe a perfectly-set table qualifies as art, and event designers as artists.
There is, after all, an undeniable artistry that goes into crafting that old-school, elbows-on-the-table, talk-so-much-your-cheeks-hurt dinner party feel. Real food, fresh flowers, candlelight...these things are only the flourishes. The best parties have heart.
That's why my ultimate vision as an event designer these days is a return to simplicity and authenticity: laughter, friendship, and truly personal, bespoke details. Through my work, I've been lucky enough to share this philosophy: styling, photographing, and writing party-planning content for MarthaStewart.com, producing events and product launches on behalf of brands such as Made in Nature, planning and catering dozens of bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and one very magical backyard wedding, and co-founding a large-scale supper club for women in New York City with over 300 members (as seen in Quartz and MSLIving!).
A selection of my favorite event photos is over in the gallery to the left. I hope you'll flip through, get inspired, and come back for seconds.