Cass Daubenspeck is a culture and lifestyle writer based in Brooklyn. She lives for good coffee, good whiskey, and a rainy Sunday morning. She interviews people about their weekend routines at sundayroutine.com. Twitter: @missprotestalot.
Dale Pimentel is a fashion copywriter at Levi.com, and a residing native of San Francisco. He grew up as a hip-hop/backup dancer, with a degree in SF nightlife, and has more sneakers than one could fit in a NY-sized studio.
Jay Blotcher is a longtime writer for magazines based in the Hudson Valley. He is currently at work on Holding On, a new musical about Harlem life in the 1960s with composer Neil Klein. holdingonthemusical.com
Laura Grimmer is a professional cook and sommelier. She came late to the culinary world, selling her PR firm and enrolling at the French Culinary Institute. She has a deep appreciation for tradition in the kitchen. perfectpairnyc.com
Lisa Kelsey is a Dutchess County, NY-based art director. Her radio shows “Stirring the Pot” on home cooking, and “Spice: The Final Frontier” on herbs and spices, can be heard on Pawling Public radio. pawlingpublicradio.org