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Robin Catalano

Robin Catalano believes in the power of storytelling to connect communities and cultures. She’s applied her creative approach to writing for magazines, books, blogs, websites, and a wide variety of marketing projects, and has published more than 75 articles and 1,000+ blog posts. As an editor, she has worked on more than 350 books for publishers including Penguin Random House, Workman, and Simon & Schuster. She has also served as a book coach for independent authors, helping them take their ideas from concept to print. An avid traveler and travel writer, Robin lives, reads, and writes voraciously in upstate NY.

Eating My Feelings: Mini Vegan “Cheesecakes” with Blueberry Topping

Mini vegan cheesecakes with blueberry topping provide the decadence that let's you close your eyes, savor the smooth sweetness, and pretend for a moment that things are normal; photo by Robin Catalano.

This non-dairy take on a worldwide fave dessert is proof that nibbling your way through the crisis can still be healthy.

Eating My Feelings: Fideo

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Fideo is simple comfort food all the way, made with ingredients you probably have in the pantry right now; photo by Robin Catalano.

Fideo is simple comfort food all the way, made with ingredients you probably have in the pantry right now; photo by Robin Catalano.

Flying the Feverish Skies

Rushing to cancel summer travel plans probably isn't the logical response to COVID-19. Neither is being cavalier about contagion.

On the Catwalk in the Capital Region

Above: Designs by Marine Penvern at the 2nd Annual Forever Young Fashion Show; photo by Robin Catalano.

Fashion fanatics in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires now have a reason to kick up their Miu Mius and rejoice. By bringing glam for a good cause to Hudson in its 2nd Annual Forever Young Fashion show on February 8, Stitched NY shone a spotlight on the creativity of the region, and proved that style isn’t just the provenance of our big-city neighbors.

Civil: Credibility Indicators

Original Reporting
This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s).…

On the Road to Ruins

The Barrel Arches at Herculaneum; photo by Robin Catalano.

In Pompeii and Herculaneum, the tourist is tempted to gaze upon the preserved works of marble and masonry and painted plaster. Surrounded by the inanimate remnants of these twin archaeological wonders, travel editor Robin Catalano found herself listening for strains of preserved human truths.

Screw Black Friday. We’re going handmade gift shopping.

Inaugural edition of FESTIVE in 2017; photo by Nina Cochran, courtesy Greylock WORKS.

Society is changing — the days of cheap plastic crap defining the holidays are numbered. And the home is so much...homier when more of life is handmade.


Inaugural edition of FESTIVE in 2017; photo by Nina Cochran, courtesy Greylock WORKS.

Snapshot Travel Guide
Hoosick Falls, New York

Mural based on Anna Mary Robertson's, a.k.a. Grandma Moses, 1960 painting Wagon Repair Shop; photo by Robin Catalano.

A curious village with a tenacious history, Hoosick Falls is located in the town of Hoosick, between the Capital Region of New York and Bennington, VT. Originally settled in the mid-1700s, it was torched during French and Indian War. Settlers returned and rebuilt, and it became an industry powerhouse during the Victorian era. Like many once-prosperous industrial towns in the Hudson Valley, it eventually declined in the mid-1900s. But this sleepy village is on the verge of a major wake-up and shake-up, with a concerted effort in economic development currently under way.…

Best of Hudson Shopping: Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

Much of the great shopping in Hudson, New York can be found on Warren Street; photo by Dan Region.

Best of Hudson
Shopping: Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

Living in a quiet rural region has its perks. There’s plenty
of room to spread out when you want to make like Greta Garbo and be alone.
There are dozens of farm-to-table restaurants and farm-to-bottle beverage
producers serving some truly inspired food and drink. It’s beautiful, even when
it’s -10 degrees F and the wind is howling, and especially during the parade of
color in the fall. And it’s rare to spend more than a few minutes in traffic,
even when there’s a jam (or, more likely, endless road construction).…

Snapshot Travel Guide —
Castle Hill, Ipswich, Mass.

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Robin doesn’t stop moving for long. She’s in Europe at the moment, and we can’t wait for her to share some of the stories and images she’s picking up in her travels. Just before she went abroad, though, she toured one of America’s “castles” in Ipswich, Mass.

Robin CatalanoRobin Catalano believes in the power of storytelling to connect communities and cultures. She’s applied her creative approach to writing for magazines, books, blogs, websites, and a wide variety of marketing projects, and has published more than 75 articles and 1,000+ blog posts.…

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