Hi there! My name is Lyssa. (That’s me interviewing chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud!) I’m a former magazine editor turned digital marketing specialist with a passion for (perhaps, obsession with) restaurants and hospitality.
As a brand storyteller, editorial writer and lifelong Miami native, I’m committed to sharing the stories of local businesses and lifestyle brands in the South Florida community. Most recently, I served as the Marketing & Social Media Manager for the largest hotel in South Beach and its award-winning seafood restaurant.
You can also find me writing about food, travel and more here at home in South Florida. I’ve covered everything from the epic volcano views of Costa Rica and Miami’s best fried chicken to newsier subjects like race relations on a college campus and the history of the University of Miami’s iconic ‘U’ logo.
Manager of the Month Leadership Award
Loews Miami Beach Hotel (Feb. 2019 and Dec. 2017)
Outstanding Marketing Manager of the Year Nominee
Greater Miami and the Beaches Hospitality Association (Dec. 2018)
Best Writing Department for Nomad’s Notebook (Travel Section) – Bronze Award
Florida Magazine Association (Aug. 2017)
Charlie Award for Best Social Media Package
Florida Magazine Association (Aug. 2016)
Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media: General Feature
Columbia Scholastic Press Association (April 2016)
Best Feature Writer in the South, 2nd Place
Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards (May 2015)
Outstanding Senior in Journalism
University of Miami Department of Journalism and Media Management (May 2015)
Mark of Excellence National Finalist for Online News Reporting
Society of Professional Journalists (April 2015)