I am a Manhattan-based writer covering luxury travel and real estate as well as the wine and spirits industries. I was a contributing writer at Barron's Penta magazine where I penned the Trendspotting column and also covered luxury real estate, pursuits, collecting and other topics. I am co-editor of Pursuitist, the luxury lifestyle site and served as co-editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle and travel website at AOL where I oversaw the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. For 13 years I was a staff writer at Forbes magazine, where I served as a member of the Billionaire's research team in addition to covering real estate and personal finance, among other areas. I am also the author of six books, including "The Closet Entrepreneur.