Jennifer Barton

A born-and-bred Manhattanite who swapped New York for London, I am a web writer and editor whose work has appeared in magazines and websites like The Sunday Telegraph, Marie Claire UK, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Stylelist, Lemondrop, Refinery29, MyDaily and Grazia Daily. Other than trying to reconcile my penchant for fitness with eating frosting out of the can (for breakfast, again), I spend my days running after my 21-month-old daughter, who thinks she’s starring on a reality TV show, and rotting on the couch in front of 1980s movies with my 2 ½-year-old pet bulldog. 

Age: 29

Twitter: @jenbnyc

What I Do, Job-wise: Freelance writer/editor/blogger/rotter

What I Do, Fun-wise: Watch trashy TV, bake (and eat) copious amounts of chocolate stuff, pretend to be a functional parent

My Motto: "I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart." - ee cummings

My Anti-Motto: Chill out

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Joshua Jackson, aka Pacey from Dawson’s Creek

My “celebs to make out with” list: Vince Vaughan (who I’m hoping will play my husband in the film version of my life one day)

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Offical answer: “I Won’t Dance,” Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (Actual answer: anything by Taylor Swift)

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Currently on Book Three of A Song of Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones) and deeply impressed with my ability to commit to my first fantasy series

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Spandex leggings

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Anything to stop me from looking corpse-like, so lots of blush and lip colour

I smell like: Prada Candy mixed with wet dog and Play-Doh

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Yes, multiple – I had my 15 minutes of fame in an Oxford production of The Vagina Monologues as the woman who likes to make vaginas happy