Allison McCarthy

Writer, San Francisco

Chatting up designers, uncovering trends and sharing travel itineraries–that’s a typical day for lifestyle writer and editor Allison McCarthy. She vets what’s hot on the local scene–from the latest food delivery app to the best calorie-torching workouts. Before going freelance, McCarthy was the arts + culture editor at San Francisco magazine 7×7, where she spent countless hours at museums and never passed on the chance to check out under-the-radar work. The former New Yorker cut her teeth in the marketing side of the business at both Travel + Leisure and American Express until realizing that editorial was her true calling. When she’s not road tripping around California, eating oysters or hiking somewhere warm, you can find her feverishly typing away on her laptop at a sun-filled cafe in San Francisco.