Headshot: Lisa Milbrand
Headshot: Lisa Milbrand

Lisa Milbrand

Lisa joined Real Simple as an SEO writer in 2020, where she covers topics as wide ranging as taste-testing new TikTok food trends, and what to binge-watch after Bridgerton. She also serves as RealSimple.com's resident gift guide guru, curating hundreds of picks throughout the year.

Lisa has more than 20 years of experience as a lifestyle writer and editor, writing thousands of articles on topics that help people live better and healthier lives. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Parents, and dozens of other top publications. She's a former editor of Modern Bride and co-author of the Modern Bride Survival Guide.

Highlights

Nearly 25 years of experience covering health and lifestyle topics
Real Simple's gift guide guru
Former editor at Modern Bride magazine
Co-author of the Modern Bride Survival Guide
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