Stefanie Waldek Stefanie is a freelance journalist who covers travel and design. During her decade-long career, she's served as an editor at Architectural Digest, written for publications such as House Beautiful and The Washington Post, and published her first book, 150 Gardens You Need to Visit Before You Die. She currently writes features, guides, and product reviews for a number of home and lifestyle publications across decorating, architecture, organizing, cleaning, and entertaining. Highlights Eight years of experience writing about home decor, architecture, and design Author of 150 Gardens You Need to Visit Before You Die Contributor to House Beautiful, MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Design Milk, and more About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.