Stephanie Osmanski

Stephanie Osmanski
Location: Long Island, New York

Steph Osmanski is an e-commerce, sustainability, and lifestyle writer. She reviews just about anything that has to do with the home and only reviews the things that would make the cut in her own home—kitchen, closet, yard, and beyond.


  • Bylines at Reader’s Digest, Parade, Newsweek, Business Insider, Travel + Leisure
  • Social media editor at Parents (2015-2016)
  • Web editor at Bauer XCel (2013-2015)
  • Interned at Seventeen, Shape, and Us Weekly
  • MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on narrative nonfiction
  • Taught writing courses and tutored at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College (2018-2020)
  • Nonfiction published in Darling Magazine and The Southampton Review


Steph Osmanski is an e-commerce and lifestyle writer who writes about health, the planet, and being a woman. Since she began her career in 2013, her work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Parade, Newsweek, Business Insider, Travel + Leisure, and more. When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching true crime docs, rearranging all the furniture in her house or exuding big dog-mom energy on Instagram. Steph lives in New York with her pomsky, Koda and stans the Oxford comma.

With a personal interest in the art of flower pressing, gardening, and floral arrangement classes, my passion for DIY, at-home activities informs my product recommendations in that I'm always looking to learn more about the craft of the moment.

Favorite Purchase:

It's a tie between the Mora Floor Clock that I've had for three years (it's just so cute and goes with all decor!) and my hydroponic garden, which is the gift that keeps on giving. I'm currently growing about 6 feet worth of cucumber vines, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes—in my dining room!

Honorable mention: A $20 antique planter that I thrifted in Vermont.


BA in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, MFA in Creative Writing from Stony Brook Southampton

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