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Samantha Leal


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

We Asked 8 Travel Writers: What’s the Best Airport Lounge for Food and Drinks?

For the best advice on which lounges to check out to get into vacation mode, we asked eight travel writers to share their favorites. → Read More

We Asked 8 Travel Writers: What's Your Go-To Drink Order in an Airport Lounge?

When it comes to flying, travel writers know a thing or two about airport drinks, so we asked 8 of them to share their go-to order. → Read More

What Does a Two-Person Massage Feel Like?

I got diagnosed by celebrity healer Martha Soffer before getting a massage by two therapists. I'm forever changed. → Read More

Katy Perry Talks De Soi, Meditation, and Anxiety

Katy Perry and distiller Morgan McLachlan have entered the wellness space with their non-alcoholic aperitifs. → Read More

Emma Chamberlain's Matcha Lemonade Recipe Is Delish

Emma Chamberlain (and Chamberlain Coffee) partnered with the beverage brand Swoon for a matcha lemonade. Here's how to make it at home. → Read More

Vionic Slipper Review—‘Like Sleeping Bags for Your Feet’

These slippers are cozy, soft, and like mini sleeping bags for your feet. I want everyone in my life to have them. → Read More

We Asked 8 Bartenders: What's the Most Overrated Tequila Cocktail?

8 bartenders tell us about the most overrated tequila cocktails right now. Read on for why the Margarita comes in at No. 1. → Read More

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What's the Most Overrated Whiskey Cocktail?

Whether over-ordered, unbalanced or boring, these are the most overrated whiskey cocktails according to 10 bartenders. → Read More

We Asked 13 Bartenders: What's the Most Underrated Whiskey Cocktail?

From Old Fashioned to Paper Planes, 13 bartenders reveal the most underrated whiskey cocktails. See the best whiskey cocktails to make! → Read More

Midwestern Red Beer Is a Regional Specialty for Bloody Mary Lovers

In the Midwest, Red Beer — a combination of tomato juice and light beer — is a regional specialty. → Read More

With Roots in Mexico and Texas, Sotol Is Hard to Define but Easy to Enjoy

Sotol isn't an easy spirit to define. Here's everything you need to know about tequila and mezcal's misunderstood cousin. → Read More

21 New Makeup Products That Immediately Pep Up Your Zoom Face

Here, discover the best new makeup launches from spring 2021 to pep up your Zoom face. We've got all the makeup inspiration you need. Tap in for more. → Read More

These Cult Fave Skincare Products Are Too Pricey, so I Found Cheaper Dupes

Brandefy is a beauty app that shows you dupes of your favorite pricey products. Here, find a review of the app and 15 of the best dupes found there. → Read More

6 Decanting Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

What are the six biggest mistakes you can make while decanting your wine? Sommeliers and wine pros weigh in. → Read More

Why Rum Importers and Bartenders Are Choosing Sipping Rums

In the United States, rum importers and bartenders are pushing for a simpler, more transparent way to buy and drink rum. → Read More

10 Hot Toddy Recipes That Don’t Use Whiskey

If you love a hot toddy but aren't as fond of whiskey, follow along for 10 hot toddy recipes that use gin, cognac, mezcal, tequila and more. → Read More

When It's OK to Add Ice to Your Wine, According to Experts

Adding ice to wine isn't a sin, or only for the cheap stuff. Wine experts around the world weigh in on when it's cool to chill your wine. → Read More

The Wonderfully Weird History of Kalimotxo — and Why Bartenders Love It

Fans of kalimotxo appreciate its laid-back simplicity and flavor profile — Coca-Cola-sweet with a bit of acidity from red wine for balance. → Read More

What Is Financial Wellness and Why Does It Matter?

Financial wellness is integral to well-being. It's an important part of your life, and it's about more than personal behaviors. → Read More

Shake This, Stir That: A Definitive Guide to Shaken vs. Stirred Cocktails

So what’s the hard and fast rule when it comes to giving a cocktail a shake or a stir? Basically, it comes down to this simple distinction. → Read More