Christina Poletto Based in Brooklyn, New York, Christina Poletto is a freelance lifestyle journalist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TODAY Show, and Better Homes & Gardens. Christina is the recipient of two NAREE awards for newspaper journalism and the Parent-Writer Author Fellowship from The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative (2020 and 2021). About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.