Tess Garcia Tess Garcia is a freelance writer who covers celebrity style, entertainment, teen issues, fashion, and beauty. Her work has appeared in People, InStyle, Real Simple, Health, Shape, and Teen Vogue, among other publications. Tess previously worked for Meredith Corporation as a full-time writer for many of Meredith's brands. Tess holds a degree from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Studies, Social Theory and Practice. 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.