Title: Writer
Education: Columbia University, School of the Arts, Harvard University
Location: New York, NY

Eleni N. Gage is an author, writer, editor, and modern folklorist. She has over 25 years of experience writing about travel, home decor, weddings, lifestyle topics, and life itself as a personal essayist.


  • Carries degrees in folklore and mythology from Harvard University and creative writing from Columbia University
  • More than 25 years experience in magazine journalism, including on-staff positions at Allure, Elle, InStyle, People, Martha Stewart Weddings and O, the Oprah Magazine
  • Served as the first-ever Beauty Editor of People magazine
  • Author of a travel memoir, novels, and an award-winning children's book


Eleni N. Gage is an author, writer, and editor based in New York. She is the author of the travel memoir "North of Ithaka," the novels "Other Waters" and "The Ladies of Managua," the gift book "Lucky in Love: Traditions, Customs & Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding," and the award-winning children's ebook "Wiggly Tooth."

The daughter of a Greek father and a Minnesotan mother, Eleni contributes to travel publications, and we her work has appeared in or on the covers of major travel magazines, including Travel+Leisure; Condé Nast Traveler; T, The New York Times' travel magazine; Departures; Town & Country Travel; and Budget Travel.

Her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, O, Real Simple, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. She has appeared on television shows including The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS This Morning, and CNN. She lives in New York City with her Nicaraguan husband and their Greekaraguan children.

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