Grace Smith

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Title: Commerce Writer
Education: Washington and Lee University

Grace Smith is a writer, editor, and creative consultant who got her start on a book review blog she launched in the 7th grade — and still runs. Now, she writes commerce and affiliate content across Real Simple, Southern Living, and Better Homes & Gardens at Dotdash Meredith and moonlights at other publications. Since her first byline in Summer 2021, she’s been published in Cosmopolitan, PEOPLE, Well+Good, and more.

Grace covers commerce, travel, style, books, and lifestyle to start, and is interested in anything strongly rooted in aesthetics. In Fall 2022, she founded a travel and lifestyle newsletter called Place & Placebo; she’s lived in Virginia, Hawai’i, Florida, and more, and is always asking where’s next.


  • Founded a book blog in the 7th grade, has been running for 11+ years.
  • Writes through the lens of psychology and aesthetics.
  • Creative Swiss Army knife providing freelance writing, editing, creative direction, consulting, etc,.
  • Notable clients have included Sofia Vergara, DockATot, PopSockets, Pat McGrath Labs, and more.


Grace is especially interested in elevated direct-to-consumer products with a strong aesthetic and functionality. If a brand makes her sleep better or improves her fitness routine, she'll champion it forever. She's written for Cosmopolitan, PEOPLE, Well+Good, and more.


Graduated in 2020 from Washington and Lee University — B.A. European History, Studio Art Minor. There, she was Vice President of the Student Body and was elected to the Executive Committee of the Student Body for three consecutive years overseeing the Honor System and student government. Awards: George A. Mahan Award for Creative Writing; Emerging Leader of the Year (2018).

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.

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