Carolyn McLean Robbins

McLean is a DC-based luxury lifestyle writer specializing in travel, spas, beauty and fashion for leading magazines and Web sites nationwide. Her work runs the gamut from luxury condos in Switzerland for Robb Report to Lake Como's newest five-star resort (Luxist) to hotel, spa and restaurant writing for Forbes Travel Guide to the best places to get waxed for The Washingtonian, plus daily news for Gadling and AOL Travel. Visit her portfolio for a full view of her work. A native Washingtonian, McLean blogs daily about DC living at, her personal site tracking all things fashion, food and fun in the District and beyond. She covers luxury news at Wanderluxe. She graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she majored in English literature and double minored in Journalism and History. She is currently pursuing a masters degree from Georgetown University in Journalism and trying to find the time to finish her first romance novel. If you are interested in speaking with McLean about freelance work, please visit