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Published on February 19th, 2011 | by thevyne


Vyne Contributor Spotlight: Jacklyn E. Bruce

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Current City: Washington, D.C.

Roles you play in life: Marketer, blogger and creator of Cook Like Jackie and My, contributor to

Education: Princeton University, University of Richmond School of Law

Occupation: Herb Ambassador at Shenandoah Growers, a grower of organic fresh herbs

3 words that describe you: Talkative, entertaining and bubbly

What topic(s) do you write about?: I typically write about topics related to food, dining, mobile applications and housewares.  I love the experience of using tools and technology to create wonderful dishes and to connect people through food. Some of Jacklyn’s articles: Whet Your APPetite, Deconstruct Your Dining Personality

What is your favorite TV show?: The First 48

Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?: Let’s Stay Together sung by Committed during The Sing-Off

What is your favorite travel destination?: Any place that has great dining and lots of history

What beauty product can’t you live without?: Mario Badescu’s Gingko Mask

Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: have been working on becoming and staying organized.

Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?: I’m a classic dresser, but I do love Halle Berry’s style, she is always on point and it looks effortless.

What is your favorite restaurant?: This is a difficult question for me, but I have loved Rasika and Zaytinya since they opened in D.C. I just recently discovered Kushi and love it as well.

What words do you live by?: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

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