Sami Allen

Spruce Editor Sami Allen
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Sami is the former Lifestyle Editor for The Spruce and The Spruce Pets, editing and covering topic areas like pets, gardening, and home renovation. She's a seasoned editor and lifestyle writer who has extensive experience in many facets of digital media, including newsletter product and delivery, social media management, audience acquisition, and branded content. 


  • 5 years experience editing lifestyle content
  • Has worked extensively with brand-building and branded content 
  • Experience in building social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Pinterest
  • Avid pet lover with particular experience with cats (she has two!)
  • Budding plant enthusiast


Before The Spruce, Sami headed multiple newsletter products for a lifestyle startup and covered everything lifestyle, including food, travel, health, career, and finance. She's written for publications like Greatist and FoodNoise, and she has worked on social media accounts for Oprah Magazine and Odyssey.


Sami graduated with honors from The Pennsylvania State University with a double degree in English literature and journalism. 


5 Questions With Sami

What is one home skill you'd like to learn more about?

Everything home reno-related. I want to wield a power drill like a true boss.


What is your favorite thing you own and why?

My ridiculous library of cookbooks. They sit on top of my white cabinets among vases and other decorative items I've picked over the years. I had loaned one of my favorites to a friend of a friend and they never gave it back, so it's safe to say the rest are never leaving my home.


Describe your home style in a few words or phrases.

Cottage, cozy, bright, and comforting.


Which room in your home do you find most relaxing?

The kitchen—where others find chaos, I find peace! Cooking and baking are my primary crafts, and spending all day making food for people I love is my idea of bliss.


What is your favorite season and why?

Fall, of course. Warm, bright days give way to crisp, chilly nights perfect for a bonfire and marshmallow roast. 


Expertise: Pets, gardening, and home renovation
Education: Pennsylvania State University
Location: New York, New York
Title: Editor

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