Chasing Hemingway


Kate Thorman is a freelance writer and editor, based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work includes screenwriting for film and TV; food, travel, and lifestyle journalism and editing; copywriting; social media strategy; marketing and brand development; fiction writing; and more. Her work has appeared in such publications as AFAR, Bon Appétit, The Week, and Drift. She was previously an editor for Mr & Mrs Smith and a co-founder and -producer of Abbott & West Productions. Editing clients have included Bon Appétit, and copywriting clients have included Chandelier Creative and She is also a co-founder of Part Time Vegan.

Since 2004, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, DC, Paris, Istanbul, London, and New York City, and somehow found time to travel around the world, too. These experiences – and those of her current travels – inspire her writing.

Please get in touch using the form below should you be interested in working together.

Currently, her work can be found at:

– “A Coup in Havana“; Volume 3: Havana (print only)

Bon Appétit
Stop Being Intimidated by Wine, America
– We Made a Donald Trump-Inspired Cocktail That You Probably Don’t Want to Drink
– 16 Reasons to Have Cutlets (or Schnitzel or Tonkatsu or…) for Dinner
– 26 (Surprisingly Easy) Recipes to Make You Say: “Pork. It’s What’s for Dinner.”

The Week
How to pick souvenirs your friends will actually want
How to survive a long-haul flight
– 6 essential travel phrases you should master before any trip
Why it pays to be nice to flight attendants
– How much to tip? A guide for globetrotters

Cuba’s Old Clothes, Made New, October 2013 (print version)

The Best Hotels in Copenhagen
The Best Hotels in Austin
The Best Hotels in Los Angeles
The Best Hotels in Amsterdam
The Best Hotels in San Sebastián
The Best Hotels in Madrid
The Best Hotels in Florence
The Best Hotels in Genoa
The Best Hotels in the Napa Valley
The Best Hotels in Brussels
The Best Hotels in Portland
The Best Hotels in Santa Fe
The Best Hotels in Stockholm
The Best Hotels in Washington, DC
The Best Hotels in Siem Reap

Abbott & West Productions

Fathom Away
The Best Crudo and Conversation in Maine
Meet the Travel Enthusiast: Kate Thorman

Mr & Mrs Smith
– Hotel reviews
– Smith Tumblr

What Makes a Smith Hotel?

Where to Stay in Paris
Where to Eat in Havana
The Overpacker’s Guide to Travel Style
Secrets of a Boutique Hotel Enthusiast
A Quick Travel Phrase Tutorial

Postcards Magazine:
– America’s Biggest Party
36 Hours in: Reykjavik
Eastern Port
Great Green Isles
– San Francisco’s Best New Restaurants
– Introducing the Pop-Up Hotel

(Some of) Oxford’s Best Pubs
Five Memorable Mumbai Eats
(Some of) Washington, DC’s Best Brunches

Pluck Magazine

Edmiston & Co. Luxury Yacht Charter
– Example: Turkey guide
– Example: Dalmatian Coast guide
– Example: Galapagos guide



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