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Lizzie Garrett
Lizzie Garrett is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who covers everything from politics to pendant lamps. She grew up on the North Shore of Chicago and has been following local elections closely since the age of 15 where she worked in her mother’s first campaign office. Garrett’s mother, State Senator Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) is now serving the State of Illinois in her 11th consecutive year as an elected official.

She received a B.A. degree from Occidental College in American History and Studio Art. After interning for W and Los Angeles Magazine, while still in school, Ms. Garrett began her full-time writing career with Bon Appétit where she covered trends, shopping, restaurants and food.

As a freelancer, Garrett has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Magazine, Interiors and NorthShore Magazine and Town & Country. She is also the editor of, an award-winning daily blog dedicated to home design. Her work is available on her website,

Entries by Lizzie Garrett

Flirting Remains Strong Kennedy Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2009 | 7:54 PM

Chris Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, who is currently the President of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. in Chicago, deflated the hopes of many this week when he announced that he would not seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Roland Burris.

The reason: his family.

"I realize...

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Will The 10th Go Blue?

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2008 | 5:21 PM

While Senator Obama's Illinois may be the bluest of all the states on the electoral map this year, there are still some bell-weather races in the Chicago area that are neck and neck. One in particular, the 10th Congressional District on the North Shore of Chicago will be as exciting...

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