The Zoe Report

7.15.2024

Nicole Kliest

Nicole is a freelance contributor to The Zoe Report who is originally from California and now based in New York City. She’s worked for newspapers, magazines, and digital publications for the last 13 years and before she made the leap to freelance in 2018, she was the Style Director at Who What Wear.

She holds a B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Pepperdine University and was recently awarded certification in Level 3 Wines (With Merit!) through the WSET | Wine & Spirit Education Trust. In her work, she covers lifestyle topics such as travel, food & wine, fashion, and interior design. Her favorite types of stories to write are those that give the reader a strong sense of place—whether that’s a wellness retreat in the red rocks of Sedona or a design-driven hotel hidden away on the coastline of Todos Santos.

In addition to The Zoe Report, her work has appeared on outlets such as Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Domino, Fashionista, ELLE, Coveteur, and Harpers Bazaar, When off-duty, she’s usually having a picnic in Prospect Park, making an expedition into the great outdoors, working on homework for her screenwriting class, or pedaling around town with her husband on her trusty Linus.

(Style)

The Ethereal Appeal Of An Organza Dress

Romance, anyone?

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

I Live in NYC : Here Are the Shoes I’m Wearing This Summer

Slim sandals and city sidewalks? No, thank you.

By Nicole Kliest

(Home)

The Best US Cities For Antique Shopping

Calling all treasure hunters.

By Nicole Kliest

(Designers)

Craft Is At The Center Of These 7 Brands

These designers are translating heritage techniques to modern silhouettes.

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

Summer Wedding Guest Dress Brands To Consider For The Next Nuptials

Stand out from the rest.

By Nicole Kliest

(Trends)

Jellies Have Returned (Again)

Summer’s biggest shoe trend is a blast from the past.

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

Early Summer’s Unofficial Uniform: Jean Shorts & Tall Boots

Polished yet effortless.

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

Is The Era Of No-Show Socks Behind Us?

Let’s hope so.

By Nicole Kliest

(Designers)

5 Emerging Jewelry Brands to Bookmark For 2024

From delicate styles to bold motifs.

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

There’s More Ways To Wear Boat Shoes Than You Might Think

How the preppy staple works in any wardrobe.

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

This Spring, It's All About A Statement Collar

How to wear the sharp design detail.

By Nicole Kliest

(Entertaining)

How to Not Get Stumped By a Wine Label

Make your next trip to the wine shop a breeze.

By Nicole Kliest

(Trends)

The Best Engagement Rings Of 2024 Are Both Modern & Timeless

Unique bands and unexpected settings galore.

By Nicole Kliest

(Shopping)

Colorful Engagement Rings Are Becoming the Norm

From dazzling sapphires to deeply-hued emeralds.

By Nicole Kliest

(Entertaining)

Beaujolais Is The Versatile Wine That’s Blowing Up For 2024

Cue the glou-glou.

By Nicole Kliest

(Style)

So You Bought Wide Leg Pants — Here’s The Perfect Shoes To Wear With Them

There’s options galore.

By Nicole Kliest

(Shopping)

6 Up-And-Coming British Brands That Make For The Perfect Wardrobe Refresh

So! Much! Style!

By Nicole Kliest

(Travel)

The Most Exciting Hotel Openings For 2024

Reserve your stay at these highly-anticipated properties.

By Nicole Kliest

(Travel)

Want A Quick Get Away? These Stunning European Cities Can Be Seen In A Day

They bring the charm.

By Nicole Kliest

(Travel)

Sacred Trails, Moss-Covered Shrines, and Roaming Deer — Why Nara Is A Must-Visit In Japan

Add it to your 2024 bucket list.

By Nicole Kliest