WELCOME

Hi, I’m Heather Bien, a lifestyle content creator, writer, and designer. I’m also an H Street resident in Washington, DC with a love for good style, good food, frequent travel, and the occasional leopard print.

You can find me here on heatherbien.com writing about all matters of lifestyle — style, travel, homebeauty, and now wedding. Among my favorite things, and those you’ll see on here on a regular basis, are bright colors, local DC makers, crossing off to-do lists, easy weekend getaways, and mid-century design.

And here’s a shameless plug to check out my apartment tour over on Houzz.

A BIT MORE ABOUT WHERE I COME FROM

Originally from the now super hip city of Richmond, Virginia, I grew up wanting to be a writer or an interior designer – and, now, I suppose a do a little bit of both. I ventured up the road to Charlottesville, Virginia to attend the University of Virginia (go hoos!) and study Art History and Architectural History. After college I worked at small interior design firms in both Charlottesville and Washington, DC. To be honest, I fought the DC move for a long time because I felt that everyone from UVa ended up there, but now, I’ve outlasted most of my original friends here and found an amazing, inspiring creative community in the District.

Along the way, I started blogging and switched careers to a path that led me to my current role working as a Digital Content Director for a creative agency where most of my work is focused on hospitality/hotel clients. No guarantee on whether I’m staying in DC for life or not — I am marrying a Texan after all — but I’m happy to have landed here…even if we don’t have representation in the Senate.

INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER?

Interested in collaborating on a lifestyle or travel piece? Keep reading below for more information on the types of collaborations I consider and email me for a media kit and rates!

 

 

LET’S WORK TOGETHER!

Interested in collaborating on a lifestyle, wedding, or travel piece? Email me for a media kit and rates!

TRAVEL

While my editorial focus is on easy weekend getaways on the East Coast, my travels take me all over the world, and I’m open to collaborations near and far! In the past, I’ve worked with the Greenbrier in West Virginia, the Healdsburg, California Visitors Bureau, the Key West Visitors Bureau, the Marker Resort, the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, the Graduate Hotel in Richmond,  the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, Virginia, Quarters on King in Charleston, SC, Charleston Visitors Bureau, Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC, ROAM Fitness, the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville, Quirk Hotel in Richmond, the Godfrey Hotel in Boston, MA, and Oakhurst Inn in Charlottesville, VA.

HOME

I recently moved and took on the project of transitioning my feminine decor into a gender neutral space. The apartment I share with my fiancé was recently featured on Houzz and I’d love to share it with more audiences! Please contact me if you would be interested in an apartment tour for your website. Similarly, if you have a design question or project, email me! I worked in interior design for several years and I’m still happy to take on new projects!

WEDDING

 I’m getting married in December 2018 and love sharing all the details of the planning process with my readers! I’ve collaborated with both WeddingWire and Artifact Uprising on posts including Finding My Dress in an Unexpected Place, A Guide to Sending Save the Dates, and Displaying Your Engagement Photos at Home. Writing about weddings and wedding planning has quickly become one of my favorite topics and I’d love to work together with relevant wedding and bridal
brands.

STYLE

My style is a mix of classic and colorful. I’ve worked with brands including Everlane, Vera Bradley, Trunk Club, Shop Tobi, Clarins, It Cosmetics, lucy, Hazel & Marie Pearls, Beau & Ro Bag Company, Hinson Gayle Pearls, aerie, ThredUp, Rocksbox, the 5th Watches, Empowered By You, Pantene, Dove, and Mint Julep Boutique.