Katy Kostakis

Katy is a Boston-based freelance journalist and writer who covers arts & entertainment, lifestyle, health & wellness, beauty, food & dining, and culture. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, publications she has written for include Turner Classic Movies, Paste Magazine, Time Out Boston, Well + Good, Film Inquiry, Gannett, and Patch. A Massachusetts native, Katy's passions include cooking (thanks to both her late grandmother and Julia Child) and shopping (she'll always make a beeline for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods), literature, cosmetics, perfumery, Renaissance and medieval history, film, fine art, tarot, and astrology.
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The best part? You can use it for years to come.
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For starters, serving buffet-style is a must.
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In Defense of Lemon-Scented Cleaning Products in a "Clean Linen" World
Plus, what came before lemon.
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But I’ve learned there’s room for fresher products, too.
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