Athena Calderone

Athena Calderone is the founder and creative voice behind the popular lifestyle, design, entertaining, and food blog Eyeswoon. She is the author of the James Beard Award-winning book Cook Beautiful (2017). Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart, Goop, and Elle Decor.


Athena Calderone is a multi-creative who channels her passion for design, style, entertaining, and food through her work creating content for her blog Eyeswoon, and writing her books Cook Beautiful and Live Beautiful. The former garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, InStyle, Gail Simmons, and chef Dan Kluger, among others. Athena often tells culinary stories on Eyeswoon by cooking with chefs like David Standridge (Café Clover), Angie Mar (The Beatrice Inn), and Ludo Lefebvre. Her philosophy centers on the belief that beautifully executed food juxtaposed with thoughtful design can make lasting impressions. For Athena, "food is the source of inspiration, creativity, and connection."


Athena graduated from New York's Parsons School of Design with a bachelor of arts in interior design.

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