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the world of luxury
From hidden gems to haute couture, we aim to uncover the best of the best, while also providing a platform for diverse voices and perspectives. Whether you’re seeking inspiration for your next adventure or simply looking for a daily dose of luxury, Dandelion Chandelier is the ultimate destination for the discerning and curious reader.
founder and CEO
After becoming the first Black female partner at McKinsey & Co., CEO of CNBC and a board member of several leading tech companies, Pamela launched Dandelion Chandelier to create a space for a brilliant new set of voices in the luxury lifestyle milieu. An avid traveler, contemporary art collector, shoe shopper, reader and mystery writer, her mission is to build a vibrant, diverse community that values craftsmanship, artistry, adventure and discovery. From micro-luxuries to grand gestures, from gifts to great reads, she’s committed to showcasing smart, fresh and elegant ways to see luxury in a new light.
Jillian Tangen thinks there’s no such thing as having too many sweaters. She’s a writer, researcher and consultant covering topics like fashion, travel, entertainment and on occasion, even finance. She has held senior analyst positions at McKinsey & Company and Shearman & Sterling and owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on Scandinavian design. Jillian is married with three children, lives in New York City and spends her summers in Norway learning to sail.
julie chang murphy
Julie Chang Murphy has been a writer and contributing editor for Dandelion Chandelier since 2019. As a former fashion designer, event planner, and investigator of police misconduct, Julie brings an authentic voice and fresh perspective to the world of luxury. She has also written personal essays on the Asian American experience, published in Slant’d Magazine and The Rumpus. Julie lives in New York City, where you can hear her yelling, “Single file!” because her family of three kids (and a dog) take up too much room on the sidewalk.
abbie martin greenbaum
arts & culture editor
Abbie Martin Greenbaum is a cinephile and coffee snob who splits her time between New York City and the internet. She spends most of each day writing, reading, running, and eating her way through the best dessert in the five boroughs. Her special talent is recommending the right book for the right person. A graduate of Oberlin College, she is currently completing her MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Meredith Lepore is a travel and luxury writer and editor whose work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, InStyle.com, Marie Claire, Self and more. She’s visited many top hotels and restaurants (although she’s still waiting on that private jet ride, which she insists would help her get over her fear of flying.) Her personal definition of luxury is Doritos and The Gilmore Girls, plus the occasional meal at Per Se. Meredith resides in New York City with her Yorkie, Otis; her preferred home décor vibe channels Valley of the Dolls.
Isaiah Freeman-Schub is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY with his rescue dog, Lina. He’s had previous stints covering menswear at WSJ. magazine and Modern Luxury with his continuing work appearing in Mr Porter, T and more. He has a deep affection for purposeful, inviting design and the British TV cook Nigella Lawson.
Lauren is a freelance brand strategist, writer, and social media manager. She describes herself as creative, funky, and loyal. Lauren loves to travel and decided to live a nomadic lifestyle in 2022 before settling in sunny San Diego. She loves the beach, Italian food, skiing, and spending time with loved ones.
cat correspondent & svp, investigative research
When she’s not busy sampling gourmet cat food and testing luxury cat beds and scratching posts – or napping in the sun – Violet happily devotes herself to investigative journalism of the highest order. No box is too big to jump into. No crevice is too small to squeeze into. If there’s a mouse or a story about the world of luxury as it pertains to cats out there, you can be sure Violet will find it.
svp, happiness & hugs and chief office greeter
Yardley has been a contributor to Dandelion Chandelier since he was a wee puppy. He has been the catalyst for our coverage of holiday gifts for dogs, gourmet dog food, Gucci dog apparel and more. His key duty, though, is ensuring that staff morale remains high, that anyone who needs positive reinforcement immediately receives it, and that no one gets past him into the office without a complete smell check.