Meet the newest spitfire addition to Team Content: Benedicta Cipolla. As our new Director of Editorial Operations, Bene is whipping our to-do lists into shape with her favorite organizational tool, Asana, and her hilarious tongue-in-cheek wit. She comes to us from the online style magazine Lifestyle Mirror and, before that, Howcast Media. Prior to moving to NYC, Bene spent years living in Rome, Italy, where she reported on Vatican news and wrote restaurant guides (how cool is that?). Read on to find out more about this multitalented pro.
Name/Title: Bene Cipolla/Director of Editorial Operations
Hometown: Fairfield, CT (though I’ve been in New York longer than any place else—11 years!)
Unofficial Role: Organizatron—never met a checklist I didn’t like.
Fun fact: My paternal grandfather had a barbershop in Providence. I like to think he’s watching over me at Birchbox when we’re working on men’s grooming stories.
Beauty confession: My skin has never felt softer than it did after a mud bath in Turkey. Ancient photo below.
Bene, covered in mud, in Turkey. How could we not share such a gem?
Currently loving: Back in 2000, when I was living in Rome, a colleague who often traveled to Jerusalem for work introduced me to Israel-based AHAVA. I was so excited to see the brand in our shop! I definitely need to try their foot cream.
Worth the splurge: I got Kérastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide as a sample in my October Birchbox, and I need no convincing to invest in the full-size version. Especially in winter, when I blow dry and flat iron my hair more, my ends need help.
Best beauty trick: A manicurist around the corner from our office told Editorial Director Mollie Chen and me that a quick soak in warmed-up olive oil will do wonders for dry hands. And she was right!
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