The premier lifestyle magazine of the Baltimore Metro area, STYLE showcases fashion, food, travel, design, local personalities and more. The magazine published nine times a year. Each issue reaches 75,000 upscale readers.
MEET THE STAFF
Jessica Bizik, Editor-in-Chief, started her career as Managing Editor of STYLE and returned to us in 2012 in a hybrid role dedicated to storytelling and social engagement. Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of the Washington Flyer (a travel/city magazine in D.C.), online editorial director Girlslife (GL) and has developed custom magazines for Hilton, CVS and others. Jessica was a start-up editor at lifestyle e-publisher Backwire.com and helped to launch a mobile entertainment network for Leap Wireless. Jessica holds a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and says studying with Irish poet laureate Seamus Heaney was the highlight of her college experience. She is an advocate for the arts and social justice issues in Baltimore and currently serves on the board of trustees for Maryland Art Place (MAP).
Kim Van Dyke, creative director of STYLE, holds a B.S. in advertising design from the University of Maryland, and a M.A. in publication design from the University of Baltimore. She was previously art/creative director for Chesapeake Life, Lehigh Valley Style and Susquehanna Style magazine. She has received many awards for her design work, including an art direction award from the Illustrators Club of MD, DC, VA; first place in special purpose publications from the Press Association Affiliate; and an Award of Excellence from the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, D,C. The International Regional Magazine Association has also awarded her best art direction of a regional magazine. Kim serves on the board of directors for the Crownsville Conservancy and her community association. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Beauty editor Lisa Simeone spends her professional time writing for STYLE and hosting the radio programs World of Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Broadcast Series. She also writes the STYLE blog Glamour Girl, where she gets to indulge her passion for beauty and bargains. Since 2003, she’s written about architecture, design, fashion, travel and the arts. In her 30 years in radio, she’s hosted music, talk and news shows, including Weekend All Things Considered, Performance Today, and The Metropolitan Opera. She’s interviewed everyone from Jimmy Carter to Martin Scorsese to Rufus Wainwright to Placido Domingo. But she confesses her favorite reports were on bocce, the Hon Man of Baltimore, and the virtues of a well-fitting bra! She’s a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis and the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.
Food Editor, Martha Thomas
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History of STYLE
Today, Baltimore Style is mailed to some 45,000 homes and is sold on approximately 175 newsstands throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Baltimore Style is based in Owings Mills and is owned and operated by Mid-Atlantic Media. MAM is the umbrella brand of the Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style magazine, Washington Jewish Week and Smart Shopper.