Hey there đź‘‹

My name is Skylar, I'm a writer and photographer based in Seattle, WA. Welcome to my small corner of the internet.

Most of my writing and photography are at the intersection of narrative nonfiction and documentary, with food, alcohol, and travel as the primary subjects. Occasionally, I'll interview some incredible makers around the world — chefs, distillers, brewers, and winemakers — using their stories to better understand the places we visit.

I'm also an ardent one-bag traveler, constantly refining my packing list so I can focus on the journey.

All updates about me or my projects will go through my weekly newsletter, The Daily Grog.

My work is primarily supported by kind people like you. If you find it of any value, please consider joining  The Cellar.

If you have questions or just want to say hi, email me at skylar(at)thedailygrog.com - I'll do my best to respond.

In Bogotá, Prudencia makes its own rules
On a peckish, food-driven walk through the La Candelaria neighborhood in Bogotá, I came across two tall, sturdy wooden doors. The type of doors that are asking for a knock. So I did. When the doors of Prudencia opened, the staff greeted us and asked if we had a reservation.
In San CristĂłbal, Comal is about the food
One Mexican chef’s lifelong journey with food.
The Ultimate Ultralight Packing List
Ditch the suitcase, grab a backpack and set off on your adventure. The freedom and liberation of ultralight packing is unparalleled.


Published Work

Want Cheap Oysters? Head to the Beach.
A step-by-step guide for harvesting your own oysters in Washington State.
Re-Defining Grain to Glass in the San Juan Islands | Sip Magazine
So what does one do when you buy a 130+ acre farm? Create something special that will leave a legacy - Amaro Farm and Flat Hat Distillery.


The Morning Tipple - The Daily Grog
Chronicling a pub and cask-ale-fueled trip through England and Wales. I talk with pub owners and brewers about the past, present, and future state of pubs. This pop-up newsletter starts November 16th and ends December 3rd.