Samantha Leal

Samantha Leal is a travel, drinks, style, and beauty writer, which means she can wax on about the dreamiest Airbnbs to the coolest new brewery making waves to the best overnight mask you need to try at home (or at your Airbnb, after all those beers). Previous stints include senior editor of and deputy editor of Find her everywhere @samanthajoleal.

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The 5 Best Websites To Buy Good Food — For Cheap!

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