All About

Welcome, to my blog-zine, more a magazine than a forum. I am a freelance writer specializing in luxury travel, products, places and things. My byline is: Patti Covello Pietschmann. My expertise ranges from luxury travel, cruises to beauty. After graduating from college I became the first Teen Editor of Newsday in New York, a  major eastcoast daily. I also  hosted at talk host on WBAB Radio untgil moving to Los Angeles and taking over as promotion director of two major radio stations before embarking on a  prolific feelance writing career.  My works have run in Bel-Air magazine, Brentwood magazine, Beachetc. magazine, Valley magazine, LA Magazine, Shape, Fit, Slimmer, Cosmo, Harpers Bazaar,  Modern Bride, For the Bride, Brides,  American Express’s Departures, inflight magazine, San Francisco Magazine, San Diego Magazine,  LA Times, St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal, Dallas Herald and other newspapers. I’ve also penned web copy for;,, and others.  I’ve also been I’m an expert on spas, luxury travel and cruises. I have bedded down in the best hotels in the world,  visited hundreds of health resorts and day spas throughout the US and world and sailed on more than 200 cruises. And I’m not even tired. I am also author of 13 editions of  ACCESS Los Angeles (Harper Collins Publishing), two ACCESS Cruise guides and other travel book including ACCESS Las Vegas.   You can hear me on the radio, too as the Dining Diva for  Rick Dees in the Morning–tune in on Friday and Saturday mornings between 5 AM and 10 AM to Movin 93.9 FM   Or stream the show at Email me at:
 I love Yankee baseball (even though they didn’t make the playoffs, hey, I’m a transplanted New Yorker, we stay loyal). A fitness fanatic I workout regularly at Crunch and the Sports Club LA–two of the best health clubs in the counrty), swim, run, hike, and move around a lot. I also like movies, especially at home on our big screen HD TV, music (R&R, rap) , radio (yes I stay tuned in), my husband and my cat Elmo. I hope you’ll check out all my entries: pattisprattles; savvyseafarer, and the diningdiva. Thank you for being here. Have a great day.

One response to “All About

  1. Hey Patti: This ezine is really great, really fun. It’s so YOU! I look forward to following your adventures. Please keep writing (especially about staying fit); it is bound to inspire me to get back in shape. And maybe I’ll see you on a cruise some day. Funny that’s never happened in all these years One more thing: Please say hi to your hubbie for me! Fondly, Jane

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