About Dominique Browning
Dominique Browning is a writer, editor and consultant in the newspaper and magazine fields. She has worked with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, O, the Oprah magazine, Departures, Food & Wine, and On Topic, among others. In addition to this monthly column, she blogs at SlowLoveLife.com.
For thirteen years Browning was the editor-in-chief of House & Garden. Under her direction, in twelve years, from the launch, circulation grew from 0 to 950,000 readers. Apart from designers' work, H&G ran regular columns on food, wine, architecture, the environment, spirituality, garden design, etc.
Browning was also an assistant managing editor at Newsweek, (the first woman of any magazine to be given this title). She was the executive editor of Texas Monthly and an associate literary editor at Esquire magazine.
Browning is the author of three books: Around the House and In the Garden: a Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement; Paths of Desire: the Passion of a Suburban Gardener; and Slow Love: How I Lost my Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness.
Browning also produced several books with her team at House & Garden. Gardens of Paradise has become an authoritative volume on contemporary garden designers around the world. House of Worship explores the intersection of architecture and spirituality; The Well-Lived Life is a volume of contemporary and archival photography from the pages of H&G with social and cultural commentary.
Browning, the mother of two sons, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1977 with a major in Philosophy, Literature and History. She is a classically trained pianist, and also performed with Wesleyan’s Javanese Gamelan orchestra.