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Talking Top Tens: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Author and Lifestyle Expert


As an Author and Lifestyle Expert, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman strives to add joy and inspiration to your life’s milestones and hopes she helps you celebrate little things every day through her books, blog, television segments and social media. She co-founded Halo Home by KSW last year to bring color and fun to your table through traditional style linens with a twist. She is working on her eighth book on entertaining and enjoys her role as Editor-at-Large at Southern Living Magazine. She works as a brand ambassador for NorthPark Center, and is a Rosewood Curator. As a contributor to Today Show (NBC), Kimberly enjoys sharing tips for elevating everyday living on television too! Follow Kimberly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on her blog,

And more with Kimberly Schlegel Whitman…

Favorite Instagram account to follow:

Can’t pick just one because my entire family loves Instagram and I love following them! My fashion blogger sister Krystal is @KrystalSchlegel and @jojomommydallas is my other sister, Kari’s way of sharing her favorite finds for children. My keep up with my jet-setting brother @KirbySchlegel and my parents @bobschleg and @bigmommaschleg_ on Instagram too! I can’t seem to get my husband @justinwhitman to post very often although, when he does, his post his vintage finds and elegant old hollywood photos, his sense of humor always shines through.

You current Netflix addiction:

Easiest question ever - The Crown (I’m completely obsessed!)

Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

I recently enjoyed the most amazing meal at Miller Union in Atlanta where chef Steven Satterfield, who has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, is the chef. I love his elegant approach to farm to table dining. I’m also throughly enjoying my first order from Saraka Living. I learned about it on Goop and - let’s be honest - I want what Gwyneth is having! It is very clean and nutritious but certainly doesn’t sacrifice on taste! Everyone should try it! 

What do you love most about your work:

The adventures I get to go on are my favorite part of my job. Whether it is a live TV segment at Studio 1A or an overseas trip to explore factories for our linens, the excitement of learning and researching and being ready for anything is thrilling!

Midnight snack of choice:

I always want Ice Cream or French Fries but I work hard to resist the temptation

Skincare product you can’t live without:

I love my products from Renee Rouleau and Beauty BioScience. I love everything I have ever used from Renee’s line but the Anti-Cyst Treatment is a miracle worker. I think Renee must have made a deal with the devil for that magic recipe! Beauty BioScience 4in1 Tinted Skin Perfector is an everyday product that I can’t I go a day without.  

Your motto in life:

I try to have a new “word” or motto every year and this year it is JOY!

At 9am each day, you are:

Hopping on the treadmill after dropping my daughter off at School.

Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

I always have Baby Love on my hands and Big Apple Red on my toes!

Your last takeout order:

Tacos - It was Taco Tuesday at my house and I just didn’t have the stamina to pull off making them! FavorApp to the rescue!