Jillian Wilson is a writer and editor who specializes in creating engaging articles for a range of publications, including HuffPost, Fodor’s Travel and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has a particular passion for creating tourism-focused content, which stems from her first post-college job at Visit Philadelphia. You can check out her work at jillian-wilson.com.
Where do you live? Philadelphia, PA.
What's your day job? I’m a writer and editor.
Cupcakes or cashmere? Cupcakes—specifically chocolate cupcakes.
✨A Few Questions ✨
What’s playing on your Spotify right now? The Hamilton soundtrack. I can’t stop listening.
Are you a morning person or an evening person? What’s your routine like during that time? I’m an afternoon person. I’m not good in the early mornings or late at night, haha! My afternoon routine is pretty standard but I do tend to work out during this time since I’m not much of an early riser!
What are your favorite things to talk about? Traveling (I will never stop talking if you ask me about London or Montreal) and food.
How do you wind down after a tough day? By turning on an episode of Schitt’s Creek, ordering a pizza and drinking a glass of red wine if it’s winter and rosé if it’s summer.
⚡️ Lightning Round ⚡️
Favorite food: Pizza.
Favorite item of clothing: An Oliver Bonas midi dress I bought in London a few years ago.
Cat or dog: Dog! Growing up, I had a black lab named Bailey who I love/loved so much!
Savory or sweet: Savory. I love cheese too much to say sweet.
Beach or mountains: The beach, definitely. I grew up close to the Rhode Island beaches (which I think are some of the prettiest in the country, but I am biased!) and would go to the beach at least four times a week in middle school, high school, and college. I miss it so much now.
Twitter or Instagram: Instagram.
Most-used app on your phone: Instagram. I won’t share the usage report with you because it’s embarrassing.
Thing you could do for hours and never get sick of: Plan trips! I’m dying to go to Puerto Rico, Copenhagen, Malta, Zanzibar Island, Tuscany and Vietnam.
One word friends would use to describe you: Reliable. My friends are so important to me so I try my hardest to stick to plans and always make an effort to see them, no matter where they live or how many trains/planes I have to take!
What did you go to school for: Communications.
Go-to drink order: Red wine! Honestly, any type as long as it’s not too sweet.
Favorite book of all time: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
Favorite movie: Right now, I’d have to say Crazy Rich Asians. I also just watched Jojo Rabbit and it was so good!
Favorite show right now: "Luther" starring Idris Elba. I’ve watched it multiple times but it just never gets old.