About Me

Bio

Leo Bear is a freelance journalist specialising in travel, wellness, beauty and interiors. She has sailed across Lake Malawi in a catamaran, ridden horseback across Icelandic lava fields and been spun like a salad leaf at Spaceport America, New Mexico. She’s interviewed a colourful array of characters from Hollywood Oscar-winners to African crocodile farmers, and spends a significant portion of each trip face down in the spa. Publications she contributes to include Tatler, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, House & Garden, Brides, Condé Nast Traveller, Quintessentially magazine and Sunseeker magazine. In an online capacity, Leo writes for Telegraph Ultratravel, Hotelegraph and The Arbuturian, and is a UK correspondent for The Luxury Spa Edit. A regular face at Vogue House, Leo offers sub-editing and writing services, and her copywriting client base includes Skyscanner, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Condé Nast Digital, One Luxury Marketing and No1 Travel Lounges.

Background

Leo has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from City University and is a member of the NUJ. She started her career on the arts desk at The Fulham Chronicle newspaper and went on to spend five years as an entertainment reporter for BBC Worldwide. In 2004, she went freelance and moved to sunny Los Angeles. From the Hollywood hills Leo filed copy to Grazia, Marie Claire, Total Film and The Sunday Times, and shared her showbiz escapades in a column entitled 'I Love LA' published in TV Hits magazine. She returned to London in 2006 to pursue new challenges in lifestyle and travel writing working as a sub-editor on Quintessentially magazine. Today, when she isn't working to a deadline or trying out a revolutionary new spa treatment, she can be found lunching with fellow freelancers on the Kings Road.