Jenni Avins

Multimedia journalist, wondering what to wear @ Closettour.com. Nightlife at New York mag, fashion at the Cut, long stories at Vice, food, travel, and more!


I’ll Time You.


I’m the youngest in my family, and I used to envy my friends with little brothers and sisters to order around. It was remarkable how they could give them inane tasks (some…


I Foraged My Own Fragrance in Brooklyn

Adventures in Locavore Perfumery 


A year or two ago, my friend Jocelyn came to visit me in Brooklyn from California, where…


Fast Fashion, Unraveled

An inside look at one of fashion’s most important, invisible jobs


A few weeks ago, I met a friend of a friend — let’s call her Annie …


Denim Diaries: The Tupperware Confession


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New Year’s Eve Date Cake


Although this is only my second year making date cake for New Year’s Eve, it’s starting to smell like a tradition in my kitchen. Last year, when a friend of my…


Beach House Blueberry Muffins


There is a culinary canon I associate with my Aunt Nancy’s beach house on Fire Island, just outside New York City: fried clams from the ferry dock, pasta with…


I’ll Time You.


I’m the youngest in my family, and I used to envy my friends with little brothers and sisters to order around. It was remarkable how they could give them inane tasks (some…


Ode to an Object


I’ve always been a fan of things, objects, tangible stuff. I was one of those kids who couldn’t go to sleep without five very specific stuffed animals tucked in beside me.…