SAY Media Launches Gardenista, New Outdoor Living Web Property

Former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla will lead the new publication

SAY Media today announced the launch of its newest property, an online sourcebook for cultivated outdoor living. Former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla will serve as editor of the publication.

An extension of its parent site, Remodelista, the new site will cover everything from edible and sustainable rooftop gardening to backyard entertaining and outdoor design.

 “Gardens matter. We want to make gardening accessible, the way Remodelista demystified—while celebrating—interior design,” said Michelle Slatalla, editor of Gardenista.

“We’re uniquely positioned on the Internet to give readers in-depth coverage in a beautiful, easy-to-navigate, interactive design. Using SAY’s social publishing tools, we can also build and easily connect with our community and really inspire them with quality content.”

As editor of the site, Slatalla will oversee the editorial strategy and development of content, working closely with Remodelista’s editor-in-chief Julie Carlson to maintain the same balance of high-level design and attention to detail that informs Remodelista’s coverage of interior design.

Slatalla, a weekly columnist for the New York Times for ten years, wrote the popular “Wife, Mother, Worker Spy” column for the newspaper’s Style section. She is also a former lifestyle columnist for TIME Magazine, and writes a monthly etiquette column for Real Simple.

“The launch of Gardenista not only adds a great new property to our portfolio of Living sites, but we have brought on an incredibly talented and well-respected editor to develop the new site,” said Troy Young, President, SAY Media.

“With Michelle at the helm, Gardenista will surely become the premier outdoor lifestyle source for discerning consumers eager for a better experience online. Its beautiful design leverages the amazing capabilities of digital and is created to adapt to any screen size, without losing the integrity of the site across platforms unlike so many websites today.”

Regular stories featured on Remodelista, such as “Steal This Look,” “10 Easy Pieces” and “Design Sleuth,” will also feature on Gardenista. The site will also cover the best new gardening tools and outdoor products, from garden furniture to house numbers and paint colors for the exterior. The site will also feature gardens to visit all over the world, including Australia.

Through its uncluttered layout and thoughtful juxtaposition of relevant content, Gardenista leverages SAY’s social publishing tools to seamlessly integrate social elements and deliver a great experience across any platform, including mobile and tablets. The site's sleek design highlights engaging content and showcases relevant brand advertising. SAY’s Living channel reaches 34 million monthly uniques.

About SAY Media

SAY Media is a digital publishing company that creates amazing media brands. Through its technology platform and media services, SAY enables its portfolio of independent content creators to build passionate communities around key consumer interest areas such as Style, Living, Food and Tech. The company provides simple and accountable ways for the world’s top brands to engage with these passionate audiences, at scale, with a reach of more than 500 million people around the world. SAY Media is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices across North America, in the UK and Australia. For more information visit