Photography by Johnny Miller
Photography by Johnny Miller

Spanning food, entertaining, fashion and lifestyle, EyeSwoon is a destination for creativity, dedicated to the beauty and deliciousness of the everyday. Armed with an eye for the unexpected, founder Athena Calderone created EyeSwoon as a form of visual expression, a place to transform ordinary life into a feast for the eyes. In addition to sharing her own recipes and designs, Athena also joins forces with like-minded tastemakers, including acclaimed chefs, bloggers, designers, editors, actors and models to provide a glimpse into their creative process while concocting the swooniest of meals and spaces. Through these creative journeys, EyeSwoon lifts the curtain on inspiring food, design and decor, demonstrating that often all it takes are simple ideas and thoughtful execution to turn our surroundings into a place that makes the eye swoon.

About Athena 

Athena Calderone is a multidisciplinary creative whose work spans design and entertaining. Whether she is layering flavors in the kitchen, setting a bountiful table, or designing an entire room, Athena is renowned for her graceful yet juxtaposed pairings. Across her creative endeavors, she is fueled by her belief that beautiful food and thoughtful design brings people together and transforms little moments into lasting memories.

Deemed “the modern girl’s Martha Stewart” by the New York Times, she has written two books, Cook Beautiful (Abrams 2017) and Live Beautiful (Abrams 2020), which expand on her culinary and design content that she regularly publishes on Eyeswoon. Her cookbook, Cook Beautiful received the highest culinary honor – a James Beard Award for photography. Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design, and a guide to creating a home that is thoughtfully put together. Before it even hit the shelves, Live Beautiful was ranked number one on Amazon’s prestigious bestseller list. Top international brands regularly invite Athena to lend her design eye and culinary talents to creative direction projects.

Athena has also recently launched a podcast, More Than One Thing, where she interviews multi-hyphenate talents whose creative interests have led them on a nonlinear career path. Through raw and honest conversations with dynamic creatives, it is revealed how each person navigated road blocks, pushed through uncertainties, and challenged themselves to explore a variety of professional endeavors.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and puppy.

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