About Athena

Athena Calderone has made a career out of her boundless quest for beauty—all that makes the eye swoon. An accomplished creative director, author, interior designer, chef, and entertaining expert, she began her multifaceted journey in the kitchen where she honed an ability to gracefully juxtapose flavors, textures, and hues. Her distinctive approach, rooted in simplicity and thoughtful execution, soon expanded to all facets of the home, and the art of living.

In 2021, Athena designed a line of 12 rugs with Beni, and last year, she launched a hugely successful furniture and tabletop collection with Crate & Barrel featuring 100+ pieces.

She is the best-selling author of two books, both published by Abrams. Her design tome, Live Beautiful, has sold more than 250,000 copies and remains the #1 décor book on Amazon, and her cookbook, Cook Beautiful, was honored with a James Beard Award. Her podcast, More Than One Thing, features interviews with multi-hyphenate talents like herself, and it regularly ranks in Apple’s top 100.

Athena has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Elle Decor, and New York magazine. As an internationally recognized tastemaker, she has graced the covers of Vogue Living, Architectural Digest Spain, and Livingetc. She is a recurring guest on The Today Show.

About Eyeswoon

Since 2012, we have invited you to join us in the ceremony of cultivating beauty on EyeSwoon.

As a community, we celebrate our overlapping passions of food and design, and the home is what unifies them both. Your ardent support of this creative venture has not only inspired us endlessly over the years, but it has also forged this beautiful symbiotic relationship of personal growth and trust.

This was the impetus for EyeSwoon 2.0—a thoughtful curation of artful objects intended for everyday use that deserves pride of place at home. The ritual of setting a table, cooking a delicious meal, or arranging decorative objects has the ability to enrich even the most everyday experiences. Our evolving edit brings beauty to life with its timeless array of handmade treasures and modern necessities.

"The only thing better than the thrill of the hunt is the thrill of the find. I take pride in curating a beautiful home with artful objects that evoke emotion. EyeSwoon is my way of sharing these finds, so you can make them your own." — Athena Calderone, Founder, EyeSwoon.

Meet the team

jordana teles, brand director
In the 7+ years, Jordana has been at EyeSwoon, she’s been instrumental in crafting the visual identity and tone of the brand across all platforms from site to social, partnerships, editorial, and beyond. She has worked side-by-side with Athena on all creative and strategic ventures throughout every stage of the business, helping to guide the brand into what it is today.
sacha strebe, editorial director
With 15+ years of experience in digital media, Sacha’s work has been influential across major design, beauty, and lifestyle publications. Before EyeSwoon, she was the editorial director of MyDomaine for 4+ years where she diversified the site’s coverage to reach a lifetime traffic high. Now she is responsible for the editorial vision, direction, and strategic growth of EyeSwoon.com across all platforms, partnerships, and brand collaborations.
natasha rodriguez, project manager

Acting as an executive administrator and right hand to EyeSwoon Founder and CEO, Athena Calderone, Natasha manages her multiple ventures, keeping all ongoing projects, company engagements, and deliverables on track; working across product, creative deliverables, vendor liaison, licensing projects, and business management.

heather choi, vp of operations
As VP of Operations at EyeSwoon, Heather leads logistics, retail, distribution, and customer experience while acting as a strategic partner to the CEO to execute large-scale growth plans. Before EyeSwoon, Heather’s 10+ years of experience in the lifestyle/e-commerce space includes most recently as Director of Merchandising Operations at goop for 3+ years and 7 years in Operations with One Kings Lane.