Kyle Roderick

Malibu, CA USA

Professional Experience

My writing and editing is differentiated by nuanced understanding of authentic luxury goods & experiences vs. those merely branded or marketed as such. I authored ACCESSORY CHIC, a complete women’s accessories guide, and four other books. I cover one-of-a-kind, estate and important jewelry plus influential jewelry and fashion designers such as Tony Duquette and Donna Karan. Other areas of expertise include sustainable living; luxury eco-travel, LEED-certified resorts & spas. I wrote ORGANIC BATH, a waterproof guide to morphing bathing environments into healing retreats. (This organic lifestyle book is made from polymer paper that can be infinitely upcycled.) I have covered organic agriculture and culinary topics for the Los Angeles Times, etc. My features help readers take immediate, life-changing steps toward living smarter, more sustainable, luxurious, and more fulfilling lives, thanks to my detailed reporting, expert sources, consumer information and action plans.


Book Author
30 Years
16 Years
30 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
30 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
27 Years
Online/new media
30 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Life Extension (3-5), Destination Hyatt magazine (6-10), Waldorf Astoria magazine (1-2), American Eagle Latitudes (6-10), C magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Underwood Books, art & psychology book editing (1-2), Ann Flower Communications, writing press kits (6-10)

Other Work History

2006 - present: Contributing Writer, Destination Hyatt international annual luxury magazine (circulation 15 million). Covering diamond jewelry and one-of-a-kind jewels; luxury and organic lifestyle & health topics. 1997 - 2001: Senior Health Editor and Reporter, Covered alternative, complementary and evidence-based medicine.

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in French

Computer Skills

Word, Windows XP; MAC OSX


1996 Mellon Literary Research Fellowship, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center @ University of Texas at Austin


Friends of the Los Angeles River



Donna Karan's Urban Zen foundation and Urban Zen Integrative Therapists have introduced a new healing paradigm into hospital cancer wards. This interview with Karan chronicles her commitment to improving cancer care through a combination of holistic therapies and evidence-based medical research.
Feature article on the Tony Duquette Collection of de luxe, organic baroque; one-of-a-kind jewels. Designer Hutton Wilkinson explains his penchant for combining rare and diverse gem materials with precious metals to create compelling jewels. Photos of Wilkinson's pieces illustrate the article.
Champagne, cognac and black-colored diamonds are chic alternatives to iced-out bling. Luxury jewelry designer Ian Saude creates an ever-expanding line of dark diamond jewelry and is quoted regarding the allure and everlasting value of these gems.
This cover story highlights the gorgeous grounds, elegant interiors and de luxe amenities offered at resorts and hotels owned by Sir Richard Branson, Robert de Niro, Clint Eastwood and others. These glamorous getaways offer spectacular privacy, superb service and unparalleled pampering.