Daria Smith

Daria Smith

location-pin Charleston, SC

School: Georgia Southern University

Expertise: Product testing; Beer, wine & cocktails; Restaurants; Travel

Daria Smith

  • Senior shopping editor for Reader's Digest, Taste of Home and Family Handyman
  • Written for publications including Forbes, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Eating Well and Charleston Living
  • Former newsletter editor at Post and Courier; former content writer at Lewis Communications


Daria has experience writing and editing shopping, lifestyle and travel content for several publishers. As a senior shopping editor, she leads a team of writers and editors managing content updates to enhance reader experience, while maintaining a pulse on sales and innovative products. Since entering the digital sphere 11 years ago, Daria has reviewed products as an influencer, managed social media accounts, built newsletters and spearheaded content strategies. She has Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Relations and Journalism from Georgia Southern University. When OOO, Daria frequently hosts dinner parties—crafting innovative cocktails, testing the latest cooking gadgets and cooking on her cast iron skillet. She travels across the South chronicling accounts of emerging restaurants.


Georgia Southern University, bachelor's degrees in public relations and journalism

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

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Articles & Recipes

Flaviar Review: This Quarterly Whiskey Subscription Expands My Spirits Palate

I tested Flaviar's quarterly whiskey subscription, which contains one full-size bottle and a few sample vials of a variety of spirits.

Roast Marshmallows Indoors With the Solo Stove S’mores Bowl

With the TerraFlame by Solo Stove S'mores Bowl, I can build campfire memories without the campsite.

Bruvi Review: I Can Brew My Morning Coffee From Bed

I'm a coffee addict, and this is the best coffee pod machine around. The smart app-compatible, touchscreen device brews seven drinks.