Ileana Morales Valentine


Ileana Morales Valentine is a commerce writer at Bustle. She’s always on the hunt for the best products for your home and lifestyle. If she’s not at her laptop, you may find her in the kitchen. Ileana loves to cook and write about it⁠—her work as a columnist and correspondent has been featured in Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her column on home cooking was based on her food blog, A Little Saffron. Before joining Bustle, Ileana was a brand manager at a creative agency and a senior member of the digital communications team for a big corporate law firm. There was also a stint at a wine shop. Ileana has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida, where she also worked at The Independent Florida Alligator. The Florida native lives in sunny St. Pete with her Midwestern husband and their son, but she drives down to Miami often to visit family and get her fill of cafecitos. Though a homebody at heart, travel and great food are high on her list. She once planned a two-week trip to Spain based on a dinner reservation in the hills of San Sebastián. Say hi on Instagram at @ileanamvalentine.

Treat Yourself To A 5-Star Sleep With These Luxurious Hotel Pillows

By Ileana Morales Valentine
Jumping into a plush hotel bed feels so good, and if you sleep better when staying at a hotel, that’s probably because they invest in high-quality bedding that maintains its loft and structure over time. The good news is it’s simple enough to bring…

These Are The Most Comfortable Underwear That Won't Roll Down For All Budgets

By Ileana Morales Valentine
Finding the right underwear can feel like trying to find a unicorn. There are many styles and materials to consider, but one thing everyone wants? Underwear that stays put. Women’s underwear that doesn’t roll down is made of cotton, with a bit of…

From Classic And Cool To Glam, These High-Top Sneakers Will Rev Up Your Style

By Ileana Morales Valentine
Sneakers are a staple of anyone’s closet, bringing both style and comfort to your favorite outfits, and the best high-top sneakers will instantly upgrade your look. They look equally great paired with rolled-up mom jeans as they do with a midi dress…

Get Ready To Up Your Cooking Game With The Best All-Clad Cookware

By Ileana Morales Valentine
If you’re cooking more at home, upgrading your cookware is a worthy investment. All-Clad is a brand that stands out for its durability and even heating. The best All-Clad cookware features at least tri-ply construction for improved heat conduction.…

The 40 Best Cheap Products That Are Quickly Catching The Internet's Attention

By Ileana Morales Valentine
Some of the smallest things can have the biggest impact — and Amazon is full of little luxuries that make everyday life easier or more comfortable. Some of the best cheap products on Amazon are things you didn't even realize you needed or existed…

From Fruit To Jerky, These Are The Best Food Dehydrators On Amazon

By Ileana Morales Valentine
For homemade jerky or fruit leather, a kitchen equipped with the best food dehydrator makes preserving food at home easy. These nifty appliances come in all shapes and sizes, but all work to dry food and preserve it by removing the moisture. To find…