After spending most of the 1980s in Paris, working in the fashion industry, at Fairchild Publications and The Wall Street Journal Europe, Christy Hobart moved to New York to pursue a degree in journalism from New York University. In 1994, she joined a group of editors and helped launch Saveur, the food, culture and travel magazine. Four years later, she joined the staff of Elle Decor, where she wrote and edited articles on homes, gardens and style.
For the past 10 years, she has been freelancing in Los Angeles for assorted food and shelter publications and The Los Angeles Times.
She lives in Santa Monica, CA, with her husband and two children.