Amber Love Bond

Amber Love Bond
Title: Food and Travel Writer
Location: Miami, Florida

Amber spent 12 years in the corporate finance sector before she stumbled upon her passion for writing about the world around her while searching for a more exciting social life. Instantly drawn in by the hospitality scene, she dedicated her time to learning everything she could about recipe development, distilling spirits, and how to get the most out of your travel adventures. She also ran a successful baking business from home for over 10 years where she created hundreds of birthday and wedding cakes for clients all over South Florida. 

In addition to Southern Living, she currently contributes to Forbes, Thrillist, Fodor's Travel, Eater, Time Out, Miami New Times, and more. When Amber's not writing, she can often be found baking in her kitchen, at the trendiest chef's table, or hanging out under a palm tree—usually with her laptop in tow. 


  • A decade of experience in the food + beverage space writing for 15+ publications in both digital and print
  • Co-author of Fodor's Travel Guide South Florida
  • Owner of Cakes by Amber Love for 10+ years


Amber Love Bond left a life in corporate finance to pursue a writing career after discovering how fulfilling it was to tell the stories surrounding the hospitality world. While running her home baking business, Cakes by Amber Love, she tested dozens of dessert recipes and made hundreds of custom cakes. As someone who enjoys bar seating while out to dinner, she engulfed herself in the cocktail scene and became well versed in spirits and wine.

Amber is a Miami-native who takes pride in being a South Florida expert. She co-wrote the Fodor's Travel Guide for South Florida where she details every aspect of travel throughout The Everglades, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale over 300+ pages. Not one to sit still for long, she's often found in her kitchen creating recipes, indulging in every new restaurant she can, or traveling around the world learning about other people's passions—often with a cocktail in hand.

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