About Dakota












I hail from New York City and the small beach town of Amagansett. I’ve lived in Paris, Berlin and Brooklyn and fell in love with a Missourian. An adventurer at heart, my pleasure is to investigate cities familiar and strange, to chance on a new craftsman or artisan, to sip local coffee and libations and taste provisions, or to skedaddle to the quietest escapes.

Maidstone Buttermilk is dedicated to scouting my own hometown and the world over for the people, the flavors, and the things that inspire good living.

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  • Joan Maslin

    Dakota / Love this. Glad I discovered it. We miss you on Sutton Place. And, of course, congratulations on your engagement…. xxo, Joan and Purl

  • Christine Peets

    Thanks for liking and retweeting my note about my workshop, The Travelling Pen. If you’re up for a road trip to Napanee, ON, we’d love to have you join us.

    • Maidstone Buttermilk

      Thank you so much! It’s so important to keep learning and improving as a writer, I wish I could made it up that way. Next time 🙂