Holly Whitfield

Memphis Mural Holly Whitfield
••• Holly in midtown. Mural by Birdcap. Photo by Louis Tucker.

Holly has lived in Memphis for eleven years and loves every inch of this colorful, soulful city. She spends her days finding new things to do, places to visit, food to eat, and people to meet in Memphis...then telling anyone who'll listen about what she's discovered. 


Holly spent her college years at The University of Memphis studying architecture, graphic design, and non-fiction writing. She worked in local restaurants, falling in love with great food, well-crafted cocktails, and colorful conversation. After a stint working with local businesses at a small design agency, Holly started writing for Memphis' daily newspaper, The Commercial Appeal.

As the Editorial Director for special publications at the Commercial Appeal, she wrote about everything: music, culture, sports, health, home and garden, weddings, small business owners, and of course, food. With every story came greater knowledge and appreciation for the culture of Memphis and the Memphians who've shaped it.

In the fall of 2013, Holly joined the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau to take the helm of the popular I Love Memphis Blog. She blogs daily about the city's food, culture, people, sports, events, and more, reaching a dedicated local audience and a growing audience of national and international readers via the blog and its popular social media channels.

She is also the co-host of the I Love Memphis Podcast and appears regularly in local radio, television, digital, and print media (as well as at local festivals, cooking competitions, panels, and charity events) as an expert on Memphis as a destination and one of the best places in the world to live.



 Holly earned degrees in creative non-fiction writing and graphic design from The University of Memphis.

Holly Whitfield

My enthusiasm for Memphis is contagious! I'm here to answer your questions and share with you things you never knew about this fantastic city.

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