Kelly Barbieri

Kelly Barbieri is the Editor-in-Chief of The Fresh Toast and a veteran journalist with 20 years experience launching and growing national media properties. She has worked within the luxury, travel, entertainment and cannabis sectors, and has proven herself to be an excellent results-driven analytics, engagement and content strategist. Prior to The Fresh Toast, Kelly was digital director at Haute Media Group, a luxury lifestyle site, where she increased traffic 500% year-over-year across three verticals. Prior to HMG, Kelly directed digital for High Times, where she increased traffic to the five million monthly unique mark from a start point of 400,000 in just nine months and increased social engagement by 1100% during the same time frame.

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Happy New Year And Thank You From The Fresh Toast

The holidays are upon us and 2016 is coming to an end. All of us at The Fresh Toast would like to thank you for visiting and reading!

You Will Soon Be Able To Use Marijuana In New York State Hospitals

New York State is now going to allow medical marijuana patients to consume their medicine on hospital grounds for the first time in history.

Ultimate Hot Mess Holidaze Contest Winner Announced

The Hot Mess Holidaze Contest entries are in! We found some wild stories, but narrowed...

Too Close For Comfort: Marijuana Vote Recount Begins In Maine

The rare statewide recount could take more than a month to complete and cost $500,000. It is taking place at the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Hey Seattle: Here’s How Starbucks Can Help You Give Back On Giving Tuesday

After all the indulgence of Thanksgiving, Starbucks is embracing Giving Tuesday by announcing its first regional fundraising initiative today, joining with Seattle’s King County business leaders in an unprecedented effort to raise more than $3 million to ensure “No Child Sleeps Outside.”

Tarot Expert Pulls Card For The Fresh Toast Readers

If you’re into Tarot cards, you already know that Halloween’s a great time to do...