Mackenzie Schmidt


Mackenzie Schmidt is the Home and Travel Editor for PEOPLE. She's worked at PEOPLE for over five years as a writer and editor on the Lifestyle team.


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Latest from Mackenzie Schmidt
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Splash Mountain at Disneyland
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Marie-lou Nurk and Jason Oppenheim attend the World Premiere of Netflix's "Day Shift" at Regal LA Live on August 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
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Tina Turner and Stephen Sills
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tina turner Steinfels estate
Inside the $76 Million Switzerland Home Where Tina Turner Spent Her Peaceful Final Years with Erwin Bach
Zoey Deutch at The Regis Kanai at the Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Ariana Madix moves out!
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Jason Oppenheim Marie Lou Nurk
Jason Oppenheim Clarifies Relationship Status with Marie Lou Nurk After Fans Think Photos Show Their Wedding
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Chrishell Stause & G Flip Wedding
PHOTOS: All the Details from Inside Chrishell Stause and G Flip's Surprise Las Vegas Wedding (Exclusive)
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Selling Sunset
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THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Katarina Blöm, Johan Svenson, Ella Engström -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Peacock)
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Emma Stone Discovers the Magic at Walt Disney World Resort
Emma Stone Hangs with Mickey at Magic Kingdom, Plus More Celebs at Disney Parks!
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Launches We Love! Stanley Debuts Pendleton-Patterned Travel Line, Plus More New Home Products
Suga of BTS solo tour. Photo Credit: BIGHIT MUSIC
Suga Kicks Off Solo U.S. Tour with 3 Sold-Out New York Shows — the First Member of BTS to Do So
Dave and Jenny Marrs Share 'Miracle' Adoption Story: 'We Didn't Think She Would Ever Come Home' (Exclusive)
Dave and Jenny Marrs on the Incredible Impact of 'Celebrating' Small Towns on 'Home Town Takeover' Season 2
Radford Reborn Ant Anstead
Ant Anstead Says New Show Is a 'Huge Risk for Me' and His Realest Reality Show Yet (Exclusive)
Ant Anstead Takes Hudson to London for Quality Time with Older Siblings on First Trip Out of the Country
Ant Anstead Says He Has the 'Best of Both Worlds' When It Comes to Co-Parenting: 'Very Privileged'
Ant Anstead House for Sale
Ant Anstead Quietly Sold O.C. Home Amid a 'Change in My Personal Life I'm Really Pleased About' (Exclusive)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: Brad Pitt onstage while David Fincher receives the "Honorary César Award" during the 48th Cesar Film Awards at L'Olympia on February 24, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Brad Pitt Has Sold His L.A. Home of Nearly 30 Years After Listing it for $40 Million