I am Elizabeth, a forty-ish Francophile who loves traveling, balloons, Björk, peonies, and doughnuts. I have an ambitious goal of visiting twenty countries in two years. My blog is mostly a journal of the adventures of my family. We followed our dream and moved abroad to Paris, France. Here’s an interesting tidbit about me, I won the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right when I was nineteen years old. I am an only child, my daughter is an only child and my Mom is an only child yet my husband is the youngest of six children!
Spirit Animal: Otters, I could watch them for hours
Go-to road trip snack: Kettle corn and Nerds candy
Favorite movie: Rosemary’s Baby, Amelie and Marie Antoinette
Celebrity crush: Jeff Goldblum (I met him!!), Jason Schwartzman, Conan O’Brien (met him too!)
Guilty pleasure: Online shopping, tabloid magazines and attending fancy open houses
Childhood hero: Judy Blume and my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Lori Carpenter
I am happily married to Antz, a handsome, talented artist who loves Thundercats, ice cold milk, making crafts with our daughter and wants to own a baby donkey. We bought our first home, a 1923 California bungalow in hipster Highland Park (Northeast Los Angeles) four years after we were married. You can see the work we have done over the years here.
I began blogging out of boredom to rant about my life. Then I became pregnant with our lovely daughter, Olivia Lily and the ranting turned into raving.
Liv is a rad nine year old who already has a full schedule with modeling, drama class, ballet class, volleyball, playdates, and playing piano! She is obsessed with Michael Jackson and Stranger Things, Minecraft, collecting Pokemon cards, enjoys crafting with her Dad, dressing up like Marie Antoinette, dancing to 80’s music, eating croissants and watching Adventure Time. Liv attends a French public school and we are so proud of her YouTube page Liv in Paris. She’s worked very hard to memorize the Yakko’s Nations of the World song.
Currently, I am a stay-at-home Mom/blogger and I have a walking tour business Mon Ami Paree. My favorites things at the moment are traveling, looking to buy a house in the French countryside, hunting Invaders, art shows, playing with my cat Lola, photo booths, brunch, eating cake, playing Pokemon Go with my kid, Wes Anderson films and baking pretty things. J’apprends à parler français!
Lovely meeting you!