I am Elizabeth, a forty-ish Francophile who adores photos, balloons, Björk, peonies, and doughnuts. I am married to a brilliant artist, Antz and we have a lovely nine year old daughter, Liv. We were born and raised in Los Angeles yet we fell in love with Paris after vacationing there for several years. In March 2018 our family pursued our longtime 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 popcorn and white chocolate French cookies
Favorite movie: Rosemary’s Baby, Amelie, The Royal Tenenbaums and Marie Antoinette (sorry impossible to chose one)
Celebrity crush: Jeff Goldblum (I met him!), Jason Schwartzman, Conan O’Brien (I met him too!) and Waris Ahluwalia
Guilty pleasure: Online shopping, tabloid magazines and attending fancy open houses
Childhood hero: Michael Jackson and my first grade 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 (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 Liv, and the ranting turned into raving.
Liv is a rad nine year old who already has a full schedule with modeling, drama class, ballet lessons, volleyball, playdates, and playing Minecraft! She is obsessed with Michael Jackson and Stranger Things, collecting Pokemon cards, loves 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 channel Liv in Paris. Liv and I worked last summer to memorize the Yakko’s Nations of the World song.
Currently, I am a stay-at-home Mom/blogger and I enjoy giving walking tours of lovely Paris for my walking tour company Paris My Friend. These are a few of my favorite things:
Dreaming of buying and renovating a charming, old cottage in the French countryside
Taking photos of the remarkable Parisian landscape
Hunting Flash Invaders
Being silly in photo booths
Listening to April March, Nina Simone, Tom Waits and Björk
Brunching on Sunday afternoons
Going to the movies with my husband
Playing Pokemon Go with my kid
Facetime chatting with my Mom and my best friend, Aimee
Swooning over Wes Anderson films
and most importantly, making new friends in Paris.
J’apprends à parler français!
Lovely meeting you!