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 are currently spending a magnificent year living in 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: Kettlecorn and Nerds candy
Favorite movie: The Shining, 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 and wants to own a baby donkey. We bought our first home, a 1923 California bungalow in hipster Highland Park (Northeast Los Angeles). We are restoring our home into it’s former beauty. 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 eight year old who already has a full schedule with modeling, acting, ballet class, volleyball, playdates, and playing piano! She is obsessed with Michael Jackson and Stranger Things, enjoys crafting with her Dad, dressing up like Marie Antoinette, dancing to 80s music, eating croissants and watching Adventure Time. She attends a French immersion school and we are proud to say she is now fluent. She’s very proud that she has memorized Yakko’s Nations of the World song.
Currently, I am a stay-at-home Mom/blogger/Liv’s driver and before that I dabbled in hair & makeup dark arts. My favorites things at the moment are traveling, throwing parties, finding Invaders, art shows, make up, photo booths, brunch, Wes Anderson films and baking.
Lovely meeting you!