About ME

Hi, I'm Lia! I’m a busy lady in Los Angeles with an adventurous appetite and a serious case of wanderlust. My husband Brandon is an iOS developer, educational technology guru, and homebrewer. We have a French cat named Miu-Mius, and we're the loving parents of Otis, our pit bull and favorite furry boy who's up in doggy heaven. I'm sure he spends all day eating steaks and digging holes. He was the best, and I miss him every day.

I’m a pianist, novice stylophonist, and melodica player who dabbles with stringed instruments and percussion on occasion. I'm a fan of old French films ("Jules et Jim" is one of my faves), new-ish French films (j'adore "Amelie"), and French street art (especially art by Jef Aérosol). And whenever I have time (and money), I try to fit in flying lessons.

Other interesting things about me: I've had the good fortune to meet Dolly Parton and Ira Glass. (#fangirl) And I'm a reality TV star. Here's my IMDB page. 😉


I had a blog called "THINKLIA" from September 2007 through July 2016. To see nearly a decade's worth of food, travel, and music posts, click here to check out the archive.