I’m a wannabe New Yorker/Southern Californian living in the ‘burbs in Central Virginia with my husband of 20 years, three kids and a French bulldog. I love history, especially food history and genealogy, cooking, music, art, traveling, cocktail culture and decorating my family’s new home. I’m drawn to the Southern Gothic aesthetic, rustic industrial and vintage decor, taking pictures of abandoned buildings and cemeteries and listening to interesting music. I can’t stand labels, authority or closed-minded people. Follow my adventures here and on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.