About Me


Nine Months with Theo | www.lisasamuel.com | Lisa Samuel

Hi! I’m Lisa.  

I’m so happy you are here! Since I started this blog in 2014, a lot has changed in my life. I became a mama, and that has changed everything. I am currently in the process of rebranding this site to be a place for encouraging and supporting living with intention. Stay tuned for more…

But in the meantime: 

If you want the short summary, here it is:  I am married to my best friend, Elie, and we are the proud parents of a little boy, Theo, born February 11, 2016.  Until Theo was born, I was a practicing registered dietitian nutritionist, but I am secretly a homemaker at heart, as I am happiest at home, cooking, organizing and making our home a comfortable place for our family and friends to gather.  Elie and I are also travel lovers, and I share our travels here. Since Theo was born, this blog has morphed into a parenting blog as well, and those are actually my favorite posts to write and share.

For the long version, read on…. 

I live in Bellingham, Washington with my handsome husband, Elie, who is the love of my life and someone I aspire to be more like. Elie is the most joyful person I have ever known.  He is generous of spirit, always optimistic. He makes me a better person. We married in August 2013 with a spectacular fairy tale celebration. You can see pictures of the wedding herehere and here. And two years later, after spending most of my adult life thinking I would never have children, I feel overwhelmingly blessed to be a mama to this amazing little boy.

Describing my life prior to this takes more than a paragraph, and little bits and pieces unfold here and there in this space. I grew up in Kentucky with two loving parents who championed me to do and be anything I wanted to achieve. I’m lucky. Much of my love of food and entertaining and adventure I attribute to my childhood. Later, I was a step-mom before I became a mama, and I learned a lot about motherhood through that experience. Professionally, I have worked in clinical nutrition research, broadcast journalism, public relations and health care consulting before becoming a registered dietitian. Right now, I prefer the title ‘mama’ to anything, especially once Theo can say it. 

Elie owns a furniture store, Samuel’s Furniture, which gives me the opportunity to visit furniture markets and indulge my love for home design.  If you were so-inclined to spy on us, you’d find the Samuel’s Furniture delivery truck often parks in front of our house. Definitely a perk of owning a furniture store. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m spoiled.

Elie and I love, love to travel, and I hope to share our travels with you on this site. It’s nice to have a few recommendations on what to see and do and most importantly, where to eat. I’ll share my finds, and I hope you’ll do the same. Luckily, Theo has turned out to be a great traveler, so we don’t anticipate our travel days coming to an end.

On this site, I hope to share our travel discoveries, favorite recipes, ideas for entertaining, perhaps some home organizing and design tips, our experience as parents, and other musings.  If nothing else, it will be a wonderful diary of our life together.

I hope you come back often to visit!