Lia Picard is a freelance lifestyle writer specializing in food, spirits, wine, interior design, people, and more. Always curious and eager to learn, Lia skillfully identifies trends and shares the stories of the people behind them. Often times those people include talented chefs, farmers, interior designers, and tastemakers across industries.
From features, to essays, to profiles, to roundups, Lia brings stories to life in a way that connects with readers. Her contact list is deep with restaurateurs, bartenders, and experts thanks to her ability to build relationships with people wherever she goes. If you’re interested in commissioning Lia for a story, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some recent highlights:
For The New York Times, Lia looks at how people are finding joy in “Power Picnics” during the pandemic.
For Thrillist Travel, Lia explains why seeking out local doughnuts on travels is a must (hint: it’s not just for Instagram!).
For CNN Travel, Lia spoke with cocktail experts about the international spirits people can enjoy at home.
For Wine Enthusiast, Lia gives an overview of how to enjoy wine in Atlanta from wine bars, restaurants, and festivals.
For the Washington Post, Lia’s first published essay explores the feelings of loving your newborn while still missing the experience of being pregnant.
In WestJet Magazine, Lia’s first piece for an in-flight publication, she shares the highlights of Atlanta’s dining scene.
You don’t have to like motorcycles to like Brother Moto, a coffee shop with its own DIY Garage. In Gear Patrol, Lia takes you behind the scenes of this unique hybrid in Atlanta.
For Architectural Digest, Lia profiled two new concepts in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood, focusing on their design.