DSC_9889Hi! I’m Lia Picard, a journalist living in Atlanta, GA. Connecting with people and sharing their stories is my passion, and I get to do it for publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta magazine, Plate, House Beautiful, Food & WineEater Atlanta, Thrillist, and more.

Within the lifestyle space, I profile people doing cool things, whether that’s a chef, farmer, producer, artist, or maker. I always have my eye on the next food and beverage trend, and I love to tell readers all about my favorite ingredients of the moment. Occasionally, I get to travel and highlight a destination (though writing about Atlanta for various travel publications is a thrill).

Slightly quirky yet resonant features are a specialty of mine. Anything that strikes my interest from picnic tables for backyard squirrels to people finding their style in the pandemic is on the table. I’m also happy to occasionally get vulnerable in an essay (yes, I still wear lipstick under my mask and write myself love notes).

I have a zest for life and it leaves me open to finding story ideas, whether I’m exploring my city or scrolling through Instagram on my couch. Thanks to my knack for connecting with poeple, I have a deep contact list of professionals across industries including chefs, bartenders, real estate agents, architects, tastemakers, and more.

If you’re an editor, I’d love to work with you. If you’re someone doing something cool, I’d love to hear from you. I can be reached at lia@liapicard.com

Here are some recent highlights:

For the New York Times, a look at why people are designing and building dog-centric features at home

For the Wall Street Journal, a comparison shopping piece of homes with luxe pantries

For Modern Farmer, how peach farmers are battling climate changes

For Atlanta Magazine, how restaurant owners and staff are making mental health a priority

For the New York Times, a look at how disco balls made their sparkly return

For the Off Duty section of the Wall Street Journal, a look at disco’s return in fashion and decor

For Atlanta magazine, Lia interviewed the owner of Dandy Donuts in Chamblee, GA who was a Vietnamese refugee and now looks toward retirement (this one involved waking up at 2:00 am for an interview in the middle of the night)

For the New York Times, a story about people finding their style during the pandemic


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