Lia Picard Lia is a freelance lifestyle writer specializing in food, travel, and interior design. Based in Atlanta, she's exceptionally skilled at connecting with people, which means she can find great stories and that resonates with readers. Her work appears in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Thrillist, and more publications. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.