Liza Hawkins

Liza Hawkins

 

To me, #AventuraLife is about living honestly. It’s about work life balance, and finding joy in everyday life, in big things and small things.

 

(a)Musing Foodies:

Pursuit of it All:

Hometown: Rockville, MD (D.C. suburbs)

Do you have a nickname? How did you get it? Nope! My parents named me the nickname. “Liza” is what’s on my birth certificate!

About Me: I'm a native Marylander who spends a lot of time in the city, always on the hunt for killer cheap eats destinations. I strive for a laid-back, practical attitude towards life (cooking, fashion, travel, parenting), and when I have a little downtime (what?!), whimsical novels, epic movies, and binge-worthy TV shows are my go-to.

Favorite Spring ’17 Aventura pieces you are looking forward to trying: I can’t WAIT to try the Easton Dress. It’ll be perfect for casual summer parties, or even for business casual meetings. So adorable.

Favorite Blog: Most of my favorite blogs are food blogs. The food photography on abrowntable.com and savorysimple.net takes my breath away – their work is stunning!

Favorite Instagrammer or Pinner: I have so many favorite Instagrammers, but lately my favorite has been @davidlebovitz. His storytelling through photos of living and cooking in Paris is so fun!

Singing in the car or singing in the shower: Singing in the car. Hands down.

Person that inspires you: Just one? Lately I’ve been inspired not by the people who are able to do it all, but rather those who *can* do it all, but instead choose to be selective with the things they give time to, allowing space to relax and practice self-care.

Favorite Book: Gosh. This seems to change as the years pass. Currently, my favorite is the Outlander series.

What are you listening to right now? I switch between two things: 1. Vance Joy Pandora station, and 2. Game of Thrones Book 2 audiobook.

Favorite movie of all time: Another hard one! I’ll give my top four: Harry Potter Series, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Julie & Julia, The Holiday

Best piece of advice you ever received? Assume positive intent.

What’s the most amazing experience you’ve had in your life (besides having babies and getting married): A couple years ago I tried out for a Food Network cooking show – it was never something I’d hoped (or wanted) to do, but the casting company reached out and I thought: why not? It was out of my comfort zone, and totally wild, but I had a lot of fun (despite not being selected)!

Funny tidbit not everyone knows about you…but will now! I hate olives, but desperately want to love them. I can eat olives chopped up on pizza, or incorporated into something else, but a whole olive, just popped into your mouth? It makes me gag. Olives swirled around in a martini? Nope. #FoodieFail

What does #aventuralife mean to you? How do you live it? To me, #AventuraLife is about living honestly. It’s about work life balance, and finding joy in everyday life, in big things and small things.

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