Hi, I'm Alicia!
I'm a wildlife biologist living in Quito, Ecuador with my boyfriend Marco, cat Miso, and bunny Mochi ;)
I moved here last year from Manhattan and am very happy to no longer be overpaying to live in a shoebox! Here we are renting a three-bedroom house in northern Quito.
I’ve had so much fun with home projects and decorating that I created this page as a way to share my ideas. I like decorating on a budget, so you will see that the majority of the things we have were gifts or bought secondhand -- in antique stores, Goodwill, and Craigslist.
I love organization, and my design style is influenced by antiques, tiny things, anything animal-related (I'm obsessed!), bright colors, and artisan handicrafts from around the world. My mom is Chilean and my dad is Indian, so there are a lot of decorations from both countries in my house.
Here are some things I love:
My adorable and chubby pets!
Reading, especially classics, historical novels, and adventure books Craft projects, including origami, jewelry, collages, and DIY home projects Electronic Dance Music (and associated concerts) Traveling and exploring new places (I'm lucky to have been to over 20 countries!) Basically anything and everything having to do with animals, including birding (I have a lifelist. Yes, I'm one of THOSE people)