Lia Picard Lia Picard has five years of experience writing about lifestyle including dining, travel, and interior design. She has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, and other national publications. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.