My name is Liya Samuel, formerly Liya Thachil. I am thirty something, married, and, most importantly, a certified Ammachi. During the day, I am a political activist and the Co-Founder of WESTxEAST. Ammachic is my lifestyle and, after encouragement from family and friends, I thought I'd create a space to share my ways. This is for those of us who still read the papers in the morning, campaign for elections, prefer museums to bars, owns a pair of opera binoculars, enjoy perusing food blogs, and is always up for antiquing in Vermont. Follow along for my fashion musings, cooking and food explorations, travels with Le Husband, and various DIY/organizing projects. So together, let's be ammachic!