My name is Liya Samuel, formerly Liya Thachil. I am twenty something, a relative newly-wed, and, most importantly, a certified Ammachi. During the day, I am the Co-Founder of WESTxEAST, a South Asian retail brand dedicated to providing affordable, custom South Asian apparel. 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 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!