Lydia is a lifestyle expert, history teacher, and sometimes dresses up and plays "model". Her passion for history shines through in every aspect of her lifestyle.
She holds a MA in Social Sciences- the study of human society and social relationships, and is the founder and creator of Lydia Loves Purple. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, two boys, and a black lab. Lydia’s mission is to bring tradition and historic style into the lives of her readers, bringing traditional and historical design and practices into modern life. Lydia’s passion for the history, unique cultures, and beauty of our planet are her driving force. She hopes all her readers can learn from her how to embrace a more natural, sustainable, and holistic lifestyle by looking to our past.
Lydia on tradition and history: "The story of history is the story of life, after all the word story makes up part of the word history! There is simple beauty in respecting the past and learning how to incorporate it into our present. I enjoy telling the story through my lifestyle choices. Whether it's shopping for vintage clothes, antique furniture, or learning about herbal remedies; everything I do is through a historic lens."
What's up with purple? Lydia says purple represents her namesake, Lydia from the Bibles' book of Acts. Lydia was the first European woman converted to Christianity. She was also a seller of purple cloth, the haute couture of the ancient world.