proust q & a…misadventures with andi



Andi Fisher is the type of person you can connect with immediately, she is so fun and bubbly in her writings. I relate to her in many ways, but the largest one would be our shared francophilia, of course! Married to a French man, and living in Berkeley, CA, she writes about her travels, and anything and everything she is passionate about. She will be back in France next month, so stay tuned for more “misadventures”! Thank you so much for sharing Andi!


Your favourite virtue.

Kindness. There is that expression, “love makes the world go round,” and in my mind kindness is a degree of love. Simple acts of kindness and care can be applied to every situation out there and makes life so much more enjoyable.

What is your present state of mind?

Restless. I am anxious for my upcoming trip to France. There are also a lot of things I want to do for my blog: projects, updates, series, and it sometimes becomes overwhelming, as I have to juggle it with a full career and my husband. I am able to balance, but I am obsessed with my blog as it is such a creative release for me, something I never had in my life before.

Your favourite colour and flower.

Red. Red. Red. I adore red. Unfortunately it is not a color I can actually wear! Instead I have three pairs of red glasses and any accessory (phone cover, laptop case, etc.) that I can get in red I will. Funnily enough my favorite flower is a carnation but as it is the flower for funerals in France it is one my husband refuses to give me!

Your favourite food & drink.

I have spent my adult life trying to answer this question! In fact I am working on a post right now that describes what my last meal would be (look for it soon). The drink part is fairly easy-I love champagne. But the food, ah that is so hard.  I think if I answered this as one of those proverbial “stranded on a deserted island” questions I would say sushi and how handy that is when I am in the middle of the ocean!

Your chief characteristic.

Generosity. To a fault. I would probably have a lot more money in life if I wasn’t always giving it away in the form of gifts or free services. I tried to run my own business two years ago and there are many reasons why it did not work out so well, but one of them was that I would basically give away the knowledge I was selling for free. I felt guilty charging for it…not the genes of a ruthless businesswoman!

Your favourite qualities in friends.

Patience and persistence. I am an introvert (not shy, but like to spend a lot of time alone). Any true friend of mine must understand that they will not see me very often but that does not diminish how I feel about them. My best friend has been my best friend for more than twenty years because she completely gets that!

Where would you like to live?

Paris and the San Juan Islands. When I got tired of being in the city I would take some time off to be in the woods surrounded by the sea.

Your favourite motto.

“It is what it is.” I am not a fighter, I am very accepting by nature and try to make the absolute best out of any situation. I am the classic “let’s try to make lemonade out of lemons” kind of girl, which annoys the hell out of my husband!

Your favourite names.

Alexandra, Emmanuelle and Jessica. As I chose not to have children, my cat got the name Jessica.

Your idea of happiness.

Simplicity. In all it’s many forms. I can’t stand too many choices or too much information. I like simply sitting and reading a book for hours in the sun and the rain. I like food that is made of simple ingredients in which it’s natural complexity comes out in adept and simple preparation. I read a quote recently, “you don’t have to have luxury to feel luxurious.” I think simplicity is a luxury.


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  1. Thank you for doing this interview! I have loved her for a long time and now I love her even more! (Forget the fact that at one time I had her exact hair color and cut and glasses!) Interviewing someone is a great way to get them to open up and say things about themselves that they would never devote a blog post to. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Thanks so much for having me! I forgot to tell you I am glad I only had to answer half….some of the other 10 are toughies :-)

  3. Nikki, I’m so glad this format helped you get to know her better, thanks for your comment! :)

    Thanks Cailin!

    Andi, it was a pleasure learning more about you, thanks again…MERCI!

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