My name is Val (Valeria Nekhim Lease for long) and I’m a freelance lifestyle writer and realtor based in Miami. I was born in Ukraine and bred in Montreal. It was during my time in Manhattan studying at Parsons that I met a boy, fell in love, and moved to Miami. My likes include sushi, shoes, dancing, and holding other people’s’ babies. I dislike pigeons, shoelaces, selfish individuals, and the cold. Join me as I discuss food (in Miami and elsewhere); fashion; family (including married life), and friendship.