About

 

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I was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up in Westchester, New York in the 1970s.  Circa bellbottoms and huckapoo shirts.

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After college, I worked in management consulting at Bain & Company, then switched my career track into fragrance marketing.  A highlight:  launching the White Diamonds product line and hanging out with Elizabeth Taylor and her 8th husband Larry Fortensky at all of the launch parties!

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Many brands followed White Diamonds and consumer product marketing became my fabulous career.  It was also an excuse to wear all black and red lipstick.

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Moving many times (Boston, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Charlotte, NC) and landing back in Westchester gave me some key survival skills and a BIG taste for travel.  I figured out how to decorate a house in record time so my family wouldn’t feel the upheaval of moving.  I also acquired a lot of DIY skills and decorating shortcuts to get what I wanted at a reasonable price.

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We have two fabulous daughters in college and a ten-year-old dachshund named Rhino who loves to pose in my blog photos.

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My husband is my best editor, critic and fan.

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The Wry Home is about all of the inspirations that create your individual style.

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I hope you enjoy reading about all of it in The Wry Home!

Reach me at:

liz@thewryhome.com

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8 Comments

  1. Madeleine

    I love this blog!

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    • Elizabeth Dowling

      Thank you! Love your comment and appreciate you visiting the blog.

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  2. Phyllis

    This blog is the BEST!

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  3. Lisa

    Delighted to meet you! I’m not a DIYer either but I do love a challenge. I was taught by my mother to buy furniture with good bones, “It will last forever!” This can be both a curse and a blessing as you know. I have to laugh because in the 80’s I wrapped the arms of a beautiful “old” chair in foam so the piece would fit underneath a new slipcover that a friend passed on to me. Lucky for me, she was a shopper! With regards to the chair, she’s about 60 yrs old now ~ but she’s shed the slipcover and big fat arms and looking better than ever!
    Looking forward to following you here!
    Lisa

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  4. Regina Moreira

    Hi Liz,
    Oh My God, I cannot believe it it’s you! I miss you, the girls and little Rhino. My friend told me about your blog and I was very surprised!! I am in love with all posts and I always remember your very good taste on everything, decorating, cooking and I cannot forget to make a great remark how good you are as a mother as well!! I had a pleasure to work for your family!! Miss you all and wish you all success in the world.
    Regina
    @lilaaccessoriesny

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    • Elizabeth Dowling

      How are you Regina? Long time no see!
      Thank you for your kind comments. Liz

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  5. Helen Feid

    Hi Liz !

    Love your blog! Now I’m in the mood for summer !

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