Lia moved to New Orleans from NYC in March of 2016 with an extensive background in fashion and retail. “New Orleans called to me and I could not resist its magical charm.” She joined the Boutique du Vampyre team in January of 2017. Her happiest days are rainy days spent sewing, crafting and painting. As an adolescent, she became interested in vampires after reading Anne Rice novels and her favorite movie is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. She has always been drawn to the darker things in life but also enjoys wine, cats and gardening. As an avid crafter, she makes many of the products for the shop. And designs her own line of jewelry.
Before her arrival in New Orleans April spent many years traveling the world, seeing magical sights and learning the ways of lost cultures. She has witnessed the sun set three times in one day at the Never Summer Mountains; has swam through the entrance of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in order to find the desiccated remains of a Mayan Priestess; has led divers through underwater canyons in the Pacific, and watched the sun rise on lava falling into the ocean.
One January day while exploring the streets of the French quarter, she came upon a little shop with a red door and a small notice that read, "Help Wanted! Vampire's Assistant". She opened the door and stepped inside...
April loves telling guests the stories behind our unique items, from recounting the Jivaro tribe's methods for shrinking heads to the sordid past of poison rings.
When not at the shop April spends her time with her husband, a storyteller and occasional vampire hunter, and their loup garou companion, Frost. One of their favorite late-night adventures is walking through City Park and enjoying fresh beignets & café au laits at Morning Call.