Mardi grew up in Australia, lived and taught in Paris for over five years, and now she calls Toronto home. She is a full-time French teacher to elementary school-aged boys and the author of eat. live. travel. write., a blog focusing on culinary adventures near and far. She also runs Les Petits Chefs and Cooking Basics, cooking classes for boys aged seven to fourteen. In 2014, Mardi and her husband purchased a historic home in southwest France, which they operate as a vacation rental property.