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About Me

I started Loulou's Views in 2007 (yes, back in the original blogging days before Instagram!) so friends and family could keep up with the day-to-day happenings of my life as a mom. I've always loved writing and sharing my views on everything from parenting to beauty and travel, so blogging was a natural fit for me. 

My lifestyle blog is for people who share my love of travel, beauty, shopping, and style. I'm a product junkie and a shopaholic and I truly love spreading the word about brands, companies, and hotels I love. I hope you know you'll always get the real deal with me--I am super passionate and enthusiastic about the things I post about, here and on my Instagram page. 

A little bit about me: I graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Communications and received my Broadcast Journalism degree from Loyalist College. I spent several years working in television and radio, completed an internship at CBS TV in Washington, D.C. and Entertainment Tonight in Hollywood, California, and have been working as a Communications and Marketing Advisor for the federal government for many years. 

My biggest accomplishment is being a mom to my two boys, who are 16 and 13 years old. 

Want to see the work I do? See here. 


Contact me: loukiazigoumis@gmail.com 

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