Karen Liberman was born in Israel in 1971. As a baby she migrated to Australia with her Moroccan mother and her Polish father. Her passion for travel and strong connection to her North African and Mediterranean roots are great sources of inspiration for her work. Through her business, Karen Liberman Jewellery, she designs handcrafted jewellery set in gold with precious gemstones and ancient artefacts. Karen traces the stories and cooking traditions with recipes of her Sephardi and Ashkenazi ancestors in her new memoir Alegria. She lives in Melbourne with her three children.