Hi! I’m Paulette Erato, the irreverent voice behind Petite Font. Paulette Erato in handmade True Bias Lander shorts

After a career in managing events and corporate planning, I’ve taken my skill for herding cats and transformed it into creating beautiful things.

I also like my tea lattes brewed to warm, salty things like truffle popcorn, and sour Belgian-style beer.

I fully admit that I have no idea what I’m doing about 73% of the time, but I’m going to lead you on this awesome journey of post-40s self-discovery anyway because why not?!

I live in Los Angeles with my husband and our plant, a wild Spanish oregano that grows like a weed and could use a name…any suggestions? is named Sporegano.

I’m afraid the other plants at plant school might bully it.

If you’d like to get in touch, send me an email at hello AT petitefont DOT com.

The Petite Font Maker Manifesto


We are ALL a work in progress. My goal is to inspire you to make yourself a more fit/sophisticated/superior you TOO, and hopefully, you’ll feel like this is a safe space to share your journey with me and other readers in the comments.

I have made many mistakes along the way to 40. A LOT of mistakes! And boy, have I learned from (many) of those mistakes. What’s that saying? Your life can serve as a warning an inspiration to others? That’s what I’m here to provide!