• About Me


​​​​​​​My name is Elizabeth Snead and I'm a retired print/online journalist (30 years writing starting at the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, moving to DC and New York to work for USA Today. I moved to Los Angeles to write for E! Online, TV Guide, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter). I was frequently on Entertainment Tonight babbling about Angelina Jolie or the Oscars. I also covered the designer runways in Paris, London, Milan and New York for a decade as well as the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.

I've literally interviewed every designer, actor, producer, director, and costume designer I ever dreamed of meeting - from Robert Redford, George Clooney, and Helena Bonham Carter, (Helena Bonham Carter even talks about where she gets her cool clothes)! Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny Depp, to name a few. For the last two years of my career, I focused on costume design, a fascinating craft.

So what does a fashion/entertainment reporter do after they leave the red carpets? This one fell madly in love with a new breed of doll-face dwarf cats called Napoleons. My passion was sparked in 2012 by the little girl you see below: Pansy de la Fleur Jardin from Creators Cattery. My passion for these little cats would culminate in a small hobby cattery on Florida's Gulf Coast. ​ I specialize in silver shaded and golden Napoleons with deep blue and emerald green eyes and intense eye and nose liner. I also have a copper eye bi-color program and produce striking calicos. I've searched far and wide for beautiful highly pedigreed cats from Persian/Chinchilla breeders in Europe as well as respected Napoleon breeders in the US.

Chateau Napoleon is registered in Pinellas County and is regularly inspected for hygiene and ​cat health. I am a cageless breeder and Chateau Napoleon is a PKD, FELV, FIV tested negative cattery. My cats are my children, and I am but their loyal servant. (Hint: If a breeder is really cage-free, they will post videos of their entire house where the cats live!)

Here's a video peek at my cats favorite room in the house. The Florida Room, of course! And here's the living and dining room where my cats can keep an eye on the front yard and the Egrets who come every day for fresh Tilapia