Astrid was born in Belgium to a German father and French mother. From an early age, her mother shared her love of gastronomy with her daughter and introduced her to French cuisine. She lives in London, where she previously studied at the London College of Fashion and now pursues her master’s degree at Regent’s University London. In her free time, she enjoys trying new cuisines and reading.

The name Mademoiselle Guimauve came from Astrid’s Instagram. In English, the translation means Miss Marshmallow, which comes to her joking that she looks like a marshmallow, as well as it is one of her favorite foods.