Color me happy.
I have loved fashion, color and all things relating to individual
style ever since I was a young girl growing up in the South.
My British mother taught me about how to dine, dress, decorate and
celebrate and I have been collecting shoes, china and interior
design books for a very long time!
My first job (after being a Candy Striper) was working
for a fashion boutique at age 16, where I spent every dime I
made on clothes. My mom helped me get a summer job at a
wonderful china/crystal store in our hometown and it was
love at first sight. To this day I can't resist a great set
Retailing is in my blood and cleaning out closets is my
favorite way to unwind!
My Italian father designed knitting machines and held patents for
single and double knit fabrics that are so popular today.
He lectured around the world about the heritage of his craft
and from him I learned how fabrics and prints evoke wonderful
sentiments, especially when quality is at the top of must have
With that great combination of positive influences, I was off
to broaden my horizons to quote my dad ... and the result
has been an adventure-filled journey through the world of jewelry,
fashion and home accents. Laughing, learning and living are
cornerstones of my ideal day.
Highlights of the journey so
Creating lifestyle products that make it easy to put together a
colorful look ... fashion should be fun!
Combining new treasures with classic favorites ... I love to mix and
match and I'm a big believer in saving your old faves.
Celebrating the heritage of craftsman around the world with
colorful jewelry, fashion and home accents.
Traveling to Europe and the Caribbean in search of design
inspiration ... especially Venice, Paris and St. Barth's!
Hosting a radio show with guests from around the country. Each
time I come away with wonderful new ways to look at the world.
Being Contributing Editor for tabletop, home interiors and resort
magazines and creating my own series of lifestyle books' can't wait
for the next chapters to unfold.
Leading product design teams in the creation of best-selling
collections for Tiffany, Waterford, Ralph Lauren, Gorham and other
fabulous tabletop brands the products we created will last a
Giving something back through corporate sponsorships that help
women, young adults and the arts it's part of my personal and
professional mission statement.
Restoring and decorating a historic house that is now truly a home
... and taking a new direction with a Woodstock farm that's
green and serene.
Having fun making everyday living an art with family and friends