I am a California native and have resided in Pacific Beach, San Diego for over 30 years. I live with my rescue cat, Romeo. I was born into a family of artists. The most influential was my great uncle, Leon Bakst. He designed costumes and sets for the Russian Ballet. She began designing at age seven and was encouraged to continue her talent. When I was 22 I earned my degree in Fashion Design from FIDM in Los Angeles. Then I set out on a career not many outside of my immediate family supported. They said its too competitive. Well I have some huge successes and some real lows too. But I got the experience needed and have moved on from Fashion to Interiors.