Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog!  I'm so happy you're taking time to come by and check it out.

Ever since I can remember, I was taught about the important things in life. Business, Furniture {and of course Fashion}! I was mentored in the quality and construction of furniture by my father and was introduced to shopping and fashion at a young age by my mother. When I was growing up, I would love, love, love to shop and of course my mom would love to get me "all dolled up!" Coordinating outfits was my specialty. By outfits, I mean everything I wore...From head to toe I always had to match and loved all shades of pink!

As you can see,
from a young age,
I fancied matching outfits &
spending time near furniture.

As I grew up and grew into my own style, I have always been told that I  have a keen eye for fashion, coordinating, and a strong business sense.  I always knew that I wanted to find a way to combine them all in my career.

In college, I studied Business & Marketing, and fell in love with the 4 P's (price, product, promotion, and place), analysis of consumer behavior, and all things business related. I started my career in fashion merchandising and shortly after I realized my calling in life was to go back to my roots.  Entering the furniture industry was my calling.  It is proving to be the best decision I have ever made!

Because I grew up in North Miami Beach, FL. I've grown to love the melting pot and eclectic culture that South Florida offers. Down here we have a huge level of migration from northern US states, along with people from the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe, and lets not forget about our favorite snowbirds who have all settled in too, to add to our already extremely over populated city known as the greater Miami area.

Besides the incredible weather during most parts of the year, I love being surrounded by diversity, flair, amazing beaches that I never use (but comforting to know they are 5 minutes away), great restaurants, flourishing design districts and most importantly a very style-oriented and fashion focused population. After-all, all the minorities have to represent and keep their individualism as to not get lost in the crowd.

Growing up down here, it is very difficult not to be in touch with all things fashion. There are many local artists, fashion designers, interior designers, architects and photographers, who are striving to be noticed, and who are involved and definitely have evolved over time in their own way due to the local surroundings in the 305.

I can't give all the credit to the place where I grew up, as I must give most credit to the people who have raised me. Starting with my parents....they have always encouraged me to be myself, express who I am, what is important to me, and follow my dreams to live life passionately and to my fullest potential.

 I have been pondering the idea to start a blog, and when I reflected on some of the compliments I received on my writing back in the day, I felt I was at the very least somewhat capable.  It was brought to my attention that I was always able to express myself through creatively writing from a young age.  I remember even being denied ownership of certain things I wrote when I was younger, as it was apparently "impossible a young girl could write in such a manner." Pretty funny...

I have to give my parents incredible amount of thanks for instilling in me values that have helped shape me, have allowed me to shine in life and they truly helped me discover who I want to be and become the person I am today...someone I am proud to be.

Beyond my parents, my grandparents were a huge part of raising me. I always truly looked up to them as role models and they taught me so much about maintaining values, being a good person, respecting others, listening well, and thinking before speaking and doing to make sure I make the best decisions for the long run. Furthermore, my grandpa Leon was very smart, I believe he was brilliant actually. He read the New York Times every morning, cover to cover, knew the answer to mostly anything related to anything going on in the world, could quote the current stock market status at any given moment, and was an amazing family-man and sincere businessman. He was able to do business on a handshake, which we certainly can no longer do these days, but still something to admire in his character.

His strength is something I will always remember and admire. From what he went through in WWII, and thereafter, he was strong to a fault. My grandma, Libby was a true lady. Always taking care of others and making them happy before herself was her nature, but never sacrificing her beliefs while doing so. She was always put together and dressed to the nines--Classy is an understatement when I think about my grandma. Soft-spoken, sweeter than candy, incredible in the kitchen with a huge loving heart and giving personality and like my grandpa, she was an incredibly strong lady. It is because of them, that I have become such a strong individual. I know what I want in life and I know I will do whatever it takes to achieve it. I know I can attribute those characteristics directly to my grandparents, and my parents to follow. As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

My dapper grandparents

Me, from a young age, to young adult and Grandma Libby on the right, I definitely see the resemblance from generation to generation.

I want to sincerely thank you, all of my readers for taking the time to tap into my blog. I hope you will find this interesting and enjoyable to read and maybe take away a thing or two!  I am open to comments and suggestions and if there are any specific topics in furniture//fashion you would like me to dedicate a post to, I am open to submissions.

I hope to be able to reach out to a wide variety of readers, to educate, inspire, motivate, and engage in all topics of the haute furniture world I live in.

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