I am truly blessed. As a jewelry designer, I spend my days creating beautiful things for facinating people. My inspiration comes to me in many different ways, but as I look back, it is traveling and experiencing the world that has fueled my creative process the most consistantly.

Bill Bryson, one of my favorite authors, wrote, “to my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

Not surprisingly, the architecture and the culture of these amazing destinations are compelling and inspiring. But Bryson is onto to something. Living for a time out of the routine and in a new environment awakens your creative side... you see the simplist of things differently.

Below are a few of my impressions ...



The Artistry of Exploration

Traveling and exploring the great cities of the world has a profound influence on my design style. The experiences with the art, architecture, and culture of these unique places shape how I express myself artistically. I am constantly peeking around the next corner... Read More >


The Art of Scent

I have arrived in Paris for a meeting with John-Paul Welton to create signature scents (candles and perfume) for Christian Caine. John-Paul develops fragrances for the famed fashion houses including Dior, Christian Lacroix and Lagerfeld... Read More >


Engineer vs Artist

When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many Parisians regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism. The art community was more absolute in their opinion.  They hated it!  Read More >