Lives In: Los Feliz, California
I was born and raised a Cali girl. I am a beach and nature lover to the bones. In my dreams I am a skater and surfer but in reality, I’m a mom to two spectacular girls (ages 1 & 4) who teach me more and make me love more than I could have ever dreamed possible.
I was born into the garment business but found out at a young age that ballet was my calling, and I danced pre-professionally until I was 19. After I “retired” from ballet I got my first job and it was in fashion (retail) of course.
I worked my way up to an assistant fashion buyer for a small retail chain and assisted stylists here and there but as soon as I found acting, I was hooked.
I was an actor until I found out I was pregnant with my 1st daughter, Coco. I didn’t want her to feel my crazy ups and insane downs as an actor.
I love to create…babies, ideas, shoes, love, interiors, fashion…whatever I can make that I love and am passionate about and that is where Thingsweheart.com comes in.
I started it with my partner, Mieke so we could have a creative outlet we were both missing.
The day I met Mieke through our husband’s band, No Doubt, I knew she was my soul sister. It was like finding a long lost friend and since we share a brain starting Things We Heart was, well, a no brainer. We are currently working on creating our first product for our brand, TWH, and it has been an amazing experience.
Things We Heart is more than a fashion, food and décor site, we show the behind the scenes of being mothers. Not all the Pinterest perfect scenes, but the realness of the treasures and trials of motherhood.
I am all about vibes…like that saying “A vibe attracts your tribe”? Well I LOVE my tribe and I love being positive and hopeful.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At:
+ Interior décor
+ Brand consulting
+ Up and coming trends in fashion, home décor and neighborhoods. I know..weird… but I have always been able to predict the next hot neighborhood.
+ Fashion, lifestyle/home décor collaboration
+ Brand Ambassadors
+ Brand Consultant
Mama Likes: I love to bake. Its like my meditation. I could online window shop for days on end for myself and other people...I am a secret personal shopper. I have carts filled for myself and friends. If you gave me a book, a beach and a great hat I would be in heaven. But my real passion is my family, being married to the best man imaginable with the sweetest kids just makes everything worth while.
Mama Inspiration (name one to three mamas that inspire you!):
+ Amber Farr from Flynn Skye. She does it all and is so supportive of other women.
+ Laura O’dell from Bucks and Does has 2 kids, a husband, and 3 companies and still manages to be an amazing mama, wife and woman.
+ Mieke Dumont of TWH, my mom and style guru, life partner, incredible wife to Tom Dumont, and mom to her three incredible boys. She makes it all look effortless.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: I am open to all brands and stores, an equal opportunity brand lover. But a great denim and t-shirt company would be a dream. Oh that and any brand that can make my dream harem army pant and a gorgeous boot or stiletto.
Words you live by/quotes you love: I say “Be the phoenix and rise!” all of the time…It helps me feel strong. Another is one I tell my girls throughout the day “Be you, be strong, be smart, be love and do it well.” My new favorite one I saw on Instagram is- “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” That’s so important for our children to hear these days.