Graduated from the University of Philadelphia with a degree in art history, then moved to New York and worked in public relations and advertising for designers, including Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren.
Working mother to three boys and three stepdaughters.
Born and raised on a farm in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, she was a self-described tomboy who liked sports and hanging out with her three brothers.
Opening her 61st boutique in Honolulu's Waikiki [November 2011].
Launched her own clothing line in February 2004.