Nichols + Dimes first started as a design consulting business.  I took advantage of my newly minted last name, ran a couple of puns by the comedic husband and set off to make Los Angeles a little prettier.  Food, entertaining, design and art have always been my passion.

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It all started when I was very young. I would stay up into all hours of the night re-arranging my furniture and cutting up every magazine and book.  I made canopies out of bedsheets, sculptures out of melted crayons and destroyed a lot of things in the process.  I would consistently strip the walls bare, create new art, hang it up with thumbtacks and invite my parents in for a new art opening.  My poor poor parents!  I once told them that I wanted to grow up and be a doctor or pharmacist because I knew it would kill them if I told them what I actually wanted to do.  I think my mom still thinks there's time for me to be a doctor.  

I want to make this site a place to get new ideas, find inspiration, and make a beautiful life completely feasible.  In the end, it doesn't matter how much money you made, what car you drive, or what your title is.  You need to love yourself, love your friends and family and find joy in everyday things.  Beauty is everywhere, you just have to find it.  Don't take life too seriously!