What inspires you?
I find inspiration from art, antique cookbooks, fashion, and whatever else is happening in the world around me. I've always kept sketchbooks from my travels and I often turn to them for inspiration and ideas. I feel that unique design is inspired by unique sources, so I seek out the unexpected when I am looking for inspiration.
Have you always had a passion for sweets?
Absolutely. As a kid, I'd ride my bike to the drug store and buy candy for all the kids on my block (charging a fee for my deliveries, of course!); in high school I scooped ice cream at Ben & Jerry's; in law school, during brief windows of free time, I'd treat myself to a matinee and a bag of Sour Patch Kids; I even threw myself a candy-themed 30th birthday party years ago. I have always loved brightly colored sweets, baking cakes, and creating elaborate sweets. Luckily, I also enjoy vegetables and exercise.