Welcome Lovers of Beauty~ My Bio


After receiving a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Southern CA, my life took a new pathway when, at age 40, I decided on a new career in Facial Esthetics. While studying to be a Licensed Esthetician, I discovered the beautiful art & science of an incredible healing modality–Aromatherapy– and so began in-depth studies in essential oils, herbs, nutrition, holistic body therapies and European skin care specifically French methods using homeopathic principles.

After many, many hundreds of hours of study with Masters of Aromatherapy including but not limited to–Eve Taylor OBE, Marcel Lavabre founder of Aroma Vera (the first company to bring essential oils to the US), Michael Scholes of Aromatherapy Seminars and Laboratory of Flowers, John Steele, Archaeologist and founder of Lifetree Aromatix, Sequoia Lyn-James of Libations by Loridonna and Sequoia Aromatics, and Gabrielle Perret-Johnson of Essensa Active Organics NYC–I continued my studies in Holistic Nutrition with the protégé of Linus Pauling, learned and incorporated Ayurvedic Beauty Principles and Treatments from Melanie and Robert Sachs of Diamond Way Ayurveda, took numerous courses in Therapeutic Beauty Care & Stress Therapy from the International Dermal Institute and the BioElements Esthetics post-graduate School both located in Los Angeles CA where I received numerous certificates in Complementary Therapies such as Hand, Foot & Ear Reflexology, Oriental Diagnosis (face and body reading), Facial acupressure in conjunction with manual lymph drainage, Chakra Alignment, and Plant Medicine.

Additionally, I spent 2 years in apprenticeship training with an expert practitioner of quality European facial and natural nail care in Newport Beach CA.

With this extensive background, I was inspired to create a unique concept– the first Spa ever that specialized in aromatherapy, botanicals and quality essential oils called SIMPLY NIRVANA DAY SPA in Corona del Mar CA in 1992, with a second location in Laguna Beach CA in 1997.

The Spa was very successful mainly by word of mouth from highly satisfied clients and local press raves that made Simply Nirvana the #1 local destination spa.  We set the gold-standard for all other spas that came much later to the Orange County CA scene. The concept of Simply Nirvana was often copied in terms of product selection, but never duplicated in regards to the quality of service, professionalism of staff, and our luxuriously-long holistic treatments incorporating the BEST truly natural botanical aromatherapy skin, nail and body care product selection.

Our services were set in quiet, elegant, beautifully-appointed, retreat-like treatment rooms surrounded by our gorgeous HEALING GARDEN where herbs, flowers and botanicals found in our expert treatments were grown as live examples, and where Meditation and Horticultural classes were held every month.

Now, with my exceptional knowledge, experience and know-how after 25 years in the beauty/wellness/cosmetic world, I’m now offering CONSULTATIONS and answering QUESTIONS about self-care & beauty treatments plus recommending products of superior quality and results by advising you What To Use and HOW~TO use them in my latest endeavor, YOUR SKIN ADVISOR–It’s like having your own private and personalized Beauty Consultation in your home/office at your convenience via checking into my Blog here.

Let me show you how to care for yourself HOLISTICALLY in the privacy of your own BEAUTY RETREAT at home, and LEARN in detail from my hands-on, practical experience of over two and a half decades of keeping my clients’ skin beautiful and youthful.  It’s all here so…WELCOME TO MY WORLD, LOVERS OF BEAUTY!

Post Script~ also please see my SIMPLY NIRVANA Facebook page*There you can read my almost daily advice on how to achieve perfect beauty by following my proven methods of achieving both INNER & OUTER BEAUTY  https://www.facebook.com/simplynirvana8/?pnref=lhc