About Nina


Hi Everyone!  My name is Nina and I’m so excited you decided to stop by my blog and learn a little more about me, so here it goes!  I am a Los Angeles native that has been fortunate to pursue my various passions in several different industries including Finance, Film, Fashion, and now currently Commercial Interior Design.  Throughout all of this the common ground that has allowed me to grow in each of these industries has been my most creative passion….writing.  What you are viewing today is actually the second reboot of “Nina’s Notions” because after running it as a hobby for 5 years I let it fall to the way side as I climbed the corporate ladder.  However now I’m back and excited to rebuild my brand and connect with a new audience, so I hope you enjoy!


I’m Known For…

Nothing as of yet but stay tuned…

My Current Project

Cleaning out my closet.

My Greatest Achievement

Landing my dream job!

My Pet Peeve

People who have no respect for hygiene and expect me to be okay with smelling their body odor (Phew! I’m not down with O.P.P)

I Truly Respect

My parents, and anyone whose good at their craft, but also acknowledges that their gift and ability to succeed comes from God.

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

One paycheck at a time #shopaholic

Blocks I’ve Been Around

The ones you’ve never heard of and a few of the ones you have from LA to the Bay…

Things That Really Happened

For about 4 years straight on a daily basis someone on the street would mistake me for someone they knew because I “looked familiar,” and a couple of times the other person didn’t even realize I didn’t know them because they just kept rambling.  I was starting to think if cloning is a thing then I’ve been cloned or my parents have some explaining to do.

Where I’d Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Sitting on Oprah’s white couch discussing my success (Can we up the time frame though?  Oprah may not want to put in another 10 years and neither do I LOL j/k)

This Is Making Me Think – Hard…

Why we are all so obsessed as a culture with being unkind to each other…

This Makes My Blood Boil

Racists, those who are selfish, and fussy high-maintenance individuals

Can’t Do Without

My cellphone and pizza (Isn’t this on everyone’s must have list tho?)

Favorite Voices

Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Adelle, Jason Mraz, Reeve Carney, Colbie Caillat, Corrine Bailey Rae, Robin Thicke, Michael Jackson, James Morrison, Usher, Mateo, Common, Kanye,  The Roots, Aaliyah, Tamia, Elisa, Lisa Lavie, Sara Barailles, Coldplay, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, and Maxwell to name a few

My Most Embarrassing Moment

I do lots of embarrassing things but what comes to mind is when I was nineteen I tried to wax my eyebrows at home and ended up taking off almost my entire right eyebrow (eek!) I had to pencil that in for two months while the hair grew back.