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Nicole Paggi Brooks

naomigraydesigns.com owner/designer Fashion corona del mar, ca
About Nicole
I am originally from a town outside of Austin, TX and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting after getting a Bachelors degree in business/marketing. I spent most of my 20's and 30's (until I had kids), working as an actress. I launched my jewelry line 5 years ago when I wanted something that was just mine, that I could do even while having my 2 girls. It was fun and creative, and also allowed me to work on my own terms, all while embracing motherhood. I love it so much that I'm launching a new line soon with another jewelry designer in March.

Your only competition is the mirror.

How many kids? Ages?

Vivian Grace 5/28/13
Isla James 3/19/16

Interested In

Collaborating, Consulting, Finding a Mentor, Friendship, Hiring Talent, Mentoring, Networking, Playdates

Words you live by/quotes you love

Your only competition is the mirror.

Best advice you've ever been given

If everyone put their problems in a bag and tried to switch bags, you'd end up keeping your own bag.

Personal Passions, Charities, Hobbies:

I love exercising, cooking for my family, being near the water. I'm lucky that my jobs (both acting and having a jewelry line) have tied in my creative passions. I love any charities that empower women and help underpriviliged children.

Name one thing that scares the shit out of you:

My daughters in high school!!

What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?


If you could tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be?

You look better now than you ever will so embrace it!:) I would also say, the world is your oyster- don't be so hard on yourself. It will all work out how it is supposed to. Surround yourself with people who inspire you and lift you up, and you do the same for others. Stay positive!

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

I love being part of a community of like-minded women. It truly does take a village. Being an entrepreneur and a mama can sometimes feel like a very solitary job, so it's fun to connect other women hustling while balancing it all, and being each other's cheerleaders.

xx Nicole Paggi Brooks

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