Although her background is in journalism and advertising, the lovely Miss Tayva currently bills herself as a wife and mother, graphic artist, web designer, and model. Her interests include traveling (“especially to Palm Springs”), and collecting everything from Mid-Century modern furniture and pottery to flashy and unusual pieces of 1950s vintage clothing, and 1950s rockabilly and rhythm & blues records. (Did we mention she plays guitar, upright bass, violin, and piano?!) In fact, her creative talents seem boundless. Says Tayva, “Aside from my lovely children and husband, my pride and joy is my home–it is meticulously decorated from top-to-bottom with authentic 1950s furniture and wares. It is sort of an obsession of mine, as I am on a neverending quest to fill my abode with rare and unusual period furnishings and accoutrements!” Speaking of obsessions, this gal is now one of ours.