The name “durian & the Lyon” is a personal representation of Kelly. The Durian fruit, her father’s last name, exemplifies the hidden delicacies inside a tough (and stinky!!?) exterior, paying homage to the quirkiness and creativity inherited by her father. Her mother, a colorful (literally) and ambitious woman, maiden name Lyons, gives Kelly strength, inspiration and artistic skill. Both parents have gifted Kelly, through nature and nurture, invaluable qualities for a creative business venture.

“durian & the Lyon” is Kelly’s way of honoring and showing gratitude for these gifts.