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DESIGN PLANS: UPSTAIRS OF OUR STUDIO

On Saturdays, I like to give my self some self-love. I try not to schedule many chores, besides watering the plants, and use the day to tune in to what my body needs. In my definition, self-love equals waking up when I want, taking a walk, practicing yoga, giving myself a beauty treatment, or working on my home, something I genuinely enjoy. Our studio is two levels, the downstairs is the office and gym, and the upstairs is divided in two by a staircase. On one side, there’s a sleeping area, and on the other end is my yoga/pilates/meditation space. I don’t want to overly design this space, but it needs some love. Here’s what I’m thinking... Bedroom Area: put the bed on a low frame, add side t

A GUIDE TO SURVIVING WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

We lost power for seven days. On the sixth day, our electricity was restored, but we were hit with another Nor'easter, leaving us without power once again. I am happy to report on the eighth day, all has returned to normal! Living by the constant roar of fire and flickering candlelight and allowing ourselves to disconnect while internet and electricity were not plentiful was romantic, but it was also a drag. Without power, all creature comforts are gone: Heat/AC, running water, flushable toilets (if you’re on a well), ovens (if electric), and anything with a plug. In the cold, you’re freezing, especially if you don’t have a fireplace, and in the heat, you’re sweltering with no way to coo