Closing on my Brooklyn condo at the end of 2021 was a super exciting time in my life. For all of you that own houses, it’s the same caliber of experience because we don’t really have houses here (with the exception of buildings, townhouses and brownstones). A condo in NYC usually costs more than the average person’s house but let’s not go there—I don’t wanna cry!
I never imagined I'd be writing a blog post like this. It's currently 3.18am and I’ve got an early flight to catch tomorrow. Lying next to me is a passed out future husband and a 6.5 pound snoring chihuahua. Life couldn’t be better. But how did we get here? I really don’t know! I mean, I guess I do...it's just that time flies and blurs all the steps between your milestones.
Somehow someway, my partner and I wallpapered a corner wall in my new home without murdering each other. I’m not sure if this is a testament to our relationship or to how easy it is apply adhesive wallpaper, but either way, we did it in under 3 hours and it looks great! I kept seeing wallpaper styles popping up as a comeback trend in modern home décor so we pulled the trigger with a playful neutral-colored print figuring that if we didn’t like it, we’d just peel it right off. What happened is WE LOVED IT!
I love dressing up for Halloween but when Frida (my tiny brindle chihuahua) came into my life, everything changed because now group costumes were on the table. We don’t just dress up…we go all out! Last year we won my apartment building’s Halloween contest and couldn’t walk down the street without people jumping into pics with us. So in case you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 3 super fun costumes that are easy to create and everything can be purchased on Amazon.
I was featured on Hola! TV and I'm truly still pinching myself. In Hispanic TV & Entertainment, this is a big show and a really big deal. They did a feature about Madonna right before me. I'll follow right behind Madonna any day! I know it's in Spanish but if you turn on the subtitles / closed captions, you can read the translation and follow along. The interview includes a home tour, a bit about me, my career aspirations and quite simply 'how I made it in NYC'.
After years of being a loyal reader, I was thrilled to give Apartment Therapy a home tour. Are you kidding me? They are THE online destination I go to first for every home improvement and decorative decision I make! For my feature, I partnered with Dyson to showcase how important purified air is to our health and abode. And I've got 5 tips for all you Apartment Therapy fans for how to create a therapeutic home. Are you moving, relocating to a new city or just bought a place? Then you’ll want to read this because home is where mental health starts!
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