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!
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!
It doesn’t seem real but it is. I bought a home in Brooklyn and officially left Manhattan nearly 3 weeks ago. I want to say it all happened so fast, but it didn’t. It took about 1.5 years for me to start the process after realizing that my life was calling for change. The pandemic did factor into my decision a little, but after 20 years of living in the heart of Manhattan, I really wanted to settle down in a place I could call my own. That’s when the hunt began! This blog is a compilation of fun videos documenting my move and mental state leaving the big apple.
WOW! Just wow. I don't even know where to begin!
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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