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Atop this list of career greatness, Phoebe’s monumental wellness-journey of a memoir, The Wellness Project is coming soon! After a year-long, in-depth wellness immersion – from green beauty to probiotics, detoxing to de-stressing and incredible amounts of research – this book explores healthy lifestyle from every angle… and I can’t wait to read it!
I met Phoebe one early morning years ago on her Google Plus Hangout as I sat in a sea of boxes about to move to a new home. Her energy and passion – and the best questions I’d every been asked about designing small spaces! – were inimitable. From then on, I became a fan as well as a friend, and I’m so excited to share her Q & A with you today!
Not your usual answer, but SLEEPING. While there’s never enough time in my day for all the fun and fancies, sleep usually gets the short end of the stick to make room for them. And I know how much time under the sheets makes every part of my waking life better.
Lots and lots of jars (don’t tell the clutter monster!). A few of my favorites recently are curry kraut, sriracha, vegenaise, and tarragon Dijon mustard. I also always have a big sack of lemons.
I get a lot of my cooking inspiration from my mother, so any existing classics were originally hers. As for my immediate household (my partner Charlie and our dog), I’d have to say my quinoa fried rice. I throw in whatever veggies are in season. Collard greens are a new favorite! And while the pup doesn't necessarily enjoy the final dish, he's a big fan of the veggie stems and scraps that result along the way.
I put on sweatpants. Or something comfy that’s slightly more presentable. And then I cook.
My last apartment was a studio, so there wasn’t a whole lot of room for furniture. As a result, I mostly relied on hand-me-downs. My new loft is the first time I’ve really invested in good quality items, so I’d have to go with two recent additions: a 9-foot tall CB2 white bookshelf that makes my office so happy. And a vintage dresser. My underwear drawer has never been so chic!
The cast iron skillet I inherited from my mother. There’s still so much of her and my childhood in that patina. No really, there probably is...
I’m not a big gadget person, so I’ll say a kitchen scale. Especially for baking, it helps keep things precise.
Meditation. And lemon water instead of coffee in the morning
To start making room for sleep, and then stop stressing about getting enough of it.
Anywhere! I love to travel, and especially from a food perspective, nothing breathes more life into my cooking than exploring foreign tastes. New York also has the ability to make you feel like your own island. Sometimes all it takes is a small change of scenery to draw me out of my shell and open myself up to the kindness of strangers.