h 2 the o 2 the bottle

I have a love/hate relationship with water. I need it always, desire it sometimes but when I've been busy working at jobs (never an apartmentjeanie job, of course) without access to a cooler, faucet or preferably bottled water, it’s impossible to even focus on water consumption. Ok, so I can be a little melodramatic, but it can be a chore to drink ... read more

home is where the heart is…when hosting family

My sister has lived abroad with her adorable family for the past 6 years. We speak over the phone daily but that doesn't take away from any excitement I feel when they're in NYC. This summer I'll be hosting part of the Profeta family for a month. This brings me to ponder what it really means to host them. I'm not the most attentive host that ... read more

sneak peak photo shoot

I’ve often feel a ping of jealousy when looking at shelter magazines & design blogs that feature beautifully executed photo shoots of interiors. It is always a struggle for me to promote the amazing transformations that we create for apartmentjeanie clients as the furnishings, decor & overall effect rarely represent our design style. What ... read more

money 2.0 – the sequel

What a difference a year makes! 12 months ago I didn’t have a business coach, much less knew why I would need one. A year ago, I had never metmy VA (virtual assistant to those unfamiliar with the initials) in person although she had access to every password, checking account and my social security number. Before May 2014, I had never been in the ... read more

picture this

My home is tightly edited. I have an absurd amount of collections & possessions, but I feel quite strongly about the purpose they serve. However this uber organization doesn’t prevent me from recognizing when it is time to let go of the past and knowing how to document it for its future. Atop my microwave sits a display of tiny toys, ... read more

everything’s coming up roses

My 21st birthday was a couple of days ago and I was kindly sent a bunch of lovely yellow roses from my thoughtful & considerate office manager.  This is the 2nd time I’ve received flowers purchased online. The 1st time the flowers were DOA.  The UPS delivery was late on a Friday night and they remained locked in super’s office until Monday when ... read more