"Breakfast is a sacred thing indeed. Caffeine is a must. Yogurt or cottage cheese, add berries or fruit. A toast with egg & anchovies is a cure when hangover."
Zhenya is one of the lovely Posternak twins. She's a photographer and on the constant hunt for all things beautiful and inspiring.
"Glancing in the window. Yawning. Brewing coffee. Trying to be persistent in some physical exercising but frankly it’s not going that well."
What time do you usually get up?
I’m somewhere in the middle. 8:30 am on week days and 10 am on weekends.
How does your alarm sound?
Nothing extravagant here. iPhone standard tune. But most of the time it’s the car service across the street that wakes me up.
Any morning rituals?
Glancing in the window. Yawning. Brewing coffee. Trying to be persistent in some physical exercising but frankly it’s not going that well.
What do you have for breakfast?
Breakfast is a sacred thing indeed. Caffeine is a must. Yogurt or cottage cheese, add berries or fruit. A toast with egg and anchovies is a cure when hangover.
Do you think you get enough sleep?
I think I do. But my eye bags often prove me wrong.
Would you describe yourself as a good sleeper?
People never complained.
Where do you sleep best?
Home and summer houses.
What are the things you need for a good sleep?
Some reads, some piano tunes. And occasionally a good conversation on my porch downstairs.
Do you remember your dreams?
Sometime I do. The latest one was me picking name for a baby when my mom informed me via iMessage she’s pregnant. I remember I had a few impressive options. Eventually we all agreed on “America Posternak”.
Did you ever dream an idea that you brought to real life?
Do you care about what you're wear for sleeping?
Yes. PJ's from Sleeper, silk shorts or naked.
Describe your bed in 3 words.
White, wrinkled with Weston’s “Nudes” on it.
Do you share your bed?
If you are lucky.
What is the most special or weirdest spot you’ve fallen asleep?
A stranger's shoulder.
Why do you think we sleep?
What would you want to dream about tonight?
Ocean and my grandparents.
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We talked to Emily, a light sleeper, in her calming, white minimalist bedroom.