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Bedtime Confessions: Carson Kressley

Produced by Clara Haneberg


Photo: Rainer Hosch

My nighttime ritual includes: I usually take a long bath in my soaking tub—I'm a water sign and I need my nightly "swim" to de-stress from a busy day on set or traveling.

My favorite childhood bedtime story was… oh that classic one about Tom Ford in silk pajama bottoms... oh wait, that's my favorite bedtime story NOW.

When I can’t sleep I…troll the internet for vintage Mercedes convertibles and horse farms in Kentucky. One can dream. Even if they are awake!

My childhood bedroom looked like: Well I've always been a huge Ralph Lauren fan, and in the 8th grade (circa 1983) I redecorated it all on my own. I hung windowpane plaid wallpaper half way up the wall and then added a paisley topper separated by a pheasant border.  I made a swag and jabot (with staples and craft wire) and of course added mini blinds in hunter green. It was very horsey. Very me. Did I mention I didn't have very many friends?

My go-to bedtime snack is: Sour Patch Kids

I am a: stomach, side, or back- sleeper. Side! 

T.V. in bed? If so, what’s on? The Crown or Stranger Things 

Which Jimmy: Kimmel or Fallon? Kimmel!

Pets in bed? I only have horses so that wouldn't be very practical.

My bedtime wardrobe consists of: boxers and a long sleeve James Perse t-shirt

What’s your stance on earplugs and eye-masks?  I find them to be more trouble than they are worth.

Fill in the blank: I sleep _____________on planes. Mostly

I prefer to sleep… at my farm in Pennsylvania. Absolutely quiet AND a king-size bed!  

My duvet and bed linens are… Pratesi.

What’s on your nightstand? Family photos in sterling frames. And my cell phone.

My bedtime is at approximately: midnight 

I aim for ___ hours of sleep each night: 8

Are you an early riser, or do you prefer to sleep in? I get up early—like 9!

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