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Bedtime Confessions: Julia Buckingham

Produced by Clara Haneberg

My nighttime ritual includes: An ice cold glass of Rombauer, wash face, brush teeth, rich hand cream and off to slumber land….

My favorite childhood bedtime story was…"The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton

When I can’t sleep I… watch Law & Order reruns! Nothing says a good night’s sleep better than a little murder and mayhem!

My childhood bedroom looked like: The most fabulous 1920’s Cottage hand painted set that included twin beds, a vanity (my fave) and a dresser and night stand. The perfect backdrop for my HUGE poster of Clark Gable from Gone with the Wind. It was olive green with multi-colored pastel flowers. I wish that I had a pic! My mother sold it in one of her famous garage sales while I was in college—weepy for weeks.

My go-to bedtime snack is: Sourdough pretzels

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

T.V. in bed? If so, what’s on? Well, it sounds like I answered that one already…

Which Jimmy: Kimmel or Fallon? Fallon

Pets in bed? Our girls the Wheaties, Jane and Frankie, are always in the sack with us—yes, I don’t sleep well without them!

My bedtime wardrobe consists of: When I travel I adore Cosabella pajamas… who knows when the fire alarm or some other emergency might happen! Gotta be covered so I can dash…otherwise, at home… why bother???

What’s your stance on earplugs and eye-masks? Neither! Our girls are addicted and I cannot understand why.

Fill in the blank: I sleep _______ on planes. Like a rock. Zzzz

I prefer to sleep… With my hubby of 30 years! With all of my travels that seems to be more difficult these days.

My duvet and bed linens are… I switch on and off between Frette and Yves Delorme depending on the time of year. And I confess to loving my LL Bean good down comforter when the Chicago winds are whipping! Thank goodness for Bedside Manor our local and beloved go-to.

What’s on your nightstand? Good reading lamp, La Mer lip balm, and Kiehls hand cream.

My bedtime is at approximately: Oh boy… well, when I can, 10:00 p.m. But when I am on the other side of the world who knows?

I aim for 8 hours of sleep each night:  Ha ha ha ha ha!!! That’s funny!

Are you an early riser, or do you prefer to sleep in? Early riser—I love my hikes in the morning when I’m in Phoenix to happen while the sun comes up.