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Bedtime Confessions: Lisa Mende

Produced by Clara Haneberg

My nighttime ritual includes: On an ideal night, I like to soak in the tub and put on my jammies after dinner, watch tv, finish emails, and cleanse my face. Just before hopping into bed I apply Sisley-Paris lip balm and Revive Eye serum and Jo Malone vitamin e hand lotion, after that it's lights out, but on many nights I stay up too late and scramble to get teeth brushed face washed and into bed without waking my hubby who has been in bed for hours.

My favorite childhood bedtime story was… the stories that my mom made up.  She was a great storyteller.

When I can’t sleep I… surf online for new sources for client projects or watch Netflix.

My childhood bedroom looked like: Sorry I don't' have a picture!  I wish I did! The room I shared with my sister had white walls with an accent wall of large flowers in green, white, and yellow which looked very Marimekko. My furniture was apple green wash with white and yellow trim. I wasn't allowed to hang posters in my room, so I had a poster of Donny Osmond on the inside of my closet door.  I also had a cute little desk that I adored and an armoire where I kept my "special" things hidden from my little sister. 

My go-to bedtime snack is:  During the week it is an apple and a cup of chamomile tea but on the weekends it is a glass of pinot noir.

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

T.V. in bed? If so, what’s on?  I prefer no tv in bed at bedtime, but if we go to bed early it's probably an old movie

Which Jimmy: Kimmel or Fallon? Jimmy Fallon. Love his thank you notes!

Pets in bed? If it were up to me, yes, but my husband won't allow, so our yorkie, Oliver, sleeps under our bed.

My bedtime wardrobe consists of: Anything by Skin

What’s your stance on earplugs and eye-masks? I wear both when flying at night, but not at home.

Fill in the blank: I sleep _________ on planes. Like a baby!

I prefer to sleep… with my husband of 22 years in our bed either at home or the beach house in a very dark room.

My duvet and bed linens are… my duvet is Ann Gish silk and my sheets are Peacock Alley or Frette depending on the week. A girl has to have options, right?

What’s on your nightstand?  My Simon Pierce glass lamps that I fell in love with from Something's Gotta Give, my Bible, a glass or bottle of water, my reading glasses, and my iphone 7plus.

My bedtime is at approximately:  midnight

I aim for ___ hours of sleep each night:  6 hrs

Are you an early riser, or do you prefer to sleep in?I prefer to sleep in, but am typically up by 6:30-7 a.m. and sit in the morning room with my hubby by the fire.