Bedside Manners with Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor

Interview by Nell Diamond | Photos Courtesy of Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor, Fashion Designer, on her worst night's sleep and the magic of Monocle

WHAT'S YOUR BEDTIME ROUTINE? 

I sleep best when I spend some time getting ready for bed. I wash my face, brush my teeth, light a candle, moisturize and listen to Monocle radio podcasts.

WHAT'S THE BEST NIGHT OF SLEEP YOU'VE EVER GOTTEN?

I slept really well on my honeymoon in the Maldives

AND YOUR WORST NIGHT?

Summer camp as a kid when a racoon tried to make me his bed mate. 

WHAT TIME DO YOU GO TO SLEEP?

11:30pm is the goal! When I am home alone, it's much later - I get caught up reading and end up in a Pinterest rabbit hole of research. 

WHAT'S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE? 

David Brooks: The Road to Character, pretty cards from Greenwich Letterpress, a yellow vintage lamp I found on 23rd St., Anna Karlin water carafe and some face mask I am trying that week.

WHAT PUTS YOU TO SLEEP? 

Wearing nice PJs and drinking hot tea.

WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT? 

Emails I did not answer or my schedule for the next day . 

WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING? 

Open the curtains - I love sunlight and my husband likes to sleep in a cave so I get my way in the morning.

WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST OUTFIT YOU'VE EVERY WORN TO BED (OR NAPPED IN)? 

On a recent bachelorette party in Vegas there is photographic evidence of me napping in a 1970's sequin Abba onesie with platform boots included.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HOTEL BED EVER (AND WHY)? 

Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados, soft soft sheets, fluffy pillows and they lightly spritz the bed with "sleeping mist" which psychologically means a lot to me.

 CAN YOU FALL ASLEEP ON PLANES?

I fall asleep before takeoff. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO BEAT JET LAG?

A lot of coffee and fresh air.  

FAVORITES LIST:

Bed: Cocomat

Midnight Snack: Popcorn

Sound to fall asleep to: Monocle Radio Podcast

Bedtime Reading? Instagram subtitles and life improvement books 

More bedtime reading on Tanya here.