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Social Distancing at 85mm: Lana, Longwood


  • Photo by Matt Keller Lehman
  • Lana, Longwood

What are you doing to stay productive around the house throughout the day to stay positive during these times?
During this time of quarantine I have devoted much of my time to being creative. I am a hairstylist so I find myself expressing myself through any creative means I can. I have always said I wanted to improve my eyeshadow skills, so I have now taken the time to do so. Some days I wake up in the mood to work out, so I do just that. My days now revolve around my mood … I really have no set schedule. One day I may feel like watching a movie, the next day I’m doing a new hairstyle on myself or my family members. My family, I must say, are the main reason I am able to stay so positive … have one another’s backs!

Top three things you miss about Orlando and can’t wait to experience again when this is over?
The top three things I miss about Orlando are the beaches, dining in at certain restaurants, and all the dance classes Orlando now offers. I cannot wait to be able to just lay out on the beach and suck in all the sunlight, go out to eat with fam/friends, and attend all the dance classes I was attending. So in a nutshell … all of the human interaction I was able to have before this pandemic.

If you could be anywhere else besides your house right now, where would you like to be?
If I could be anywhere else right now, it would be on vacation … preferably Bali!

Music recommendations?
Some music I would recommend would have to be Jhené Aiko’s new album, Chilombo – she uses sound healing bowls throughout her music, and they definitely help put you in a peaceful state of mind.

Streaming binge recommendations?
Some shows I have seen during quarantine that I would recommend would have to be: Ozark, All American, Love Is Blind, Too Hot to Handle, The Good Doctor and Little Fires Everywhere.

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