At 22, I packed my stuff including an old Bolex film camera in two oversized suitcases and jetted over from São Paulo, Brazil to New York City of Dreams to study Cinema and take a shot at a career in Cinematography. Years of hard work paid off with awards, connections and the burning desire to be my own boss. I spent a decade navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and stresses of urban living, only slowing down to become a mother. After the baby was born, my husband Andrew and I felt the uncontrollable urge to return to the best memories of our childhood made of space, trees, birds & bees and farm-fresh, local food. So we packed our little family and headed upstate to the magical Hudson River Valley. Currently I own and operate Homestead 33 – home of the Barn in Tivoli and the Modern-Boho Cottage, two unique vacation getaways in Tivoli, NY. We are also planning to transform a 100 year old orchard into a Regenerative Home Development rooted in sustainability, community & apples.