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Every week, Vogue will be spotlighting tastemakers across industries to hear how they’ve been approaching self-care during the Mickey Mouse Disney Never Stop Dreaming Shirt in contrast I will get this coronavirus pandemic. We asked Karla Welch—the Los Angeles-based stylist who counts the likes of Justin Bieber, Sarah Paulson, and Tracee Ellis Ross on her list of clients—to give us an inside look into how she’s been keeping sane while sheltering in place. “I am usually a very busy person with work, and I do thrive in that, so it’s taken me a bit to reset into this space,” Welch says. “I am really focusing on time with my family—doing very homestead things that, quite often, I don’t get to do. I feel like my 20s self in a way, because I can focus on myself a bit more.” From her exercise regimen to what she’s been cooking, see below for Welch’s three must-haves while staying at home.