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Clockwise from left: Julia Chaplin, photographed by Mimi Ritzen Crawford; the cover of Gypset Living, by Assouline;
the sitting area at artist Ashley Bickerton’s home in Uluwatu, Bali; a treehouse at the Bambu Indah Hotel in Ubud, Bali

We’ve gotten to know journalist Julia Chaplin and her affinity for a gypsy-meets-jet-set lifestyle. She’s dished her secrets to that particular vie bohème. Now, to celebrate the release of her upcoming book on the architecture and interiors of her globetrotting tribe, Gypset Living, she counts down her favorite living spaces around the world.

1. Al Fresco Yoga Studios
“In Topanga Canyon, California, I visited the outdoor yoga studio
belonging to model Angela Lindvall. Instead of a roof she hung an old parachute over it to provide shade.”

2. Surf Communes
“In Guéthary, France — a surf town south of Biarritz — I stayed in an old factory
that had been converted into a sort of luxury surf commune with a big dorm room with beds
carved out of knotty wood. All the sheets were blue terry cloth.”

3. Yurts
“I found yurts all over the world: Mongolia, the Springs in New York and Topanga Canyon.
Sleeping in round structures really changes your perspective on life.”

4. Outdoor Bathtubs
“In Maui the photographer David LaChapelle has the most amazing Italian marble bathtub
in the middle of a tropical forest.”

5. Vans
“I did a whole chapter on the band Wild Belle, who toured around in a Ford Econoline van.
For a modern nomad, home is the open road.”

Julia Chaplin, @gypsetjulia

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