Yes, I’m alive. And yes, I feel awful about posting 1-2 times a week instead of the regular 4-5. The thing is: the pace in New York is different, I’m still adjusting to long work hours and endless after-hour options. The theory that New Yorkers use their tiny overpriced apartments to sleep, and sleep only is true—I can vouch for it. The other issue: no New Yorker is ever in the city on summer weekends. Between literally stinking hot temperatures—endless sweating and garbage smells—I’ve adopted the mentality that weekends are made to escape. And so I’ve spent a whooping two weekends in the city since Memorial Day. Which, I will grant you, leaves little to no time for being a normal human—one who does groceries, cleans, and writes blog posts on weekends. And I won’t lie—it’s been fun, and I’ve enjoyed taking full advantage of my few short months of summer.
But as Fall rolls around, I’m also well aware that soon, it’ll be time for all work and no play—no more weekend getaways, no more stinking hot sunny days—just the crisp cool air, a simmering chilli, and my laptop. And blog posts. Lots of blogs posts. Bear with me a little longer?
West Elm is having their friends and family sale—save 20% off your entire purchase with code SHIPFREE20. I’m getting a sofa!
Get 20% off Serena & Lily‘s new custom collection with the code DESIGNYOUROWN. Who needs a sofa?
Ann Taylor is offering an extra 60% off sale styles. I’ve never been an Ann Taylor fan but a few pieces I bought this summer (these pants and this dress) changed my mind. I’m loving this dress, this skirt and these espadrilles.
Hot chefs in hot suits. —J.Crew Blog
This stair runner DIY is truly one-of-a-kind. — One Kings Lane
A gorgeous guide to Gothenburg. —Ann Street Studio
My favorite hotel in New York right now. —Damsel in Dior
I want to go to: Barzotto, San Francisco. —Apartment 34
This might be the coolest low-down on Fashion Week ever. —Miss Moss
My favorite cocktail in New York. —Tory Burch
Latest discovery: Goula/Figuera lighting. —Hommemaker
Too many to name, so let’s just list a few favorites.
How to choose a rug for your home, according to our CEO, Katherine Power.
8 designer-approved tricks that look expensive but aren’t.
The stylish accent tables that always steal the show.
10 mind-blowing infinity pools to travel to next.
The surprising ritual that will give your home positive vibes.
How to adopt Fall’s hottest fashion colors in your home.
11 dreamy beaches to visit for an endless summer this September.
Athena Calderone swears by these 5 rules when entertaining.
11 open-plan living spaces that will make you want to move.
Photo: The August Diaries