The Weekender: No. 244

The Weekender: Vanja Milicevic via @SavvyHome

Checking in before checking out for the weekend! This is my last weekend in our June Hamptons house, and I’m already having FOMO. I’m just not ready to say goodbye to our pool pineapple and our incredible group just yet. But I’ll try to make the most of it, and report back next week. Happy summer Friday!



Ann Taylor is having a 50% off everything sale! The brand is killing it these days. I wear these pants almost everyday, and I’m still in love with this dress I bought for the VC Polo Classic. Use the code SUNNY50.

J.Crew is having an extra 40% off sale styles with the code FRIDAY. Get on your Fourth of July outfit!

Banana Republic is having an extra 50% off sale. So many cute summer dresses!



Step inside our CEO’s stunning Los Angeles home. The girl’s got style for days. —Jenni Kayne

Amy Schumer as Anna Wintour is the funniest thing you’ll see all week. —Vanity Fair

My next brunch spot to try: Loosie’s Kitchen in Williamsburg. —Tory Daily

Tory Burch on her love of tennis. Literally, same. —Tory Daily

The best outdoor eats in New York. —We Wore What

A Hamptons Getaway Guide. —Jenni Kayne

How to speak tennis. —Vogue



What every college grad needs for their first home.

Exclusive: Inside Jayson Home’s brand new Hamptons store.

Inside a stunning Hamptons home that’s 100% shoppable.

The dreamiest bathtubs to assuage your Instagram envy.

Micro Makeover: How to upgrade your coffee table this weekend.

These are the hottest paint colors this summer—Interior designers weigh in.

Beach bag essentials to amp up your summer swag.

The IKEA-like shops you haven’t heard of.

Are you making these first-date mistakes?

Renting a house with friends? Here’s what you need to know.

This CEO’s nontraditional path to entrepreneurship will inspire you.

A British florist’s foolproof tips for the perfect arrangement.

The real girl’s guide to tidying up, sort of.

Is this the next big kitchen trend?

Micro Makeover: 5 bookshelf revamps that will make you want to read.

The ultimate dream house, according to our readers.


Photo: Vanja Milicevic

Gab Loves: The Crow’s Nest

Gab Loves: The Crow's Nest

There’s a place nestled in the Montauk hills , right across from Ditch Plains, the popular surf beach. It overlooks Montauk Lake and it’s beautiful sunsets—and it’s my happy place. Re-imagined by hotelier Sean MacPherson a few years ago, The Crow’s Nest transformed from a dated pirate themed seafood restaurant into a chic bohemian inn. Have The Luau—a Flor de Cana and Cachaça concoction—or a Ruse—mixed with Tequila, Aperol and chili-salt—and walk down to the water’s edge where you can sit in a bungalow and watch the sunset. If you’re staying for dinner, the Fresh Ricotta is a must.



Sensi Studio Embroidered Cotton Mini Dress ($330) | Lack of Color The Spencer Wide Brimmed Hat ( ($69) | Kim Salmela Tassel Pillow ($155) | Poolside Customizable Panier Tote ($250) | Rumba Jane Watch ($60) | Solid and Striped Ballerina Color-Block Swimsuit ($160) | Joni Sternback Surf Site in Type ($37) | The Beach People Montauk Round Towel ($110) | & Other Stories Shinjuku Pleated Mid Skirt ($85) | Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandals ($545) | CULT GAIA Ark Handbag ($98)

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

In Toorak, one of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs, stood a 1983 mock Georgia home the owners described as “80’s faux styling”. But underneath the bad stuccos and trompe l’oeils, they saw potential. They commissioned architects Robson Rak to give the house a complete overhaul of the Melbourne house. The building wasn’t entirely knocked down, but it was stripped to its core.

The materials that re-entered the house were simple, but elegant: steel doors, honed granite countertops, flamed timber floors. A new wing was added to include all the modern comforts a family could want: elevator, butler’s pantry, extended laundry room, and new garage. Perhaps the best part of the house: Michael Anastassiades’ Tube Chandeliers that hang above the dining table, and office desk. Don’t you agree?



Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Inside an Architecturally Stunning Melbourne House • on @SavvyHome

Photo: Brooke Holm, Styling by Marsha Golemac, Architecture by Robson Rak

Gab Loves: Red and Yellow

Gab Loves: Red and Yellow

I had a conversation with a friend the other day who was looking for decorating advice. She had furnished her apartment entirely in white, reds, and yellows—inspired by a Mondrian painting. The problem: it didn’t feel warm and inviting, she said. I suggested she add blush pinks, muted warm tones, and layered natural textures throughout to soften up the look.  Four days later, I came up with this inspiration board entirely by mistake—and it hit me. This is exactly what needed to happen with my friend’s apartment. With just a few a touches of blush pinks and woven natural fibers, the stark red and yellow Mondrian look turned into a soft summer on the Amalfi Coast.



Lack of Color The Tuscany Hat ($79) | Sachajuan Body Wash Ginger Flower ($24) | Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($7) | Kinfolk Volume 20 ($18) | Alice McCall Something about Us Ruffled Hem Crop Top ($155 $86) | Buji Baha Woven Tote ($99) | Linda Farrow Round-Frame Acetate and Rose Gold-Plated Sunglasses ($1000) | Lofti Mini Bucket Bag in Dusty Pink ($52) | Marais USA Classic Mule in Yellow ($225) | David Francis Furniture Amalfi Lounge Chair ($1049 $734) | ASOS Stripe Picnic Dress with Double Layer ($81)

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