The Weekender: Foray into Fall

The Weekender — Fall Wardrobe

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?

 

Weekend Sales

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.

Weekend Reading

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

 

On MyDomaine

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

Gab Loves: City Sophistication

Gab Loves: City Sophistication

Now that summer has come and gone and I’m mostly back in Manhattan, I’m craving sleeker and more sophisticated looks, both in my interiors and wardrobe. I’m loving the look of simple curved furniture in beautiful warm tones, and the look of crisp fabrics and clean lines in clothes—finished with a sleek pair of white sneakers of course. Only my upcoming trip to Italy and Greece is making me eye a few of the last summer pieces: blush toned Illesteva sunglasses and a fun bandeau bikini.

 

SHOP THE STORY

Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses ($177) | Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Textured High-Waisted Bikini ($395) | Bocci 21.21 Multi-Light Pendant ($8,925) | Aésop Composure Aromatique Room Spray ($35) | Jacques Adnet Rectangular Mirror ($999) | Cuero&Mør Bucket Bag in Blush ($675) | Normann Copenhagen Circus Pouf ($630) | Maze Grazing Lamb ($695) | Stelen Kolding Top ($88) | Blu Dot Dandy Leather Lounge Chair ($2699) | Creative Commons Achilles Three Strap in White ($449) | West Elm Retro Cowhide Chair ($1299)

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

“The wood was torn out of the Merc Bar in Soho that my husband and I used to frequent when we first met while we were in college at NYU. When the bar closed a couple of years ago my husband bought the wood and had it installed lining our bedroom walls from floor to ceiling as a surprise to me.”

—Nadine Abramcyk, Tenoverten

Nadine Abramcyk is a serial entrepreneur with a vision. In 2010, she saw a gap in the market for all-natural boutique nail salons, and opened Tenoverten, a line of toxic-free nail care products and salons around NYC, and now Austin and Los Angeles. Abramcyk is just as ethical when it comes to her own personal care, her beauty routine, and her home. A big believer in saging and sourcing products ethically, her home is filled with vintage finds and reclaimed materials. In her bedroom, the walls are covered with wood reclaimed from the Merc Bar, which she used to frequent during her NYU days. Her husband had the walls recovered as a testament to the early days of their courship. Chivalry isn’t dead after all.

 

SHOP THE LOOK

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Inside the TriBeCa Apartment of A Nail Polish Entrepreneur • on @SavvyHome

Photos: Sarah Elliott for Jenni Kayne / Rip & Tan

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