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The Weekender: Big News!

Olivia Palermo, New York City

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@savvyhome), you probably already know the big news: in a few short weeks, I’ll be moving to New York City!! I can’t believe I’m finally typing these words—it’s been a long time coming (my friends can attest). I’ve been hinting at the big news for a while now, and it was hard to keep it for myself for so long!

You might have noticed a lot of back and forth in the last couple of years, as I started making more friends down there and the weekend trips became more frequent. So when I got my position as Home Décor Editor at MyDomaine, and they asked me which office I would rather work from: New York or Los Angeles, the choice was clear! They were also happy with the choice since most of the editorial team is in LA, so I’ll get to cover most NYC-based design events, which I’m super excited about.

I’m obviously very sad to be leaving my city, my friends, and my family. In the same token, I’m relieved that I’m only a short 6-hour drive, or 50-minute flight away. It means I can easily come back for just for the weekend, and my friends and family can easily come visit too. It’s a refreshing change from being a 30-hour flight away, like when I lived in Australia. I’m nervous about some aspects of big city living: not having a car, the crazy rent prices… But most of all, I’m so excited about what’s to come—the adventures, the opportunities, the lifestyle. Bring it New York, I’m ready!



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I tried Root + Bone with my friend Amy this week, and it was So. Good. —Garance Doré

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A Sunday in West Village with Adam Rapoport. Yes Please! —J.Crew

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Must-see: Zoolander’s Mock Beauty Ad. —Byrdie

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! 2015 was the year when I worked my little butt off, and it most certainly paid off! I’m so excited with what 2016 will bring: a big move, my new job, my 30th birthday (eek!). But first, I want to take the time to write down a few resolutions—I worked really hard in 2015 and even surpassed my goals. In 2016, I want to find somewhat of a life balance again: start working-out more (cliché, I know), take the time to cook, do random thoughtful things for my friends and family, and help others in need. All things I neglected while being too focused on work.  Do you make resolutions every year? What are they this year?

A happy, healthy 2016 to you all! Cheers!

Photo: MyDomaine

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Before I sign off for a few days, I wanted to wish you the happiest of Christmases. As one of my clients suggested: it’s important to disconnect once in a while, so I will try to do just that between Christmas and New Years. I’m spending the holidays with some of my favorite people in the world this year, so disconnecting shouldn’t be too hard. I hope you’re also spending the holidays with your loved ones. Let’s all collectively try to disconnect and be present for the last few days of 2015 shall we?

Happy Holidays!


Photo: MyDomaine

What To Buy Me For Christmas

Savvy Home Gift Guide



It came to my attention recently that I’m difficult to buy gifts for. The conversation went something like this:

“You’re too savvy/particular about what you like!” she said.

To which I replied: “it’s not hard, everything I want is on my blog!”

“Yeah, but you said once that you don’t love everything that you post on your blog…”

“NOT TRUE!!! I LOVE every single product I post about (I really do). I just don’t necessarily NEED or expect to receive everything I post about (i.e. a lavish Globe Trotter suitcase, a dreamy Apparatus Studio chandelier, or boxers for men/beard oil). Sometimes, no matter how much I love something, I just don’t NEED another candle/vase/throw/etc, because I just don’t have space for it.”


“Doesn’t mean I don’t think those products are great for people who have the budget/use for them”.

Since I’m apparently so hard to buy for, here’s a list of things that I would definitely not be mad to see under the Christmas tree this year. I’m a size small/7.5. What do you wish to see under the Christmas tree?



Adam Hunter Marble STND iPhone DockTory Sport Performance Piqué Sleeveless Polo


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