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!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Save 20% off bedding + bath at Serena & Lily with the code NEWLOOKS.

Get 20% off one item at West Elm with the code SAVE20NOW! What will it be?

Get 20% off full price items at Sleepy Jones with the code SNOWDAY.

 

WEEKEND READING

The (wardrobe) colors you never thought you could pull off, until now. Goals. —Who What Wear

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

Andy Spade is offloading part of his art collection on Paddle8! —Paddle8

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

What your afternoon snack says about you. —Man Repeller

13 kitchen trends and our thoughts. —Emily Henderson

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

Snoop Dogg narrates Planet Earth. —YouTube

 

ON MYDOMAINE

9 décor items to replace before you turn 30: Raise your hand if you’re turning 30 this year.

9 things we learned from one blogger’s boho home: Alicia Lund has style for days.

12 easy ideas for sprucing up your entryway: spiff up that first impression.

23 candleholders to brighten up your winter nights: your nights will never be brighter.

22 essentials for a Sunday Funday at home: you’ll never have to leave the house.

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

 

”We did not get obsessive about the design… Everything is a bit tongue in cheek; delightful and somewhat impish.”

—Maria Ousseimi

 

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

A few weeks ago, I was researching breathtakingly beautiful bucket list restaurants for a MyDomaine story (I know, my job is hard) when one of them stopped me dead in my tracks. Liza Beirut is Liza Asseily’s newest Lebanon outpost (her Paris restaurant is a staple in the French capital). The restaurant, designed by self-taught interior designer Maria Ousseimi, occupies the second floor of a 19th-century palace in the sophisticated Achrafieh neighborhood.

The wallpapers alone make quite a statement: ranging from oversized banana tree leaves, to blown-up Lebanese Lira bills (the local currency), each hanging in one of the restaurant’s four rooms: main room, banana room, money room, building room. The interiors are just as stimulating to the eyes as the food is to taste. The frescos, arches and patterned tiles all pay tribute to Lebanese culture.

 

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Photos: Courtesy of Liza Beirut and Yatzer

A Locals-Only Guide to Palm Beach

A Locals-Only Guide to Palm Beach

 

“Palm Beach isn’t hip. It isn’t the new Tulum, and it doesn’t have Miami’s clout as a happening winter getaway. It is, however, unabashedly iconic.”

A Locals-Only Guide to Palm Beach

I landed in Palm Beach on Sunday, and I already feel relaxed and refreshed. But before I left, I published a guide to Palm Beach on MyDomaine, for anyone else who is here over the holidays! Read on below.

Read A Locals-Only Guide to Palm Beach

 

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Photos: MyDomaine

American Beech Will Have you Longing for Summer

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

 

Is it too early to book next summer’s getaway?

 

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

Winter hasn’t even arrived, but that’s not stopping me from scheming next summer’s getaways already. American Beech has caught my eye in a major way, and this is why.

Opened in August, this five-bedroom hotel sits in the quaint town of Greenport, NY, just one short ferry north of Shelter Island. Traditionally a seafarer’s destination, in a region lined with vineyards, the North Fork of Long Island just may become the next hot spot, thanks to a Manhattan Lawyer with a vision. Brent Pelton revamped the property, originally known as Stirling Square, with the help of interiors firm BHDM and Dan Mazzarini. The aesthetic is nautical seaside, but also modern and understated.

“We looked at iconic imagery but didn’t want to beat anyone over the head with it.”

Frette linens, striped floors, rope accents, and Montauk Summer Ale behind the bar… This place has everything to tug at summer weekender’s heartstrings. But if you don’t feel like waiting until memorial day, you’ll be glad to hear that the restaurant is currently open for dinner and brunch, and—according to the New York Times—the fried chicken is “the best north of the Mason-Dixon line”. Consider our curiosity piqued.

With Montauk getting unbearably crowded, we can’t wait to check out this North Fork spot come Memorial Day!

 

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Photos: Genevieve Garruppo, Courtesy of Lonny.