The Weekender: The Grind Before the Calm

Lucy Williams on @SavvyHome

They say the calm comes before the storm… But around here it feels more like the storm before the calm. There’s only two weeks left of work before a long well-deserved two weeks break—which means I’m cramming four weeks of work into two. But then, I’m off to sunny Florida for a whole 13 days! First in Palm Beach for Christmas, and then a little vacay from our vacay in Miami. To say I cannot wait is an understatement—I’ve been hawking Art Basel attendees on Instagram for their best Miami recommendations and there are some great new spots to check out! In the meantime, we’re deep in the grind at the office, but I decided to break up my last two weeks with an ultra relaxing weekend in the Hudson Valley next weekend. “Work hard, play hard” is my motto this month to get through end of year. What’s yours?

 

WEEKEND SALES

Get 20% off at West Elm (30% off if you shop $3000+)! I still have my eye on this chair

Get 20% off sale items at Serena & Lily with the code EXTRATREAT. Hello, Tina Frey!

 

WEEKEND READING

Instagram’s favorite florists design a picture-perfect arrangement. —One Kings Lane

How to throw a holiday feast in a 250 sq. ft. apartment. —Impatient Foodie

I want to eat: Sqirl’s sorrel pesto rice bowl. —Jenni Kayne

What your Christmas tree says about you. —Mr. Porter

How to throw a really posh party. —Mr. Porter

 

ON MYDOMAINE

This is where all the cool kids buy their art.

These are the worst decorating mistakes you can make.

All the things we secretly want in our homes: a gift guide.

Zero-cost ways to make your home feel fresh.

The new shared workspace we all want to move into.

Stop dreaming—book your next vacation at these stunning destinations.

Don’t stress: this gift guide has something for everyone in the family.

One studio apartment 4 ways—follow our stylish guide.

24 thoughtful gifts for every zodiac sign.

Under-$50 gifts that look anything but budget.

This is how interior designers decorate a room from start to finish.

It’s official: these décor trends are out, says a million-dollar decorator.

These stunning paint colors will transform your dining room.

Décor formulas that always look expensive.

The wellness gifts successful people swear by.

24 things to do on a plane when you’re bored.

 

Photo: Lucy Williams