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?



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Photo: Lucy Williams