The Weekender: Settling In

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Photo: Camille Charriere

If you’ve noticed a bit of radio silence around here, it’s because I was busy moving! Quite unexpectedly, my old management company decided to sell my apartment (at an astronomical price no sane person would pay for a 280 sq. ft. studio—but that’s another story). Suddenly, all of my February weekends were spent looking at apartments—and I finally moved last week, before jetting off to a much-deserved ski vacation. I must have looked at dozens of apartments in the city—and saw nothing I liked… Until I found my new place—a short four blocks from my old place—and I am SO happy with it. It’s a tiny bit bigger than my old place, and a lot newer. Most importantly, it felt like home right away. The good news is: I finally shot my old place, right before moving out. I couldn’t leave my first New York apartment without freezing it in time. Stay tuned (for the home tour, and hopefully some more regular posting around here)!

 

Weekend Sales

Design Within Reach is having their semiannual sale. No better time to pull the trigger on a George Nelson pendant, a cute side table, or a Grasshopper floor lamp.

Get 20-30% off bedroom furniture at West Elm. My vote goes to this modern sleigh bed (or maybe this velvet number).

World Market if offering an extra 30% off with the code FRIENDS. Grab a bubble chandelier, a set of bud vases, or a Windsor bench for the entryway.

 

Weekend Reading

Step inside the Kinfolk Magazine offices in Copenhagen. —Dezeen

4 spaces that prove round tables are a must. —Bloglovin

The best places to eat pasta (outside Italy). —Mr. Porter

The 30 best new restaurants in NYC. —The New Potato

6 ways to give houseplants a chance. —Thou Swell

Trend spotting: Safari daybeds. — Apartment34

 

On MyDomaine

All organized people have this in their kitchens—do you?

The one thing I stopped buying when I turned 30.

A step-by-step guide to Spring-cleaning your apartment (and still having a life).

A professional organizer overhauled my closet—here’s what happened.

If you follow these foodies on Instagram, you don’t need a restaurant guide.

The only decorating secrets you need to know, according to an a-list designer.

9 questions every lasting couple can answer—can you?

Bad news: interior designers always notice these decorating mistakes.

Where to eat and drink in the East Village, says Hannah Bronfman.

Inside a New York bachelor’s elevated and edgy NoHo loft.

All organized people have this in their bathrooms—do you?

12 things no grown man should have in his home.

Prediction: this is how every fashion-obsessed girl will decorate in 2017.

The one cooking hack Gordon Ramsay swears by for next-level pasta.

Designers agree: never splurge on this one thing.

This just in: the major home décor trends you’ll want to steal in 2017.

7 subtle mistakes that instantly cheapen your bathroom.

7 small details to transform your rental (without losing your deposit).

The penny-pincher’s guide to decorating like Nina Dobrev.

Calling it: this is the kitchen of your dreams.

If you follow these successful women on Instagram, you don’t need a mentor.

This décor mistake makes all French-girl homes look insanely cool.

(There’s more, but I’ll spare you).