The Weekender: Falling in Love With this City

The Weekender on @SavvyHome

Every time I think it’s finally getting colder in New York, the city surprises us with gorgeous almost-summer weather. Just today, I had brunch outside—in November! The sun was shining, the leaves were slowly changing as we watched the New York marathoners finish their race while sipping on Bloody Marys. This weekend reminded me once again how much I love this city—where there’s always something to do, people to see, and more people to meet. There’s never a dull moment around here, and staying home becomes a rare luxury to relish in once in a while—like a visit at the spa or a Michelin-starred dinner. We may be paying absurd rents to live in literal shoeboxes, but we really do have the best backyard.



Shop lighting up to 25% off at Serena & Lily. Grabbing this pendant for above my bed.

Get up to 30% off everything on Horchow. Great time to pick up Matouk bedding and towels!

Get 20-30% off sofas and sectionals at West Elm! I absolutely love this sofa (and of course, my own).

Use the code 25HOURS and get 30% your entire purchase at J.Crew! I’m grabbing these pretty pumps.



12 very important house rules that must never be broken (finally someone as OCD as me). —Hommemaker

Win a Gio Ponti mirror (actually don’t, because I want to win it). —Dering Hall

Text advice: how to answer all those unreads in your inbox. —Man repeller

A modern take on a mininalist Brooklyn townhouse. —One Kings Lane

This house is basically everything I’ve ever wanted. —Bloglovin Edit

Bunny Williams’ gift wrapping is everything. —One Kings Lane

The autumn guide to upstate New York. Let’s go! —EyeSwoon

Combos to instantly up your curb appeal. —Emily Henderson

I want to go to: Wyoming’s Brush Creek Ranch. —Tory Daily

How to have the best-looking fridge in town. —Apartment34



This one clever trick will save you thousands on furniture.

Don’t make these mistakes when renovating your kitchen, says Nate Berkus.

Gorgeous inspiration for your Thanksgiving tablescape.

Do this one thing to clear out the bad vibes in your home.

Throw out your dirty sponge—here’s what you need instead.

Unexpected gifts your significant other will obsess over.

This is how a furniture designer and chef decorates his dining room.


Photo: The August Diaries

  • CB

    I just wanted to say it’s very brave of you to be open about your mental illness and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I know OCD is considered a joke on many home blogs; people think it’s a funny way of saying uptight or organized. But a classy and educated person like you knows that OCD is a serious illness. I applaud you on your honesty and courage! May more people be like you – open, honest, caring, and above all, respectful of the horrors of mental illness and not treating it like a joke. A true class act you are!