I’m absolutely obsessed with this NYC apartment tour! However, just a little side note — 800 sq ft is kind of massive for a NYC apartment. (For reference: My NYC apartment is approximately 350 sq ft. and the apartment I’m moving to in Chicago is just 700 sq ft.)
A few of my friends have blogged about this home tour, but I had to share it, too! It’s absolutely stunning! Can you tell I’ve got new decor on the mind? 😉
It’s things like this that I will miss in NYC — After the Polo Classic, Hallie and I were filling up our cups at 16 Handles (not what you thought I was going to say, was it? 😉 ) in the East Village when a chic-looking woman complemented my Kate Spade Dress. There are some Kate Spade dresses that you can spot a mile away, but the striped dress I was wearing was seemingly subdued, unless you’re a Kate-Spade-New-Arrivals-Stalker, like myself. Hallie and I explained that we just came from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic earlier that day and asked if she worked with Kate Spade or was simply a fan. She told us that her name was Nora and that she was an artist that worked on a video for the new Kate Spade store in Hong Kong. Nora told us that the video was kind of hard to find, but it was maybe on the Kate Spade Hong Kong Facebook page. We told her we would have to check it out! When I got home about an hour later and logged onto my computer, I went to KateSpade.com to pull the link for the dress that I was wearing that day. And low and behold — there was Nora‘s face, right there on the Kate Spade homepage!! Umm… Humble, much?! It’s so crazy how you never know who you’ll run into in this city!
Absolutely love this article! It reminds me so much of when I decided to move to New York City in February of 2012. I gave myself a deadline (June of 2012) and then told EVERYONE so I couldn’t go back on my decision. Told my boss prematurely, told my roommates so they would have to find a 2-bedroom apartment, etc. The message is phenomenal: If you’re not happy, change it!
I think I may have only talked about this on SnapChat, but I recently went to a Lobster Roll Rumble with my friend Grace! OMG, it was SO GOOD!! She just wrote a recap post here, you should definitely read it and make note of it on your calendar for next summer!
PS: If you’re on SnapChat and want to follow along with our adventures in Palm Springs, my username is jessicasturdy.
Rather than settling for the most convenient locations for photos (which is typically how I roll — near my apartment, in-between meetings, etc.), I’ve been trying to branch out lately and capture some of New York City’s most scenic backdrops. Gotta get them in while I can, right?!
For a change of pace, Lydia and I met outside of Central Park after work last week to shoot my outfit. I’ve never shot photos on Bow Bridge in the park (one of the prettiest bridges!) so we set off into the park to scope it out. As soon as we got to the lake and saw the bridge, all of our photo dreams were kind of smashed. At first, we thought there was a movie being filmed (A NY’ers first thought, always.) because there was a large tarp over a section of the bridge. But it turns out that they’re resurfacing the bridge and it’s completely closed. Womp, womp!
While we were standing at the lake watching row-boaters go by, I kind of had this wild idea for us to rent a row boat and take photos in there instead of trying to find a different bridge! I mean, my outfit goes pretty well with the backdrop, don’t you think? But that actually wasn’t planned at all. Neither Lydia nor I had ever rented row boats from the Boathouse so it was the perfect excuse to check an item off of our bucket lists while we got our work done. But man oh man, it was an adventure. (There’s an outtake below and plenty more where that came from! 😂)
Happy Tuesday! I’m headed to Palm Springs tomorrow for a week-long trip with a fun group of guys and girls. I can hardly wait! I’ve never been to Palm Springs, but have been dying to go for years. It seems like one of the most photogenic places in the US… I could look at pictures of the colorful homes, beautiful pools, chic hotels, palm trees, and mountains for days!
We’ve rented a house for six nights and then one of my besties, Ellen, and I will be staying at The Saguaro hotel on the sixth night. There was a little bit of a mix up about house rental days when we booked our flights, which is why the two of us have an extra night at a hotel. Whoops! Truth be told, I wasn’t upset because I’ve been lusting over the colorful Saguaro hotel on Instagram for ages. Can’t wait to see it in person! Prepare for Instagram overload next week.
Our house is technically in La Quinta, which is closer to Indio and the Coachella grounds than Palm Springs. When we booked, I didn’t realize how far it was from downtown Palm Springs. Or maybe it just seems far on a map? It’s hard to say since I’ve never been! We’re renting a car, but will probably use Uber here and there, too.
What are we missing? Shopping, dining, coffee, drinks, spas, transportation, activities… Anything! Would love for you to leave your Palm Springs recommendations in the comments below! (Or you can tweet or email me.. Whatever works!)
When I visited Paris back in October, we stayed in an AirBNB apartment for the duration of our trip. While it was perfectly clean and lovely, it was pretty basic in terms of interiors. (And it was a walk-up on the 5th floor..) This time, however, Lauren and I were tipped off on Haven in Paris by our friend Victoria. And oh my gosh, it was love at first sight! I mean, just take a gander at these listings. All of the heart-eye emojis!
We went with a fancy little apartment in Saint Germain and couldn’t have been happier! Let’s take a little tour, shall we?
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was the weekend before last and oh my gosh, it was such a fun day! It was the first hot weekend we’ve had (I actually got a sunburn on my shoulder even though I was slathering on sunscreen repeatedly, not cool.) and it felt like it truly kicked off the summer season. A group of my blogger pals and I boarded a ferry at Battery Park in Manhattan and made our way across the Hudson River to Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
Hallie shared this article with me and it’s such an eye-opening read. I think this happens in the blog world far too often — We tend to shy away from certain things just to maintain a “likable” image that doesn’t offend anyone and we lose a bit of personality in doing so.
This “life hack” resonated on so many different levels. You’re doing it right, girl!
I went to a super fun dinner with the Matua Wines team at Musket Room this week and fell in love with this candle they had burning. SO GOOD! (May or may not have made a little trip to their store in Nolita to pick up a few for my apartment..)
I just splurged on these sunglasses this week and I am obsessed! I stopped into the Illesteva boutique in Soho (#dangerous) and also added these, these, and these to my wish list.
Thank you so, so much for all of your sweet words on yesterday’s post. (And for all of your emails, snapchats, texts, and tweets, too!) Your sentiments made me even more excited to make the move to Chicago in a few weeks. I’m so incredibly grateful to have so many wonderful people supporting me, even if it’s virtually. It means the world! I feel like anything I try to say today will feel anti-climatic, so let’s just talk about clothes instead.
When I was home a few weeks ago, my mom and I were shopping at Von Maur and I spotted this peachy, scalloped romper across the store and beelined for the rack. Scallops, a fun vented back, and the perfect summery color… Sold! Thanks Mom. 😉