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The Weekender: 03.06.15

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It’s daylight savings this weekend! I could not be more excited. As I’m writing this, it’s still -12 outside (guys, if you’re ever considering moving to Canada, don’t), but the fact that we’re getting an extra hour of sunshine per day means that Spring is finally around the corner. I’m counting down the days until I can take advantage of my rooftop pool (because working from a long chair by a pool is still technically working, right)?

I’m so happy to have a couple of trips planned in the coming months because it feels like forever since my little feet have felt the warm tingle of sunshine—and they need it! So in a couple of weeks I’m off to Martinique for a muuuuch-needed family vacay. I’m trying to make my March playlist a little more tropical. Not long to go folks, Spring is just around the corner!

 

the weekender sales

Le Creuset is on sale on One Kings Lane! That’s up to 60% off their amazing cookware people.

I almost exclusively cook in my Creuset dutch oven. It’s a game-changer in the kitchen.

How could I not mention the Shopbop sale!? Spend more, save more up to 25% with BIGEVENT15.

They’re stock full of things I want to wear this Spring/Summer. Like a striped jacquard top, a lacie tank, to-die-for scalloped sandals, this amazing summer clutch, these cool striped pants, a striped tote. The list is endless.

Get an additional 35% off on sale items at Waiting on Martha with the code SPRINGCLEANING.

Grab one last plaid throw, organize with baskets or spring into summer with a seersucker tote & new napkins.

Take 30% off your purchase at Shop Buru with the code RESORT30.

If you had plans to stock up on lemlem before summer, now’s the time to grab a shirt, tunic, dress or scarf.

Additional 25% off all sale items on Furbish Studio with code SALE25.

Update your placemats, napkins or bedding.

 

the weekender reading

I’m kind of obsessed with this MM6 scarf wrap dress. I can see myself wearing it over and over this summer.

A cleaning guru reveals the secrets to a tidy home (and a sale of my favorite cleaning products)!

The new Country Living issue came out yesterday with a feature on the Shmamptons!

This furniture is too good (read the profile with an Australian accent, I dare you).

Guess which feminine fashion label is expanding its home line?

I’m not huge on DIY projects, but this one‘s pretty clever!

And another restaurant I absolutely MUST try in NYC.

Note to self: what not to pack on your next trip.

5 steps to mix pillows like a pro.

Must try this: one-pot pasta!

Image via EyeSwoon.

7 Ideas for Getting Through Winter

7 Ideas to get you through the rest of winter • @SavvyHome

There was an article on The New Potato this morning that starts like this: “So help us, if one more flake falls, if one more sweater pills because of ridiculous overuse (seriously, looking at our white cable knits that were so fresh and so clean at the start of the season is starting to make us physically ill), or if one more person hits us with their umbrella again…we’re moving. It can be anywhere along the equator, a place called Sticksville, as long as it’s 70 degrees fahrenheit or higher; we don’t care. Forget all our ambitions: We’re cold as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore. “

Sound familiar? I picked up a friend to go to dinner the other night during yet another snowstorm and as soon as she got in the car, I lost it: a full-blown rant about how I really can’t deal with this weather any longer! My skin is beyond-repair dry, my vitamin D levels are at an all-time low, I can bear to look at my winter clothes for another second. I am done. Good news: daylight savings is this weekend! So technically we can all start Spring cleaning and updating our wardrobes, because before we know it, it’ll be Memorial Day weekend.

GET THROUGH WINTER WITH THESE TIPS

1. Sprinkle in a few new arrivals into your wardrobe like lighter jackets and sexy heels2. Seriously kickstart your skincare routine with water replenishing masks, skin relief serums and intense antiaging treatment3. Enough with boots! Sandals, flats, heels, get your feet ready for summer! 4. Nothing says Spring like fresh greenery. Pot a few of your favorite plants to refresh your home. 5. Spring clean! Use these great tips (and amazing products) and throw away, dust, scrub and air out. Your home will feel brand new. 6. It’s never too early to add a few summer essentials to your wardrobe. Plus, if you’re going away, you’ll get to use them sooner rather than later! 7. Organize: clean out your closets, invest in baskets or even organize your keychain. Mine needs some serious editing.

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Images via Dungan Nequette Architects | KoralTessa Neustadt

Escaping Winter at Point Yamu

Escape the winter at Point Yamu • @SavvyHome

Point Yamu overlooks the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Escape the winter at Point Yamu • @SavvyHome

Escape the winter at Point Yamu • @SavvyHome

Escape the winter at Point Yamu • @SavvyHome

Let’s just pretend for a second that we’re all frolicking around in faraway Thailand—because that’s exactly what my girl Jacquelyn is doing right this second, and she asked me to fill in while she was away. So naturally I set out to find her the perfect place to go sip a cocktail.

Enter Point Yamu: moroccan tiled floors, giant wicker chandeliers, black and white stripes, dip-dyed tree trunks and sweeping views… The interiors are by Italian designer Paola Navone—which you may remember from her collections for Crate & Barrel and Anthropologie. I don’t know about you, but I’d order a Singapore Sling (not Thai, I know, but still delicious). Who’s with me?

WHAT TO PACK

See more of this slice of paradise on Lark & Linen.

Gab Loves: Snow Polo

Gab Loves: 03.03.15: Snow Polo • @SavvyHome

I’m in a weird mood these days where it’s definitely still winter outside (I witnessed quite the snowstorm from my window yesterday), but my brain keeps shifting to summer. Part of me wants to buy fur scarves and soft sweaters (blame it on NYFW)—but the other part of me wants to stock up on tunics and strappy sandals. You could say my current mood is about as contradictory as Gray Malin’s gorgeous new series taken at the Snow Polo Cup in St. Moritz. Now that would be an experience to put on your bucket list!

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White Ceramic Tribal Figure Set | Gray Malin’s Snow Polo Series | Tory Burch Savora Tweed Tunic | Straub Faux Fur Scarf | J.Brand Women’s Wear Eugenia Silhouette Sweater | Topshop Cropped Fringe Jacquard Top | ASOS V Hem Shell Top | African Mud Cloth & Linen Pillow | Woven Pillow with Tassels | Round Metal Basket | Nicholas Kirkwood Pointed Toe Loafer | West Elm Metal Frame Leather Chair (on sale!) | Striped Kilim Rug | Aquazzura C’est Chic Sandals

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