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Gab Loves: Boho Chic

Gab Loves: Boho Chic on @SavvyHome

Boho chic is having a moment. This summer’s “it” look is a polished effortless elegance. It’s a passe-partout look that fits equally well at the farmer’s market, at a formal luncheon, at a music festival or for an evening at the Surf LodgeGladiator sandals are essential, as are flowy skirts and crisp white tops paired with this summer’s “it” bag.

The boho chic look translates into the home with vintage rugs, leather trimmed furniture, mid-century brutalist lighting and pops of color. Above are a few of my favorite boho chic picks.



Arteriors Prescott Sconce | Tibi Satin Poplin Bow Tie Peplum Top | J.Crew Wide-Brimmed Straw Beach Hat | Aurélie Bidermann Copacabana Cuff | Marios Pleated Skirt | Illesteva Leonard II Sunglasses | Chloé Drew Mini Textured Shoulder Bag | Islet Playing Cards | Striped Wood Salad Bowl | Steve Madden Marvell Sandal | Serena & Lily Tucker Chair | CB2 Leather Trimmed Storage Desk | Katy Skelton Vintage Rug

The Weekender: 06.26.15

Baron's Cove in Sag Harbor by Amy Stone • The Weekender on @SavvyHome

After a few weeks spent with the pedal to the metal, the inevitable happened: I got a cold. Blame the long work days, late nights, travels, or the couple of times I clearly should have brought a jacket with me… Whatever it was, my body did not like it. And so this week was on the quieter side… Dinners with girlfriends, hang outs on the rooftops, but mostly just recuperating. My apartment needed a bit of love too and it was nice to finally take the time to unpack and get organized.

But I had so much fun at my country house last weekend, that I’m packing up and going again this weekend. It’s rare that the whole family is there all at once, but when we are we have a blast: endless tennis matches, big cook-offs, board games, long walks around the lake… It’s just what the doctor ordered and I can’t wait for round two this weekend.



Serena & Lily is giving away 20% off bedding & bath products with the code SUNNYDAYS. Grab some fouta beach towels, a summer blanket, a new set of sheets or a funny bath mat. Even bathroom storage, mirrors, lighting and stools are on sale!

West Elm is offering 20% off all lighting and if you ask me, lighting is what they do best. Grab my floor lamp (I love it!) or some glass pendants, bentwood pendants or these cool overarching wall sconces.

4th of July came early at Pottery Barn! Get first dibs on hundreds of items at up to 60% off like this lovely woven rattan chair or these spindle back barstools.

Get 20% off outdoor furniture & accessories on Domino! I want all the doormats and hammocks.



Mastering the half-up, half-down hair look. Because I can’t seem to be able to myself. —The Coveteur

WHAT!? One Kings Lane opened a brick-and-mortar shoppable showroom? This is huge. —The Cut

Instagram death match: rosé vs. avocado toast. Guess which gets my vote. —Man Repeller

20 movies you need to watch before decorating your home (I’ve seen 14). —Elle Decor

Architectural Digest’s Margaret Russel’s Must-have books on design. —Tory Burch

Another hotel to visit, this one in Tulum: NIZUC. —Ann Street Studio

Sag Harbor’s chicest new hotel: Baron’s Cove. —Amy Stone

Sweet potato nachos? Count me in. —The Jungalow

How to hang your art correctly. —Emily Henderson


Photography by Amy Stone.

I’m Obsessed with these New Arrivals in the Savvy Home Shop

New Arrivals in the Savvy Home Shop

I’ve been scouring the web for clients recently and came across so many new products that I was dying to add to the Savvy Home shop. I finally added a first batch and there will be more to come! These days I’m drawn to light periwinkle tones mixed with deep warm neutrals and mic-century lines (that chandelier is everything).

Your Ultimate Summer Guide to a Seaside-Inspired NYC: Part 2

Grand Banks: Best Seaside Inspired Restaurants NYC 2015 • on @SavvyHome


Your ultimate guide to a seaside-inspired NYC just got 2x better!


Blame it on my appreciation for oysters, lobster rolls and rosé—but I seem to inexplicably be drawn to places that are inspired by the ocean no matter where I go. How else would I have rounded up two full lists of seaside-inspired spots in the heart of the concrete jungle? Because I just can’t help myself (and clearly neither can my friends), here are 5 new surfside-inspired spots to try in New York City, just in time for Fourth of July!


Hotel Hugo: Best Seaside Inspired Restaurants NYC 2015 • on @SavvyHome

Hotel Hugo

I loved staying with friends in NYC, but on my last trip I treated myself to a hotel room and got a great rate at Hotel Hugo through Hotelied. Have you tried it yet? Hotelied gives hotel discounts based on social media following and travel reward programs. You connect all your accounts and watch the discounts fly in!

Hotel Hugo is brand new; it’s nautical-inspired and located in SoHo (a walk to the West Village is a short 10 minutes). The rooftop has a gorgeous view overlooking the Hudson River (I had a pretty great view from my bedroom on the 17th floor too). My favorite details about Hotel Hugo were the monogrammed hotel bedding and the vertical gardens in the lobby and restaurants. If only I had a green thumb…

525 greenwich St, TriBeCa



Grand Banks

Grand Banks is the place that made me write a Part 2 to this seaside-inspired NYC guide. Why? Because it’s also set on a boat (see Part 1). This boat is a historic wooden schooner and it’s docked at Pier 25 in TriBeCa. It doesn’t sail away like The Water Table does, but it sure has a killer view of the city and the sunset over the Hudson.

I visited Grand Banks with Lauren and a few other friends after the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. After spending all day in the sun drinking rosé champagne, it’s safe to say we were #hangry. We tried not to get discouraged by the 2-hour wait to get a table and stood patiently in line, cracking jokes with the staff that we were about to order the entire menu (made up of delicious wild harvest oysters, a seasonal selection of small seafood plates and nautically inspired cocktails). That comment didn’t fall unto deaf ears because within minutes we were ushered to 5 prime seats at the bar with a full tasting menu in waiting.

The food was delicious. The sunset was magical. My tip: show up overdressed (grand hats and all) with a group of gals and order the entire menu (it’s not that big). You just might skip all the lines.

Pier 25, Hudson River Park, TriBeCa



Bar Sardine

loved this place. It has to be one of my new favorite spots in NYC. I had brunch there with Amy and Lauren the day after the Polo Classic. When it comes to NYC local gems, Amy knows where it’s at. Every time I hang out with her, she makes me discover a new spot that’s better than the last and Bar Sardine is no exception.

The vibe at Bar Sardine in the West Village is tropical beach bar meets all-american diner. The place is tiny, with only eight tables and bar seating all around. The cocktails are delicious and brunch appropriate (it’s one of the only places I found in the US who make a real Canadian Bloody Caesar). I’ve yet to try the Cold Brah, made of Colf Coffee, Rum, Amaretto and Combier but I bet it’s basically a better iced coffee. I ordered the smoked whitefish toast and it did not disappoint. Lauren’s benedict caesar and Amy’s fedora burger looked equally yummy. I can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu.

183 West 10th Street, West Village


Navy NYC: Best Seaside Inspired Restaurants NYC 2015 • on @SavvyHome

Navy NYC

Last week I stopped by Navy NYC in SoHo for a quick drink with Nathalie. Upon walking in, I immediately guessed that this place shared the same owners as Smith & Mills which I talked about last October (a little bit of research confirmed I was right). The place is tiny (like Smith & Mills). We sat at the bar and cracked jokes with the bartender who was serving us rosé out of a magnum bottle.

As you would guess from the name (and the fact that it’s featured on this guide), the place is nautical themed. I loved the blue and white tiles around the bar that were shaped like tiny waves and sailboats. The menu is (surprise-surprise) primarily seafood-based. I didn’t get to try the food but judging from the plates around me, it looked delicious. Their signature dish is an uni-butter toast which I obviously have to try. I will be back.

137 Sullivan St, SoHo


Mary's Fish Camp: Best Seaside Inspired Restaurants NYC 2015 • on @SavvyHome

Mary’s Fish Camp

Stepping into Mary’s Fish Camp is like walking right out of the West Village and into a New England seafood eatery. The décor is simple, not fussy. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The menu is extensive. I had anxiety choosing my meal just looking at how delicious everything looked. It brought me right back to the harbour-side eateries of my childhood summers in New Brunswick: fried clams, lobster rolls, Canadian steamers, oysters (with a “foodie twist” naturally).

The fried clam roll immediately caught my attention and did not disappoint. Amy had the lobster roll which looked perfectly authentic (and according to Grace, lobster roll connoisseur, it’s the best in NYC). We washed down our plates with a healthy dose of freshly squeezed lemonade.

64 Charles St, West Village


The question remains, when is Part 3 coming out? In the meantime, read Part 1.

Images c/o Hotel Hugo | Grand Banks |Bar Sardine | Navy NYC | Girl Crush LA

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