NYC House Tour

A Summer Wine + Cheese Night

It’s officially summer aka rosé season!!!  To celebrate, I invited my girlfriends over for a wine + cheese night.  I picked up 2 bottles of my favorite rosé; Miraval and Whispering Angel, cheese and crudités from Poppy’s, flowers from Bloom Bar, and cake from Momofuku.  I ordered all of my dishware from Horchow; an incredible home decor site that has everything from chic gift items to french linens, cashmere throws, and gorgeous stemware.  These Madeline Weinrib napkins immediately caught my eye and paired perfectly with this ice bucket that I’ll be using all summer long.  These cake plates come in pink and green as well, but the white is so classic.  They’ll be beautiful on my dining table with fruit when I’m not entertaining!  I love how thick these wine glasses are – they’re way more casual than your average wine glass making them ideal for indoor/outdoor parties! My favorite pieces though, were by far these white and pewter serving bowls.  They’re handmade in Italy and such good quality.  Shop all of my summer decor must haves from Horchow (like these julep cups, these glasses, and these placemats) below!
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Girls Night In

It all started with this watermelon lime margarita…   I was browsing on Pinterest the other night and came across this delicious cocktail recipe.  It inspired me to throw together a little Mexican themed girls night and gave me an excuse to use my new tableware from Lulu & Georgia.  I mean, was this pitcher not made for margaritas?!  And can we talk about these gold rimmed glasses!  These plates are even more stunning in person (not to mention such a steal) and I already know I’ll use these simple black stitch napkins again and again.  Lulu & Georgia is one of my favorite destinations for all things home decor.  They have the best selection of furniture (love this bar cart), rugs (this one is sooo pretty), lamps (I need this for my new office), and accessories (buying this pillow asap.)  Shop more of my decor must haves below and be sure to check out my food Pinterest board for more inspiration and recipes!
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Bonne Nuit

My secret weapon for a goodnight’s sleep is an eye mask.  I’ve been using an eye mask for about 2 years now and can’t begin to tell you how much of a difference it has made.  I sleep so much more deeply than before and wake up feeling refreshed and well rested.  A few months ago, a girlfriend who works in the beauty industry sent me this iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask to try and I’ve been using it ever since.  I love how much thicker it is than my old eye mask.  It’s made of an incredibly satiny soft fabric that’s infused with copper.  The copper technology is proven to reduce fine lines and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep – in just four weeks.  Talk about a win-win!  Cozy bedding is my other secret weapon to a goodnight’s sleep and this classic black and white sheet set with this down comforter is a dreamy combo.  My throw pillows are Missoni and my headboard is Restoration Hardware (although I am loving this one from One Kings Lane!)
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A Spring Brunch at Home

The editor’s letter in Elle Decor last month really struck a chord in me.  It was about the lost art of entertaining at home and how rare it is nowadays to get invited to a friend’s place for dinner or cocktails (especially in NYC.)  He talked about the importance of bringing tradition back by hosting a dinner party or sipping a cocktail around your bar cart before heading out.  I could not agree more! I’m always meeting friends out – at a new bar or restaurant – but there’s really nothing like relaxing on a girlfriend’s couch with a glass of champagne am I right?! I was so inspired after reading the article that I decided to throw a spring brunch with Ralph Lauren’s tableware.  For flowers, I picked up hydrangeas, tulips, and roses and placed them in julep cups.  For food, I bought pastries and croissants from my local bakery, and made rosemary roasted potatoes, mini belgian waffles, spinach salad, scrambled eggs, and mixed berries.  I popped a little bubbly and voila brunch was ready to be enjoyed with two girlfriends!
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