Weekend Upstate

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One of my Christmas presents was a weekend upstate (“did you hashtag best boyfriend ever?”) so this evening I’m packing my bags for Woodstock, New York. We’re driving up in the morning and I can’t wait to explore all the cozy towns along the Hudson. It’s going to be mighty chilly, but I figure it’s nothing a little wine by the fire can’t cure! Let me know if you have any recs of things to do/see/eat in the area. I’m especially looking forward to dinner at Cucina — I’ve heard rave reviews. Above is a rental a bit further upstate — isn’t it a stunner? Let the country house dreams commence!

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J.J. Martin on Tales of Endearment

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Stumbling upon these fantastically styled photos of Wallpaper editor J.J. Martin on Tales of Endearment made my morning. While my own personal style is more subdued, I so admire those that can take things up a notch in the color and pattern department. J.J.’s life in Milan sounds pretty spectacular — she recently threw herself a black tie 40th birthday party at a villa in Rome and her Italian husband loves to by her vintage jewels. See more of her amazing abode here.

(photography by Natalie Joos)

 

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Steven Alan for West Elm

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I was thrilled to learn this morning that West Elm has collaborated with one of my favorite NYC fashion designers, Steven Alan. The 100% handcrafted collection is just as gorgeous as his highly coveted apparel. I’ve already added the tables and striped bedding to my wish list! Below, some more of the collection highlights.

 

 

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