Weekend Reading

This weekend I’m super excited to be taking a trip upstate! The leaves don’t really change in NYC until late October, but upstate New York is a totally different story (I hope, anyway) so I’m really looking forward to seeing some beautiful foliage and getting to take lots of autumnal pictures. We might also drive to the Hudson Valley to check out some antique shops, so if you know of any must-see spots please let me know. I can’t wait to just relax and be somewhere peaceful…even though I love the city this time of year, it’s always nice to get out into the fresh, crisp air of the country. I hope you guys all have a great weekend, and here are some links for ya!

Most exciting news of the week: new Tana French! Stephen King reviews The Witch Elm here – I cannot wait to dive into it this weekend.

Chic playing cards.

20 classic interior design styles defined.

I love these white bamboo gallery frames.

A strategy for beating anxiety at night.

New York’s most beautiful streets.

Ines de la Fressange shares some thoughts on achieving Parisian chic (her store is my very favorite in Paris!) – and now I’m super excited for her beautiful new book on Parisian interiors.

Jamie Beck’s photographs of Monet’s Garden (one of my favorite places I’ve ever been) are just beautiful.

These bookends (or just one of them) would look sleek and sophisticated on any bookshelf.

This is an interesting article on female-centered dystopian fiction and I think the first book mentioned sounds very intriguing.

Last but not least, I wanted to share with you a cool new company that my friend Julie has started called Small Packages. The concept is pretty brilliant – they create lovely gift packages you can give to the women in your life when a big life event happens and you just don’t have time to come up with a thoughtful, creative gift. Whether it’s a friend that got engaged, a friend going through a bad breakup, another friend who bought a new house…(or all three at the same time among your friend group) they’ve got you covered. Learn more here.

PS – Bethesda Fountain in the snow.

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