Ahead of the first American stop on my #makeyousmilestyle tour for the Bright Bazaar book, I was lucky enough explore Downtown NYC with my friend Justin Livingston from Scout Sixteen. Justin was kind enough to spend the afternoon of his birthday showing me around some of his favourite spots, and while the weather wasn’t on our side – it was the 10th wettest day in NYC since records began! – we were determined not to let it dampen our spirits. With good pal and talented photographer Dabito in toe, we set off colour hunting around the city to take in everything from a tasty brunch and stylish fashion boutiques, to interior design gems and vibrant outdoor artworks. Plus, we discovered the perfect way to enjoy gelato on a cold NYC day. Click over to west elm’s blog Front & Main to read the tour and discover eight need-to-know downtown NYC addresses. There will be #makeyousmilestyle parties at west elm stores in Chicago and LA next week.

// Photography by Dabito


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Heading to NYC in a month so I’ll have to bookmark the guide. Thanks for posting!!

  2. Love the photos! Just how I imagine cool NY to be! So happy you are having a wonderful time. Just commented on Front and Main, definitely keeping a note of those places. I’m really enjoying following along your trip with the photos! Looking forward to seeing you when you are back in London! Xx

    • @Geraldine – Thank you! It’s such a great city and I know you would love it because there’s no where like it in the world for shopping! 😉 x

  3. Will it looks like that rain just made it all the more fun and adventurous. Such incredible photos but I wouldn’t expect anything less from Dabito – I love his IG feed. Checking out Scout Sixteen now:) Have fun on the tour! M xx

  4. Great shots…so sorry I couldn’t be there to support you Will. I hope to see you on the 15th!

  5. what a fun visit! too bad about the rain but so glad you boys had a blast! Thanks for introducing me to Justin! love his style and Scout Sixteen will be my daily read on guys fashion!


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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.