10-things-217-1How was your weekend, friends? I escaped the city on Friday afternoon and headed to Upstate NY to spend the weekend with my friends Susan and William. On Sunday morning I hot-footed it back into the city to cheer on a friend who was running the NYC Marathon. All-in-all, it was such a wonderful weekend of great food, conversation and adventures! Here are my highlights…

1. Waking up in the Brinson’s exquisitely decorated guest bedroom felt so calm and relaxing.

10-things-217-22. Mint front doors and black painted buildings make me smile. And run across the road like an excitable child to capture a picture!10-things-217-33. My new boots were the perfect accompaniment for a weekend spent upstate.10-things-217-44. I never get tired of riding the East River Ferry!10-things-217-55. If you use an iPhone, do you have the Portrait mode on your camera yet? I am obsessed with it – it’s like using a DSLR camera. I took this during our road trip to Hudson, NY on Saturday. LOVE!10-things-217-66. These stylish belts at Paul Smith caught my eye on Sunday afternoon.10-things-217-77. Speaking of Paul Smith, my lust levels for his third Anglepoise x Paul Smith table lamp collaboration are very high!10-things-217-88. Loving the colorful cushion designs by My Friend Paco. 9. This oversized wool coat from COS is all kinds of chic! 10. Bag crush alert!


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. Love this post so much, always one of my fabrotie reads to start the week! 🙂

    • @Marius – Not sure if it’s just the 7 Plus or not, but I do have the Plus so perhaps that is the case…?! It really is a great feature! Thanks for the kind words and have a fantastic Monday! 🙂

  2. Scott Manha Reply

    Will-If that’s a self pic of you on the East Ferry please come visit me in San Francisco!? Adorable!

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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.