Time to Get Your Christmas Shopping On!


If, like me, you over ate yesterday and are finding it a little tough to get off the couch today you can still get all your Black Friday shopping in! I promise all those clicks will burn some calories. Scroll below to check out all the deals I’m taking advantage of today.

Ann Taylor | 50% off everything – CODE: CELEBRATE

Anthropologie | 25% off everything – CODE: SHOPTOIT

Anine Bing Global | up to 60% off

ASOS | 30% off everything – CODE: BLESSED

Athleta | 20% off entire purchase – CODE: WORKIT

CB2 | 15% off full-priced orders with code SAVE15

Crate and Barrel | 15% off full-priced orders with code SAVE15

Design Darling | 20% off – CODE: THANKFUL

GAP | Cyber Monday 50-70% off everything

H&M | Black Friday Deal Days up to 60% off

J.Crew | Black Friday 30% off – CODE: HOLIDAY

Kate Spade | up to 70% off

LOFT | Black Friday 40% OFF – CODE: Use code BF40

Madewell | 25% off your entire purchase – CODE: Calmdown

7 For All Mankind – CODE: BLACK50

Nordstrom | Black Friday up to 50% off

Paige Denim | 20% off – CODE: CYBER20

MATCHESFASHION.COM | Up to 50% off must-have pieces from luxury labels.

The Dreslyn | 25% off everything with code GIVETHX

Waiting on Martha | 20% off everything (fine art excluded) with code SHOPSMALL

West Elm | 10% off $100 or more — 15% off $250 or more — 20% off $500 or more — 25% off $1000 or more with code MOREISMORE

Vince | extra 25% off 4pm EST CODE: BFEXTRA25


And be sure to check back Monday for our gift guide bonanza!

image via vogue brazil


Feeling Thankful


Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Yes, more than that one with all the presents. Because you know I love good food. And I adore a stunning tabletop. But what I really love more than anything else is bringing people together to enjoy one another’s company. In a fragmented world overstuffed with busy and satiated by virtual connections, the tangible pulse of interactions back and forth across a table is more valuable than ever.


This year, I’m making a point to pause and really take stock of all I’m thankful for. The list is incredibly simple, but I wanted to share it with you.

> Family. Having grown from a party of two to a party of three was certainly the game changer this year. It’s crazy to look at this tiny human and realize how much he’s grown in such a short time. I’m so excited to watch this little dude discover who he will become. I can only hope I don’t screw up the process.

> Loved ones. There are so many people I hold dear, both near and far. Ones I talk to frequently and ones who I rarely, if ever, connect with anymore, but the thought of each and every one always warms my heart.

> My health. Too many people face struggles with their health everyday. With each passing year I realize how lucky I am to have a body that continues to stand strong for me. I need to reminder to be kinder to it.

> Grace. Even if I sometimes fail to find it, that fact that I know it’s achievable gives me something to strive for daily.

> This site. If you told me eight+ years ago all the things that blogging would bring my way, I would never have believed you. Apartment 34 has been and remains both an adventure and a place of comfort all at the same time. If you’ve read for years, drop by on occasion or this is your first visit, I am eternally grateful for the time you spend here. Apartment 34 would be nothing without you.


PS: if you need last second thanksgiving recipe ideas click here. Drink inspiration is here. And more tabletop inspiration is here!

original photography of never before seen images of our most popular table of all time by aubrie pick 


A Picture-Perfect Thanksgiving Salad

With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s time for the recipe mad dash. Have you finalized your menu yet? Sure, this weekend is the official start to the over-indulge season, but why not try to save a calorie or two? Thankfully, Good Eggs agrees with our squash obsession (they’re filling, delicately sweet and gourd-geous!) and has come up with a picture-perfect Butternut Squash, Kale and Farro salad recipe – just in time for Thanksgiving!


Ingredients (2-3 servings):

1 Butternut or Kabocha Squash
1 cup of Farro
1 bunch of Curly Kale
1 clove of Garlic, crushed to a paste with salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 fillet of Anchovy, finely chopped
A few squeezes of Lemon
Red Wine Vinegar
Salt & Pepper


Preheat oven to 425°. In a pot, add the farro, about 3 cups of water and a small-ish handful of salt (small-ish handfuls = three hearty pinches in our world of non-exact measurements). Put pot over high heat on the stove and let the farro cook at a rolling boil until some of the grains are bursting open, but it’s still al dente (about 20 minutes). Strain immediately.

While the farro cooks, cut the squash in half, carefully scoop out the seeds (reserve if you wish to roast them) and remove the skin with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife. Cut the squash into large chunks and place in a mixing bowl. Add the garlic, cinnamon, a glug of olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven. Roast for about 25-30 minutes.

De-stem, wash, dry and roughly chop the kale. Place kale in a large mixing bowl and dress with the anchovy, olive oil, a few squeezes of lemon and a splash of red wine vinegar (just vinegar works if you want to skip the lemon). Massage the kale gently for a minute or two to make sure all of the leaves have some dressing on them and then set aside.

When the squash and farro are done, add them to the bowl with the kale and toss all of them together. Add a glug of olive oil, more lemon/vinegar if you’d like, salt and pepper to taste and you’re done!

We’re SO putting this on the Thanksgiving table! Need a cocktail for your Thanksgiving? CLICK HERE.

photo and recipe c/o Good Eggs