For many of us, it was the first full week back at work. How did you fare?? Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays can be tough… so we hope our inspirational finds help ease the pain:

Rue favorite Vicente Wolf designed a serene escape in the heart of Manhattan for actress Julianna Margulies. See the tour here… but be warned. This beautiful home might ignite a little jealousy!

Fashion blogger extraordinaire Blair Eadie opened the doors of her NYC apartment for the one and only Coveteur. With exposed brick and stylish accents, the space is quirky and cool, just like her.

DIY guru Meg Allan Cole has just launched an exciting new project. She’s joined forces with HGTV’s new YouTube channel, HGTV Handmade, and as soon as we watched the first video- we were officially ready to start crafting!

When we first caught a glimpse of the 2014 Ferm Living collection (thanks to Kate at Wit & Delight), we were in love. It’s just what this dreary winter needed. See the full collection here.

Just because most of the country is dealing with freezing temps doesn’t mean that fashion has to suffer!! We love how Rachel of Pink Peonies is braving the cold. And with a little pop of color? Très chic!

If you have any winter travel planned, be sure to check out this guide! Our graphic designer, Julie Edwards, shared her cold weather packing essentials. How great is that cozy sweater??

We told you our favorites… now it’s your turn! What links were you loving this week?? Let us know in the comments below, and have a great weekend!

Image originally appeared as part of Escape from Emerald City in our May/June 2013 issue here.