Five Years of The City Sage!


Today is my 31st birthday. As birthday's go, it's not much of a milestone. But, today also marks the 5th anniversary of this blog. And that, my friends, feels like quite the milestone indeed. It's not always been easy to keep up the routine of posting here, especially as life seems to grow more complicated with each passing day, but the blog has provided me with continuity, connection, and community. It is, quite possibly, the best birthday present I've ever given myself.


But it's not a gift that I have given myself alone—nor would I wanted to have. The support network with which I now surround myself has come to me almost entirely through social media, and I count myself blessed to have such a multitude of friends, colleagues, readers, and sponsors who value me for who I am and what I have to share. So thank you for returning here again and again, to read, to reflect, to contribute your point of view. Thank you for listening as I've developed my voice over these past five years, and thank you for sticking with me as I head into another!

P.S. These images are all from Ez's Creature Comforts Instagram feed. If you don't follow, you MUST. It's SO SO good!

  • Lisa | With Style and Grace

    YAY!! Happy Birthday to the both of you!! xo

  • lydia {ever ours}

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNE!! *THROWS CONFETTI* and happy birthday blog!

  • Seema

    Happy Birthday Anne + Blog! :)

  • Stephanie Watanabe

    Happy Birthday m’dear! I hope you have a super fun celebration today and all weekend long.
    Love your blog + look forward to hopefully crossing paths with you in L.A. one of these days soon. :)

  • Ada (new york)

    Happy 31st birthday!!!! Woooohooooooo! Every year (every day) is a celebration of life! And how wonderful that you also gave lift to a blog (happy 5 yr anniversary!!). Hope you continue blogging (inspiring) for maaaany more years! Hugs from New York.

  • Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors

    Anne, big congrats on City Sage blog!
    Here’s to the next five years.
    Ox, m

  • Emmali

    Happy birthday and anniversary! :)

  • dervla

    Happy birthday, Anne!!!! And congrats on 5 years of one of my favorite blogs.

  • Joe Curry

    Happy birthday (and blog-iversary!) Anne!

  • Nikki

    Happy Birthday, lovelies!

  • Inga

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And good luck!!!