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This Victoria’s Secret Model’s NYC Apartment Tour | Sweet Digs | Refinery29


Hi, I’m Rachel, and this is Roxy. Welcome to My Sweet Digs. But before coming in, make sure you subscribe below. My apartment is about a thousand square feet. It’s a one and a half bed, one bathroom, and I pay $4,750 a month for it. I think the price is totally worth it because this building has so many amenities. There’s a doorman, there’s a pool, steam room, gym, and you have this view, which is incredible. You definitely get a lot for what you’re paying for. This is my first alcove when you first walk into my apartment. It’s nice to have this extra space. There’s also this dip in the wall, and I was thinking it’d be perfect for my wardrobe and my shoes. So I made this custom Ikea wardrobe piece, which really helps me with my everyday. And then I have the mirror right here right before I go out the door in the morning. Now we’re going to the kitchen. Well my kitchen, I really like about it how it’s super clean and it’s very big. It’s the perfect size. I’m a very social person, I always have friends around, I’m always hanging out with people. And this is honestly the perfect place to have people over. So, I set up all the hors d’oeuvres right here and wine, cheese, all of that. My bar cart is right there. I realized when you guys came here I didn’t restock it with wine, but it’s just a cute little bar cart over here that has all of my wines on it and some liquors. For entertaining. My secret to keeping my apartment tidy is to try to minimize clutter. Which, it’s hard for me, but I manage to do it. And always clean up after yourself because if you don’t clean up after yourself, it’s still gonna be there, and it’s gonna be even more messy. So you might as well just clean up after yourself. My apartment pet peeves… Number one, everyone that knows me well knows this is my biggest thing. Cabinets open. Don’t leave any cabinets open. What’s the point of that? There isn’t a point. My friends come over, and they leave the cabinets open purposely. And I’m just like, you’re just really trying to piss me off right now, aren’t you? There’s a spatula in my kitchen. So, I was walking with my girlfriend down the street, and we were talking about deep conversations of life, how quickly it goes, and things can happen like this. Out of nowhere this spatula flies out of nowhere and skims me right on the nose, straight in front of me. And it came down really hard and landed at our feet, and we were just like, “Did that just happen? Did someone just throw a spatula at us?” We have no idea where it came from. So it was just one of those weird freak things that I’m like, “You know what? I’m gonna bring this home and put it in my kitchen.” And I put the date in the back of it. So that kind of stuff is how I collect things. And then this is my living room. What I love most about the space is my couch and where I’m sitting literally right now. I can see the Freedom Tower and the water and all the ferries coming up. So this is really kind of like the sweet spot where I’m sitting right now. My home style? Eclectic. Sort of vintage. I guess a little feminine, a little strange. Quirky. Quirky is the word. Quirky. I think the importance of having plants in your apartment, especially living in New York City, you don’t see much green, like ever, because it’s a concrete jungle. So I like bringing life into here and having things that are growing, and I just feel like it gives it more of a homey vibe to it. And I’m just a plant lover. I am an actress and model full time for a living. I think for sure it’s influenced the way I live in my home. I’ve always been around really amazing people, really cool things, and I kind of just brought this into my home and made it kind of mine. I’m in the creative business. It just brings the whole entire vibe into here as well. Another hobby, actually, I have is antiquing. I just get random things, and I’m like “Oh, this will look good.” And I was at this thrift shop, and I was like, “These gold spoons are insane.” Every letter in the alphabet, it could’ve been any letter… R. It was my initial on them. Obviously I need to have these. These are made for me. So yeah, that was kind of a really amazing find, I got super excited. This apartment is a huge step up. A, because no one’s lived in this unit. My first apartment that I moved into, it was a walk up, and I was living in like… it wasn’t the best place. But one day I woke up with a cockroach, a dead cockroach in my bed. I was like, “Maybe it’s time to move now.” And then my second apartment, I’m like, “What is that? What is that noise?” I heard this, like, chirping noise behind the oven. There was a dead mouse behind my oven. I’m like, “Oh my god…” If there’s one there’s a bunch. I found a hole in the bottom of my wall that the mice chewed through. I’m not kidding the hole in the wall was like this big. So I’ve had of some horror stories at each of one of my apartments. None here. So I think this is the winner, for sure. Then this way is my bedroom. Honestly, I didn’t really have a vibe going for this room. I just wanted it to be really clean and kind of crisp, just simple, no clutter. I actually collect a lot of perfumes… And sunglasses. And jewelry. Basically everything. These are really ugly lamps next to my bed. These are scarves. I wear them sometimes when I have a look on, and I was like, “Maybe these will look cute over here,” so I just threw them on top of there. And it gives it a totally different vibe, especially at night, it gives off a homey relaxed tint. New York gets really cold, obviously, in the wintertime, so you’ll see I have a ton of sweatshirts and sweaters in my closet. But I have them all stacked up above in a very orderly fashion so you can see everything when I’m about to take it out. I just know exactly where everything is. Dresses on the left with everything long. Going down is shirts and other things. A lot of storage in this apartment which is amazing. I’ve been living in New York now for like eight years, so I’ve collected a lot of things. Storage is massive. I have… Especially the industry I’m in, I have a lot of clothes. And then here’s my bathroom where I spent also a lot of my time where I get ready in the morning. I don’t really dislike anything in my bathroom. It’s really well lit and there’s three massive mirrors in there. You pull them open and all my beauty products are in there. Beauty must haves that I have in my
bathroom…spritz, face spritz, so like throughout the day to refresh your face. Rose hip oil. I know this is super random, but this oil I put on probably like every night, and I wake up the next morning feeling so glowing and fresh. A really good eye cream, some retinol, and always a moisturizer. I think right when I walked in this apartment I knew this is the one, as they say, “the one”. My next dream apartment, even though I love this one, would probably be exposed brick. In a lofty kind of vibe. So my bed’s up above, and then kitchen everything down below. So you walk up some stairs. But exposed brick probably would be my next one. Thanks for watching my Sweet Digs. To subscribe to Refinery29, click here, and to watch more videos, click here.

100 Comments

Iman Thisan

Sep 9, 2019, 3:04 pm Reply

This was great I screamed when I saw this.

Hey refinery 29 I was wondering if you could do an Aaliyah transformation thanks.

Oh and first

Teeba Gharbieh

Sep 9, 2019, 3:04 pm Reply

Wait, if you are gonna pay that much for an apartment each month, you might as well buy a house ?

LowEnd57

Sep 9, 2019, 3:07 pm Reply

$4751??? Rent's too damn high!!!

Muggle Wizard

Sep 9, 2019, 3:07 pm Reply

I like Roxy.

Anindita Nandi

Sep 9, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

I was using other app and I got the notification and I just jump into this.. This is my favorite series.. Much love ❤
P S. I love her apartment ❤

Alanna Hodgson

Sep 9, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

Loved her honesty about the dead rat and roach lol

Refinery29

Sep 9, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

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Rachel Rose

Sep 9, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

my names rachel too ?

mvgmbv bhfm

Sep 9, 2019, 3:16 pm Reply

I'd imagine she would start to be annoying after 20 min

Kris Danielle

Sep 9, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

4750 a month?

I need to get into modeling?

snehal dubey

Sep 9, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

Nice she is straight forward person

Kimiscloset

Sep 9, 2019, 3:19 pm Reply

gorgeous apartment!!

Sabrina Lozar

Sep 9, 2019, 3:29 pm Reply

What is the average income in New York?

Cartier231

Sep 9, 2019, 3:31 pm Reply

With 4750 dollars I could buy myself a used car even better I could used that money and invest. This is one of the many reasons why I don't lived in New York City is because it's so expensive ! ?

in the green

Sep 9, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

The scarf over the lamp is a fire risk!

Susan Murphy

Sep 9, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

Very nice apartment. Thank you Rachel. ???

Thomas Ebert

Sep 9, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

Everything is so beautiful here except the price

Reagan Love

Sep 9, 2019, 3:49 pm Reply

I feel the same way about cabinet doors!

Emily Em

Sep 9, 2019, 3:54 pm Reply

Isn't this apartment similar to the old apartment of Michelle Reed?

Jackie Greene

Sep 9, 2019, 3:58 pm Reply

The scarf is a fire hazard! I did the same thing in college and my scarf began to burn, Refinery29 please warn her

Jessica Anne

Sep 9, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Be careful with the scarf over the lamp, I did that once and the scarf caught on fire!

BTassie

Sep 9, 2019, 4:08 pm Reply

She definitely has not cut vegetables before and doesn't cook ?What was that with the cucumber? Also the building really cheaped out on the kitchen materials.

darkfeather111

Sep 9, 2019, 4:16 pm Reply

the spatula story LOL

Coco Marie

Sep 9, 2019, 4:19 pm Reply

I really didn't feel like I got to see much of the apartment.

No one was here

Sep 9, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

Is she just "Victoria Secret Model" or does she have a name? Oh right she's Rachel Hilbert ??‍♂️
Edit: in my country,you can rent 3 or 4 storeyed building with that money ?

SereineMagazine1

Sep 9, 2019, 4:25 pm Reply

First Time I watched a Sweet Digs that didn't impress me. Maybe it is because of how she speaks.

Ebo J.

Sep 9, 2019, 4:39 pm Reply

Cute apartment. Cool decor. Love the organization. That scarf on the lamp though ?. Hopefully she'll see the comments or Refinery29 will past along the message.

Brian Kin

Sep 9, 2019, 4:40 pm Reply

As a chef she is holding the chef knife incorrectly saftey first please

Common Unicorn

Sep 9, 2019, 5:11 pm Reply

That apartment is not worth close to 5,000 a month. Da fuck.

Calvin Liu

Sep 9, 2019, 5:24 pm Reply

Shes the type of person you would want to get drunk with

pink glitter4

Sep 9, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

Lovely girl and lovely apartment ❤️❤️❤️

Sarah Jane

Sep 9, 2019, 6:15 pm Reply

I always leave my cupboard doors open – she would hate me lol. Always love a bit of leopard print ❤️

Elvira Gonzalez

Sep 9, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

The view must be expectacular, but the apartment is an ordinary for the amount she's paying, but what the heck she have the $$$

bailey bee

Sep 9, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply

I need her dress

Loyce KG

Sep 9, 2019, 6:48 pm Reply

Her monthly rent is my annual salary. ???Oh God!

Leah Ginsburg

Sep 9, 2019, 6:53 pm Reply

Omg her dog is so cute

Melindah Mkhwanazi

Sep 9, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

She is comfortable in front of the camera and she is herself, there's nothing wrong with that. Also, her apartment is gorgeous!

Alessandra Santamaría

Sep 9, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

I have the same green lap shehas in her bar..and i live in mexico. What a small world

disinterested_handjob?

Sep 9, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

I NEED the pillows on her sofa! ? So feminine! I love her cutlery. thanks for not putting us to sleep!

Shawna KokoNut

Sep 9, 2019, 7:54 pm Reply

My friends house burned down because she had a scarf over her lamp and she almost died the fire spread so fast!!!!

ChellyTheGreat

Sep 9, 2019, 8:48 pm Reply

New York must be extremely expensive because that’s definitely not enough space for that price

Maamaman

Sep 9, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

An apartment in NY that comes with a doorman, pool, steam room and gym and overlooking the bay? Yeah that $4750 sounds about right.

Basimah Sibawe

Sep 9, 2019, 9:57 pm Reply

Dang how much vs pink pays her ????

S Baker

Sep 9, 2019, 11:31 pm Reply

I love her dress!

Lucy Liu

Sep 9, 2019, 12:18 am Reply

This show is the most inconsistent thing ever???

Ayatal Abbas

Sep 9, 2019, 12:38 am Reply

Omg so I woke up an this was in my notifications and I read weet wigs ? like wth but love the vid

Nada Allam

Sep 9, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

Lovely apartment. Loved her simple touches.

Ashley Williams

Sep 9, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

She cracked me up! So bubbly and energetic! I think her apartment is cute!

Nicole H

Sep 9, 2019, 1:10 am Reply

Cute place. Waste of money though.

Liz Hernandez

Sep 9, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

If she can be a model, I can so be a model too

wendy herrera

Sep 9, 2019, 2:14 am Reply

Her rent for the month is more than I have in the bank

Cerulean Blue

Sep 9, 2019, 2:40 am Reply

Love the apartment, the dog, and the girl. We have a ton in common.

Angela Gomez

Sep 9, 2019, 3:00 am Reply

I usually love to watch this series for deco ideas but felt there was no personality with this sweet dig.

suzawilo

Sep 9, 2019, 3:26 am Reply

I understand the cabinet door thing.
My sister leaves the doors open at my place every time she visits.
I feel it is disrespectful.

Stacy Morgan

Sep 9, 2019, 4:25 am Reply

That's a lot of money in rent

Monica Molina

Sep 9, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

nice apartment and doggy ??. remember that Jesus Christ love and he want to become the saviour of your soul

Guamby Guambelle

Sep 9, 2019, 7:34 am Reply

Can't beat that view! Cute pup too!

What Oluchi Snapped

Sep 9, 2019, 7:36 am Reply

Worst sweet digs

Itsjust Rachel

Sep 9, 2019, 9:49 am Reply

Most def not worth the price

AlwaysTheEssence

Sep 9, 2019, 10:03 am Reply

The apt looks to small to be 1k sq ft??

Gee Emmy

Sep 9, 2019, 10:09 am Reply

I've seen that most Sweet Digs apartment owners share about their dream homes. If there are any who've managed to get a dream apartment or managed to upgrade, can we get to see that?

Bejana Mehr

Sep 9, 2019, 10:11 am Reply

She’s a Model she Looks soo Basic.? Im in Hawaii and my 3 bedroom 2 bath is $1800 including utilities ?

Ava Schlottman

Sep 9, 2019, 10:52 am Reply

I think she’s paying too much for such a small space but yes the view is good

dave henderson 2

Sep 9, 2019, 11:03 am Reply

She seems a right bitch!

PetitePotato

Sep 9, 2019, 12:09 pm Reply

What the hell is up with all the mean comments? This video is no different from the other Sweet Digs videos.

Tolu1994

Sep 9, 2019, 12:58 pm Reply

Me: I like a clutter free apartment.
Also Me: I collect, perfume, and sunglasses, and jewellery

Tess Cvikota

Sep 9, 2019, 2:49 pm Reply

Refinery team, where is Rachels couch from?

Adrienne Clarke

Sep 9, 2019, 6:40 pm Reply

Idk…these days I hear 'model' and think yachting. .

Suzy Q

Sep 9, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

Go to Chicago

spanishcat28

Sep 9, 2019, 10:37 pm Reply

$4,750 a month can get you entire HOUSE in the Bronx… manhattan is so overrated

Rose-e Shrestha

Sep 9, 2019, 11:42 pm Reply

2:34 That dog stared into my soul

sailaway258

Sep 9, 2019, 12:04 am Reply

How much does she make bc thats alot of money for small apt? And also she clearly lives in williamsburg

okay rico

Sep 9, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

gentrification

Alina Trofimov

Sep 9, 2019, 1:46 am Reply

That’s my rent for half a year ?

suuuperr novaa

Sep 9, 2019, 4:10 am Reply

Thank God someone else already commented this but please someone tell her do not leave those scarfs on her lamps like that. My mum did the exact same thing and she had fallen asleep. I woke up to the house smelling like smoke and I rushed into her room. Thank God I walked in when I did because the fabric was about to catch fire!!! Super scary!!! Please pin one of these comments she needs to know!!!

eVCephei

Sep 9, 2019, 2:29 pm Reply

HOLY FUCK SHES SO DAMN PRETTY

Alesia Featherstone

Sep 9, 2019, 11:23 pm Reply

I think this is my favorite video. Your personality is infectious. The beautiful your truly blessed. I wish you continued success.

citlalli

Sep 9, 2019, 1:50 am Reply

yall should do places in illinois, chicago specifically!! or do small studios bc i wanna get i studio soon

panbee hằng

Sep 9, 2019, 7:10 pm Reply

I tour this apartment. I did not know she lives there. Should have picked there instead!

ME-Tube Your Space!

Sep 9, 2019, 8:12 pm Reply

CONDOS SHOULD BUILD WALK-IN CLOSETS. COMEON NOW.

Digby Dooright

Sep 9, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

Am I the only one that thought this was Khloe Kardashian from the thumbnail? lol O.o

Nicole Smith

Sep 9, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

I love that red velvet settee so much

Grace Waltemeyer

Sep 9, 2019, 1:49 am Reply

Jesus… my boyfriend and i pay $610 a month for our MORTGAGE… I could never imagine spending that much, but you go girl! It’s so well decorated!!!??

Sammi Bryant

Sep 9, 2019, 9:18 pm Reply

That dog was legit like “you mess with her I’ll kill you” ? 2:33

JasmineSkyy

Sep 9, 2019, 1:34 am Reply

Very very small

leo smack

Sep 9, 2019, 5:46 am Reply

So that’s where my spatula went….?

Liyani Bernier

Sep 9, 2019, 8:01 am Reply

The scarf on the lamp is a fire hazard is she that dumb ?

Laura Wight

Sep 9, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

First time she cut a cucumber, glad we could be here for this moment…

Taryn Carter

Sep 9, 2019, 2:41 am Reply

I really like the natural light in her apartment!

Erica Rachel

Sep 9, 2019, 11:04 am Reply

Nice apartment

paulandrea16

Sep 9, 2019, 12:25 am Reply

Glad I only pay $1,139 for my studio on the upper west side. ?

Ashleigh

Sep 9, 2019, 8:53 pm Reply

I love how much personality her apartment has. It really did reflect her as a person. So bubbly and cute.

Veronica Gonzalez

Oct 10, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

She reminds me a lot of Kate Hudson.

Veronica Gonzalez

Oct 10, 2019, 5:41 pm Reply

I LOVE the Klimt pillow

Celia Malene

Oct 10, 2019, 10:59 am Reply

Really nice apartment! I could see myself living in something like that 🙂

Isha

Oct 10, 2019, 12:40 am Reply

This was basically an interview. Lol. A quick flash of the apartment, less than usual. At this point, change the name of the series because I think most ppl have an idea of "oooh, we're going to see interior design and the layout of different apartments at different price points." It's more about the person's life with a quick flash of the apartment.

Gozi O.

Oct 10, 2019, 1:28 am Reply

Giving me Kate Hudson vibes!

Missy’s Enchanted Channel

Oct 10, 2019, 5:59 am Reply

Cute Apt, love the pink pillows 🙂

Lou SF

Oct 10, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

Wait, what’s her annual salary?

Marsalla King

Oct 10, 2019, 4:14 am Reply

Thanks for sharing! Open cabinets is my pet peeve as well. My fav part about the apartment is Roxy ? and the size.

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