Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles

Jack Johnson Dinner Party, photo by Cedric Angeles for Bon Appetit | Camille Styles

Happy long weekend, friends! Thank goodness for the Fourth being on a Thursday this year — you’ve gotta love having 3 days to recover before diving headfirst back into another busy week! We had a fun holiday full of swimming, grilling, root beer floats and watching the fireworks, and this weekend’s plans hold nothing more demanding than a trip to farmers market and breakfast with my book club. Oh, and tonight I’m headed to dinner with the girls at Eden East, a new locavore restaurant that brings new meaning to “farm-to-table,” since it’s literally popped up inside Springdale Farm in east Austin. How are all of you spending the long weekend? Be sure to check out this month’s edition of On My Nightstand for some great weekend reading recommendations, and don’t miss these fab links from the past week!

How can I get an invite to Jack Johnson’s dinner parties?

A fresh, simple pasta I’ll be serving up all summer long.

I want to throw a back porch party!

How to make the prettiest summer popsicles.

Can’t wait to make these dip dye tassel napkin rings… super chic.

Feast your eyes on this rustic-meets-elegant Belgium home (I can’t stop staring!)

Joy’s summery farro salad looks so delish.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

Why not try a grown-up version of the “topsy tail?”

How to throw a fresh, delicious & gluten-free picnic.

This fresh-squeezed Paloma is the definition of a perfect summer cocktail.

*photo by Cedric Angeles for Bon Appetit