It’s the first weekend of the year when holiday parties are in full swing, and I’m a little dismayed to realize how quickly this season is going to fly… 2014, here we come! But for now, I’m determined to make the most of it and try to squeeze as much holiday festivity into these weekends as possible. Today will include some much-needed gift shopping (necessitating major layers — it’s freezing here!), a visit to Santa – Phoebe’s first!, and the annual holiday party of some great friends. I still need to figure out my outfit… it’s so tough to nail that dressed-up-while-staying-warm look! Oh, and a quick update from a couple of weeks ago: everything worked out with that charming downtown bungalow we had our eye on, and yesterday I picked up the keys to our new office space! Couldn’t be more thrilled, since I know it’s going to be the perfect spot for our team, post-renovation project, of course. We’ll be chronicling all the details here, from inspiration-gathering to remodel process to “after” pics! Hope you all have a lovely, Christmas cookie-filled holiday weekend, and enjoy my favorite links from the week!

There’s just something so romantic about a winter wedding, and this one’s full of magical details.

Love the simplicity of this DIY wreath… and looks super simple to make yourself!

A dinner party in Milano (how can I get an invite?!)

If you went a little overboard on those Thanksgiving leftovers, here are 9 great juice recipes to save the day.

For those of us trying to raise a healthy little eater, some great advice.

I could down a cup of this hot cocoa every single night during the winter.

Everyone needs a good winter salad in their recipe arsenal.

This sophisticated baby shower is full of inspiration for any kind of festive celebration.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

Athena’s short ribs are definitely on my “to make” list this weekend.

Natasha tipped us off to her best entertaining secrets… and gave a little tour of her unbelievable store, MONC XIII!

Beth stopped by to share the recipe for her ultra-decadent and gluten-free cinnamon rolls.

*photo by Katie Newburn

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