Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
raspberry & gin cocktail making | Camille Styles

raspberry & gin cocktail making | Camille Styles

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far! I made a quick trip to Birmingham last week to visit the Southern Living, Coastal Living and Cooking Light magazine HQ, which was a completely amazing experience thanks to the many lovely and welcoming staffers I met there who epitomized southern hospitality to the fullest extent. Got home well past midnight on Friday, and it’s been so nice to laze around with Adam and Phoebe, stock up on dinner ingredients at the farmer’s market, go for brunch and cozy up with movies in my pj’s. What are all of you up to this weekend? Anyone trying out a new recipe, catching a matinée, or soaking up this wonderful spring sunshine? I’d love to hear in the comments, and enjoy my favorite links from the past week!

Ever dreamed of renovating a French chateau? Here’s one couple’s real life story in images.

These avocado almondaise tartines would make the perfect spring lunch.

What do you think: is being busy a choice?

Here’s how to take your emoticon addiction to the next level.

Gotta make these mini basket place card holders for Easter brunch.

Swooning over the old world elegance of the Coqui Coqui Mérida Hotel in Mexico (and how gorgeous are the owners?!)

Decked out in Chanel, Monday through Friday (sign me up!)

Watch what happens when your dad does special effects for Dreamworks for a living.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

I shared my fave snaps from our trip to Napa last week, plus a few tips on having the best wine country trip ever.

Claire gave us the DIY details on her beyond cool concrete and copper plant stands.

Our 10 favorite pastel pieces to take your wardrobe straight into spring.

*image: olivia rae james