Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles

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Hello, hello! It’s a big weekend around here… we celebrated Chanel’s birthday yesterday (hence the huge cup of coffee in my hand as I recover from last night’s “punch”), and now we’re all anxiously awaiting the arrival of our editor-in-chief Lauren’s baby tomorrow! Can’t believe there’s going to be a newborn in our midst, and knowing her mother as I do, this is going to be one special little girl that I am so excited to meet. Also: thank you all for the incredibly kind, smart and generous comments on last week’s post about Avoiding the Comparison Game. I’m so glad that the piece resonated, and you can bet that your responses gave me lots of food for thought, as well. We’ve got some fantastic posts coming this week that I’m really excited to share, including the peach shortcake that I can’t stop making, the books I’m currently reading, and our team’s favorite hotels of all time. But for now, enjoy a few can’t-miss links from the past week!

Such an adorable DIY way to present a gift card.

How to make your workout wear as chic as the rest of your closet.

A pistachio & rosewater pavlova that’s got to be one of the most gorgeous desserts ever.

These recipe greeting cards are such a healthy & fun way to keep in touch with foodie friends!

In case you’re looking for a great new read

This downtown LA loft is the definition of cool.

Love every romantic detail in this French-inspired wedding.

Toast the weekend with these grapefruit, ginger & lemongrass cocktails!

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

A handful of items that should always make it into your beach bag.

The most mouthwatering desserts with one of summer’s best ingredients.

A peek at the fantastic style behind one of the coolest hotels around.

*image source: simply slow