Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
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classic madeleinesI woke up early this morning (despite “gaining an hour” for daylight savings), so I brewed a cup of chai, dragged my laptop to the living room couch, and lit the first fire of the season. It feels like heaven to luxuriate in the comforts of home after being away all week, first in NYC for my book launch last Tuesday, and then in Houston for yesterday’s signing. It’s been a wonderful whirlwind so far, and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of you who came out to the events, or ordered your book from Amazon, or shared your kind words of excitement on Instagram. It’s made this week one of the most unforgettable ever! I’m gearing up for a few more city stops this month and can’t wait to meet lots more of you guys. But before the busyness kicks in again, I’m going to savor a Sunday of grocery shopping for the week ahead, catching up on some reading, and curling up in front of a movie with Phoebe and a big bowl of popcorn. Happy weekend, and enjoy a few of my favorite links from around web!

5 ways black tiles can look amazing at home.

This olive oil zucchini bread looks like the perfect weekend baking project.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect trench, look no further.

12 so-called “health foods” to avoid.

This birthday fiesta looks like such a fun way to ring in the big 1.

My friend Ash launched the most gorgeous holiday card collection.

Spaghetti squash can be kind of bland… or really delicious, like in this veggie bowl.

A romantic low twisted bun tutorial.

and a few fun things you may have missed!

The creative couple behind The Fresh Exchange showed us how they throw a party.

I bought my first pair of ankle booties.

Kelly shared her inspiring story on going back to ballet class.

And the gal behind my favorite fitness brand showed us how to look great while you workout.

*photo: vanessa levis for gourmet traveller