Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
loire valley wedding at chateau grand luce

What a week! I always forget how busy the holiday season gets, until December 1st arrives and suddenly it feels like someone yelled “on your mark, get set, go!” Of course, I know that busyness is partially within my own control – I choose how many thing I say “yes” to and often overcommit around this time of year – and I’m determined to not let the season pass me by without a few slow Saturdays and cozy evenings by the fire where all that’s on the agenda is hot cocoa and stacks of books. This weekend’s been pretty low-key, in fact, and the constant rain we’ve experienced has made us cancel a few things that were on the agenda, leaving space for Christmas movies and present wrapping (bliss!) I’d love to hear how you guys intentionally make space in your lives to savor the season, so leave a comment with any tips. And keep scrolling for some great reads from around the web this week, as well as a fun event that I’m co-hosting in Austin tomorrow night!


Can you believe that all of these gorgeous images were from Chanel’s wedding? It was featured on this week — don’t miss the rehearsal dinner pics or the pre-wedding picnic that we shared too (as a guest, I couldn’t decide which was my favorite part.) The photos were taken by Sarah Falugo.

If you’re in Austin, I’m cohosting this fun gift wrapping & book signing event with Domino at BookPeople tomorrow night. Hope to see you there!

These are the top wellness trends we’ll be talking about in 2017.

They say that sitting is the new smoking

This cheese was just named the best in the world.

But if you’re trying to eat less of it, here are some great ideas for healthy dairy alternatives.


Are you mispronouncing any of these trendy food words?

I love these 3 mindfulness lessons we can learn from toddlers.

This butternut squash recipe looks like my idea of heaven.

These are the only champagne cocktail recipes you’ll need for holiday parties & beyond.

Changes you can make right now to boost your memory.

*and a few fun things you may have missed! 

10 holiday party dresses that’ll get you through the season.

The coziest Christmas gathering our team has ever thrown…

… and don’t miss the behind-the-scenes video!

We rounded up 12 DIY gifts that people will actually want to receive.

*all photos by sarah falugo