Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles

central park at christmas, nyc, by itchban

Hey friends, hope you’re all having a cozy holiday vibe-filled weekend. Yesterday we bundled up and took the kids out for brunch and a long chilly walk around the city, then spent the afternoon wrapping gifts, mailing cards, and watching Christmas movies (Phoebe’s obsessed with The Grinch.) Later, Adam and I stole away for a much-needed date night: during the craziness leading up to Christmas, I’m finding that we have to be really intentional about setting aside a few moments of one-on-one time to really connect. Also, I’m headed to New York on Tuesday, and it’ll be my first time to ever be there at the holidays! The forecast is calling for a chance of snow, so fingers crossed I get some winter wonderland magic while I’m there (especially since it’ll be the only snow I see all year.) Follow along on the trip here, and let me know in the comments if there are any NYC spots I need to be sure to visit while I’m there. And… keep reading for a few links that I loved this week. xo

christmas tree lot

Don’t forget to enter to win this food-filled weekend trip to Paris!

When I land in New York, these will be some of my first stops.

Also trying to figure out how many of these I can squeeze into the two days that we’re there.

Yes, it really is possible: healthy holiday partying, the Ayurvedic way. 

Couples with the best sex lives have this in common.

Cannot believe that Brittany made this using one ream of paper (jaw on floor.)

This “taco” might be the prettiest version I’ve ever seen.

Mind is officially blown by this wrapping paper technique.

11 holiday gifts under $25 that look way more expensive.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

27 to-die-for Christmas cookie recipes… get ready for some weekend baking!

This surprising ingredient will totally reinvent your cheese board.

7 women-only resources for growing your career.

Still obsessing over these sweet potato crostini (or “fauxtini” if you prefer.)

We celebrated 2017 early with this swanky New Years Eve bash! 

*image sources: Central Park by itchbanthis is glamorous (anyone know original source?)