Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
Christmas Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Christmas Eggnog Hot ChocolateI admit that I’m already on my second cup of coffee and still moving a bit slower after a late-night holiday party at a friend’s house last night — thank goodness for another day of the weekend, with time to lay around, watch a Christmas movie, and finally finish getting all my holiday cards ready to send out. Oh, and hopefully make a healthy, detox-worthy recipe for dinner, like this White Bean, Kale & Squash Minestrone — I’m in serious need of some clean eating! All our decorating is done, which makes it so much more fun to have a cozy day at home. What are all of you up to today? Hope it’s full of festivity, and enjoy my favorite links from the past week!Christmas Eggnog RecipeWomen confess the dumbest things they spend money on (are you guilty of any of these?)

This Laguna Beach retreat has me doing some serious California dreamin’.

Flower arranging tips for holiday dinner parties.

This wreath workshop looks like the most fun way to get in the holiday spirit.

How to teach kids to be kind (some important reminders for parents!)

This trailer video makes me so excited for the launch of the Date Night In cookbook.

Watch 100 years of beauty in one minute.Christmas Hot Cocoa RecipeAnd as you’re planning for the holidays, don’t forget to checkout some of my favorite features from the past!

10 best Christmas trees.

A holiday open house with kate spade new york.

10 easy ways to deck out your home for the holidays.

Holiday entertaining at Timothy Corrigan’s stunning French chateau.

How to throw a Christmas morning brunch.

A holiday tart baking party in my kitchen.

22 best Christmas cookie recipes.

Throw a holiday card addressing party.

*images: rue magazine, the first mess, seventy nine ideas.