Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
Scandinavian Christmas Table

Scandinavian Christmas TableIn the past 5 days, I’ve been in Virginia, Atlanta, and Dallas… and today I’m headed back to Austin to luxuriate in several weeks of being at home, enjoying the holidays with family, finally wrapping all my gifts, catching up with girl friends who I’ve totally neglected during my book tour, and probably baking one too many batches of Christmas cookies. There is really no better feeling to this homebody at heart. Huge thanks to all of you who have come out to celebrate at my book parties over these last few weeks — getting the chance to meet all of you and hear about the parties you’ve thrown and the recipes the book has inspired you to make has truly been the most wonderful and humbling part of the entire tour. Stay tuned for a couple more west coast parties to pop up on the calendar in the new year, but for now, I’m hitting the road so I can make it home in time to have Sunday brunch with Phoebe! Hope you’re all having a wonderful pre-holiday weekend (it’s almost here!!) and enjoy my favorite links from the past week! DIY Christmas Tree GarlandsJ Crew collaborates with a four-year-old!

Just discovered this wedding site and it’s so fun to explore.

Did you know Grumpy Cat out-earned Gwyneth Paltrow this year?

Forgot to mention that I’m on the cover of this month’s Matchbook Mag! Thanks ladies!

Can’t wait to try this healthy egg nog.

Dying over this oh-so-Southern pop up Christmas party in NYC.

A gorgeous diy moroccan tree skirt.

Need this cranberry & pistachio chocolate bark in my life.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

Ever wondered what it would be like to BE a rockette? We got up close to find out.

Don’t miss our editors’ favorite gift guide picks for 2014.

This Midwinter’s Night Dream-inspired party is full of luxurious inspiration.

*images: loft photographie via 100 layer cake, freutcake