Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles

Jessica de Ruiter's Light-Filled LA Home

Happy first day of February! It’s been grey and rainy here this weekend, and we’ve combatted the dreary weather with movies in front of the fireplace, a dutch baby pancake feast, and most of all, dreaming of our little getaway that’s coming up this week. Adam and I are taking off for a babymoon in Napa, and there’s something about knowing it will probably be our last trip with just the two of us for a long time that’s making me extra excited about it. I know, I know — Napa’s a bit of an unorthodox choice for a trip where I won’t be consuming more than a few sips of alcohol, but to me, there are very few spots on earth that are more relaxing. Plus, the amazing food, beautiful hiking and widely available spa treatments will undoubtedly make it a pretty heavenly spot for this pregnant gal. I’ll report back with some snapshots from the trip next week, and until then, enjoy a few of my favorite links from around the web lately!

A concise explanation of why alkaline foods are good for us, plus 80 ways to work them into our diet.

This winter citrus upside down cake would be the perfect way to end a dinner party.

A really beautiful look behind the scenes at the New York City ballet.

This woodland fairy 5th birthday party is one of the cutest things ever.

“cleanse” that even a foodie can love.

The trouble with “it” girls.

I could definitely live in 362 square feet if it looked like this.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

15 mouthwatering dishes that should make it onto your Super Bowl spread.

The complete guide to deep cleaning your kitchen.

A magical dinner party in Melbourne.

*photos: Miha Matei via the hive