Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
Winston flowers by M Piazza, hyacinths and anemones

Winston flowers by M Piazza, hyacinths and anemonesAs you can probably tell by the images here (taken at the loveliest flower shop in Boston, via Gardenista), I’m suffering from serious Spring fever. The temps in Austin have been such a tease — sunny and shorts-appropriate one minute, grey and cloudy the next (i.e., at this very moment as I gaze wistfully out the window.) At least the real spring will be here before we know it, and I’m forging ahead with preparations this weekend: cleaning out the closets in what will be baby boy’s nursery to make room for his first little outfits, browsing online for a couple of breezy dresses, and making this simple raspberry-ricotta cake for an afternoon snack. Also, my mom is turning 60 this week, so next weekend I’m taking her to NYC (her first time!) for a couple days of museum-hopping, great food, and Cabaret on Broadway. Since NYC trips are usually all work for me, it’ll be fun to put on my sightseeing hat again and see the city with fresh eyes — and of course spend some rare one-on-one time with my mom. Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend, and keep reading for my favorite links from around the web last week!
Winston flowers by M Piazza, anemonesWinston flowers by M Piazza, purple hyacinths Winston flowers by M Piazza, ranunculus10 anti-aging habits to start now.

Ellen meets a (hilarious) 5-year-old presidential candidate.

Love Joy’s take on finding happiness in the little things.

Making this vanilla bean tarte tatin this evening… doesn’t it look divine?

Total eye candy for fellow flower lovers.

If you’re a dog lover, this is fun

The dreaded birthday dinner – hysterical, and I bet a lot of y’all have had a night like this.

Your search for the perfect sports bra ends here.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

There’s nothing like a face mask to make you feel pampered. These are our favorites.

My current favorite 20-minute dinner.

The Oscars are tonight! Here are 10 snacks that’ll turn it into a party.

*photos: Michael Piazza for Gardenista.