Jeans are Cancelled, and Notes from the Weekend

Comfort and joy.

By Camille Styles
cute decorated christmas cookies - christmas tree, stocking, candy cane, snowman, snowflake

I woke up at our beach house this morning at 5am, threw on a fuzzy fleece pullover, and took my coffee out to the back patio in time to see the glowing gold moon over the ocean, just before it dipped behind the mountains to make way for daylight.

It was an awe-inspiring sight, and reminded me that – in times like these – the wonder of nature is truly food for the soul. I know some of y’all are feeling cramped in a small apartment or in a city-locked house (maybe with several family members) during this covid surge, and heading into a cold-weather season is daunting. So if you can make it outside today for a walk in a park, or drive to a hiking spot, may I suggest going for it? In my experience it’s amazing how it changes your entire perspective. If it’s pouring down rain (or snow) where you are, let nature leave you breathless through one of my favorite documentaries like Biggest Little Farm or My Octopus Teacher… they’re truly the next best thing. 😉

Hope you all had a cozy and delicious Thanksgiving! We’re gearing up to go full-out holiday on the site tomorrow — starting with my own nature-inspired decor this year. I can’t wait to share it with you guys! For now, have a beautiful Sunday and scroll on for my favorite reads from around the web this week…

camille and daughter phoebe baking christmas cookies in kitchen

How to give back during the holidays – while we’re in a pandemic (so many helpful ideas.)

Loosen your waistband – and other surprising solutions to tech stress.

How to carve out some alone time during quarantine.

So much interiors inspo in Jaclyn’s WFH setup.

The difference between feeling safe and being safe in pandemic life.

Send this song to your family if they’re made you weren’t at Thanksgiving (I’m crying.)

Jeans are cancelled. Wear these instead.

Women in their fifties say these products are the secrets to their youthful skin.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

Have you seen our 2020 gift guides? I definitely think this year’s are our best ever.

This chai carrot cake is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit.

How to break free from food guilt this holiday season.

Roasted sweet potatoes with whipped feta and hot honey — need I say more?