Design

Have a Lovely Weekend.

the Met by Nicole Franzen

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to Paowalla for dinner, and I’ve heard great things about their Indian food and fresh breads. We also got our Christmas tree and it’s so cozy to have those lights in our living room! I wish we could keep it up year round. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

What a pretty new store, by the former editor of Domino.

This is women’s work.

An honest museum audio tour. (“As you can see, this room is a bunch of rugs hanging on a wall, so we can skip it.”)

How to make sweaters look good.

My credit card debt isn’t a secret; I just don’t discuss it.

A cheese advent calendar.

I’d love to try this three-minute morning routine.

A world map of every country’s tourism slogan. (The Netherlands = the original cool!)

This book is #1 on my Christmas wish list.

What the oldest people in the world eat every day.

I liked Insecure so much, I’m curious to check out Issa Rae’s previous web series, Awkward Black Girl.

Nice rack. ;)

And here’s our 2016 holiday gift guide so far. Thank you so much, and have a good one. xoxo

(Photo by Nicole Franzen/Instagram. Morning routine via Ashley.)

Design

Gift Guide Part #4: Your Awesome Mom Who Reads Books of Poetry and (Still) Has a Crush on the Dad From Family Ties.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Two of the year’s best cookbooks: Small Victories, $21, and How to Celebrate Everything, $17.

11 Gifts for Moms

An everyday anorak, $98, for walks around town together. (I have this and LOVE it.)

11 Gifts for Moms

The Mothers, a beautiful, lyrical book about young love, friendship and how the decisions we make shape our lives forever. $16.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Funny bottle stopper to keep her Chardonnay fresh. $45.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Moondance candle, $45, with two wicks for double the ambiance.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

An iPod shuffle, set up with podcast subscriptions that will entrance her: Fresh Air, How I Built This, The Moth, Modern Love… $60.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Whipped body butter, $15, to give her baby soft skin. All profits go to Feeding America, and each jar bought will provide 85 meals to people in need.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

A spoon rest, $24, a random lifesaver for a home cook. (It’s so satisfying NOT to get tomato sauce on the counter!)

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

A heart necklace, $98, to show her how you feel. (This one is pretty, too.)

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Chocolate penguins, $34. No explanation needed.

11 Gifts for Moms

Foot duvets, $12. The funniest name and they’re insanely, insanely soft.

P.S. Last year’s gift guide for moms, and the 2016 gift guide so far

Style

One-Minute Makeover: Rosy Cheeks and Lips

One-Minute Makeover: Rosy Cheeks and Lips

There’s something so romantic about flushed cheeks and rosy lips. (It’s like you just kissed someone cute:) This season, lip-and-cheek stains have become my beauty staple for dates and holiday trips. They brighten up your face, have crazy staying power and, most important, won’t end up on your teeth. We tried a bunch and narrowed them down to three favorites (with before-and-after photos)…

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