What are you up to this weekend? I’ve been flat on my back with the flu all week — I’m writing this dispatch from bed with a bright orange Gatorade beside me — but I think (hope) things are finally easing up. Hope you’ve been faring a bit better and have some fun weekend plans! Meanwhile, here are a few links from around the web…

This new Jane Austen movie comes out today and is getting rave reviews. (Here’s a great interview with the filmmaker.)

Anthony Bourdain on the one type of food you should never eat.

12 dos and don’ts of being a wedding guest.

Warrior, not worrier.

Would love to wear this beautiful dress on date nights this summer.

These things.

Humans of New York is telling stories of pediatric cancer in association with Sloan Kettering. The families and doctors are incredibly, incredibly brave and moving.

Great read: You don’t celebrate enough.

You can eat the pizza box!!!

Good night stories for rebel girls.

Made me laugh.

Awww, this whale snuggle blanket.

Also! If you’re in New York next week, we’re hosting a little garden party for Cup of Jo readers at the new Clare V. store in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on Thursday, May 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be wine, cheese and 20% off all the beautiful things in the store (plus, free monogramming). Please come by and say hello! It would be really fun to meet you.

(Photo of Tuscany by Katrina Massey. Anthony Bourdain via Girl of a Certain Age. Celebrate link via Swissmiss.)