Friday, January 18, 2013

What are you doing this weekend?

Happy Friday, friends! We made it to the weekend—yay! What are your plans for the next few days? I'm going to whip up my famous coconut cake for a friend tonight (and tomorrow, since it takes two days), work on organizing my apartment, read my new book—This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz, one of my favorite authors—and enjoy the cold front we're having (sweater and boot weather, yay!).

And some other exciting news: My mom and I are planning a trip to Charleston at the end of the month, and I would love any recommendations you might have for things to see, do and eat. We're 95 percent on our hotel, so we're good there, but I haven't been to Charleston in years (and even then it was only briefly), and I don't think my mom ever has. So yes, any tips are much appreciated. I'm really looking forward to this trip; the last vacation Mom and I took was to Savannah a year and a half ago, and it was a blast.

Oh, and last but not least, here are three good reads from around the web, if you're interested:

10 books to read now that Girls is back. (The Millions)

10 varying reactions to Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech. I like Frank Bruni's best. (Vanity Fair)

The end of courtship? (An interesting read on modern-day dating by Joanna's husband Alex Williams.) (The New York Times)

Happy weekend! See you back here on Monday. xoxo

Camellia photo: My own.

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