Have you started counting down to Christmas yet? Still, shopping for presents? I’m contemplating sharing one last gift guide next week, so if there’s a topic you think I need to cover feel free to comment at the bottom of the post or send me a DM on Instagram @theavidpen.
I’m busy getting caught up on reading books that are coming out in January, contemplating recipes that I want to share here on the blog before the end of the year, and squeezing in as many working outs in my writing studio as I possibly can before the end of the year.
Pamela Munson chats with Grace Atwood, the founder of The Stripe, and one of my favorite fellow content creators.
This Hazelnut Cake with White Chocolate Orange Buttercream deserves a spot at the table this Christmas.
I’m obsessed with this cute (and affordable) Modern Waffle robe that comes in several colors including the traditional white (and pink!)
Need a delicious soup to serve for dinner tonight? Try out this Pesto Tortellini Zuppa Toscana.
Can you imagine staying at this chateau that was once owned by French actress Catherine Deneuve. The architecture alone has been inspiring.
Photographer Georgianna Lane has a new book, Lilacs, coming out in March 2022. Get a sneak peek!
I discovered my love of Grana Padano PDO several months back, so this recipe for Gnocchi with Grana Padano, Lemon & Herbs from my favorite pasta maker (Meryl Feinstein of Pasta Social Club) is on my list of must-make recipes.
Looking for a skincare tool that is the perfect little stocking stuffer? I love keeping the Contour and Defining Roller from Vanity Planet at my desk for a little rejuvenation throughout the day.
Get in the holiday spirit with this tour of the Holiday Decor around Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
This Baked Fontina with Caramelized Onions & Fig Jam is calling my name.
Instagram Tip: You may have already discovered this, but for those of you who haven’t, I hope this helps! All of the suggested posts on Instagram were driving me nuts (and taking up the majority of my feed) so instead of just going to each one individually and clicking on the x and telling them not to suggest anymore accounts based on one of the accounts you follow, just click on the snooze suggested posts for 30 days. Voila!