Can we talk about our weekend inspiration? Let’s take on the rest, the recharge, and the gathering and laughing with friends. Can we turn the email down and the Fleetwood Mac way way up? Can we find reason to bust out the sunscreen? Can we order a basket of French Fries at Brunch and order another basket at 1am after a very loud night of karaoke?
Can there be cold negronis and long dog walks. Maybe some catnip and breakfast cake? Too much coffee and a long afternoon nap? Oooh man… I’m just talkin’ dirty now.
My wish for you is that at least some of your weekend is a true weekend for you. Even if there’s a clock you have to punch, or overtime in your future… I hope there is at least a moment of cake and/or sunshine and/or a snooze button and/or an extra cup of coffee.
Here’s some weekend inspiration.
I love you (seriously, I do). Happy Friday!
I spent some weekend time with my maj Tracy from Shutterbean. I sliced into this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake like it was my life’s work. I also played Star Wars Legos with four-year-old Cooper. Pretty much the best ever.
Sidenote: I may have ignited a previously dormant passion for Legos. We can talk about that later.
Making scones is part of a super relaxing weekend, right? These lavender scones are coming atcha in a few weeks. In the meantime, these Maple Blueberry joints are the business.
The Ivy is a Los Angeles institution.
It’s the kind of restaurant where the salads are $40, and you’re probably enjoying your lunch next to a Kardashian or three. Maybe you’re into that sort of thing. The Ivy is full of roses, which got me thinking…
I should make a Rose Cake!
I’m still tweaking the recipe, but I’ll have it ready for you around Mother’s Day.
Work feels less like work when you’re doing it with friends.
Grab you camera this weekend, call a friend, go see what you can see! It’s totally fun. Flowers, pets, and big bushes of Bougainvillea make excellent subjects.
Just call him.
He could be wearing a party hat for no reason. Call and ask.
Weekends can also all about meeting new friends, making them Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi, and eating all mellow-like on the front patio. Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess are fun people to sit outside with. They don’t look at you crazy when you go in for second and third helpings of shrimp and rice, and they bring over Whiskey Lemonades. Kindness abound.
I hope your weekend is full of work that you want to do. Sleep in like it’s your j.o.b… that has really comfy pillows.
This is great advice and I’m psyched about the weekend now! Thank you Joy. This is such a blessing. Just discovered your site so I am looking forward to reading more.
Now I’m totally ready for the weekend. Luckily for me, that starts in 3 hours! Hope you have a fabulous weekend this weekend too! :)
loved this post… am i the only one that was looking for the negroni recipe? I got uber-excited for a second there lol i think i’m turning into a lush
I love the look of the photos. Great post. Thanks
Here is how I spent my Saturday afternoon.
I’ll never look at my oven the same.
Your post inspired me to make Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi for Sunday dinner this weekend. My husband and friends LOVED it. We are talking shear deliciousness. Thank you so much for the recipe and inspiration (as always).
Love this! I’m going to share it. Just makes me feel good.
I DID have one of those weekends and it WAS awesome. It actually took your post to remind me of just how wonderful it was. Thank you for the perspective! (And I’ve had double helpings of Ina’s scampi before … yum).
Cheers to weekends!
Just a girl from aamchi mumbai
Such an inspiring post this is :) I am now inspired to bake a cake from your blog ofcourse.
Renee @ Awesome on $20
I am majorly in love with this whole situation. My weekend has been a foodie dream so far. The best part? It goes on for three days! I’m going to bring in the Fleetwood Mac. Great suggestion.
….rose cake…did she say that?
Kasey @ The Wit of the Staircase
GAHHHHH!!! I just let out a fan girl scream when I saw this! These two worlds colliding is making my brain explode. Love you all!!!
axelle the french cook
I love the picture of your father ! He seems so serious and on the other hand so funny with this little hat :)
He rocks !