Gift Guide Part #3: Your Best Friend Who Always Knows the Best Gossip and Never Forgets Your Birthday.

The complete first season of Girls, since it’s hilarious even the twentieth time you watch it together, $26.

This cheeky notebook isn’t new, but it will make her smile, 10 Euro.

Homemade avocado dressing for her to enjoy all winter. Just the cost of ingredients.

Anchor scarf for cold winter days, $68.60.

A Cat’s Life, a funny illustrated book about cats and the women who love them, by Gemma Correll. $11.51.

Neon boy shorts, $29. Because she’d love them but never buy them for herself.

DryBar gift certificate, so she can get a gorgeous blowout, $35 to $40. (Here’s my before and after.)

Heart-of-gold bangle, because it’s true. $32.

Eyeglasses tote, $50.

Design-your-own gelato (with ingredients like homemade marshmallows, goat milk caramel and candied ginger) from Zingerman’s, $110 for ten 12-ounce containers.

Learn-to-knit kit with everything she’ll need to knit her first 100% Merino wool scarf, $62.

A long and leisurely dinner out just the two of you. (No husbands, no babies.)

P.S. More gifts for best friends, and the 2012 gift guide so far…

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Awesome Vacation Idea: Stinson Beach

Are you planning any vacations this year? Travel is fun to daydream about during gray January, so I decided to ask a few friends to reveal the vacation spots they remember most fondly. First up, Liz Stanley from Say Yes to Hoboken raves about Stinson Beach, just thirty minutes from San Francisco…
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Have a great weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? New York has been snowy and grey this week. (This song is on my mind.) But the good news is that daylight savings is this Sunday, March 10th. We can make it! Also, thanks for being so sweet about the new baby. It’s such a pleasure to share everything with you. Hope you have a great weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web…

I had lunch this week with Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. She’s just as awesome in person!

A woman woke up in the hospital with short-term memory loss. Her best friend wrote this letter to help her out.

Spite houses are bizarre!

Blood orange margaritas.

These shoes are officially on my wishlist.

Pippa Middleton wrote a book! Will you read it?

How to be alone together.

Food pairings.

It’s the time of year for this beauty treatment, don’t you agree?

Lovely bookshelves.

A San Francisco bridge gets a makeover.

Cute jacket for spring.

Leo Babauta’s beautiful advice to his children.

I posted about goats yelling like humans, but what about humans yelling like goats yelling like humans? Can’t stop laughing…

New Yorkers, tickets are on sale for this awesome grilled cheese competition.

Have a good one. xoxo

(Food pairings, via Jenny Rosenstrach. Advice to my children, via Swissmiss. How to be alone together, via Kottke)

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