Links + Loves: The Target Bowl (Yes, Bowl) That’s Selling Fast + An Heirloom for Your Wedding

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Welcome to Links + Loves! Let’s jump right in…

This week, we released a MAJOR, hyper-researched article for anyone planning a wedding right now. A massive roundup of GWS-approved venues that are equipped to host micro weddings this year. We will likely continue to update this post, so put the link in your notes app! Speaking of planning, here are some wellness tips and how to take care of yourself through pandemic challenges. Oh, and totally different but equally important? These dried floral hair ideas.

And for something totally fun but also super pretty, there’s this Black Swan-inspired wedding editorial. Can you believe that’s the same model in both dresses?!

{photo via @______theo}

Here are a few things our editors are loving lately:


From Jen:

Looking for a new recipe to try this weekend? Check out these Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos or this 30 minute Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen – I’ve made both a few times the past month, so yum!

Major Sale Alert! Christy Dawn is having a sitewide 30% off sale this weekend to celebrate their birthday! I love their sustainable approach to fashion and thinking this is a great time to buy a dress for this spring! I’m eyeing the Brooklyn dress and the Paloma Dress.

Did you know we have a GWS Amazon storefront where I save all my Amazon faves? Just added lots more cute puzzles – perfect for these cold winter evenings at home.

They are back! It’s Sumo season – if you haven’t tried them, do it! The BEST oranges.

From Katie:

This decorative bowl for your kitchen (from Target) was trending this week, and it’s only $35! But it’s selling SO fast…check to see if it’s available for pickup at your local store!

Knitwear is about to blow up and this slow fashion all-woman business on Etsy is making the most amazing, whimsical cardigans! Like this cloud design? *chefs kiss* (It’s 50% off!!)

There’s a new Disney x BaubleBar collection and I want them all. Check out these adorable Minnie bridal studs!

From Brittany:

I’ve been using this cheek/lip tint in ‘very naughty’ (yep) for a few months now and it is worth every single penny! I will sing its praises. A buildable, yummy-smelling, moisturizing, anti-aging, 100% natural, nontoxic, USA-made product that’s super pretty.

I returned a yoga mat because it was too slippy. Apparently, that’s a thing and they often need to be broken in?? However, I grabbed this one instead and it’s YAY not slippy!

You must follow Sharon Says So on Instagram!! She calls herself “America’s government teacher” and I dare you to find any bias. She shares the facts, people. My favorite thing she does is ask folks who lean Right or Left what they think about a certain issue and we get the opportunity to actually listen and learn. Also, she’s V funny! A national treasure.

From Jessi:

One of my favorite winter comfort foods is gnocchi. Learn how to make your own with my favorite homemade potato gnocchi recipe!

For those that are missing travel right now — my husband and I recently purchased some Italian art prints from Society 6 so we can relive our favorite places. We got Capri, Florence, and Venice– each under $25!

I have a new favorite jewelry shop on Etsy. They make the most beautiful pieces inspired by European tiles!

From Danielle:

Velvet scrunchies? Need ’em. These are so handy, but also super cute to fun-up a casual outfit.

Anyone else in love with Inaugural Poet, Amanda Gorman?! Here’s her lyrical children’s book we just bought for magical bedtime stories.

Loving these deckled, letterpress heirloom vow books.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it can sometimes be triggering. Mental Health America shared 10 ways to show yourself some love on Valentine’s Day.

Happy weekend from all of us at GWS!