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Can someone please tell me how we are already in the last month of 2013? I know everyone says it, but it really is crazy how quickly time goes by. This week was pretty busy for me- I went to a birthday dinner on Monday, saw Catching Fire with a few friends on Wednesday (I thought it was great) and today I’m hosting book club at my place. I also have a few fun activities to look forward to this weekend, including a brunch on Saturday and a tea party with a few blogger friends. Before we head into the weekend, I wanted to share a few links that I loved this week!

- The New York Times released their list of the best books of 2013. Have you read any of these?

- I thought this frosty holiday makeup look from The Beauty Department is really pretty.

- I’m not going to lie, I’m jealous of this apartment in Brooklyn. How can it look so put together after only three months?!

- These modern and simple holiday gift tags that Victoria designed are lovely.

- Nelson Mandela was a great man.

- In case you missed it, Pantone announced that the color of 2014 is ‘Radiant Orchid.’

- Did you seen the painting of Morgan Freeman drawn on an iPad? If I didn’t see this video, I wouldn’t believe it either!

Tell me: What do you have planned this weekend?

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  • Jenmarie

    I know, I know! I think each year goes by faster than the next. I am not even kidding! Haha! I have heard about the painting of Morgan Freeman but haven’t watched the video. Thanks for the link!
    stylethroughhereyes.com

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Glad I’m not the only one who feels that way! You’re welcome- hope you enjoy the video! :)

  • sartorialsidelines

    Ack, so many brilliant reading suggestions. I’ve read a few but this list is going to keep me busy for a while – which is perfect as I was fresh out of reading ideas!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Great- I hope you enjoyed the links! :)

  • http://rolalaloves.blogspot.com/ Rowena @ rolala loves

    This year seriously flew by! That Bklyn apartment is seriously amazing! If I lived there I’d never want to go out haha.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      I agree- definitely bookmarking this for inspiration for my own apartment!

  • http://www.tanagandhi.com/ Tana

    Awesome links, Nnenna! I loved catching fire — I thought it was incredible well done and I’m so looking forward to the third movie. Have you read the books too? I was really excited for the new Pantone color too–more than the last year. It’s definitely an elegant color.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Tana! Yes, I did read the books too and enjoyed them :) The third book was my least favorite of the bunch, but I’m still looking forward to the movie too.

  • http://alwayswithyoo.blogspot.com/ Jane

    nelson mandela was a great man. have a relaxing weekend~~

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Jane- I hope you had a relaxing weekend as well!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    No, I do not know how it got to be december already and I am freaking out. Well, I’m freaking out for other reasons as well… but the fact that the year is coming to an end is not helping!!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Oh man, hope everything is okay with you!