The stories our editors are reading, loving, and sharing this week.

Links we love: Art and leisure

These decorating ideas make surprising use of art, from hanging paintings in an unexpected place to a whimsical bedroom style hack:

Once again, it’s time for “Ask a Bookseller”!

This week, we’re asking Melinda Powers, of Bookshop Santa Cruz, what new book she’s recommending to friends and customers. Her pick: The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast (Mountaineers Books; $40) by Florian Schulz. It is, she says, “a beautiful book about the wildlife corridor that runs along the Pacific Coast, from the Baja Peninsula to the Beaufort Sea. Highlighting the […]

Links we love: Affordable holiday ideas

I know it’s early to be talking about the winter holiday season. We haven’t even finalized our Thanksgiving menus yet! But these fabulous finds are so far below the splurge level that I’m more than OK with thinking ahead.

Links we love: Set a stunning Thanksgiving table

Aside from sharing it with loved ones, what makes the holiday meal even better? An eye-pleasing tablescape! Here are some of our favorite ideas for setting a happy holiday table: