For Your Weekend

Happy February! Has the year flown by so far for you, too? After a gloomy January, spring has officially sprung here. We’ve been treated to warm, sunny afternoons and the first flowers of spring have bloomed. It’s such an exciting time of year, although, sadly, the nice weather means that we’re looking at another drought year.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been happily focusing on work stuff. I’m teaching a new program that I love, and blog-wise, doing important backend work and developing my new site about language (Ling & Lang, coming soon!).

This weekend we have plans with friends, and next weekend we’ll be exploring Sonoma County for three days. We’ll be staying on a farm in the beautiful countryside between Petaluma and the coast — I’ll be sharing stories and photos on Instagram. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately and what you have planned for February.

Now for those links…

Have you seen the show Dream of Italy on PBS? All episodes stream right on the website.

Finally saw this movie (SO good! Have you read the book?)

The right to roam: wouldn’t it be wonderful if every country had this?

Amazing photographs that prove that Venice is not overrated

12 artsy things to watch on Netflix

My friend Ginny’s writing always brings up emotions for me, and her latest blog post is a treasure

Gorgeous photos of Rome

My favorite kids’ book author has the most beautiful home.

I’m looking for a pair of heels that I can wear to work. After trying two pairs from Everlane, I’m hoping the third time’s a charm with these.

I still love to watch figure skating — here are performances to watch in case you need to catch up on before the Olympics.

The history of the word “tea”

For fun: the most hilarious wildlife photos from last year

Fascinating: what does it mean to die?

Know any wine snobs? Here are 12 things we shouldn’t say about wine

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