Friday is here, and so are our top links! Here’s what caught our eye this week:

If you’re planning to travel over the next month, toddlers in tow, you’ll want to read this first: 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids, from Erin at Apartment34. (Don’t worry, wine is allowed and encouraged!)

Any other Parks & Recreation fans out there?? We loved reading this Design*Sponge interview with woodworker Nick Offerman, AKA the one and only Ron Swanson.

One of December’s greatest little luxuries is peppermint mochas. Leave it to 1912 Pike to add a festive twist — peppermint liquor. Snag the recipe here! 

This holiday tablescape is chic and sophisticated, giving us loads of inspiration for the holiday feasts ahead.

If you’ve always dreamt of a visit to Portugal (who hasn’t?!), you’ll want to bookmark this guide to Lisbon. And if you can’t make the trip happen just yet, then shop these beautiful Portuguese wares instead.

The preferred shoe of it-girls, Freda Salvador, just gets better and better. This week, the designers launched a new website AND a new collection. Crafting our letter to Santa now…

Image originally appeared as part of “Merry & Bright” in our Holiday 2015 issue here.