The end of January/beginning of February can sometimes feel somber. The weather can be a bummer, sickness can be rampant and the kids—the kids can be tough. Planning a vacation around this time, whether it be a getaway with just you and your S.O. or a fun jaunt with a group of girlfriends can be a remedy. After all, having something to look you forward to is always therapeutic. Other than that, entertainment, lots of entertainment, which is why we’re serving up a group of lighthearted links that will make you laugh, smile, giggle and more. And, yes, there’s a last-minute Valentine’s Day-related link in there for you romantics. And when all else fails, just try and remember how magical winter can actually be.

Anthony Bourdain is “Wasted.” Aka, a pioneer in the very important anti food-waste movement.

Source: Saveur

Kristen Bell gets hilariously and refreshingly real about all things ‘mom.’

Source: Ellen Tube

If you’re staying in on February 14, here is your Hallmark movie lineup. Enjoy.

Source: Real Simple

Another reason to get away (and to do it in Italy). Gucci now has an osteria.

Source: CNN

This creative list of outdoor snow activities involves making a “Snow Volcano!”

Source: Mother