Woohoo! The first Friday of 2012! I don’t know why I’m writing that as if I have huge plans this weekend and a ton of energy to match, because…yeah, I don’t. After the holidays and all the overindulgence fun of New Year’s last weekend, I am ready to have a normal weekend and get some real rest. We’ll see how that last part goes — for some reason I have not been able to sleep in at all lately.

The blog world BROUGHT IT this week. Like the days after Thanksgiving, the holidays must’ve given everyone some time off to gather inspiration, because I bookmarked a ridiculous number of posts to share this week. So, while you enjoy the first weekend of twenty twelve, here’s some goodness to look through should you find yourself with a spare moment:

+ Shameless self-promotion bit. This week, I was so happy to guest post for Erika on her blog [shop talk]. We took a look at the fabulousness that is Elie Saab. Award season is coming up, and all of Hollywood should take note: look no further than Mr. Saab.
+ Kyle from the blog Knight Moves is designing my dream bathroom/closet. You seriously won’t believe it. She’s one lucky (and talented!) gal.
+ Check out Naomi’s insane ottoman makeover for her mother. So creative and the end result isn’t like anything you’d find in store!
+ Let’s talk about how to travel in style. Think about how you would ideally like to fly…then prepared to be amazed by how it pales in comparison to this.
+ It makes me sad to see all the Christmas trees on the sidewalks of SF. Joe and I typically don’t take everything down until the end of the month, but I’m hanging on to this post from Arianna on how to store strings of lights and ornaments to make it less of an ordeal next year.
+ I adored this post from Into the Gloss featuring Iris Apfel. She has such a refreshing take on what it means to age beautifully. Fave quote: “If women put some more of the time and money they put on their heads in their heads, they’d be better off. I mean, nobody’s going to think you’re thirty-two, so what’s the point?”
+ If you’re still considering your New Year’s resolutions, read this post from one of my inspirational faves, Jess Constable, first. And read this one too, while you’re at it. That girl is so good.
+ My girl Irene shared this “WOW”-inducing before and after bedroom makeover she recently completed for a client. It looks great!
+ And finally, if you don’t read a single other post here, read this one: 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. Danielle reminded me of it this week, and I’ve literally read it 5 times. I’m planning on taking some of the items that are especially relevant to me and putting them up around my office. Hopefully after seeing them everyday, they’ll sink in!

Also, I just wanted to take a minute and say hello to all the new visitors who have recently found me via Behind the Scenes ladies and guest posts elsewhere. I’m so happy to welcome you here! If you’re liking things ’round these parts, be sure to check out my Twitter and Facebook pages too. And of course, a big thank you to all of you who are seasoned vmac visitors. You make this blog such a fun place to hang out everyday. Bisous!

{Image Credit: Frederic Lagrange via Matchbook Magazine Tumblr. Frederic’s photo rep can be found here}

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  1. 1.6.12

    Can’t wait to check out all of those links! I love discovering great posts I would’ve missed, thanks for posting them. Hope you have a good, relaxing weekend!

  2. 1.6.12

    I saw that plane on Mel’s blog and died over it. So beautiful. Love that post on 30 Things… so true! I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. 1.6.12

    Oh my gosh- that plane! The stainless kitchen! The marble bathroom! He and whoever his new little lady is are very, very lucky.

    Hope you get the rest you need this weekend :)

  4. 1.6.12
    Kelly said:

    I just love your Friday posts!!! Can’t wait to check out all these links. Have a great weekend!

  5. 1.6.12

    I love your Friday round ups, really the best of the best! Going to check everything out now. Have a great weekend lady xo

  6. 1.6.12

    i’m a newish reader and i just wanted to let you know how much i love your point of view and your blog! keep up the great work and i wish you a very happy 2012!

  7. 1.6.12
    houseofearnest said:

    love that 30 things list! I need to hang it up in my office because that is the place I seem to get bogged down!
    Great links!!!

    Happy Friday and weekend, Victoria!

  8. 1.6.12

    I’m so excited for the weekend because there are no plans! It feels like its been forever that I’ve had a weekend at home. And any Friday is an excuse to be happy :)

  9. 1.6.12

    Love the 30 things … needed that this week!

  10. 1.6.12

    If I get that plane first I will let you know, if you do then give me a ring…thing of the fun that could be had on it! Enjoy your weekend!!

  11. 1.6.12
    Amanda said:

    I feel the same way! And I wish I was flying on that plane to Alt :)

  12. 1.6.12
    Aubrey said:

    Hehehe…great minds think alike because Naomi and Irene made my faves list today, too! LOVE seeing those girls everywhere, they definitely deserve it! And holy cow, how did I miss Kyle’s new dream bath/closet??? Amazing!!!

  13. 1.6.12

    How did I miss Irene’s makeover???? Headed over now!

  14. 1.6.12

    So many great links! Thanks so much for including my lil blog!

  15. 1.6.12

    Well, hello to you! I’m glad to have stumbled upon VMac & Cheese!


  16. 1.6.12
    Kathryn said:

    What a great post- I definitely took something from the 30 things to stop doing :)

    XX Kathryn


  17. 1.6.12

    It’s Friday I’m in (link) Love! Thanks so much for including me. Means a ton. Great relaxing weekend to you.

  18. 1.6.12

    You have no idea just how timely that 30 things to stop doing to yourself link is for me! I’m seriously going to print it out and add it to my inspiration board. Have a lovely weekend!

    <3 Blonde Vivant

  19. 1.6.12
    Lauren said:

    Okay, now a huge fan of “make under my life”. What an amazing woman!

  20. 1.7.12
    alyson said:

    Great read, as always! That bathroom remodel is sick and amazing, and love that 30 things to stop doing. Have had it up all week. I think these things yet I totally need them printed everywhere to remind myself. Happy weekend, Victoria!

  21. 1.7.12
    Lotts said:

    Love all these links especially the 30 things, need to remind myself of some of them on a daily basis, I have forwarded onto my friends! Have a super weekend. x

    Ps – thanks for your comments on my blog last week, really really appreciated as I was having a blog wobble.

  22. 1.7.12
    Jess LC said:

    Thanks so much for sharing the recent posts on MML! I hope your new year is going swimmingly!

  23. 1.14.12

    Just saw this link on the short and sweet of it and had to comment…the dress is GORGEOUS!!