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, theyâd be better off. I mean, nobodyâs going to think youâre thirty-two, so whatâs 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!