This week I…

+ Did four loads of laundry. Trust me, this is an accomplishment. Folding it all is another issue entirely.
+ Guest posted (today, actually!) on The Yuppie Files, where I’m sharing 10 random facts about myself. Sweet Valley may have come up.
+ Had lunch with Erin of Apartment 34 fame. She inspires me!
+ Heard back about an apartment we wanted to rent in Aix en Provence. We got it! We’ve never done an apartment rental abroad before, so I’m a little nervous but also really excited. It’s going to give us good reason to shop the local markets and I can’t wait to sample the produce there.
+ Finally was able to decide on and book a hotel for the coastal portion of the adventure. We’ll be in the tiny town of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, not far from Villefranche-sur-mer. Hello, sunshine.
+ Went dress shopping with my mom. We ordered one!
+ Had a fantastic dinner on Wednesday night at new local favorite Terzo. How I lived in SF for almost 6 years without going there is beyond me!
+ Worked on the curriculum for a cooking class I’m teaching this Sunday. It’s the first in a series of 6 I’m doing and I’m totally stoked. This first class is going to focus on basics. I’ve been looking through some different notes and books from my culinary school days and it’s been like a walk down memory lane. And actually, I just learned there are a couple spots in the class that have opened up, so if you’re in SF and are interested, email me!

LINK OF THE WEEK: Earlier this week when I was hunting down an image source, I came across this post on Nichole’s blog, which led to the blog 47 Park Avenue. It chronicles the renovation of a beautiful old London home, owned by Michael and Jonathan. If you have a thing for ridiculous light fixtures…you might die a little when you see this project. (Like this or this). Also, I am now obsessed with this simple dressing area.

Bon weekend, friends!

{Image Credit: Jeremy Harwell for Decor8}


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  1. 4.13.12

    Cap Ferrat is seriously a dream destination for me! So jealous. You’re going to have so much fun!!!

  2. 4.13.12

    Wish I lived in SF to attend a cooking class- I need it! And thanks for being on my blog today! I always wanted to be Jessica- I totally relate!

  3. 4.13.12

    It sounds like you had an AWESOME week my friend!

  4. 4.13.12

    1) Re the laundry… believe me lady, I get it. 4 loads equals popping bottles worthy accomplishment. Now you just need a good TV marathon to tackle the folding.
    2) You have to let me know how the apartment rental goes! We are looking into it via airbnb.com for Paris. What website did you do it through?
    3) I so wish I lived in SF because I’d be smiling and bright eyed/ bushy tailed in your class. That or I wish you had been my TA in my culinary classes at Cornell!

  5. 4.13.12

    4 loads of laundry = major feat. I am impressed! Loved the Q&A on The Yuppie Files. If it makes you feel any better, I always wanted to be Stacey McGill from The Babysitter’s Club. Why??

  6. 4.13.12
    lisa said:

    wow i would love to try your cooking classes if i was in SF, i’m venturing into the kitchen again as well!
    in dramatic fashion

  7. 4.13.12
    Jess said:

    Sounds like a fantastic week! Sometimes it’s the little things; last night I tidied the bathroom, cleaned the toilet, and took out the trash and it was probably the biggest boost to my sanity at home. :)

    Congrats on finding the dress! Happy Friday.

  8. 4.13.12
    Crystalin said:

    Congrats on finding and getting the dress! I’m sure you and your mama are having a blast this week (despite the stupid rain)! Good luck on your first cooking series, so exciting!

  9. 4.13.12
    kim said:

    i’ve always wanted to rent an apartment abroad! looking forward to seeing how it turns out! :)

    midnight snark

  10. 4.13.12

    Please please take lots of pictures of your trip to France!! I’ll be living vicariously through you guys… Oh and lunch with Erin? Totally jealous! Have a fab weekend dear! X

  11. 4.13.12
    Kate said:

    I’ve never done an apartment rental abroad but my mom has done it in both Rome and Paris and it worked out super well. In fact, she became friends with the apartment owner in Rome, they even did an apartment swap last year for a week! You are going to have such an amazing time…you should do a cooking class series after you come back inspired by your travels!

    <3 Kate

  12. 4.13.12
    Jaclyn said:

    Your trip sounds heavenly! An apartment will be so fun too. Good job on the 4 lad of laundry in 1 week, I’m lucky if I even get that much done on the weekend!

    Stay in the Lines

  13. 4.14.12
    Nikki said:

    Ohh Aix en Provence is one of my favorite little towns! You’re just going to LOVE it! Have a great weekend dear and I can’t wait to see this dress finally! :)

  14. 4.14.12
    maria said:

    have a great weekend, Victoria!


  15. 4.14.12
    Nenad said:

    Super cool guest post “10 random facts about myself”, so much fun to find this side of you

  16. 4.15.12
    Emily said:

    Congrats on ordering your dress – so exciting! I can’t wait to see pictures.

    Also, I’m in the same boat as you re: laundry. Folding is THE WORST! :)

  17. 4.15.12
    Sara said:

    You will have to post all about your trip to France! We will be planning a trip to France soon, so it would be great to see your recommendations!