Hello, December

life updates

Louis C.K. has some joke that goes approximately like, “Thanksgiving doesn’t end when you’re full. Thanksgiving ends when you completely hate yourself.” Safe to say that was me at various points this weekend: so utterly sated, bloated, and stuffed that I really, really hated myself. By last night, after 4 days of drinking and eating crazy (delicious) amounts of dairy, I was done. So today I’m taking it easy (and taking the easy way out) by sharing some snaps of life lately, while I settle back into the office over here. Enjoy!

PS, on Friday I shared some of my favorite holiday deals and steals, and many (if not most) are still live for Cyber Monday today — lots have even deeper discounts too! Check it out. I’ve updated some of the codes since so many of them change on Cyber Monday. Happy shopping!

All photos from my Instagram. Follow along here!


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  1. 12.2.13
    Alexa said:

    Happy December Victoria! I seriously cannot believe it’s already here!

  2. 12.2.13
    jillian said:

    looks like a great month! happy december! xo jillian

  3. 12.2.13

    hah. What a perfect quote from C.K. Louise. He just really gets me sometimes :)

    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and are now letting your stomach rest a bit.


  4. 12.2.13
    Bethany said:

    Ha, exactly! You think beforehand you could handle the leftovers for weeks, but by Saturday you’re already over it. :) Great pics!!

  5. 12.2.13

    Do you mind sharing the link to your light fixture? I’ve searched the site high and low and can’t seem to find it!

    • 12.2.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Hi there! Yes, it’s here: http://www.eurostylelighting.com/eux5620.htm. One of the best design decisions we’ve ever made, for sure!!

      • 12.2.13

        Ah, THANK YOU! I’ve been searching for something like this for our bedroom – no room for a swing arm on the sides since our headboard has 12″ deep wings. But this is the perfect solution. I’ve been trying to find it since I saw your Instagram photo!

        • 12.2.13
          Victoria McGinley said:

          They have it in brass and silver too, FYI! Try typing in “double swing arm” in the search box — you’ll see ’em!

  6. 12.2.13
    dana said:

    your pictures are great! Love your doggies :)

    The Casual Classic

  7. 12.2.13
    Kayla said:

    I love that picture of Lucy – SO sweet!


  8. 12.3.13

    Your house looks so festive! And congrats on your first roast. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! xx

  9. 12.3.13
    meg said:

    I swear, everyone in NYC has a French Bulldog. ;) They are just the cutest!


  10. 12.3.13
    Elise said:

    Victoria, love those wine glasses! I’m currently on the hunt for new ones and love the shape of yours – would you mind sharing where you got them from? thanks!!

    • 12.3.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Hi Elise! I received them as a gift from Red Envelope (they can be found here). I know that places like Sur La Table also sell them, and I found them on Amazon too! They’re the Schott Zweisel Tritan glasses. We’ve used both Zweisel’s and Reidel’s, and I find the Zweisel’s to be a lot more durable and great for everyday or entertaining!

      • 12.3.13
        Elise said:

        How funny – I had my eye on the Tour wine glasses from Crate & Barrel and its’s the same maker! Thanks so much for the helpful info and links, can’t wait to make the purchase!

  11. 12.4.13

    Your turducken looks amazing Victoria! Happy December to you too :), I am looking forward to it!