Recipe: Tex-Mex Salsa

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s certainly true for this little recipe. Not because of pandemic and quarantine — though, to be sure, we’ve made more frequent batches of this as the weeks have worn on, what with the glut of canned tomatoes stockpiled in the pantry. But actually, this Tex-Mex salsa recipe has been a stalwart in our household for many years now, conceived one weekend when I wanted to make migas for brunch…

These Five Things.

Late last week, I walked by a restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try for some time and said to myself, “Maybe Joe and I can go there for our anniversary this year.” In my head I meant, like, months from now. That’s how our anniversary always feels—something to look forward to, a small speck on the horizon, an event so far in the future that surely we have ample time to plan big romantic gestures and secure dinner reservations…

Ask V: The FAQs on running a small biz

I’m very excited to share this post, as it’s been on my to do list for a while! Today, I’m answering frequently asked questions about launching and running a small business. And, since I often receive questions focused on the design side of my business,…

Beauty Freshies

Beyond beauty empties—these are so good, I just bought a fresh one.

Playlist 15

What happens when I don’t publish a playlist for five months? I collect a lot of music. And instead of overloading you with a four hour playlist (srsly), this go-round, I’ve…


Are you familiar with the Japanese art of Kintsugi? Directly translating to “golden joinery” (and sometimes called Kintsukuroi, or “golden repair”), Kintsugi is the method of repairing cracked or broken…


Oh, hello. Some of you might know me as Victoria McGinley. Remember me? I used to blog here regularly—for many years, in fact. I shared my favorite style finds, music…


Current San Franciscan, by way of New York, L.A., Austin, and Geoje. Raised in Texas, but always thinks of California as home. Korean adoptee. A self-taught designer, with a background in marketing, and the culinary arts (of all things!). Prefers tea to coffee; morning to night; autumn to any other season. Lover of antiques, gardening, and reading the same books over and over. Total typography nerd. Fascinated by the details. Known to be delighted by great layout design. Will never say no to a glass of Champagne.

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