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Today Joe and I are celebrating our 9 year dating anniversary! It’s a day I look forward to all year (well…along with birthdays, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve). Not only is it a good excuse to go out to dinner and eat whatever we want and drink lots of Champagne and vino, but that kid is my absolute best friend on Earth, and it’s fun to take an evening together and really reflect on how lucky we are to have found each other out of the billions of other people on the planet. Cheesy but true.

Since living in SF, we’ve usually celebrated at a local Italian joint in North Beach, but this year, we’re branching out and will be having a blowout dinner at Kokkari. Mediterranean food is among our FAVES, and I can’t wait to pop open a bottle of wine at the restaurant and reminisce on all the good times we’ve had over the better part of a decade.

While this weekend was originally shaping up to be busy, a few of my plans have fallen through, and to be honest, I don’t mind. I’m looking forward to some quiet time at home. I mentioned on Twitter that Joe just had Lasik surgery, so I think it’ll be nice to hole up in our apartment (especially since the weather has turned cold and rainy) and let his peepers recover. I have a couple craft and cooking projects I might tackle too — if so, I’ll be sure to share them here next week!

If it’s as wintry where you live as it is in SF, here are some links to enjoy while you stay indoors:

+ I’ve been thinking that I’d like to get a new, stately looking lamp for my desk at home. I was stoked to see Lesley post a lovely white lamp roundup with lots of amazing options. This one from the new High Street Market shop is on the list too!
+ Brittany curated a post on Swalla Studio’s original paintings, and I was pretty much in love with every single one.  It’s great discovering new artists!
+ Kyle from the fantastic interiors blog Knight Moves has been sharing her pro tips on bookcase styling. Part I focused on how to amass an enviable collection of design books; Part II has been on accenting the bookcase itself. Stay tuned because I’m pretty sure there’s more to come.
+ This image of Clairborne Swanson Frank’s ridic apartment circulated this week; the blog Kelly Market shows us how to get the look in your own home!
+ Loved this take on glitter booties. Cute outfit, no?
+ With the cold weather coming on, I can’t think of anything better than a hot bath with some of this homemade milk sugar scrub. So divine.
+ I loved everything about Lauren’s post on having a full passport. Her parents’ approach to giving their children the gift of travel is such a good one. Lucky girl.
+ Jenn remains one of my favorite bloggers out there, mostly because she’s able to keep it real. And her recipes are good, too.
+ Finally, something I definitely want to do sooner rather than later: create my own life mission/intention statement!

Bon weekend, everyone!

{Image Credit: Jose Villa}

20 Responses

  1. Enjoy celebrating your anniversary! Have a great weekend!!! P.S. I love your Friday posts; it’s always fun to see all the amazing things other bloggers are doing and writing about!!

  2. Aw congratulations! What a special day. We celebrated our 8th dating anniversary in May! Have fun!! xo

  3. Happy Anniversary!! Have a wonderful weekend full of food and vino :)

  4. Happy anniversary dear! 9 years is a long time and deserves lots of celebrating. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. What a special weekend! Happy anniversary sweetie! 9 years deserves a celebration! enjoy!

  6. Happy 9 years!! I hope your celebration is the best! Thanks for the link love- why are beautiful lamps so dang expensive?? I want to know!

  7. Oh my goodness – nine years!! Congratulations to you two… I hope you have a wonderful weekend & celebration.

  8. Great roundup of links, and have a great anniversary!


  9. oh goodness! congrats! have an amazing weekend

  10. Victoria – Congrats on your anniversary…my boyfriend and I are nearing eight : ) Thanks for the link love! Have a wonderful evening and a great weekend! xxKO

  11. Love, love this post, too cute! Cheers to you guys, enjoy lots of vino and champagne!

  12. Happy anniversary! Your relationship sounds like ours — we work in the same space all day long and still love to go to lunch together and have date nights. These “kids” are great guys. (love that!)

  13. Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog via Blog Brunch- it’s too cute! Have a lovely weekend!

  14. happy Anniversary Victoria!!

  15. awww, wishing you a happy 9 years! what fun. totally enjoy, indulge and have the best time at dinner tonight. xo

  16. Happy Anniversary Victoria! My man and I have been together almost as long as you and your beau. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating.

    And thank you so much for linking to my blog, always leaving the sweetest, most supportive comments, and just being a generally lovable person!!

  17. Kokkari is amazing!!! I was in San Fran back in August 2010 and we went and loved it. Hope you enjoyed! Happy Anniversary.

  18. Catching up on blog posts after a weekend away, congratulations on the 9 years!! What a wonderful testament to your relationship. Hope you had a relaxing weekend!!

  19. Happy Anniversary – so much fun :)

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