adventures in weekending: december

The whole month of December has felt like one giant weekend to me. I was smart enough to save a bunch of my vacation days for the end of the year, so I’ve gotten used to the extended weekends that are sadly no more. Between the getting settled in to a new place and the holiday frenzy, December has been one cuh-razy month. But it’s the good kind of crazy. In spite of the running around and a few brief moments of rest, I love how 2011 ended and I love how 2012 is starting out. 

Trips to Ikea are a favorite activity of mine. I dream of living in their perfectly-styled, creatively-spaced rooms. 

Dinner and drinks with Bob’s family at DeStefano’s. If you’re ever in Williamsburg, this cozy steakhouse is a must.

A rather successful experiment in air freshening, naturally. More on this later.

Watching Bob prepare dinner is another favorite activity of mine. For the obvious reasons.

My aforementioned short breaks have consisted of plentiful amounts of coffee (much needed) and Lunch in Paris.

Our New Year’s Eve plans kind of fell through, so me and Bob kept it laid-back with dinner at a local bar and fancy night at home with champagne, wine in martini glasses and homemade brownies.

I’m glad to be back in the swing of things. Can’t wait to do some catching up!

-jillian m.

19 responses to “adventures in weekending: december”

  1. colleen says:

    ahhhh this all looks so perfect! so glad your 2011 ended with so many delicious things and so much down time. here's to 2012!

  2. SreeBindu says:

    looks like an awesome start of year :), cool pics.

    Thank u for visiting me :)

    xoxo
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  3. rooth says:

    Your NYE sounds a lot like mine – keeping it close to home with the ones you care about. Happy 2012!

  4. Alexa says:

    I LOVE Ikea. It's such a treat to make a trip over there. I always want to sprawl across the beds and 500 Days of Summer makes me want to go on a date there :)

  5. Vanessa says:

    Sounds like a fantastic December! I've never been to DeStefano's, I'll have to add it to my ever-growing list.
    Happy 2012 to you!

  6. sherri lynn says:

    I love all of these things! We just were at Ikea yesterday and the rooms really are perfect! Lunch in Paris was SUCH a good book! I hope your new year is off to a great start!

  7. The PvdH Journal says:

    Oh man I was working a lot this Christmas and didn;t quite get into it until actual Christmas day (note for next year: take a holiday!).

    Thinking about IKEA I think my flat would be unfurnished without it haha

  8. Gloria says:

    As chaotic as it is, I love going to IKEA too :-) Happy 2012!

  9. Monica says:

    good to see you.

    your new years sounds lovely.

    we visited ikea last week actually. i loved those embroidered cushions, in the 2nd pic. but bit pricey and too much to suitcase home anyway.

  10. Bonnie says:

    IKEA is like crack to me. It's better if I stay away.
    Happy New Year, love!

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  11. yours truly, melissa says:

    the closest ikea is about 3 hours away for me – bummer!

    i hope you and your man are settling into your new place nicely. :)

  12. Jane says:

    Sounds like you've had a really busy holiday season. I love IKEA as well! Looks like you had a cosy NYE, happy new year!

  13. Boho mom says:

    I love Ikea – great pics. Love all the photography…really nice blog!
    All the best to you in 2012 :)

  14. la petite coquine says:

    Sounds like a perfect way to use up that time off! Glad your holidays were merry and bright, but I'm glad to see you back!

  15. Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies says:

    The orange peels have me very curious about your little experiment. Whenever I go to Ikea, I get lost in everything there. I think I get overstimulated.

    *Erin

  16. Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies says:

    The orange peels have me very curious about your little experiment. Whenever I go to Ikea, I get lost in everything there. I think I get overstimulated.

    *Erin

  17. Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies says:

    The orange peels have me very curious about your little experiment. Whenever I go to Ikea, I get lost in everything there. I think I get overstimulated.

    *Erin

  18. jillian m. says:

    Alexa – I totally forgot about that scene in 500 Days! Too cute.

    Vanessa – You simply must! It's terribly good.

    Lena – Thank you! I'm glad to be back!

  19. Rebekka Seale says:

    I have been wanting to read that book…it looks like the perfect cozy afternoon read!!!

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