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Friday, February 26, 2010

Have a wonderful weekend.

My darlings, what are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are going to Abbey's house to celebrate Febgiving, which is basically Thanksgiving in February! Her friends made it up. Isn't that a great idea? Hope you have a relaxing weekend, and here are a few great posts from around the web...

The top ten mispronounced foodie words.

Wow, holy bedroom makeover!

What a lovely wedding (with orange shoes).

Oh, Nutella snack drink, where have you been all my life?

Good to know when climbing trees.

Grace Kelly would have liked this pencil skirt.

Flower pinata.

Funny shopping moment in the UK.

Loving J. Crew's "real models" series.

Beautiful bookstore cafe.

Loving these old-school toys.

Another adorable Olympics commercial. What a great song.

The cutest cross-country road trip proposal story.

Plus, five Cup of Jo posts you may have missed.
* A well-dressed autumn.
* Wine tip.
* Venice underwater.
* A quote to remember.
* An Ode to the Indie.

(Illustration by Adrian Tomine, whom I spotted in a record store once. I awkwardly trailed him around but was too shy to say hello)


The Wanderers' Daughter said...

There OUGHT to be a Thanksgiving in February. Heaven knows we need something after Valentine's day to tide us through the long, cold days of winter's end. Enjoy!

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, right?? febgiving was created since february is such a bleak month. it's an awesome idea! :)

caroline duke said...

this is one of my favorite new yorker covers! i covet her hair!

happy weekend, joanna!

Atticus and Juliet said...

joanna, you seem to have the coolest friends!

Her name was Lola said...

Happy Febgiving + happy weekend, Jo!


Deanna said...

My friends and I celebrated "kegsgiving" in college - basically Thanksgiving with a keg. Not too original, but fun!

Laughter-Loving Stacy said...

What a cute idea! <3

Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker said...

Great idea. February needs some more holidays. And happy weekend to you too!

Rachel Dangerfield said...

Nutella Snack Drink are a brilliant idea! Yum. And I could LIVE in that bookstore cafe. Amazing. Happy weekend!

janet said...

Febgiving is celebrated right before Festivus...right?

beingdena said...

Febgiving sounds great. Thanks for sharing these links with us. xoxo

beingdena said...

Febgiving sounds great. Thanks for sharing these links with us. xoxo

DH Hunter said...

So True, Febgiving is Genius! I am now inspired to take the (delicious) porcini
mushroom gravy (from Thanksgiving) out of the freezer and roast up a chicken to go with. Tonight, we will raise our glasses and toast A Cup of Jo!

Giulia said...

One of my very favorite New Yorker covers -- ever. And I'm old-ish. And I've been getting it for uh, a long time.

good weekend

Liz said...

Um yeah, TOTALLY cried watching that proposal video!!! I don't even know these people! haha nothing better than a sweet proposal :) I actually just posted my story on my blog!! I wish I had a video of it!

Christina said...

Loved your links!

Anna said...

I am such a boob. I cried while watching that road-trip proposal video. Thank you for the great posts, as always!

Sarah said...

That was the most adorable proposal in the whole world! Really. Amazing! Thanks for sharing. :)

Karena said...

Check out your links, paint, read relax, Isabella's birthday on Sunday!


Vintage and Cake said...

Have a great weekend to, hopful a nice sunny one :P

Joanne Angelina said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend as well. I swear February would have been such a dread if not for the Winter Olympics to keep me distracted haha, take care!

Nicole said...

Hi Joanna!

I haven't signed in, but you might remember me as Monomestile, I used to be a very active reader. 6 months ago I took a job that had me working ALL the time and I haven't been on since. Anyway, last Thursday I lost that job and have had to think "what do I do before I was working all the time?" I remembered your blog and came on today.

I absoloutely forgot how much I love you and your blog and everything you have to say. And when I discovered you were PREGNANT I freaked out!! I am so thrilled for you and your husband! You are a total pick-me-up and I love what you have to share. Sorry for being gone so long, and I'll definately be keeping track from now on.

Picnics and Peonies said...

Thanks so much for visiting my fledgling blog :) Figure skating was awesome!
And yes, I'm SUPER stoked about my trip this summer! I looked at your honeymoon pictures and posts and am totally inspired. What do you think, is Italy a must-visit?
Happy Weekend!

Kara said...

Bookstore cafe is so great. The tables that fold down are very clever! Love it.

Kate NG Sommers said...

FEBGIVING! I was AT febgiving. you linked to my friend Jim's blog! Oh, I knew I liked you miss joannna, and your style. Now I'll make it a point of meeting you next time I'm in new york!

Joanna Goddard said...

kate, that is so awesome!!!! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, nicole, you are so sweet. what a lovely note. thank you. :)

GERI Brin said...

We love you Jo.


rachel said...

Have a lovely weekend, Joanna!

Abbey said...

yay!!! I can't wait!!!!

Gali said...

Don't worry, you're not missing much by not having the Nutella/drink thing available close to you. The ice tea is pure sugar there... it's quite annoying when trying to quench your thirst after having the Nutella + cookie sticks.

But it's a thing everyone must try at least once!

Kate NG Sommers said...

Okay, you inspired me to post about our Febgiving last weekend!

craftysunday said...

my family has a february holiday, too: frostivus (festivus + my mom's family name). each year has a theme (last year was pirates, this year "freedom"? hmmm). it's food, fun, and definitely a break from the bleak weather of february!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love the list of mispronounced foodie words. Thanks for the link!

Lark said...

I LOVE Adrian Tomine! I would have done the same thing.

Still Life With Coffee said...

Thank you for the lovely links. I especially loved the bookstore cafe. Amazing.

C said...

Sounds like its going to be lots of fun, but no turkey again so soon I presume:)

Nicole Marie said...

have a great weekend!

Ms. Wife of the Year said...

The "real model" series? If you ask me, they are real models, no quotation marks...

Juliana said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend! I have never commented because you have a ZILLION followers but I really do hope you have a nice weekend!

My Passport to Style said...

I hope you have a great time! Looking forward to checking out these interstinmg sites, thank-you for selecting.Let me know if you want to trade buttons over @ My Passport to Style? Sharon xxx

erin :) said...

you post the BEST links! these make my weekend wonderful. :)

battlingthedinosaurs said...

I'm going to (hopefully) buy my first pair of recreational in-line skates and I'm going to see my school's production, Rising Stars.

Sallie Ann said...

Great links and even greater holiday! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for all the great sites.

Dancing Branflake said...

That's so perfect! I always want some turkey and stuffing around this time. I just got home from the opera and tomorrow I have a lunch date with my friends and twin new borns.

Helena said...

I just checked out the Nutella snack drink! How amazingly yummy!

Elisa, Croatia said...

Just checked out the bookstore Cafe! How interesting,

Have a wonderful weekend,
I will enjoying the sun today, yippee...

A Mexican chica living in Europe

Laura Trevey said...

What a cool idea - Febgiving!!
I will have to remember that one :)

carina said...

Love the pencil skirt - only wish I had remembered to put in my Kelly essentials post:-(
Have a nice weekend


Joanna Goddard said...

aw, Juliana, you are so sweet!! :)

plaisirs simples said...

ooo how fun! thanksgiving is my fave holiday!

Trina said...

OMG. Joanna, thank you SO MUCH for posting this cover!! I kid you not, I have been searching several years through random giveaway piles of New Yorker mags, hoping in vain that I'd find it, and then plop! here it is. So thanks again, it made my day. :)

Anna Walker said...

Thanksgiving in February sounds amazing! Please let us know how it goes!

wishful nals said...

febgiving, what an AWESOME idea! xo!

Phone with a Cord said...

Loved the mispronounced foodie words. Funny and very helpful!

Holly said...

sounds like a promising weekend.

Garberg Designshop Blogg said...

Great!I wish you a nice febgiving from Norway!Im following your great blog and it makes me happy:)Good night...

DH Hunter said...

Mission accomplished, we had a great Febgiving last night! Who doesn't love a beautiful roast chicken? The 10
mispronounced foodie words were a fun addition to the table too :) cheers!

Claire said...

McNally Jackson's is one of my favorite places in the city to hang out in. They have seats all over the tiny bookstore so you don't even have to buy anything at the cafe if you want to read. I just wish I lived nearer there. You live in the Village don't you? It's just across town.

christa elyce said...

Febgiving was started as a means for the nation to celebrate my birth! jk! lol!

jo! i know you'd love to win this giveaway!

...or i know your readers would!

Maleah Matthews said...

Ha, awesome idea! There should be something fabulous like that in February!

Destination Inspiration said...

You always have the best links! I love your Friday posts

latacones said...

Hi, Joanna! Nice finding you there!

Big hello from Spain and have a nice week!

A Day That is Dessert said...

I hope you're enjoying your weekend! I'd love to hear about your febgiving... and that model series is fabulous - thanks for the link! xoxo

Freck said...

Thank you thank you thank you for including the J. Crew designers info in this post! I'm on J.Crew's site 24/7 but I've never stumbled upon this section. I loved reading about them!! Hope you're feeling well and having a wonderful weekend!

Joanna Goddard said...

claire, yes, it's one of our favorite bookstores! such a great vibe there. :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, Febgiving sounds like the most fabulous thing ever - I want to establish such a day myself! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my love!! :)

Trixy said...

I love your weekend round-ups!

Audrey Jaye said...

Woah! I missed the Venice flooding buisness. How? Anyway, those are great photos, there's something alarmingly beautiful about a flooded Venice.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I am posting my French Master Bedroom. Come see it on my blog.

Serena said...

Thanks for the links :) these are great!

Casa Bella said...

I still can't shake off that Nutella drink off my mind...:-)
Thanks for all those wonderful links!

tinypaperheart said...

febgiving! what an awesome idea! :)

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bianca stella xox said...

i just loove that book cafe. so creative

Anonymous said...

It might be a New Yorker cover, but that looks identical to the Washingto DC metro train. Especially with the orange seats. I'm pretending its me commuting to work in DC :)

livin wide said...

being featured on 'a cup of jo'?!?! thanks, that made my weekend!

Angela said...

Your friend's blog - Fab over Fifty -- is wonderful!
Kudos to her and to you for sharing it.
Angela B.

rachel said...

I am so happy I came across that nutella link. That nutella snack drink is the most amazing thing ever. If shipping wasn't $20.00, I just might order it...You should go to Buon Italia in NY and tell me how it is.......

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