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Monday, February 28, 2011

NYC staycation

Our staycation in New York last week was really refreshing and relaxing. (Thanks again to Miss Moss for guest posting!) While my mom took care of Toby, Alex and I met up with friends, rode bikes to Williamsburg, went bowling (for real), got massages, sipped gin cocktails at this rad bar, saw The King's Speech, hit up the Guggenheim, and went ice skating in Central Park. It was so great to just be together and "knock around," as Alex says. We felt like tourists in our own city.

We also chilled with my mom and Toby, including brunch at a Mexican place in our neighborhood, where Toby thought the tablecloth was delicious. :) We miss you already, Mama!

117 comments:

Kate said...

that last picture is adorbale!!!
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Chapstick Fanatic said...

so cute! i kind of have wanted to take off for a staycation...

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Grace said...

Yay for staycations!

Becca said...

Love this! I recently took a day-cation (a day long staycation in Boston) and went to the Wellesley College Greenhouses and pretended I was in the rain forest - it was just what the doctor ordered! Also, I love your glasses - may I ask who makes them?

Becca

idratherbeshopping said...

ADORABLE! toby is too too cute! staycations are the best :)

xo,
joAnn

Courtney said...

My sister and I were just discussing how we wish our mom was 'more like A Cup of Jo's mom'! How lucky you are. And how fun to spend a week in your own city and act like tourists.
xo

Shanti Knight said...

every one of those pictures is so SUPER cute! looks like fun.

Dancing Branflake said...

Such a fantastic idea! I am glad you had some time off with your family. Wonderful photos!

A striped beanie for Toby? Such a Joanna influence!

a few affections said...

love the concept of a 'staycation,' i think it's good to take a break from the everyday and spend some time really appreciating your city. looks like so much fun!

-heylee

Kayla said...

How cute is that little Toby of yours? I love a good staycation - we live in a tourist down so once a year before tourist season starts we do all of the things that we'll have to avoid like the plague once they start rolling it. It's so fun and reminds us why we chose to live here in the first place.


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Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..sounds like you had a great time and I love how your hair looks in that photo:) Super cute! Kisses, Joanna

moderncottage said...

Sounds wonderful! I have to ask, where did you get that adorable stripey hat for Toby? (He is much too sweet!).

Monica from Hola!design said...

glad to see you two got to enjoy the city! maybe a staycation is all I need to get out of my winter blues!!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks, diana! i had just gotten a haircut :)

. said...

In Scotland (where I live) when people say they go to 'get messages' they mean they go to the Newsagents to buy daily newspapers, I didn't realise people said that in NYC as well- interesting :)

Joanna Goddard said...

the hat is from mabo:
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2010/10/mabo.html

Amanda Swann said...

Every mamma needs something like this to keep sane. When I need a break like this I'll tell the husband that I need a chance to miss my kids:)

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Clara said...

I love that you guys did this, Joanna! I think we could all use something like that! Also, the photo of Toby, adorable!

My Heart Blogged said...

I'm glad you guys had fun. I think we forgot how awesome the cities we live in are. You kind of have an advantage with a city that big ;) The last picture is way too cute.
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Mo Pie, Please said...

Glad you had such a great time, it sounds like the perfect staycation! Toby is such a little heartbreaker already!

nzle said...

joanna, i was at dutch kills just this weekend (i love having friends who live in long island city!) and we got to talking with the owner. did you know that it has two sister bars? milk and honey in the east village, and little branch in the west village. now i want to go to those too!

xo

Melisande said...

toby is too cute! sounds like an amazing weekend- i love being a tourist in your own city...you get to see and experience it from a whole new perspective.

Cheryl said...

Toby is adorable! and I love that you and hubby have matching jackets!

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

he is so adorable! did you like the kings speech? i want to see it, especially now that it has won so many awards! you and your husband are so cute, its refreshing to see a couple who acts like they are best friends!

<3 steffy
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Kaira said...

looks like you two had fun. i've never done the staycation thing, but looks like an idea for the future! if you like rad cocktails, you might want to check out The Clover Club in BK. My fiance took me last week on our days off, we loved it!

Tamara Nicole said...

Love staycations! As long as it's doing something fun:-)

Cute pic of the lil man!

Kathy said...

Isn't time away from the little one so hard but yet so very refreshing!?

Kendra said...

That's so fun! I would like to take an anywhere-cation from papers and classes right about now!

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JenLynn said...

Love the glasses on you.

Joanna Goddard said...

we LOVED the kings speech!!!! it was so inspiring.

Nuha said...

hahaha you and your husband are glasses twins! So cute! And every picture of Toby just makes my heart melt :)

L said...

That's great you did this! Lovely photos.

lark + linen said...

he has the most incredible eyes!

Christen said...

Wow, Joanna you look gorgeous! Love those glasses.

Mike said...

Your pictures are very stylish and you have a lovely family!

gemma said...

love your hair!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I recognize the chewing of the table....it's called teething!

Rebecca said...

Dutch Kills is so awesome! It's really close to where I live and there is nothing like it in Queens! (Though it's become impossible to get into on a Saturday night. Boo!)

Nancy said...

NYC staycations are the best :) I work full-time, so being 'let loose' around town during the hours when I'd normally be in the office is awesome. That last pic - too cute!

anna heejin said...

toby is the cutest baby ever!!

Vintage Pimento said...

Your pictures are perfect! You all look so happy!
Cutie pie Toby!!! :)

Beth

Kate said...

Ah, I miss Dutch Kills! My favorite NY bar.

Lenita said...

great pictures!
Toby is sooo cute!
I hope you could relax!


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Kari said...

What a great staycation! I wish more people would do this and actually spend time exploring their own city.

Carissa said...

looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time! I so need to see The King's Speech too, especially after last night!

and does Toby get any cuter?! love his little beanie.

April said...

Love the idea of a staycation! sounds like you two had a great one : )

You look great in glasses, J!

SisterBatik said...

He is just adorable : )

Sounds like a great staycation you both had! It is so nice when you can just enjoy your own city with "stolen moment" eyes.

Did King's Speech deserve all the oscars?

dreamday said...

i don't think i've seen pictures as happy as these!!! must have been so much fun, xo!

samantha hahn said...

how fun!

Jackie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your glasses, Joanna.

And I am extremely envious that for you a staycation is in NYC -- one of my fave all-time cities.

Esti said...

staycation! great word and even better idea...

Ana Degenaar said...

So adorable!

Jillian said...

aww that photo of toby is too sweet. glad you had a lovely staycation! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Aditha said...

I WANT your staycation !!!!

Mighty Burns said...

I can not wait to move to NY at the end of the summer! Esp for the winter there and ice skating!
So glad I found your blog via Chirpy Bird

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claire said...

My gosh! Those photos are gorgeous. You're both radiating with happiness xo

hedonista said...

Looks like you had a great week. So glad, you deserved it! I'm looking forward to our own staycation in May, when my mom's coming from MI for a week and helping out with our baby.

laure said...

i will have my first time in NY in april!!!!! I'm so happy!

the lil bee said...

Because, duh, tablecloths are delish, Jo! Glad you got to knock around. I'm going to adopt that phrase;)

kerri lynne said...

isn't he precious! my boyfriend (also named alex!) and i are having a staycation in boston next week :)

JennySue said...

your Toby is so precious, isn't it funny how little ones explore their world by tasting/chewing things?? glad I have found your blog- so refreshing. I'm a busy mom of 3/freelance makeup artist/beauty blogger in Georgia. please check out my site if u get a spare moment. http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

Jenni Austria Germany said...

did you love the king's speech? i certainly did.

Mrs. C said...

Staycations are the best!!!! But coming home to your bundle of joy is even better!!

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third room studio said...

You're lucky to live in a great city for a staycation! I don't think it would be quite so much fun where I'm from, so I might just have to go for the real thing.

goodnightstars said...

i don't know how to tell you this...but you might have the cutest baby on the face of the planet.

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments! becca, my glasses are by Selima. xo

Chiara said...

Sounds like such an amazing time!
Toby has the most gorgeous blue eyes!!

taylor said...

adorable glasses! staycations are so much fun!

the gray bird said...

that might be the cutest picture you've posted of Toby so far (which says a lot, btw)! and you and your husband look so happy... isn't time off wonderful sometimes? :)

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Jen said...

Sounds like a blast!! My mom and I went to our local film forum and saw "God of Love," we absolutely love it!!! So creative!

mitzi said...

A trip to New York is one of the things I'm saving up for.

Your Toby's sooo cute!

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Holly said...

that sounds like an amazing time! i've been to new york city before, but never made it to williamsburg. I've heard its great! lots of vintage shops too!!

Bethany Susan said...

glad you got to relax and enjoy some sweet moments together! toby's eyes! wow~

Amy K. of the Boom Club said...

Glad you had a great time and some special memories were made.

Sera said...

those things sound so fun! and very cute pictures.

rhart said...

He has the most beautiful blue eyes!


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crystal glamour said...

Toby is sooo cute :)

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Of you, I am fond said...

Nawww...look how happy & relaxed you guys look! & what's better than returning home from a staycation to an adorable set of blue eyes like those? Toby you're going to be a heart breaker kid :) xx

Lexi said...

Lazy weekends are the BEST!

xox
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{lovely little things} said...

Wow you packed a lot into a weekend, sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

Joanna!
I just felt compelled to comment on your mother. First of all, she's gorgeous and second, has anyone ever said Toby looks like her? I couldn't believe the likeness in the pic of them together.
Also, how are you doing on the solids? I'm struggling with my 8 month old twins...I feel like I should be giving finger foods but I totally think they would choke!!

xo
Lisa M

Mayoli said...

Beautiful pics!! You live in a beautiful city and have an adorable child!
P.S Has anyone ever told you that you look like Rachel MacAdams?
Mayoli

Mandy said...

Staycations are the best!! How sweet is that picture of Toby!!
xo Mandy

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hearttypat said...

sometimes we do need a little staycation my hubby and i have that once in a year, didn't plan that intentionally but that's how it has been all these years!

Mary said...

Wow, I never thought of this before but you look like Billie Piper in the pic you posted of yourself! I love your glasses, they suit you!

Bronwyn said...

Your holiday sounds incredible! I've been wanting to see the King's Speech but I haven't got around to it....
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Also, ice-skating sounds like so much fun...

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Anonymous said...

Wow, Joanna, you all look so gorgeous, and the Toby photo just highlights what huge eyes he has, just as yours were in your baby photos?

spoonful said...

Cute Toby. And you look good in glasses.

doodle dandy said...

Such a good idea to explore where you stay instead of going away. moms are the best hey!

Ann said...

Enjoy your vacay:)

The last photo looks so cute ♥

Melissa said...

hey hey...lovely staycation....

amazing what you can do together when theres no gorgeous short people around!

but so lovely to get them back....ahhh little toby!

melissa x

artdecodiamonds said...

Love your black and white pics... wonderful!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

How fabulous! Would have loved a stay vacation at this point myself! Going to the movies is a rare event after children...

Amy Vermillion said...

Oh Toby! What a cutie pie!

Poppy Gets a Life said...

Joanna - so delightful! I hope that when I have a baby I sill have the support network available to me to enjoy some breaks.

All the best,
Poppy

ana said...

I would love to have a staycation... your experience sounds amazing

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Suite Henry said...

I really like the idea of a staycation - relaxing without breaking the budget. And getting to know your own city better is always cool.

Did you get a bit of fringe?
Looks nice!

Bee happy said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Love the photos.

Bee happy x

browngoat said...

i am so jealous of your staycation! i am emailing your post to my whole family to see who might want to volunteer to babysit for us so we can have one too:)
i'm glad you had a great week and i'm glad to see you back!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments!

Josefina said...

Toby looks absolutely adorable! Glad to hear your staycation was a success!

Rebecca said...

Aww, I'm so glad for you! And when I saw that top picture of you (lovely), I thought, "Wow, definitely Toby's mama!" He looks like you! (Or you look like him? :)

Sara Szatmary said...

You two look so happy! How lucky to live in a place like NYC where a staycation is actually thrilling!

Anonymous said...

Love staycations. But am looking forward to a trip to the Big apple soon. Yay!!! Weird question, but would you mind telling me what winter jacket you have. I have been searching for one forever. Thanks and have a good one.

A Flourishing Perspective said...

AW! This looks and sounds like an absolutely amazing weekend. Ah, living in NYC--I can't wait to go there someday:) It seems amazing.

The King's Speech! I really, really want to see that. AND, ice skating? in Central Park? so much fun! :)

I will have you know, Jo, that you basically have the most adorable little baby I have ever, ever seen. He is melting my heart:)

Happy Monday, dear!

xxxx

Linnie Joy said...

mum and dad days are the best!!

toby is just getting cuter and cuter(who knew it was possible to get CUTER!)

Lilly said...

Staycations can be sooo nice!! Sounds/looks like you guys had a great (well deserved)little break!! XO

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these comments! anonymous, i have a northface men's jacket -- it's soooo cozy and warm. i never get nervous about cold days anymore!

Maria said...

HE. IS. PRECIOUS. OH my goodness! He is the cutest little boy in the world!

Sammi said...

Looks like a fab time.

You're smile is beautiful, Joanna!

Seema said...

I cannot stop admiring Toby he is like sooooooo.. sweet Dough Nut.

looks like you guys had a wonderful
stay-cation..vow with all those rides.

Barbie said...

Toby's picture is adorable!

Sounds like you did a lot of great things during your staycation.

Sarah Bradley said...

Sounds (and looks) like a great staycation! :)

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Andrew said...

The skating sounds so fun! I just started a blog of NYC ice rinks. Check it out!

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