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Friday, March 25, 2011

Have a smoochy weekend.

My darlings! What are you up to this weekend? This week, Alex and I went to the insane play Sleep No More. It felt almost like a haunted house: Everyone in the audience had to wear white masks, and you wander silently around a four-story warehouse in Chelsea. The whole warehouse is designed to look like the setting of Macbeth, and it's incredibly elaborate--from children's bedrooms to a detective's office to a moonlit graveyard. You go up twisting staircases, open creaky doors, explore empty rooms, open drawers and rifle through papers, feel your way down dark hallways...it's really spooky! I made Alex hold my hand the whole time and only freaked out once when there was a strobe light. Now and again, actors will come into the room, and everyone will watch them, until they dart off again. It was, as Alex would say, "a trip." (New Yorkers, you can read more here if you want to go!) Anyway, hope you have a fun weekend, and here are a few great posts from around the web...

Liking these quirky braids.

Awesome dinosaur.

Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes.

Regarding Mad Men: agreed!

What a beautiful wedding dress.

Just got this polka-dot skirt and love it.

The cutest way to tell your parents that you're pregnant!

And a sweet way to announce an engagement.

Organic fruit delivered by bicycle. Awesome.

How to make twins.

Good to remember when you're feeling passionate about something.

An Iceland video if you're feeling wanderlusty.

Love this identity.

A beautiful farm wedding.

And a big thank you to Refinery 29!

(Photo taken at the Memphis Zoo by Karen Pulfer Focht for the The Commercial Appeal newspaper. Via Leigh)

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

That does sound spooky, but fun and different. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the wedding dress.

Signed,
Recently Engaged :)

Jessica said...

that giraffe picture just melted my heart:)

It's things like that that I miss SO much about NY...favorite city in the world!

Girly Notes said...

it is soooo sweet and cute :)
ur blog is the best
even better than mine :)
http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Molliee said...

love that idea to announce your pregnant to your parents! too cute! have a good weekend!

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Holland said...

I LOVE your blog! It really brightens my day and brings inspiration!! Thanks!!

xoxox
Holland

Happenstance said...

Wow, that play sounds amazing on all levels. Congrats on the Refinery 29 list!

Diana Mieczan said...

The play sounds interesting and a bit insane in the same time. I would probably be a bit scared too. Btw: that twins link is so adorable. hahah It totally made me smile. Have a fantastic weekend, Joanna

Ps: hope you will have some spring-like weather in NYC

Saige White said...

giraffes are just adorable! And Oh, that does sound quite spooky! But fun! :)

Trina said...

How about pies delivered by bike? http://bikebasketpies.com

missmehoneybee said...

The play does sound like a trip. I had the painted version of the giraffes on my baby shower announcments. Adorable.

Those cupcakes would be so good with a big glass of milk. Yum.

Becca said...

Isn't "Sleep No More" the CRAZIEST thing?! I love that each person's experience is totally unique - for example, one of my friends was pulled into a closet with Banquo who delivered his monologue 3 inches from her face, and another friend spent nearly 20 minutes exploring the "forest" as they had lined it with hundreds of evergreen trees. I don't know Hitchcock as well, but I understand that there are also elements of Hitchcock thrown in - all in all, I think Alex said it well when he said, "it's a trip!"

Becca

vanillasugar said...

that icelandic video is just perfect.
let's go there....now

ag. said...

Um, peanut butter and jelly cupcakes? Can I say yum times a million?! :) Have a great weekend!

Abbey Watson said...

Very envious that you saw Sleep No More - have really been wanting to make it to New York for that.

Have a lovely weekend Joanna - your blog is such a treat.

eshu said...

Sleep No More is the single most amazing play I have ever seen! We saw it in Boston but I would consider a trip down to NYC to see it again!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love the hither&thither post too! so fun.

SK said...

As I read "the cutest way to tell your parents you're pregnant" I thought of how my parents would NEVER want to know that I am pregnant right now. haha :) some day!!

{lovely little things} said...

What a cute picture!

Anonymous said...

Heads up from refinery 29 - awesome!

Erin Elizabeth said...

Giraffe pic is so sweet! Oh and those Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes - genius!

Brodie said...

that farm wedding is gorgeous! and that play sounds intriguing, yet probably something i would never ever do. what a chicken!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

adorable photo of the mama and baby..have a great weekend!!

abby jenkins said...

I have been wanting to check out Sleep No More! Thanks for the reminder and that adorable shot of the giraffes. Beyond adorable.

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

That sounds sooo scary, but also sooo fun! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Amanda Swann said...

I'm with you about the play. I'd be a little freaked out! I'm not big on spooky stuff like that.

I LOVE that wedding dress in the farm wedding. I think I need to get married again just so I can pick another dress:)

Have a lovely weekend.

The Cheeky Cafe

Abby J. said...

I love giraffes. They've been my favorite forever, and the picture you posted is exactly why!

NATURAL MODERN INTERIORS said...

I love photos of animals with love for each other...It reminds me why what is important in life. Have fun, Lisa

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Sounds amazing and soso scary!

Love the picture, super cute :)

Marissa said...

That sounds so cool!

And I love that little skirt. I want one.

Nomadic D. said...

The play sounds amazing! Wish I was in (or at least closer to) nyc, I would run and see it right away.

Also loved the 'how to make twins' and how to tell your parents your pregnant. So cute!

Also loving those braids, blogged about them myself a few weeks ago here:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/03/bottom-braids.html

Bronwyn said...

Oh, god, I ADORED Sleep No More!
I saw it about the day before Halloween in an old school in Boston last year - perhaps one of my favourite performances I've ever seen!
I ended up playing some variation of poker with someone and helping Lady Macbeth into a sheet and out of her bath...
Have a lovely weekend!

wndeater.blogspot.com

Terhi said...

Ahhh I love braids. So glad it's the weekend too!

I made cookies (good start for a saturday), check them out here if you want a good recipe:

www.sparkleontheside.blogspot.com

Michelle Lee said...

have a great weekend :)


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Amanda said...

Sleep No More is incredible you'll want to go again and again. The Boston version was staged in an old/abandoned high school in Brookline, Ma. Such a perfect setting!

Life of Style said...

Wow, that sounds awesome, I would love to check that out when in NY! Love the giraffe image...have a wonderful weekend!

dreamday said...

i read about this last week in the nytimes! sounds like scary fun! my cousin lives in chelsea... i'm sending him the link. hope he goes!:)

travelkate said...

That sounds really interesting and entertaining! I would love to go, but I am the biggest wimp-I ran out of a haunted house at Halloween a couple of yrs ago after just 30 seconds, ha!

Jocelyn said...

I love the pregnancy ideas!

Since my parents already have 9 grandchildren, my idea for when I get pregnant is to make ugly t-shirts for the Grandpas that say "My favorite grandkid is a Cooley"! I think that should give enough of a hint. :)

Playing It Cooley

Sunshine said...

Sounds awesome! Have a great weekend?

Natalie said...

That sounds awesome!! I love this link list as usual! :) Have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

Absolutely love the blog. Every detail of it! And these links are great :)

Keep it up please!

Kelly
http://alphabetgems.blogspot.com/

A Cup of Sparkle said...

The links are really cute. The farm wedding and the pregnancy announcement is awesome.

Una said...

Many thanks for posting our Iceland video Joanna.
Happy happy weekend!

Jenn said...

The cupcakes are so cute and creative!

http://coffee-reverie.blogspot.com

tastekaitsplates said...

"sleep no more" sounds fantastic! I am going to have to get myself over there to check it out...

alice said...

i saw sleep no more twice while it was in boston- and it was totally amazing and different the second time! a few of my friend moved to ny to work on it and i'm glad its still going strong!!

Maria said...

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Fashion queen said...

What a cool sounding event. There is nothing like that in Atlanta and I miss things like the Sleep No More living here. one more reason to move back up north.

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend! That play sounds great but I'm so far from NY! Went to a great arts market and a sustainable living festival this weekend. Took lots of pics and stuck em on the blog. You'd have loved the market!

Poet Whale said...

There's an error on the "announce engagement" link. IE tells me there's an error, and the page keeps loading and reloading.

Love your week-end blog entries

kaitlin said...

Hi Joanna:

Not sure if you're heard about it, but there's a wonderful website called Tin Eye that allows you to source what would otherwise be unknown photo credits. http://www.tineye.com/

The play sounds wonderful; we'll have to check it out when we're in NYC next.

Classic Style said...

So cute giraffer pic..

Lisa Griffin said...

that play sounds kind of awesome! i know you love the funny photos so you should check out these dogs-they kept me laughing for hours!!!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/basset-hounds-running

ttv said...

That's so lovely.

Maggie said...

Oh my, this picture is sooo cute!!
http://soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

the lil bee said...

Jo, what a great compliment on R29! I just had to leave a comment:) And I love this link roundup. Hither & Thither's napkin reveal was so sweet. Happy Monday!

Chessa! said...

I think we need to go check that out! it sounds awesome. and btw, I am obsessed with giraffes. love them so! lucia has a big one in her room and she likes to greet it every morning when she wakes up:)

Andi said...

I just spent way too much time checking out all of those links. Love!

Andi of Champagne to Chiffon

nicole said...

I've been eyeing that Emersonmade skirt for awhile now. Nice choice, Joanna! xoxo.

anatomy of style said...

awwww... the pregnancy announcement is just too perfect

Taff said...

love the giraffe picture. super cute.

I love your blog.
Everything about it is wonderful.

Julie said...

This picture is so amazing!!

www.CelebrityOwned.com

Diana said...

i also saw sleep no more in boston, i was scared but once i figured out that no one was going to jump out of a closet, i relaxed and started poking around in ALL of the drawers. but, when we first were lead into the old school, we were taken up an elevator, went one floor, and the host pushed one girl out and shut the doors behind her! i think i would've wet my pants if i didn't have my husband's hand to squeeze. i loved that there were some old rooms that they made hot and humid with steam, others smelled like moth balls, it was truly an all-sensory experience. there was a room lined with 6 bathtubs, reminds you of some horror/insane asylum scene, and one of the tubs had a live eel swimming around in it! ah, just remembering it makes me happy, i'll try to make a trip down to ny just to see it again in another context!

Snappy Di said...

Love the polka dot skirt, but to be honest... that wedding dress is most likely the ugliest thing I have ever seen. It does nothing for a woman's figure... Just my two cents.

Di

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