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Friday, August 12, 2011

Have a breezy weekend.

What are you guys doing this weekend? Tonight I'm looking forward to staying in and just lying on the sofa, reading magazines, drinking wine and chilling out. Sometimes quiet nights are the best. Hope you have a good weekend, and meanwhile, here are a few great posts from around the web...

The magic of summer storms.

Three favorite prints: Lovebird, mushrooms, modern art.

Starry tights!

Crawling knee pads.

Fantastic business card.

Whoa. Check out this shark photo.

Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party.

I'm newly in love with this store. Everything is gorgeous. (Like these elbow patches!)

Have a good one. xo

(Photo by Clemens Fantur)

77 comments:

anneb said...

That shark picture totally gives me the chills!

chanel said...

Your plans for the night sound the same as mine! I love the post about summer storms. It reminds me of South Beach Miami. I posted about it here http://bywayofney.blogspot.com/2011/07/south-beach-in-full.html

Have a great weekend!

Glitterish Allsorts said...

Breezy laid back weekends are the best! Sometimes I would happily swap adventure filled weekends for a chance to just lounge around in my pyjamas reading magazines and catching up with friends! Xx

Anna Claire said...

ohhhmigosh the shark photo. holy heck.
I hope you have a fun relaxing weekend - I'm kind of jealous :) We're going to a big party tonight benefiting the local NICU where my son spent his first 71 days. It should be fun and it's a great cause.

Caroline said...

thanks for introducing me to ASOS- I have a sneaking feeling I'll be spending way to much time browsing their site this weekend :) also, love the toddler/frat party observations- made me laugh out loud!

Happenstance said...

The toddler/frat party comparison had me lol! That would be pretty funny to frame in the house somewhere. I'm sure guests would get a kick out of it. Hope you have a fab weekend!

Bad Joan said...

Thanks for the good reading suggestions! Have a great weekend!

GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com

Isabelle said...

Omg! The shark is solo huge
If this picture is not a fake it is so frightening
I hope i won't have a flash of it next time i dive, it could totally ruin the day

Liz said...

It is a fake shark picture :(. Too bad, bc it was pretty cool (well, I say too bad, but it's nice to know the divers were actually happy). The original is from Facts about Sharks (at least, that's where I found it) - http://www.factsaboutsharks.com/shark-pictures/great-white-shark-picture.jpg

Nems said...

that store has cute maternity stuff! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Joanna, you who love wedding photos might like to check these out. A bride on a zipline over a beautiful country pond in her wedding dress. Now THAT'S a picture you have probably not seen before. Just sayin'.
http://themeadowbrookblog.blogspot.com/

...like a rolling stone. said...

that shark story, my word! i'd have a heart attack. this does NOT make me want to scuba dive, haha. love the unique and lovely posts! xo.

Trina said...

Nice of the son to supposedly leave his parents down there with a shark! It does look too big to scale, even if great whites get to be pretty big. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/scubashark.asp

the southern hostess said...

I am obsessed with ASOS. Also, I'm going to have nightmares about that shark. Eek! I'm showing my husband that. He'll think it's the coolest.

ZombieHilary said...

I'm going to Tijuana tonight to see a band and then wine tasting on Sunday! I'm glad to have Saturday in between to relax. If anyone from San Diego reads this you should check out my blog post today about TJ. It's an awesome place!

Have a good weekend Joanna!

Hilary
ifzombiesweresupermodels.blogspot.com

Tragic Sandwich said...

Crawling kneepads for toddlers are insane, but you know what's not? Kneepads for adults crawling after the toddlers! Mr. Sandwich ruined his knees on a roofing project, and now any time he's going to give Baguette a bath, or even play on the floor with her for more than a couple of minutes, he dons kneepads.

Breanna said...

I'm moving across the country to Nova Scotia this weekend! Probably one of the more ridiculous weekends I've ever had.

Kristin said...

i recently discovered asos, as well and i agree that their items are quite lovely aesthetically... but be careful! the last item i ordered was poor quality and even damaged a little! :(

A Cup of Sparkle said...

The shark photo was really funny. I am relaxing today like you are :) I am looking forward to that.
-Melike
acupofsaprkle.blogspot.com

Kirstin said...

My weekend plans include eating a lot of seafood, sitting by the beach, and watching the Phillies. A true vacation weekend. Happy Friday Joanna!

Jessica Brown said...

False shark pic.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/scubashark.asp

Sunshine said...

I am having a quiet wknd too

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

High school reunion this weekend with a pre-party at our house! Can't wait! It'll make for an "interesting" weekend.

Sage Crown Parker said...

sweet photo, it's almost like the one i just posted on my blog this afternoon.
happy weekend, i'll raise my glass of red wine to you this evening as well.
xoox
s

Brodie said...

to me thats a perfect night haha! have a good one :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great weekend. I amy go to see "THe Help." Otherwise, I am just relaxing, too.

jean goddard said...

Those crawling knee pads are amazing. We could have used them this weekend on the bridge!

Anonymous said...

The shark picture is so terrifying. But I love the ASOS link.

mary♥cate said...

I love that fake shark photo! It was photo-shopped, but I'm sure you knew that! :) http://www.hoax-slayer.com/shark-behind-divers.shtml

Enjoy your weekend :) I keep hoping any night now that my 10 month old will sleep through the night! xx

Courtney said...

hilarious! awesome people hanging out together was my favorite... I am also curling up on the sofa in my comfiest... :)

I Can Be Many Things

Katie said...

Ha! That shark picture! I love those star tights! xo

raspberry said...

I've seen this picture before on snopes, not sure how true that story actually is!! http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/scubashark.asp

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Have a lovely weekend! xx

PoetessWug said...

We're going to 'virtual' Ghana tonight. :-) But your laying on the sofa and reading sounds almost as good!

A Merry Mishap said...

You're going to hate this but Asos used to sell babies/kids clothing! I used to buy all of Israel's clothes there until about a year ago when they stopped carrying them!
:(

Mrs. Pancakes said...

sounds like an awesome weekend!

Nicole Jeannette said...

Hmm a nice glass of wine sounds lovely right now :)

401 said...

I love that top photo and I still can't get over that shark photo, oh my gosh!
kate

http://www.4-0-1.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love the star tights and elbow patches. it reminds me of an interview the band Au Revoir Simone did a few years ago where they described their style as playground sheik

wildchild said...

that shark picture is terrifying! i opened it and i could feel a shot of adrenaline shooting through my veins. holy gazoly. i'd pee my pants

*^_^* said...

Wonderful! Fascinating!

L said...

Love the laid back weekends, and the links. My weekend will be filled with traveling.

Clio said...

that shark photo is actually terrifying!

Jennifer said...

Oh. My. God. Brenna from Suburban Snapshots is a good friend of my sister's since college and a friend of mine too... I'm so psyched to see her Frat Party post mentioned here, and I'm sure she'll be too!

dreamday said...

great links as usual! laughing, smiling, dreaming of stars :)... the shark one is too much, i don't know if i'm able to believe that or not!

Ally said...

Loved the business card!
I'll be lounging at the beach with my best friends!
xo
http://allykayler.blogspot.com

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Funny post...I wish I were laying around. This frat house is closing up until the holidays, when my son and his rowdy bunch come home from college. Enjoy the early years, they go by way too fast!
The shark pic is a nightmare come true...squeeeel!

Kimia Kline said...

died laughing at the toddler = frat party post. so brilliant. :)

~ Faith said...

The second set of links aren't showing up...

DENISE. said...

Can't believe that shark pic! Kinda bummed it's a fake.

Kiera said...

unfortunately (major bummer!) that shark photo is a hoax. I posted it on my facebook, then someone sent me the link debunking it:
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/shark-behind-divers.shtml

steam showers said...

I must agree with you, there is nothing quite like relaxing at weekend after a week at work.

PJ said...

I am also excited about drinking wine and chillin out! Love your blog!

Just started my own over at

itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com

Please check it out and let me know what you think!

superhappyjohi said...

the shark pic is totally photoshopped :)

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_sneaky_shark.htm

superhappyjohi said...

have a great weekend! mine is over already :(

M.R. said...

That shark picture is so freaky!
Love the asos stars!! Going to the county fair tonight with my sis! then spending sunday recuperating from a crazy few weeks!

mindofmr.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Super creepy shark pic!!

Glad you've discovered asos- I've been using it for about 6 or 7 years and it's always been great. I still check every day to see what's new!

Oh and the NYT has a super cute proposal video up today - 2 ballet dancers. You should check it out!

Claire said...

Hi Joanna,
I've been reading your blog for a while and am just now trying to cross into the land of non-creepers. Your tone is so bright, and I love seeing what you've discovered.
all best,
Claire

A-nah! said...

Lovely photo :)

Sammi said...

I <3 ASOS!! It's brilliant :D and I especially love the starry tights.

**

Jo, I went to Bath Spa on Friday (I'm cozmikfaerie over on twitter) it was amazing!! The rooftop pool was awesome, even tho' it rained. Everyone in the pool just all looked up at the sky and didn't really mind because the water was about 35C

Sera Pie said...

That shark photo is crazy! Gave me the heebie jeebies.

Grandma Kathleen said...

went to Oakland for my son's wedding!!! that makes all four for me....so beautiful!

Kelly said...

I have my first ASOS order coming in the mail next week hopefully! I'm soo excited. LOVE their items.

www.unremittinglykel.blogspot.com

Lilly said...

Shark photo was the winner of a Photoshop competition title 'Vacation Bloopers 6' over at www.worth1000.com. Here's the link if you want to check it out (and see some of the other entries) http://www.worth1000.com/entries/295830/

Kayleigh said...

Wish those starry tights shipped to the US!

Nora said...

the photo of the shark is a fake. it was part of a photoshop contest on worth1000.com. well done! http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_sneaky_shark.htm

Mara said...

Beware of Asos as a brand. Most of their clothing is insanely bad quality but looks amazing in the photos!

Meena Dhuga said...

love this post! ☮ love your blog and would die of happiness if you visited my blog and maybe followed? xx :D

http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

Meena xxx

Natalie said...

Yeah, I know asos.com a wile, i agree with what someone said about poor quality, it's true, you have to be careful. Although the cloths are lovely, so is a choice. They sell other brands too, normally i read labels carefully. But i do have a bunch of stretched out., & washed out t-shirts, & jumpers by asos. :/
I still shop there! U know.. nothing lasts for ever! :)

vintage engagement rings said...

A gorgeous photo!

Suburban Snapshots said...

I am always glad to bring a laugh. Thanks a million for the link back to Suburban Snapshots, and for helping me discover your blog. - Brenna

Kimia Kline said...

ooo, good to know about the quality at asos. had no idea.

Mobrandtly said...

I wish I knew what a summer storm looked like....
I LIVE IN A TEXAS.

oh well. A girl can dream right?

Tiffany | Wholesale Flowers Store said...

had a great weekend... tyhat shark is photoshopped right?

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

Those links are fantastic! I love the business card. I think I could use one like that today!

Kacie
http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

Bridget McNulty said...

Thanks so much for the asos tip - they ship, for free, worldwide! Even to South Africa. Snared two dresses on a crazy sale, now I can't wait to meet them :)
Thank you!

whirlpool baths said...

You hit the name on the head!

A relaxing weekend is my cup of tea!!!

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