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Friday, December 02, 2011

Have a good weekend.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We're bundling up and taking Toby to the holiday train show in the Bronx. (He loves trains almost as much as cars, buses, taxis and garbage trucks, so he's going to be psyched:) Also, my gift guide will be posted all next week. Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, and here are a few posts from around the web...

11 things you believed as a kid.

Before-and-after photo. (Takes a second to load.)

Roast potatoes and asparagus look delicious.

How to choose the right red lipstick.

A wedding dress straight out of Jane Austen.

J.Crew's gift guide is actually really good.

Getting mugged in NYC.

Cozy Brooklyn apartment.

Diane Keaton's new book is getting rave reviews.

The secret to tying a bow.

Bonjour!

Yale offers a class on...NYC nightlife.

Legwarmers under a wedding dress. :)

(Cheesecake photo by Smitten Kitchen)

69 comments:

The Wearwithal said...

I didn't know it was possible for a cheesecake to look that great.

Lilacs In May said...

lovely NYC story

Julie-White Tapestry said...

I'm reading Then Again now, it's a really beautiful memoir. You will love it!

wonderchris said...

That before and after photo is incredible!!

Happy weekend!

rolala said...

Behold the power of retouching! I'll be wrapping presents and working on a few photo projects this weekend. Have a great one!

Briana said...

Love that wedding dress!

Laying low this weekend. Watching Forks Over Knives tonight. Expecting my life to be different tomorrow after watching it!

Enjoy the trains!!

Joanna Goddard said...

julie, i just got it! can't wait to start reading.

Diana Mieczan said...

Have a fantastic time this weekend, Joanna and that Brooklyn flat is so beautiful. I'm totally over the moon with the kitchen. The wooden floor and the dark walls are spot on. xo

Liv Szari said...

That before and after photo of Faith Hill is nuts. Her arm in the after photo looks wacky...like she has no elbow. The more I look at it, the more grossed out I get haha!

-Liv
(thencomesmarriage.blogspot.com)

Mo (New on U) said...

Photoshop - it makes me mad! She looks great in the before picture. Just leave it be and let people have realistic beauty and aging standards!

Have a good one!

katie [the bright life] said...

I love that NPR story about the man who was mugged...so beautiful that he was able to see past the violence and give the teen what he really needed...a friend, a meal and some good advice! Xo, Katie

Girlie Blogger said...

Holiday train show - sounds like fun. We are getting a tree this weekend :D

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

hayden said...

Thanks for sharing the retouch photo. I think she looks better (and more human) in the pre-retouch. I also think they took away the wrinkles from her eyes that make it clear that's a *real* smile - kind of sad.

Elisabeth said...

my little brother was obsessed with trains too - every christmas we had a large one that went around the christmas tree.

and if you have a minute, id love for you to check out what we're doing today over on my blog to take a stand against AIDS, its easy and its fun :)
love,
elisabeth
http://lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com

aislin said...

love love love all the links (as usual)!! especially that little kitchen in the brooklyn apartment!
have a wonderful weekend!!

Giulia said...

So glad you're taking Toby to the holiday train show. I've convinced a few friends here in DC that we should take their kids to see holiday lights at the Zoo & also at a park. Go ice skating on the Mall, get hot chocolate, etc. The experiences of the holidays, the songs, etc. are really important. I remember some of those more than I do the presents I received when I was little.

xoxo

Diane James Home said...

How fun - living in Connecticut, the holiday train show was on our calendar every year. Sadly, the boys are too old (or so they think!) this year and we'll miss the experience dearly. Make sure you reserve tickets before you go - it is a popular destination! Enjoy! Cynthia

Anita said...

I just went to Diane Keaton's book reading! She was amazing.

Here's my blog about it:

http://anitadukart.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/diane-keatons-reading-or-menswear-on-women/

Laura said...

If you all don't have it...you should get Toby Richard Scarry's book Things That Go.
You will ALL be enthralled at the pickle car, finding gold bug, etc.
Trust me, I'm a librarian and an aunt..I know these things!

Jennifer Terry said...

It must be holiday-event-weekend across the country. So much i going on around my neck of the woods too! I'm taknig my son Jack to Hollydazzle in Newport News, Va tonight, and Colonial Williamsburg's famous Grand Illumination on Sunday!
Happy Weekend!

MITICA FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Oooh woow this cake!! Ummmm

stellacharlie said...

MMM... cheesecake and an article about red lipstick? Its like you know me :)

Sammy
www.charliestella.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

So many good great links here!

Anonymous said...

That J Crew gift guide is perfect but dang! I just got the girls in my family these little wood bracelets. Are you going to do a men's gift guide this year? Pretty please :)

http://mayfurnitureco.com/store/category1/index.php

Katherine Carroll said...

Wow! That NPR story was incredible! I feel like if I were ever mugged (knock on wood), I would be too scared to do that. That man was incredibly brave to even talk to him after. Just shows you deep down there is good in people.

Audrey said...

So glad I had time to check your list today...that NPR story is really something. I'm rather moved and so happy to know that there are still good people in the world. And that before & after photo of Faith is RIDICULOUS and made me sad (esp. since I have 2 daughters!)...she looks so much better, with character, in the before photo! Hope you enjoy the train show ~ happy weekend!

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

I love your weekend posts links! Especially glad to see the before and after pic. What would be so wrong with posting reality? I just don't get it. Have a good weekend1

goodnightstars said...

That before/after link makes me nauseous. I'm disgusted with all the changes they made.

Rema said...

that wedding dress is absolute perFECtion!

Anonymous said...

We went to the NYBG train show last weekend--it was so much fun. We bought our kids these fantastic train cookies in the shop afterwards...if they still have them, I highly recommend!!

Anonymous said...

I love tha chambray shirt at J. Crew. And also the 11 things you believe as a kid. Classic!

Tara Galuska said...

wow that before and after image is disturbing. i had a friend that worked on retouching and it just sounded too crazy to be true...

Anonymous said...

I agree that the before and after is disturbing. It sets up such unrealistic expectations for women - and men.

I really love your blog.

Monica | Hola!design said...

enjoy the weekend, joanna! i loved the story about getting mugged in nyc.

Shell in your Pocket said...

What a fun blog~

sandy toe

Zoe @ The Chic Classmate said...

that cheese cake looks divine!!

http://thechicclassmate.blogspot.com/

east side bride said...

i rly wanted to like those legwarmers :/

Stacey said...

You always have the BEST round-up posts. Thank you!

Shezshe said...

3 years,since I've been reading your posts... I just LOVE,LOVE,LOVE YOUR BLOG:) Thank you Johanna :)

Ida Ayu Melati said...

i love cakeeeessssss!!!

Sammi said...

hang on a second, what do you mean blankets aren't an impenetrable barrier from monsters?

also, i know someone who actually got coal in their stocking one christmas... she was about 7 and had told her parents she no longer believed in santa, oops!! how mean is that?!

i am a bit in love with the bow tutorial, i am terrible at tying bows (which i have always blamed on being left handed) so maybe that will help me in the future. i will practice on my all star laces!

Sammi said...

hang on a second, what do you mean blankets aren't an impenetrable barrier from monsters?

also, i know someone who actually got coal in their stocking one christmas... she was about 7 and had told her parents she no longer believed in santa, oops!! how mean is that?!

i am a bit in love with the bow tutorial, i am terrible at tying bows (which i have always blamed on being left handed) so maybe that will help me in the future. i will practice on my all star laces!

Michelle Lee said...

I'm eating cheesecake at the moment :) happy weekend everyone!

Anna Pope said...

That cheesecake has both me and my boy drooling and now he's giving me the puppy dog eyes so I think I know what I'm doing this weekend ;)

Thank you for the links, perfect reading for a Saturday morning.

DiezPasteles said...

I love the picture of the girl at the top of the post. She looks like an even naughtier Nancy Mitford.

Shabby Style said...

A piece of this cake would make it a perfekt weekend ; )

Greetings from Germany

celia said...

Oh my gosh! What a Cute picture. And you are right, that J Crew gift guide is awesome, i'm going to go drool over all of the pretty things!

Veronica Kessenich said...

Faith is so BEAUTIFUL in the before photo!

Did you happen to catch this article in NY Times about software that will rate how much a photograph has been retouched?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/technology/software-to-rate-how-drastically-photos-are-retouched.html

Anonymous said...

great list. but that mugger story sounds so incredibly fake. it's corny and just doesn't ring true.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

great links! have a fun weekend!

Ridgely's Radar said...

Love the wedding dress! Happy Saturday!

Flying Fawn said...

Thank you for this lovely links ... ♥ I will bookmark them all!! Have a lovely sunday!

QA Create said...

God all these links are great! I read the story about the man getting mugged in NYC earlier this week. Very inspiring. What a great article just in time for the holidays.

www.qacreate.com

xoxo, dania said...

cheesecake looks divine!

Kristen said...

that j.crew list so good! Did you ever get your heart sweater? I tried it on but it wasn't baby-bump condusive xx kristen

mikie and kristen

Sage Crown Parker said...

love love love the first photo!
looking forward to the gift guide, i'll take all the help i can get :)
happy sunday funday!!!

Jeannie said...

http://type-truck.com/

This is really cool! It's like a food truck, but for letterpress!

JBeaudetStudios said...

Hi Joanna, I love all your links! Love, J.Crew, Diane Keaton, and absolutely adore the wedding dress! Thanks for all. I didn't know about shopbop until now!
Take car, Jennifer:)

Allison Young said...

That cheesecake looks delicious!

www.absurdlypeculiar.blogspot.com

AaReAn said...

LEGWARMERS...ugh I wish I would have thought of that for my wedding...I was so cold at my reception I went and put on my UGGS! ha real classy I know.

Anonymous said...

cup of jo gift guides coming soon?? pretty please?

Janna said...

Smitten Kitchen never fails to have the most awe inspiring foods

Caitlin said...

That cheesecake looks amazing! Thanks for the links - hope you had a great weekend!

Jess said...

that cheesecake looks amazing!!

www.laceandfadedjeans.com

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Brittany said...

where's the top picture from?

katherine. said...

to go along with the before and after, have you seen this before?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTlmho_RovY&feature=player_embedded
it is my wish that all the small girls i teach (and my own daughters, should i have them) will never fall for the lies that photoshop wants us to believe are real.

Michemily said...

As always, thank you for the wonderful links.

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