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Friday, January 13, 2012

Have a wonderful long weekend!


Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? The weather is getting chilly in New York, so we're having a couple friends over tomorrow evening for chili and cornbread. Maybe we'll go crazy and bust out the Taboo. :) Hope you have a cozy weekend, and here are a few great (mostly travel-themed) posts from around the web...

This made me laugh out loud.

The Polar Bear Club is officially nuts.

LOVE this red dress.

Baby rock stars.

Great old couples.

Cute short wedding dress.

Sleep mask for planes.

An underwater hiking trail.

Regarding travel shoes, a few readers asked for easy-to-pack rain boots. These short boots would do the trick!

A brilliant guide to Paris with kids.

FYI, Shopbop is having a huge winter sale.

Anne Lamott is writing a new book!!!

Freshly squeezed cocktails.

Plus, six Cup of Jo travel posts, just for fun:
* Maine perfume.
* Sleeping outside in Denmark.
* Bike rush hour.
* Iceland escape.
* Haha, people are awesome.
* The Cup of Jo Guide to NYC.

(Photos by Phillip Kalantzis Cope and Robert Cameron)

78 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Mmm chili and cornbread sounds perfect for a cold winter weekend:) Have a great time, Joanna:) xo

brave canary said...

i was on an underwater trail last weekend - by the edmonds ferry near seattle, there's an underwater park with thick lines of seaweed placed so you can find the next attraction. we saw a 4 food lingcod and a starfish large enough to eat a toddler.

Rowantree Design said...

It's not a long weekend here in sydney, but my husband and i are on our 50ft yacht anchored in Bantry Bay a peaceful and picturesque waterway 10 minutes from the city of Sydney. I am going to cook a couple of gourmet bacon and egg rolls, along side a platter of mangoes peaches and strawberries and well cheers ourselves with a glass of bubbles! WYWH

Mandy Koster said...

That red dress is awesome!

Enjoy your weekend Joanna :-)

X Mandy

Aimee said...

Or instead of rain boots, those little rubber ballet flats that jcrew sells! I'm sure your feet would get soggy, but they are so cute.

Kirstin said...

I'm totally guilty of thinking 1990 was ten years ago. Still takes me a minute to think about it...

agapelife said...

just returned today from a trip to Israel. I will be spending the weekend sleeping!!

Gosia Myślicka said...

wow! lovely photos

have a great weekend :)

Artist said...

Having sunshine the whole weekend I will paint a new number. Through synesthesia I see colors when I hear numbers and names.

kelsey williams said...

this is just what i need on a friday afternoon! enjoy your weekend!

Kate said...

Brilliant links, I love the one about the Polar Bear club! I have family who live by the sea in Whitstable and I love swimming, however cold it is!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

Girlie Blogger said...

Gorgeous pictures of New York City. Getting chilly in Seattle too :O( Supposed to snow. Guess it's the perfect weekend to stay in and snuggle up.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com'

Ash said...

Snowboarding on Mt. Hood for me, second time ever. Chili and cornbread sounds amazing!

Katie said...

Love Anne LaMotte too- her stuff is great!

Briana said...

Dying for that red dress. I just don't think my 8-month pregnant belly would look quite the same in it, though. ;)

Happy long weekend!

Katharine said...

I love Anne, too. And she would probably love it if you explained to your foreign readers why we have a long weekend. Seriously, you never ever address this sort of thing on the blog and I am sorry about it.

cashmeredreams said...

chilli and cornbread yumyum!!!!
also love the jcrew red dress perfect for layering!


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Char said...

Have a great weekend! We are having Chicken Taco Chili tomorrow as well! Perfect for a Saturday night in with friends! Enjoy!
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

★ JASMINE ★ said...

Mexican & Movies!! Yummy1

Have a fun weekend girl!

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AnaLisa said...

Pretty pics. :)

FashionSis said...

Beautiful photos of New York - missing the city!
Have a great weekend :)

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Trina said...

Have you read Anne Lamott's essay "Time Lost and Found" in Sunset magazine? You may like it: http://www.sunset.com/travel/anne-lamott-how-to-find-time-00418000067331/ :) Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend! I am just about to dig into your round-up!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that sleep mask for planes. Have a shivery weekend and enjoy the chili!

Jennifer M. said...

Yeah! Beautiful NYC shots!!

My weekend plans mainly consist of reading my typography homework (which, thankfully, is actually a lot of nerdy fun!!).

I hope you have a great weekend, as well! Hope it's not too cold there. Taboo sounds like an excellent option for a day inside though -- love that game!

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

wow loving that red dress also it would be great right now with brown leather boots or in the summer with espadrilles and a sun hat!

Tabitha Lynn said...

Love those photos!

Meant for a Moment Designs said...

Amazing Wedding dress, my love affair with polka dots only grows stronger... thanks jo...

Alina said...

My fun weekend plan is to go my first dance class...possibly ever (or at least one that I went to by choice). Thanks for the NY (and FL...) getaway ideas. It's nice to go somewhere different without having to travel too far.

Meg said...

perfect food for chilly weather is chili.
-Meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

Charlotte Drene said...

Those photos are absolutely phenomenal! Wow.


I have just created a new blog called Drene's Dreams, documenting my dreams accompanied by little doodles. Come have a look :-)
http://lucid-labyrinth.blogspot.com/

Lia said...

Saw some flakes this afternoon, maybe we will get some snow or maybe snow in NYC only next fall! Talk about crazy weather!

Angela said...

Joanna! This is so weird that you posted these overhead pics of NYC. I just posted some of my own coming back from LA :) http://bohemianflavored.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-current-city-for-now.html
Enjoy the brisk weather!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

those sleep masks are genius. i'd get a lot of use out of them!

emilyjosephine.com said...

Yea Anne Lamott!!

W. said...

I loved all of the links but that red dress... Swoon!

Anonymous said...

I wish more people recognized the "long weekend" for what it is: Martin Luther King Day. So many people get time off from work and school, yet they don't spend that time celebrating the man behind the holiday or teaching themselves/children about loving thy fellow man or learning about people from different walks of life. Instead, it's become just a day to some. How sad.

Mimi said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I love chilli! The underwater hiking trail looks so cool btw!

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nybred said...

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sarah bean said...

I haven't played taboo in FOREVER :] great idea... hope you have a greate weekend.

Michelle Lee said...

Have a cozy weekend to you too :)

http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

La Parapet said...

Plans for the weekend ? ...dreaming !!! The easiest way to go anywhere or do anything ;-)

Laura said...

Just wanted to share 11 countries in one minute via discosalt.com... Definitely inspired me to get up and move!!

http://discosalt.com/blog/2012/01/09/watch-move-eleven-countries-in-one-minute/

Enjoy!

kalie said...

psst. if you like taboo some other really great games are apples to apples and loaded questions

http://familyandpartygames.com/loadedquestions.html

http://www.amazon.com/Apples-Party-Box-Hilarious-Comparisons/dp/B00112CHCK

Kiki said...

love your blog!!
I'll follow you if you will follow me back (: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Giulia said...

Well, I am glad that so many people are looking forward to a long weekend here in the States. I am, too. Still, I would like to acknowledge what two commenters have said: It is MLK day. There is a way to integrate a short statement of that fact into even a "lifestyle" blog.

Anonymous said...

instead of jcrew ballerines (made in china rubbish), I would get repettos, handmade in paris, for a few more euro.

that makes better sense

Lexie, Little Boat said...

my best friend and i are planning an iceland trip this summer! i am so excited! loved your travel-themed week, jo!

Maria said...

oh gosh, I can't believe Anne is Finally coming out w/ a new memoir. I have totally been on an Anne kick this week- rereading all my favorite stories. This is the best news ever- and we know this will be a good one!

bailey helton said...

every year in early January the local United Way hosts a "polar bear plunge" where the open the community center pool and ask volunteers to raise money, dress up, and dive into icy water from the diving board! My best friend & I dressed up like Michael Phelps, gold medals and all, and jumped in hand in hand! It was hilarious and we raised a lot of money! We were "freezin' for a reason!" (at least thats what our souvenir t shirts said!) :)

p.s. i love your blog, so much! thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Happy Long Weekend! Although, what's the celebration? Sorry, I'm not familiar with all US holidays!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend!

Nikki Fein said...

Gosh, sounds amazing...chili, cornbread and maybe Taboo, love it. And I also think the 1990 was 10 years ago.

Toñi Buendia said...

I love your blog!! i would like that you know the mine!! kisses from spain. Toñi

Caitlin M. said...

So excited for new Anne Lamott. I'm saving Operating Instructions for when I have a kiddo. Maybe I'll have to wait on this one too...or not :)

Tulips & Tulle said...

Great photos! I'd appreciate if you stopped by Tulips&Tulle soon!

o mnie said...

Dear Jo,
My name is Martina. I am interior designer. I live in Gdynia, small city by the sea, in Poland.
I do love your blog. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to know YOU and the City better.
I fall in love with New York few year ago. In February I gonna visit the City for third time. This time I want to see something more than just places shown in guidebooks, such as small galleries, lovely cafes, bookstores with second-hand book, vintage stores etc...can I count on your knowledge? Please, share with me everything you know! It would mean a lot to me.
Thanks
Martyna

Collette Osuna said...

Love the short wedding dress and cocktails:)
Its FREEZING in Michigan, sadly, Winter has arrived....I long for the warm evenings sittings on my back deck....hurry Spring, lol.

Have a great weekend!

Inspiration for You, Your Home, & Everywhere in Between!

NellieVaughn said...

Delicious. Not for a vegetarian/celiac like me, but delicious.

ABBY said...

chills = soup in the midwest for us, too! plus more excuses for hot chocolate. (no complaints here.)

The Raspberry Stain said...

Wow.. great pictures.. wish I could take a trip to NY. have a great week end!

QA Create said...

You always have the best round ups. I can always count on you to show me some beautiful J. Crew piece that I can't afford. Love the pictures of the old couples as well.

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Kristina Gulino said...

Oh man, chili does sound amazing right now (it's cold is CA today)! I am amazed at that hiking trail that becomes engulfed in water once the snow melts. So neat!! Have a great weekend yourself :)

Kristina
Something 2 Write About

Daniela said...

The weather it's getting colder here too... in my country... I spent this weekend at home, sharing with my son and my pets...

Have a great week!

Melissa Blake said...

Chili sounds wonderful....it's SO cold here today...warmed up with some tomato soup! :)

the greenhorn knitter said...

My weekend plans consist of knitting, sewing, and reading. All with a warm cup of tea. Bliss.

monster said...

Our weekend was filled with making a surprise blanket for a friend and baking chocolate berry tarts for ourselves.

Priscila B. said...

I lov lov lov your blog!!!!

kisses from Brasil

Alyssa {Second Floor Living} said...

I made (and blogged about) chilli and cornbread last week to celebrate our first snowfall in Chicago. Such a winter classic.

helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face said...

Eating chilli and playing taboo is how we spent New year's Eve! In fact, it's how we spend a lot of evenings with friends, love it :) Hope you had a good one! Hx
www.helenlimbrick.com

SmilingStyle said...

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Joanna Goddard said...

martina, thanks for your comment! you might check out my NYC guide: http://bit.ly/nFulHx

also, i love the cafes in Nolita -- you can walk around and find some beautiful little cafes and boutiques in that neighborhood. you'll also find the great bookstore Jackson McNally. near there is also the Housing Works used bookstore on Crosby Street, it is fantastic.

for galleries, you can walk around chelsea--you might be sure to go to the David Zwirner gallery, which has a really cool "infinity" light exhibit right now.

have a wonderful trip!!!! xoxoxo

Jordan said...

Hope your super weekend is going well too!!!

<3 jordan
JordanDibb.com

Sammi said...

i just adore the travel around south east asia with the baby. so unwestern. so fabulous!

Emmanuelle said...

I spend the week-end in New-York for my birthday! Your NYC guide was very helpful!! Thank you very much for sharing good addresses!
It's really a pleasure to read your blog everyday! Thank you Mrs Goddard!

Kradyville said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I must say I enjoy it very much! Thanks for introducing me to Shopbop!
Lauren

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Sorry to be a pain, but a friend of mine insists that the botton photo is of San Francisco. I'm trying to win the argument. Please help :)

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