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Friday, November 15, 2013

Have a lovely weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Our friend is throwing his annual holiday party tomorrow, so we'll be dressing up and going out! I can't wait to feel like a grown-up:) Next week we'll be sharing photos of our newly decorated apartment (here are the "before" shots). Excited to see what you think. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

Google Street View goes to Venice! Employees wore 360-degree cameras while walking around and riding gondolas to capture all the secret paths and canals.

My friend Abbey told me about this awesome restaurant in New York that serves only steak, fries and salad. That's it. When the waiter comes, you simply tell him how you like your meat.

A year of parenting. Made me laugh.

Pie chart: What's in your suitcase?

The effortless fame of George Clooney.

Yesterday I went to hear a talk by George Lois—he was the real Don Draper—and he was hilarious and inspiring.

This weekend I'll be rereading this brilliant book.

Philippines typhoon relief: A good list of ways to help.

The (very different) bodies of Olympic athletes.

Whoa, these pants are sexy.

The essential Thanksgiving guide.

Colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real.

These braids are insane!

A cute holiday video.

And, finally, I can't stop thinking about Kate's beautiful essay. Thank you again for all your amazing and heartfelt comments. Have a good one. xoxo

(Photo of Toby with his beloved violin)

55 comments:

Sarah Spitz said...

What a cute photo...an artist in the making!

Have an amazing weekend:
http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/11/have-wonderful-weekend-bee-edition.html

Bambi and Birdy

Amanda said...

I heard about the Google Venice project while interning there this summer - I'm so happy that it came to fruition!

Lovely links as always, my dear. I definitely understand what you mean about feeling like a grownup - sometimes, an excuse to dress up and go hang out with other adults is just the reminder that you need that you're an adult :)

Have a lovely weekend!!
- Amanda | http://exvitae.com

Michelle Ash Latham said...

Love these link posts!

Have a great weekend!

www.ahealthymrs.com

Sarah said...

What a sweet, adorable photo of Toby. Oh my goodness!

I keep thinking about Kate's essay, too. I'm not a mother, but reading her essay was so moving, real, raw, powerful... There was something to transcendent about her experience--the experience of love and a devastating loss. She wrote so honestly and vulnerably. Kate, if you're reading this: thank you for vulnerability. I hope love surrounds you and carries you through your darkest moments.

koala said...

oh L'entrecote!! I didn't know this was in NYC. When I lived in Montreal as a wee 23 year old this was my absolute favorite restaurant I would treat myself to for a "fancy" night out. Thanks so much for sharing and I can't wait to check it out here!

Mirela said...

There is a Brasserie in Lisbon, Portugal that does the exact same thing as Le Relais de Venice... and it is DELICIOUS!
I hope you and Alex can go on a date at this one in NY sometime.

twopounds said...

Love Toby's hat. Would you please share where to buy? Have a wonderful weekend!

lipoooo said...

Have a lovely weekend ;)

toandfromage.com said...

My husband is suddenly a student again which means lots of nights at home studying. Whenever we do go out, I'm super excited to get dressed up and feel like a grownup again, too.

Lyss said...

Ah L'entrecote in Paris is so delicious! You must go!

Elizabeth Jaime said...

Oh man, Le Relais De Venise is SO amazing. My husband and I love the one in New York almost more than the one in Paris :)

x Elizabeth of Thompson & Prince

melle-belle said...

I love Toby's pants!

Carla Campbell said...

I love that Toby carries his violin around, my little guy (same age) does the same thing with his! It's just too cute for words, what a fun age :)

(BAD) Blog About Design said...

Awww! Toby with a little violin, how cute! Have a great weekend :)

BAD BLOG

Jessica Hart said...

That sounds like such a cool restaurant. No menus needs! Definitely tell us your thoughts on that place soon! Enjoy your weekend :)
Jessica
the way to my Hart

Allison said...

Kudos to you for going out! But a serious question: what will your babysitter do if Anton starts crying while you're out? (Since you're breastfeeding, I'm guessing that he's used to being fed when he cries a lot?) Is the babysitter a family member? I am just fascinated by these logistics because I couldn't have imagined going out when my baby was Anton's age, but I admire it so and think I need to re-think my "style" when it comes to baby #2! Thanks for answering, Joanna.

Magdalena Paulino said...

Always looking forward to your Friday links!!

Have a lovely weekend...

Katherine said...

you forgot to include a link about batkid in san francisco today! by far the best thing on the internet (and in life) right now.

NICOLE said...

In lust with Toby's little shoes!!

collette said...

Whoa, there's a real Don Draper, I just figured he was based on a bunch of people. And, get coated jeans at Old Navy - don't pay the ShopBop price for a fad :)

collette said...

Whoa, there's a real Don Draper, I just figured he was based on a bunch of people. And, get coated jeans at Old Navy - don't pay the ShopBop price for a fad :)

Christi said...

I am so torn on reading there is a steak frites place in NYC. It takes some of the magic out of the ones in Paris. As a little girl we always went to Relais L'Entrecote but then I just took my kids a few years ago to the Relais de Venice in Paris. It was something so french. The world is almost too much the same.

Celia said...

I can't believe you were at the George Lois talk yesterday! I'm smacking my forehead now for staying in my cubicle and doing work instead of taking the short elevator ride down to our auditorium to hear him speak--and maybe see you! (Actually all of us in the office are obsessed with your blog, so we were all bemoaning the fact that we didn't go to the talk!).

raudette said...

L'Entrecôte is my favorite!! We went to the one in Paris on our honeymoon, at the recommendation of a coworker and I fell in love. When we were in NY last year I knew I had to try the only US restaurant and was thrilled it was just as delicious as the original.

Too Vogue For You said...

I cannot stop thinking about the essay, too.
Since days.
It really moved me and changed the way I think about certain things.
Thanks for sharing it.

Apettifor said...

I have been thinking of the essay Kate wrote all week as well. It really moved me. It was so sad and yet so honest. Thank you for sharing Kate. I think I will remember it always.

Apettifor said...

I have been thinking of the essay Kate wrote all week as well. It really moved me. It was so sad and yet so honest. Thank you for sharing Kate. I think I will remember it always.

Trish E. said...

Joanna, I just want to tell you that I wait all week for your Friday links! Thanks again for a smashing round up and a great daily blog!

Abdul Kholiq said...

nice photo... happy weekend

http://mranggendemak.blogspot.com

jona said...

Thanks so much for including links for typhoon relief for the Philippines! I hope you readers will donate what they can. Every little bit counts!

Jona
Filipina, long-time reader

K said...

HI Joanna,
I have been and ardent follower of your blog like crores others. I need a little help was trying to find a post you did on New York city with kids or something. cannot seem to find it. We are visiting New York in December with a baby then turning 1 year. Just wanted to know what is a good area ( down town id town, near Times square central park) to stay. SO as to cover diff areas in NYC with baby. WE have been there before many times so tourist attractions are not the charm. Will appreciate any guidance on it. Thanks

Michelle Panting said...

Toby with that little violin is too cute. Thanks for the links and enjoy your grown up party this weekend!

http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

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Ramsey said...

Can you please explain how it is possible that Toby gets cuter by the day?

Also, as others mentioned above, I SO look forward to your Friday links. Thank you!!

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Emmy M. said...

Those colorized photos are incredible. I am getting a PhD in the history of photography and I love seeing those.

Joanna, I bet you would like watching this movie about a (relatively) recently discovered street photographer in Chicago, Vivian Maier. She was born in France, nannied in Chicago for decades, and passed away in 2009 totally unknown. Now she is being re-written into the canon alongside other famous street photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, etc. It's a really touching movie with an incredible story, along with all her great images of people, and of Chicago and New York!

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2013/11/asx-tv-vivian-maier-took-nannys-pictures-2013.html

It's only a little over an hour, so not quite the time commitment of watching an entire long movie :)

Betsy Whitis said...

I love your Friday favorites! The history in color link was so interesting! I hope you enjoy your holiday party.

Cherie said...

Thank you for featuring a link to the typhoon relief. Every bit of donation helps. Love from the Philippines

Autumn Duke said...

Your little boy is adorable! I love everything about that photo. A holiday party with adults sounds so nice... in fact, I'll take any excuse to go out right now. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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Blandine said...

I know that it's a cheap violin, but as a musician, I am shocked to see a kid handling a violin outside its case in the street...
Have a nice WE

Kadija Tyler said...

I adore how Toby loves his violin! Have a happy weekend <3

Charlotte said...

Great links, as always. I've always wanted to see Venice, that street view will have to do for now x

Stacey Hughes said...

Thanks so much for the essay-beautiful and sad

bethviola said...

I am a musician too and love seeing Toby with his violin! I have two sons, one is Toby's age and the other is 15 months old. I want to recommend a book to you and all the music lovers out there. It exactly mirrors what you were saying about Toby waiting for his violin to come in the mail. Here is a link. I love this book, my husband loves it, and my boys do too!

http://www.amazon.com/Mole-Music-David-McPhail/dp/0805067663/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384642036&sr=1-1&keywords=mole+music

Love your blog!!
Beth,
Principal viola, St. Louis Symphony

Janika R. said...

The picture is cool just like the links you have shared.

xoxo
Janika
http://crazysketchbook.blogspot.in/

Janika R. said...

The picture is cool just like the links you have shared.

xoxo
Janika
http://crazysketchbook.blogspot.in/

Andrée-Anne said...

I would like to know where to buy toby's hat:) thank you

Andrée-Anne said...

I would like to know where to buy toby's hat:) thank you

Kristin Zdonek said...

Le Relais is great here. The best is that they keep part of the dish warm until you're ready for it. They often run promotions for a free bottle of house wine ( which is good).

cleartheway said...

That one-year as a parent is so sweet!

Kate from Clear the Way

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Anna said...

Do you mind sharing where you found Toby's boots? Are they redwing?

... said...

Thanks for the links! I've been thinking a lot about the stillborn baby, it made such an impact.
Hanne

Maud Lowell said...

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2009/I-Married-a-Mad-Man/

The real Don Draper was Draper Daniels. His wife, Myrna, is freinds with my MIL in Naples, FL. As you would imagine, she's insanely interesting!!

Marissa said...

I've seen you mention George Lois several times and just wanted to know if you've heard the allegations that he lied about many of the campaigns he worked on, and while obviously a creative genius, he might not be quite the creative genius he claims to be.

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