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Friday, December 13, 2013

Have a wonderful weekend.

What are your plans for this weekend? We're going to a holiday party tomorrow night. And there are only 12 days until Christmas! Crazy, right? Cannot wait. Hope you enjoyed the 2013 gift guide this week, and have a wonderful weekend. Sending you guys a big hug through the internet. Here are a few fun posts from around the web...

These infinity rooms at an art gallery look amazing. (We went a couple weekends ago, but the lines were 4+ hours long!)

M&Ms and Lifesavers turned Seinfeld down when he was looking for a candy to use in the Junior Mint episode.

This single girl had the perfect reaction to her friends' engagement photo. Made me laugh out loud.

What are your favorite interview questions? (The comments are great.)

A little girl surprises her deaf parents with a sign-language holiday song. So, so sweet.

Who goes to work to have fun? Interesting read.

13 things that mentally strong people avoid.

Beautiful nail polish for the winter.

Has anyone read The Rules of Civility? I'm searching for a book for our trip:)

Love these blue glasses.

Want to be healthy? Eat nuts, apparently.

(Photo by The Sartorialist)

81 comments:

Colleen said...

I loved The Rules of Civility and would definitely recommend it!

Shruti Kapoor said...

Happy holidays and thanks for the gift guides. They have been amazingly helpful :) Love the Michael Kors watch!!

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you, colleen!!

jamie said...

The Rules of Civility is such a beautifully written book, with a fabulous touch of old New York.

Heather said...

No!!! Read this on vacation instead! http://www.amazon.com/Paris-The-Novel-Edward-Rutherfurd/dp/0385535309

Unknown said...

I am currently on mat leave and have been devouring books during baby's nap time, and Rules of Civility has been by far my favourite, it's just so wonderful! Give it a go, I'm positive you'll love it! -- Natalie

slip4 said...

I loved Rules of Civility - it has a Gatsby feel to it!

cjkeys2 said...

would love if you could take a look at my new blog! have a great weekend, and i love those blue glasses, too!

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cjkeys2 said...

also- your gift guides are amazing. i ordered the marshmallows yesterday. thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Loved Rule of Civility and so did my whole (very critical) book club ;)

Hannah said...

Oh wow, I definitely laughed out loud when I saw that picture of the girl's reaction to her friends engagement. How sad. But still sooo funny!

Kathy McMullin said...

I broke my right wrist on Thanksgiving Day and am stuck in a huge above the elbow cast. I used your gift guides almost exclusively. You saved my life!

PS The Rules of Civility is a great read. Perfect for a trip!

Julia Neary said...

If you are looking for a good read then you have to get 'You can be right it you can be married' by Dana Adam Shapiro. I found it very raw and honest, and I couldn't put it down. It really shines a new light on marriage and divorce.

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Jay said...

Rules of Civility was my favourite read this summer - perfect for a trip.

I'm just about to start Eve in Hollywood which is a follow up novella.

Isabel Kallman said...

Rules of Civility is one of my favorite books ever. The dialogue is sharp and the protagonist is surprisingly feminist, ahead of her time for the 1930s.

Chantel said...

I gave Rules of Civility 5 stars. Loved it!

lisaathome said...

I sent that engagement photo to everyone! What a great find haha Happy weekend!

Kate said...

I enjoyed the Rules of Civility, although I thought it started stronger than the finish. I would also highly recommend The Paris Wife if you haven't read it yet!

LeahMorales said...

I love the Friday link blog - such great finds!

Kate said...

I enjoyed the Rules of Civility, although I thought it started stronger than the finish. I would also highly recommend The Paris Wife if you haven't read it yet!

Emily Ferris said...

Rules of Civility was one of my fave reads of the year -- highly recommend!

Cynthia said...

Definitely read Rules of Civility. It was the best book I read last year and I read 150-200 annually! To actually live in NYC is an added bonus since you will love imagining your city in a bygone era.

awsmith12 said...

I absolutely LOVED Rules of Civility! A must-read.

Darcy said...

The Rules of Civility was a good read - entertaining and perfect for an easy holiday read. Have you read "And the Mountains Echoed?" It was fantastic as is "The Wind Up Bird Chronicles." Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

Rules of Civility was fun. Good holiday read!

Kate said...

Rules of Civility was a fun holiday read!

Carmen Strauchon said...

Agree on The Rules of Civility being a good read. Also, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is fantastic!!

Rachele Alpine said...

You should totally read CANARY! I hear the author is pretty swell! ; )

http://www.amazon.com/Canary-Rachele-Alpine/dp/1605425877/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1386970248&sr=1-1

Erin Hawkins said...

I promise your gift guide saved my xmas shopping! Fridays are my favorite- coffee and your links :)

xoxo
Erin

www.mamachulo.com

parisbeekids said...

Dying to read The Rules of Civility! Adding it to my list!


xoxo PARIS BEE

Objecting said...

Rules of Civility is a GREAT book.

Metropolitan Mum said...

Love the engagement pick. Captures pretty much exactly how I felt about ten years ago.

Christy Lee said...

READ RULES OF CIVILITY. It's the best book I've read inyears!!

Nat said...

You ought to read "The Rape of Europa". It is a fantastic art history book about how some very brave individuals saved a lot of art from the Nazi regieme.

MommyG said...

I love Rules of Civility too!Looks like there are many of us:)

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Kate said...

Oh my gosh. I read Rules of Civility on my Kindle on vacation this summer and I'm going to get a physical copy so I can underline all the best lines, which are all of the lines. "It was as if America had launched the Depression just to teach Manhattan a lesson." Every word - gold. Katie Kontent is my new heroine.

Jessica Hart said...

That little girl sing/signing was adorable :) Great links!
Jessica
the way to my Hart

Lauren Cormier Taylor said...

I read The Rules to Civility a couple weeks ago. It was literally one of the best books I've read in years. The writing is top notch, the story is interesting, and the characters are really well developed. I highly recommend it!

Lauren Cormier Taylor said...

I read The Rules to Civility a couple weeks ago. It was literally one of the best books I've read in years. The writing is top notch, the story is interesting, and the characters are really well developed. I highly recommend it!

m.e.s. said...

YES! I loved Rules of Civility- the language and descriptions were so vivid, and the story was very interesting! Definitely take it on your trip!

D2 said...

I'm going to read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes on our holiday trip. Amazing reviews! Have a lovely time at your holiday party tomorrow evening.

Sarah Bradley said...

I just finished Rules of Civility for book club and would definitely recommend it!

Laura Bhatt said...

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and then you'll get into all of the subsequent books by Laurie King). It's about Sherlock Holmes in middle age, discovering a partnership with a protege. Fantastic!!

Kelsi Johnson said...
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Kelsi Johnson said...

The Rules of Civility was a great read - my grandmother lent it to me a few months ago. Highly recommend.

Eliza Jane said...

OMG I LOVE the single girl photo!! I remember feeling just like that. For years I was "the single one" among my friends. It drove me NUTS. Dinner parties, birthdays, they'd always make sure there was one other singleton (and always a guy) there. That drove me even more nuts. After a while it became hard to be happy for my friends who got engaged or to listen with an empathetic ear when my friends complained about the "monotony" of being in a relationship. HA. This girl's my hero.

Berta C. said...

I enjoyed The Rules of Civility. I thought it was a great read.

Darcy Elburn said...

Rules of Civility is very good but I didn't like it as a vacation read because it was so sad!!

absolutelyextraordinary said...

Obsessed with those infinity rooms! Totally want to see them!

Harriet said...

Rules of Civility = MUST READ!! One of my favorites.

Jessica Harris Telligman said...

Has anyone ever said that your husband looks a little bit like Ben Folds?

meawhitbrown said...

Rules of Civility is such a great read! You'll love it.

Eva said...

I loved Rules of Civility - made me want to move to New York! I also just finished "A Walk in the Woods" which was also excellent, if you're looking for another recommendation.

Eva said...

I loved Rules of Civility - made me want to move to New York! I also just finished "A Walk in the Woods" which was also excellent, if you're looking for another recommendation.

Priscila said...

"Where'd you Go, Bernadette" is a must-read. Most charming book of the year

Olithée said...

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Beth said...

I loved Rules of Civility. I highly recommend it!

Michelle Lee said...

happy weekend!

abroadathome said...

I read Rules of Civility over the summer and really enjoyed it! I was actually surprised at how much I liked it given that I don't usually like period pieces along similar lines. Definitely recommend!

Also, that engagement picture is priceless. Love her face : )

Alane said...

Loved Ruled of Civility, when i was done reading it, I flipped it over and read it again!

SimpleStyleSpirit said...

I loved Rules of Civility so much I put it in a blog post.
http://simplestylespirit.blogspot.com/2013/09/simple-pleasure-reading.html

Abby Weiss said...

Rules of Civility is an awesome book!

Michelle Ash Latham said...

Great links! Love that engagement photo :)
Happy weekend!

www.ahealthymrs.com

Joanna said...

I wrote a little review of Rules of Civility when I read it, if you'd like to see. I liked it, but found it a bit frustrating. http://lifesavour.net/2012/08/27/read-the-rules-of-civility/

Monika Boruch said...

Loving the picture of a girl with engaged friends haha!! Hilarious!

Patricia.L.Bates said...

My book club read Rules of Civility, and we all really enjoyed it! It should be being made into a movie soon. Would definitely recommend it.

Megan said...

The Rules of Civility was great, but my fav book this year has been Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I cannot recommend it enough--- amazing.

Megan said...

The Rules of Civility was great, but my fav book this year has been Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I cannot recommend it enough--- amazing.

cj said...

The Rules of Civility was a "meh" for me but if you want to read an engrossing non-fiction about a new yorker, I'd read Empty Mansions. It was fascinating, Happy Holidays to you and your adorable family, Jo, you have provided me with lots of really entertaining posts this year and I appreciate you!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks, heather!!

Lauren said...

Yayoi Kusama has an infinity room at the Phoenix Art Museum and it's one of my favorite things to visit. Love, love, love!

Elle said...

I listened to The Rules of Civility as an audio book...meh, was ok. I really enjoyed State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.

simone antoniazzi said...

I can't believe you haven't read "The Rules of Civility", I thought I was the last person in the world to read it!!!

It's a great read, I absolutely loved it :)

Delia said...

The Rules of Civility was good, but check out Life after Life or The Art of Fielding - both are really amazing!

primandpine said...

As far as book recommendations go, have you read 'The Fault in our Stars' by John Green?? Fantastic read! Witty, laugh out loud and ugly cry all in one beautiful book. Highly recommend!

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Marie said...

'we're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen

'The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business' is SO good and is my favorite!

and all of Oliver Jeffers books!

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Sharon Silber Fischel said...

I really didn't like Rules of Civility. Try Paris Wife! Read it without putting down on a vacation a couple of years ago. Also, just read Life After Life; beautiful.

romaine said...

People are a product of nature and nurture. For successful "mentally strong" people to be commended so in that article is really a disservice to humanity. No one is better than anyone else - some are luckier in the genes they inherit, the parents they have and the circumstances they are brought up in. For those of you born gifted or given opportunity or a combo - you were lucky... sure you have to put some work into it but there are masses who work their butt off for just sustenance. You who think you deserve more should be ashamed.

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