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Friday, August 29, 2008

The Old House and the Sea

One more thing before the weekend...Have you seen this jaw-dropping 103-year-old house in Rhode Island? The sweet old man who owns it restored it beautifully. Look at those views! See the full slideshow here.

Have a nice weekend.

Have a wonderful long weekend! Any fun plans, my sweets? I'm going to see my mom and twin sister and can't wait to give them giant bear hugs. Here are some great posts from the web this week...

David Byrne's bike stands come to New York.

Cute pups.

Genius video of people singing.

Loving this vintage plaid cape coat for fall.

An 8-year-old's rad Chinese-themed birthday party.

Paige makes us LOL.

Hollister went on a road trip and bought amazing things.

My twin sis would love these feather headbands (for British weddings) and these alpaca hats (for cool California nights).

How to be a good client and how to be a good intern. I want to give these to everyone I ever work with (and myself).

And, of course, the Glamour blogs :) xoxo

(Film still from Pierrot le Fou)

Fall Fashion Musings...

Hmmm, what are your thoughts on hats? My head is too giant to usually wear them (seriously, I wear a men's large baseball cap), but I'm kind of into this look...

Rosy cheeks + leg warmers = all good.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Glamour Blog Is Up!

At long last, I'm excited to say that my Glamour relationships blog Smitten is finally live! Please feel free to link to it, if you'd like. (I would be so happy and eternally grateful.)

Thank you again for your lovely support this week! You are all so wonderful and have helped my butterflies calm down (at least a little).

(P.S. Cup of Jo will get back to regular programming this Friday. xo)

(Photo via This is Glamorous)

Krisatomic's Ebay Shop.

Remember Krisatomic, the Londoner with the amazing wardrobe? Well, she just opened an ebay shop, full of bags, dresses and shoes. Oh, if only my giant feet were a size 7! (Update: The shoes are actually a US size 9 -- any takers?)

(Note: The clothes are in UK sizes.)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My News: Glamour Magazine

My dolls, you are all so lovely and supportive and wonderful! Thank you again for being so enthusiastic about my long-awaited news. I hope it isn't totally boring compared to your guesses of my getting married, having a baby and joining the Today Show. (That would be awesome.)

So, I'm excited to tell you that I'm the new relationships blogger for Glamour Magazine. My blog, Smitten, will cover relationships, dating, sex, travel, food, culture and lifestyle. I'll be posting 8 times a day (whew), and there are some really funny series in the works.

Glamour's new website will launch tomorrow (a day later than planned) -- I'll let you know when it goes up.

Thank you so much, my lovelies! Joannaxo
* Hopefully someday soon I'll have those announcements, too.

(Photo via Tumblr)

Man on Wire

Last night, we saw Man on Wire, a documentary about a French tightrope walker, and it blew my mind with both its style (their 1970's clothes were fantastic, and the reenactments felt very film noir) and gripping suspense. You have to see if it's playing near you. It's amazing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Cookie House Tour

I loved this house tour in Chicago.


Gorgeous smile from Stockholm.
P.S. I can tell you my news tomorrow!

Lasso Coat Stand

Awesome. I love this coat stand for cowboys at heart. P.S. This is also super rad.
(Via Swissmiss)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Have a smoochy weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend, my dears. Congratulations to the lovely Lina, who is getting married this weekend! I'm so excited to be one of her adoring bridesmaids.

Also, here are some great posts from around the web this week....

What a fun birthday cake pan.

Michael Phelps eats tons.

Who knew weeds could be so beautiful? Also, stars.

The Sartorialist for regular people.

Charlotte Gainsbourg also looks pretty with short hair.

This photo reminds me of last weekend.

Here are 10 trends for fall. Can't wait for sweater season!

Small talk with a web designer. (Guilty as charged.)

Wise words from Mr. Albert Einstein.

(Photo by Rodney Smith for New York Magazine)

Exercise with John Travolta

Um, what? This John Travolta work-out book is the coolest thing I've ever seen. He teaches you how to stay fit through modern dance, and I love his super-intense gaze. Of course the copyright is 1984.

Fashion Inspiration

I wish I dressed like this every day.
(From Glamour UK, via PunkyB)

Summer Postcards.

Have you seen Mav's summer postcards? She took them on a rainy weekend in Maine.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

3-D Business Cards

Speaking of business cards, graphic-design student Emerson Taymor had this brilliant idea. I'd hire him, wouldn't you? (Via BBlinks)

Finally! Affordable Calling Cards.

Great news: The Mandate Press just launched a new line of letterpress business cards. They offer seven elegant styles (or design your own), and you get 250 cards for $90. (For those who haven't ordered business cards before, that is MAD CHEAP.) Thank you, Mandate!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cute Swede.

From The Sartorialist.
P.S. Whatever happened with this?

Salt & Pepper

When I was little, I hated pepper. My dad would always pepper the soup before serving it and I'd find it way too spicy, while my sister and brother lapped it up. But I think I've grown into it! Maybe pepper is one of those acquired tastes, like avocados, smoked fish and beer. Anyway, here are three charming salt & pepper shakers from (guess where?) etsy!

Vintage owl salt & pepper shakers.

Vintage brass salt & pepper shakers.

Vintage birds salt & pepper shaker.

New Jersey Snapshots

Alex and I escaped from the city this weekend to relax at the Jersey shore. We stayed at this lovely B&B and swam in the ocean, read books on the porch and ate chicken sandwiches with fries. Alex body-surfed but I was a wuss about the waves and only went up to my knees. Overall, the beach was gorgeous and everyone was really friendly. We even met a dude with a pet parrot!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pedaling for Love

Awwwww. This brave dude rides for five hours to surprise a girl that may or may not like him. What happens?! Watch the video above.
(Via New York Magazine's Vulture)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Domino Decorating

I cannot wait for this book.

Six New Yorkers' Fabulous Closets

My sweet readers, I'm excited to show you the story I wrote for this week's New York Magazine -- about six New Yorkers' fabulous closets. All the people were nuts (in a good way)! It was a hilarious story to scout and write, and I really hope you like it.

Read the full story here.

Gin and Titonic

I can't decide if this ice tray is in bad taste or not, but either way, it's pretty awesome.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alex and I are off to swim in the ocean! We're going to New Jersey, a state with the (sad) tourism tagline, "We'll win you over." Anyway, have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy this posts from around the web this week...

Pia's new drawings on photographs.

Fascinating article about Olympic bodies.

Abbey gives us twenty-eight examples of frame walls.

The etiquette of Swiss thieves.

Wish I were a Tenenbaum.

You can never have too many gymnastics photos. And the Americans win gold!

Our girl Paige writes a hilarious guest post on Petunia Face.

More goodies in my eBay shop, including vintage clothes and furniture.

Possibly the loveliest post in blog history.

(Top photo by Yasuhiro Ishimoto, via The Year in Pictures)

Love Love Love Love Love.

On a whim, I did a search to see how many of my posts use the word "love." Answer? Almost 250. Crikey.

What words do you find yourselves saying over and over?
(Photo by Emilie Bjork)


Hengst makes me want to wear red lipstick and live in the forties.
(Via All Things Ordinary)
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