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Have a Beautiful Weekend.

What are your plans for this weekend? My friends Jason, Patrisha and I went to see the Paris Opera Ballet perform “Giselle” on Wednesday—it’s their first time dancing in New York in sixteen years. It was absolutely breathtaking, and we were totally moony over the principal dancer, Dorothee Gilbert. Also, the Bachelorette finale is this weekend! Who are you rooting for? (I love Jef.) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

A song for your weekend.

What a photo.

Shark bite cupcakes.

A bike-in theatre? Yes!

A rainbow school.

Copenhagen is getting a bike highway!!!

Sandwiches made even better.

Whoa, this dress would be stunning for a wedding. (It comes in black, too.)

Rad alternative to the Army Guy toy. (Via Leigh)

New Yorker towels.

Finally, on a more serious note, our hearts go out to all the victims and families involved in the Colorado tragedy. xo

(Paris Opera Ballet student, via Ello Dahling)

  1. I love the Rainbow school!!! It’s an inspiration because the preschool I teach in is currently looking to purchase a new building and I’m going to use the school you shared for ideas. Thank you!

  2. awesome towels!

  3. Vicky says...

    Wow, all the finds are, as usual, fascinating (love the rainbow school), but i gotta say – these jeans are indeed, absolutely perfect! **sigh**

  4. LOVE the shark bite cupcakes, I am going to make them for my son’s first birthday party this weekend!

  5. That picture reminds me I watched “First Position” this weekend and it was so great! I love movies about dance and this one was perfect. Definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet :)


  6. Anonymous says...

    Thank-you for that reach out to all the Colorado victims. You have a great blog.

  7. Anonymous says...

    joanna, I love your blog and you are such a quiet, smart voice in all the hubbub. thank you.

  8. Anonymous says...

    Thank you so much Joanna, I was just really surprised. I read so many blogs (so many, it’s embarassing) and after hearing nothing yesterday and yours was the fourth or fifth one today, as I said, just so surprised to hear nothing. I don’t even live there and I still felt something should be addressed or else it’s as if this didn’t affect anyone! I do love your blog and you are right, it is an uplifting space and your Friday posts are my favorite. Thank you for the address and thanks for what you do.

  9. anonymous, i hear you — it’s always tricky when awful things happen to try to figure out how to cover it. i’ve talked a lot with alex and friends about the colorado tragedy this weekend. in general, i usually try to keep my blog separate from news events, since i don’t generally cover current events and also i try to make my blog an uplifting place to escape from the daily grind; but i’m going to add a line here now about the colorado tragedy, since i agree with you, it’s really important to address. thank you so much, xoxo joanna

  10. You went from ballet to Bachelorette in one sentence?

  11. Ballet how fun!! I have always wanted to see a show in real life!!

  12. Anonymous says...

    I’m really surprised that no where on the blogosphere did anyone mention anything about what happened in Colorado. I’m so surprised. I’m sure they would appreciate all the support the rest of America could give now. I love your blog and visiting others’ blogs but to make no mention of such a tragedy at all… When you would touch base on post-partum depression and women who can’t have it all, I’m not sure I understand how no one can cover this American tragedy. It’s not even a political or patriotic thing. It’s a human instinct to support each other. I don’t mean to take it out on your blog, just, this must be the fourth or fifth blog I’ve read today and yesterday and I still can’t believe no one would cover what is happening there. I’m so disappointed.

  13. Team Jef all the way!!! And oh my, I’m such a ballet freak, I would give anything to have seen this- I’m sure it was breathtaking!! Happy weekend to you!

  14. Anonymous says...

    That bike highway sounds amazing and they have bicycle buses for children- where an adult or two bike around picking up children who also bike with them, and bike them safely to school. What better idea is there to keep kids i shape and safe.Must be a privillege having flat ground to build the roads on. I live in norway and I bicycle everywhere, but the roads here are definitly not made for having both cars and bikes.

  15. Oh my gosh, that rainbow school is beautiful. Is it a Reggio Emilia?
    And the bike-in theater… so neat! We had one a few years back here in Santa Barbara (we watched Breaking Away!)
    Have a great weekend*

  16. Anonymous says...

    I recently saw “Blue Necklace” and I don’t know the name of the male star, but he was fantastic as the matinee idol.

  17. Anonymous says...

    I don’t even know where to begin because I loved each element of your round-up. Awesome!

  18. Ballet sounds wonderful, especially in the middle of the week! My weekend plans are to pack for my trip to Montreal!

    Thanks for the links. I love the idea of the Coppenhagen bike highway, and of the NYC bike-in-theater as well!

  19. LOVE the shark bite cupcakes, rainbow school, new yorker towels, dress and rad alternative to the army guy toy. Where/how do you find these things?!

  20. Just ordered some of those little green skaters- thanks! (cheaper at Amazon, btw)

  21. That black dress is amazing!!! And unavailable!!! :(

    I really, really want to go to the ballet now. :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  22. That dress is amazing . . . I always love your fashion finds!!

    Have a great weekend too!

  23. Anonymous says...

    Hi Joanna!

    Those ARE the perfect jeans! But alas, they’re too long. If you ever get the chance to find and share the perfect jeans for petite girls (I’m 5’1″!) I’d be grateful to you for life! :-)


  24. Anonymous says...

    One F all the way!!!!!!

  25. Anonymous says...

    shark bit cupcakes, not cool

  26. Hooray for the ballet! I love the Paris Opera Ballet- probably the most unique ballet company in the world. Giselle is one of my favorite ballets also with those willies.

  27. Bike-in movie theatre ~ genius! Love the idea. Have a wonderful weekend!

  28. those cupcakes look amazinggggg

  29. that Valentino dress is unbelievably beautiful.

  30. I love that Stevie Wonder song, the Hubby and I are approaching our 4th wedding anniversary next month {together 9yrs, friends since elem. school} and that song is a testament to our perseverance,listening made my heart flutter.
    I spotted that colorful Parisian school on Shoko’s blog too. I got a pic from a friend who moved to Germany whose daughters school was quite similar, us Americans are missing out :( Happy Weekend!

  31. I wish NYC had bike highways!!! :) I never feel safe riding here!

  32. I saw Giselle by the Paris Opera Ballet as well – so, so beautiful!

  33. heyy i really find your blog interesting i just followed you, please follow me back at would mean a lot your my inspiration thank you <3

  34. I LOVE Jef. But she is going to choose Arie because of the lifestyle.
    Me and some girlfriends are having a party to watch, wearing fancy dresses and playing bachelorette bingo. Can’t wait!

  35. Samantha says...

    The Bachlorette Finale is on Sunday, make sure you don’t miss it!!

    I love Jef, but think that Arie might be the right man for Emily…

  36. Anonymous says...

    I have no idea why I’ve never thought of that fruit sandwich idea. It makes so much sense! Goodbye, jam…

  37. Great links! Thanks!

  38. Aww I LOVE ballet and that photo is stunning! Have a great weekend. Kisses

  39. Anonymous says...

    Having people for supper tomorrow, but will definitely watch or tivo the bachelorette!

  40. Laura says...

    Joanna, I simultaneously love and hate you for introducing me to ShopBop…I am obsessed!
    Have a fun weekend :)

  41. man, i should have saved my jeans from high school. they looked JUST like those jeans that cost $178 and I made the frays and holes through constant use. :)

    stevie wonder – perfection.

    happy friday!

  42. this weekend?! its on monday, right? ah

  43. I am TOTALLY pulling for Jef, too. ;-)

  44. I have a MOJITO & INFRADITO (=flip flops) PARTY!!

  45. oh you’re right, anonymous!!! weird, the google search says rain saturday, but all other sites don’t. YAY!

  46. Heading to NYC for the weekend and praying for good weather for the sailing boat trip we have for 3.30pm on Saturday! xoxo Have an awesome one!

  47. We look forward to your Friday posts every week! Thank you!
    Hope you have a GREAT weekend ;-)

    LOVE the rainbow school – what a happy place!

  48. Anonymous says...

    It’s not supposed to be rainy! Actually low 80s and no rain both days. Just FYI. That ballet looks amazing!