Have a Great (Long) Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? I’m heading—by myself!—to San Francisco to visit my twin sister, and I’m so excited to see her. It has been too long since we’ve seen each other, so even though we only have two days, we’re planning to see a Stanford game, go to a wine festival and try a Dailey Method class (have you ever been to one?). Hope you have a good weekend, and here are a few great posts from around the web…

50 reasons your toddler is awake right now.

Jennifer Garner: “Get used to my post-baby bump.” (Loved this.)

How to make a salad worth eating.

Seamless Roulette was an awesome idea while it lasted.

A pretty ring.

What kids around the world eat for breakfast.

These glasses would be perfect for wine.

Would you try leather nail polish?

Made me laugh.

The difference between Lena Dunham and Aziz Ansari’s million-dollar book deals.

25 famous women on aging. (I especially liked this quote: “I am convinced that most people do not grow up…We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” —Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter)

The scariest place to sleep!

How gorgeous are these watercolor business cards?

The easiest way to cut pizza.

(Photo of Bill Murray and David Letterman. Wine glasses via Of a Kind)

  1. How is your brother in law doing? I think of his story often, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after reading his story. I’m very fortunate that my tumor isn’t growing very quickly and my prognosis is good. I very much identified with his story about how to live after a diagnosis and often wonder how he is doing. I would love for you to post an update, if he is willing. Thank you!

  2. I got a Brazilian wax for my wedding last November. Let me tell you, it is NEVER happening again. Sorry, husband.

    Kate at

  3. I always use kitchen scissors to cut up pizza!!

  4. Hi Joanna! I tried a barre inspired work out and it was such fun, not to mention a great workout. I was sore for days afterwords! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

    I was wondering if you would consider doing a post on the evolution of your blog? Even including old looks/banners from your blog.


  5. I’m in San Fran too and it’s my first time here! I absolutely love it and I’m so sad it’s coming to an end :( have a great time with your sister! xo

  6. Joanna! Thank you so much for the link! I am so honored. :) xoxoxo

  7. I am so excited that Malawi was included in the list of what kids around the world eat for breakfast! My husband is from Malawi and it’s a pretty small country so I was shocked! :)

  8. Good luck at Dailey Method! The classes are awesome. I’ve lived in SF for 9 years and have been attending Dailey for over 5 through both my pregnancies. It’s awesome!

  9. Joanna — I’ve been following your blog forever. I’m a huge fan… I hope you enjoy Northern California. I moved here from NY (I’m a native New Yorker) three years ago. Heading back home next weekend with my family. We love it here, but can’t wait to spend some time in the city.. PS – We live walking distance to Stanford :) Let me know if you’d like any recommendations for dinner/drinks afterwards..

  10. If you’re in San Francisco this weekend, you should check out Fleet Week! I’m going and I’m so excited

  11. Cutting pizza with scissors is hilarious! I would be worrying about what the scissors were used for previously and whether they had been cleaned…

    Loved Jennifer’s baby bump. Famous women do us all a disfavour when they bounce back into their size 4 clothes two weeks after giving birth with not a birthmark to show for it. I wonder what kind of problems it creates for their bodies…

  12. Have a lovely weekend with your sister.
    I am a scissor user for pizza, it really is the easiest way to cut pizza.
    I love the kids breakfast around the world. Tomorrow we are resting ourselves to croissants and pain au chocolate because our boy is 1 today and his party is tomorrow.
    We can’t wait.

    Happy weekend all xxxx

  13. I don’t want to jump too far into the Lena Dunham/Aziz Ansari debate, but the language of the reviews of both book deals is so similar to average responses to men and women in politics. A lot of attention is paid to the details about a woman (her personality, appearance, etc.) but discussions of men tend to be more fact-based than opinion-based.

  14. Did you really use that article about a 29-year old’s tragic circumstances that led to her ending her life to POST AN AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK? That’s a new low for you.

  15. Dailey Method classes are great, but good luck walking those San Francisco hills after you go to one!
    Make massage appointments, too :-)

  16. Joanna! As a Stanford alum, I have season football tickets, so I’ll be at the Washington State game tonight too! You should stop by my friends’ tailgate in Galvez Lot beforehand (Seriously! There will be beer and brats).

    Also, love your blog and your adorable little ones even though I’m a single 25-year-old lady. Keep up the great work!

  17. thank you so much, mandy. that’s so nice of you.

  18. haha stacy, i didn’t think of that!!!

  19. Lovely links as always, Jo. Have a great weekend with your sis and I am pretty sure you’re gonna love the barre class!
    Thanks for sharing the Jennifer Garner link. She is such an amazing woman.
    P.S. I read the “What kids around the world eat for breakfast” article this week and immediately thought of you.


  20. Yay, welcome to the Bae (Bay) area!! Come visit the fun folks in Berkeley :)

  21. Enjoy your sister and have a safe trip! Sisters are the BEST.

  22. I’m such a dope. I read the link to the wine glasses too quickly and expected to see eyeglass frames. I got quite the chuckle! ;)

    I had to point out, though, that the video on that Amazon link about the company is beautiful! It makes me want to get on a plane to Italy, pronto! And order some (wine) glasses, too!

  23. Thanks for the post about Lena Dunham and Aziz Ansari’s deal. I’m a fan of them both. I just finished Lena’s book and loved it. It was funny and smart and embarrassing and sad. Her youth shows and so does her intelligence. And I keep finding myself defending her, especially to women friends who think she is gross, attention seeking, privileged and obnoxious. She may or may not be those things but she is also thoughtful, hardworking, creative and hilarious. She’s telling her story and I can relate to a some of it and I like that. I’m 15 years older than her too. Where does the women on women criticism come from? Why is this a knee jerk reaction?
    I’m really curious.

  24. I loved the breakfast for kids around the world! The photographs were lovely–homely yet clean.

    As for the aziz ansari vs. lena dunham. Like the article states, sexism definitely has a part, but I also think race is a factor as well. Aziz is seen as a pretty cool kid, but I don’t think the snarky faux-liberal internet media cares so much about what he has to say (his fans, including me, are a different story).

    Also, gawker and salon really effing annoy me sometimes/all the time. It’s like, who the hell do you think you are?

    The legacy of 2014 might be corrupting the definition of think piece. It has become such a buzzword meaning jealousy induced nitpicking rather than thought-provoking piece.

  25. I am going to San Francisco next weekend, would love any great restaurants suggestions you have. You always give such great recommendations! Have a fun and carefree weekend! Safe travels!

  26. I love Dailey Method! Have a great class!!

  27. Have fun visiting your sister! I live in Palo Alto (near Stanford). I’ve followed you for years — even back when I lived in NYC. Best blogger out there! :)

  28. I love the Dailey Method! All the instructors at the Menlo Park studio are amazing if you’re in the area!

  29. OMiGosh, look at those two — especially David Letterman! So young!

  30. em says...

    Yes, I’ve been going to Dailey Method for years now! Super fun! Prepare to be sore for days :0

  31. My mum has used scissors to cut pizza (though not huge ones) for as long as I can remember and so it never struck me as odd, but when I went off to university and did it, you’d have thought I was attempting it with a speedboat or something from the response people had! My boyfriend is still not a believer in it either. That leather nail varnish doesn’t look very leathery to me, I must say, though I’m not sure I’d want leather nails anyway.

  32. Those glasses would be perfect for dunking cookies in milk! (For those moments when its too early to drink wine but you really need to indulge in an unhealthy coping mechanism)

  33. Enjoy the weekend with your sister!

    I too have been thinking of her and her husband since his article and then subsequent articles (revealing exciting family news, too) have popped up on the internet and I wish them so much positivity in this time.

  34. I just got engaged! So am celebrating with my husband-to-be!

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  36. have a wonderful trip, Joanna! also, i hope your sister’s husband is doing well. i’ve been thinking of him since the New York Times article he wrote. sending all best wishes to your family! : )

  37. My boyfriend is Dutch and at 26 years old, he still has bread with chocolate sprinkles! Can’t wait to try them when I visit him this spring :)

  38. I remember the first time I whipped out my kitchen scissors to cut pizza. My husband, who’s Italian, took a double take. He called his mom and the first word I heard through the phone was “COSA?!” which means “WHAT!” in Italian. Good memories.

  39. About sleeping in those canopies… What if you need to pee?