Have a Lovely Weekend.

Have a Lovely Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? My dad is coming to visit, and we’re taking him out for the best pizza in New York City. (There, I said it!). Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Bookmarking this handy election calendar.

Did you know Eric Stoltz was the original choice for Marty in Back to the Future? (Here’s a side-by-side comparison of him and Michael J. Fox.)

There are seven types of boobs. Which are yours?

Totally into these shoes.

You know it’s going to be a good party when this is the rabbi.

A funny birthday card.

These photos make me excited for summer.

How to choose a baby name.

I almost never reread books but I recently read Epilogue for the second time. It’s one of my all-time favorites. I read it for the first time eight years ago, and it still stands up beautifully.

The backstory behind New Yorker cartoons.

My friend made these cookies last night and I finally see what all the hype is about.

Why do we teach girls that it’s cute to be scared?

Love this Hillary pattern.

Great news! Loeffler Randall is offering 20% off these shoes and bags with code CUPOFJO20. Good until Tuesday.

(Photo by Gabrielle Assaf.)

  1. Lucali is my fav pizza place too! My brother was in town this weekend and guess where we dined ;)

  2. Laura says...

    I gave that birthday card to my sassy 97-year-old grandma. I think she enjoyed it. I thought it was hysterical.

  3. Jessica C says...

    Joanna, I just bought the book Epilogue per your recommendation and can’t wait :) thanks!

  4. yael steren says...

    I spent my weekend shopping for clients and then also having dinner with my family! It was perfect!! I’m so excited for the nice weather this week in nyc! yay! xx yael

  5. wow, thank you for that link to those shoes!!! I have been on the hunt for them for over a year and I am so excited to finally be able to order a pair!

  6. Kate says...

    I’m an East-West girl. Now I finally have an understanding as to why I’ve never had cleavage and why I never will. I’m pregnant with #2, and my boobs are bigger than they ever have been- and still, no cleavage. The bigger they get, the farther they pull apart, encroaching on my arms and pits. Sigh. If only they could learn to get along and come together.

  7. GL says...

    not a huge fan of Hillary, but I like the pattern.

    thanks for the diversity of articles on the blog! The Beauty Uniform series is probably my favorite.

  8. Ashley says...

    Love the Hillary pattern too!

  9. Angela says...

    I have tear drop boobs… I never really thought too much about the shape of my own or anyone’s chest, but it’s legit!

    And I do really love the article about not teaching our girls to be scared. ❤️

  10. Hannah Dean says...

    Longtime listener, first time caller!

    I’ve gotta say, the boobs article bummed me out! It was interesting to see it recognized that women’s bodies come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but some of the bra suggestions were a little shame-y. Why should someone with East-West breast feel like she should be trying to “smooth over the shape and help to draw them in.”? Why should someone with smaller “slender” boobs want padding to “help with size”?

    It’s okay to have small boobs!
    It’s okay to have different sized boobs!
    It’s okay to have wide set boobs!
    It’s okay to have nipples and for them to point wherever they damn well please!
    And this article recognizes these things, but what it totally misses the point on is that its OKAY for the world to know these things about your breasts. These variations are not something that we need “help” with. What’s the point of recognizing diversity if you’re gonna suggest these differences should be hoisted and padded and pulled into uniformity? My boobs are great, your boobs are great and we don’t have to change em for society!

    Thanks so much for everything you do Joanna! This blog is a fun and cozy and thought-provoking escape for me and so many others.

    • Danielle says...

      Yes! I agree!

    • C. Pepper says...

      Completely agree with this comment!!!

    • Hilary says...

      Totally agree. I have small perky boobs and was a bit annoyed that the “advice ” was to wear a padded bra.. I always thought as kinda fake advertising

    • Veronica says...

      I totally didn’t interpret this article as a bummer, because it was written in partnership with a lingerie shop. Lingerie shops are of the same mind; I don’t associate them with progressive views of the female body. But maybe that’s the wrong way to do business! Thanks for offering your perspective, Hannah Dean!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      love this comment, Hannah!

    • mado says...

      Yes! I had the same reaction. Why can’t the message be “there are 7 types of breasts and all of them are beautiful!” On the plus side, I guess it’s a good thing that their paid articles (oh sorry, “in partnership”) are so transparent.

  11. I’m heading up to Austin to visit a brewery and bluebonnets. Your NY photo totally has me craving it bad!

  12. the baby name app is so smart! taking the technology of dating apps and applying it to something like finding a name is such a clever idea. love it!

  13. We are going to Disneyland to celebrate my husband finishing his year of school with the other graduates-their Grad Day :)
    I haven’t been in a while, so I’m excited to go back-especially for Star Wars!
    Have a great weekend visiting with your Dad!


  14. Oh, Lucali pizza IS the best. I used to live in that area, but now I live in… well… HIPSTURBIA!

  15. melissa says...

    Of course I agree with what’s said in the article about not teaching girls to be scared–but I’m tired of seeing stuff like this all over the internet because I’M not teaching my girls to be scared, and neither are most people I know. Some, sure, but it doesn’t seem like “we” are. We’re doing ok!

    • Ni says...


    • Rebekah says...

      Ditto this!

  16. Oh my gosh that baby name app! So great

  17. anna says...

    what happened to all the old pages? where’s the load more button gone?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s a glitch (new this week) and we’re working on it! i’m so sorry!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      our developers seem to have fixed it, and to see it, you just need to clear your cache (or “clear browsing data”) in chrome/safari/firefox or wherever you’re reading the site. hope that helps!! xoxo

  18. I was super excited to try out the Baby Name app, but after downloading it I was prompted to connect with my parter to utilize the app. I think that kinda stinks; a) because my husband has a “old school” phone and more importantly, b) because what about all the single mama’s to be? I think I’ll try to contact the app designers to let them know it’s a really cool idea, but maybe they should make a more inclusive option!

  19. Best Pizza? You had me at New York City!!
    Have always wanted to go there. Maybe soon, …for Pizza!!
    Lovely blog!

  20. Kareena says...

    Lucali is amazing! Try their calzones too, you won’t regret it :)

  21. Veronica says...

    Best Breast Categorization!

    Finally, I know I’m East West. And I recognize my friends’ boobs, too! (I knew there was a difference between teardrop and bell shapes)

  22. Christine says...

    A few things..

    – many choices in nyc..but our favorite is motorino because it is super authentic Neapolitan pizza..and we’ve been to Naples.

    – the baby name app is hilarious! Both of our kids names were my husband doesn’t have strong opinions about it, but I used to be a preschool teacher so there’s a lot of name association.

    – I like the article on girls. I have a 3 year old daughter and we try to let her do everything without telling her to be scared of things. She’s a brave fearless one and I hope she never loses that.

  23. Loved the Hillary pattern and the 7 different types of boobs article! And I totally agree with the writer of “why do we teach girls it’s cute to be scared”. Thanks for sharing!

  24. i love your book recommendations. what else?? :)

  25. margaux says...

    hands down the best chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER. it’s 100% worth the effort. i like to make the dough, roll it up into balls and freeze it so i can bake off individual cookies when the need strikes (i also add about a 1/4 cup of cacao nibs for crunch). i did that with a huge batch when i was pregnant so when i was home alone with a newborn and nursing, i could have fresh-baked cookies any time of day! i gave a batch of frozen cookie dough balls to a new mom recently. she was very grateful. ( :

    • Amy P says...

      I always have these cookie dough balls in the freezer too! And I’ve given them away as gifts but people seemed confused about why it was such a genius idea….oh well, more for me!

  26. NYtimes cookies are my favorite, well worth the time and effort. i’ve made them vegan, dairy free, and gluten free. in any incarnation they are divine. i’ve even added soy sauce (in lieu of salt) to the batter for a little something something.
    best: form them with ice cream scoop and freeze them. pop them in oven with an extra min or two bake time for when you need a cookie, or five.

  27. lindsay says...

    “best pizza in nyc”?!?! a bold claim. i’m gonna have to try it. i’m partial to the pizzas at arcade bakery in tribeca.

  28. Voica says...

    In Munich also! You see lot of women, not teens with these shoes. I have them on my spring list too.
    By the way I have to tell you that I am reading your blog for almost a year now but it is the first time I’m posting.
    I love your blog!

  29. Camille says...

    If you like the Stan Smiths, look out for the miss stan smith ! They’re a more feminine and sleek version to the classic. I love them !

  30. “Totally into these shoes” – of course I had to have a look! And lo and behold it was the Stan Smith sneaker, am also totally in love with mine. But far more interestingly, so it would seem, is half of France. This is the sneaker that sees chic French women replacing their pumps and wearing these, who would ever have imagined that! They are almost something of a cult item from teenagers in schools to ladies who lunch, I see them everywhere, everyday.