Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ballet dancers in super slow motion

Have you seen this video? Two dancers from Staatsballett Berlin are shown in slow motion at 1000 frames per second, to the song Radiohead's Everything in Its Right Place. I actually danced ballet in junior high and high school, and it's a super precise athletic endeavor that's a million times harder than it looks. (Plus, the teachers are terrifying!) Bravo, beautiful dancers! xoxo

(Via Swissmiss)

How big can your wedding kiss be?

Before Alex and I got hitched, I wondered if our wedding kiss should be big or small. In the end, swept up by the emotion of the day, we just went for it! And it felt awesome!

Would you do a big kiss? Or keep it small and grandparent-friendly? If you're married, what was your kiss like? Here's some lovely wedding-kiss inspiration...
P.S. A Swedish island wedding, and two rad City H`ll weddings...

(Photos by Max Wanger, Jess + Nate, Our Labor of Love, Mikael Olsson, James Mountford, Lauren Ross, Bayly & Moore, Anastasia Volkova, Olivia Leigh Weddings, Kyle Hale and Boutwell Studio)

Made me laugh.

(Comic by Gemma Correll)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday giveaway!

Today's giveaway is a great one! Alexis Russell, a designer based in New York City, makes hand-crafted jewelry that feels raw yet elegant. (Wouldn't her rings be lovely for an engagement?) Today she's giving one lucky reader a pair of her rough diamond earrings, which are beautifully simple studs you can throw on every morning. I love how natural and real they are--just gorgeous.

For a chance to win, please visit Alexis Russell's shop and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck! xo Update: Christine U. is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing.

6 wine bottle stoppers

Our babysitter noticed how much I like wine (busted) and gave me three lady bottle stoppers for my last birthday. They make me smile every time I walk through our kitchen. Bottle stoppers make great gifts when going to a dinner party or wedding, and are also just sweet to have on your kitchen counter, chilling in a half-bottle of red.

Nine favorites, clockwise, above: Fish, anchor, piggie, lady, flower, bird. (And this thirsty bird is so cute, too!)
(Layout by Jennifer Hagler for Cup of Jo. Thanks to Emily Hsieh for scouting help. Comic by Christopher Weyant)

The Best Tomato Soup You'll Ever Have

New York is having a surprisingly chilly week, so we've been craving comfort foods, like tomato soup with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. There's nothing cozier and more bolstering on a cool day, or a lazy Sunday evening at home, don't you agree? Luckily, Helene from Tartelette has agreed to share her recipe for the perfect warm-you-up-and-hit-the-spot tomato soup...
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Aishwarya Rai Wallpapers

The Best Top HD Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan desktop Wallpapers in HD. High resolution Aishwarya Rai Bachchan backgrounds, widescreen, 4:3 and 16:9. Wallpapers for your pc with XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac. Aishwarya Rai is an Indian film actress who played in many movies.

Desktop hd wallpaper with the famous Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in front of the Taj Mahal in India
Background for pc with a nice photo of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on a balcony   

Picture of dark haired Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  in white lace lingerie 

Mor wallpapers of this category...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Toby says Night Night.

Alex and I usually put Toby to bed, but when we went out at dinner last week, our babysitter took this video of Toby saying goodnight. My heart swells whenever I hear his little voice--it's so magical to witness your child start to communicate! I can't wait to talk to him more as he grows, and hear what's going on in that little head. xoxo

Sleep well tonight, everyone!

P.S. Five more Toby videos, since I can't help it:)

6 spring nail polish trends

My twin sister texted me from a San Francisco nail salon the other day. Standing in front of endless rows of polish, she had no idea which shade to choose. "Which colors are 'cool' right now?" she asked. Well, after our half-joking conversation, I researched this season's nail polish trends, and ever since I've been noticing (and admiring) these gorgeous colors on pretty girls around the city. Nails are on fire this spring!

Which color, below, do you like best? What color is on your fingers and toes as we speak? (My nails are currently orange, but my next color will be mint:) xoxo
Six nail polish trends: Very pale pink (or even beige), mint, lavender, bright orange, fuchsia and orange/red. (Find similar colors here, too.)

(Top photo of my sister and me. Polish layout by Em for Cup of Jo. Flower photos, cropped, by Paris Apartment, Flora Abundance, Kari Herer, Tongue in Cheek, Oh Happy Day and FlirtyFleurs.)

White Wallpapers part 2

The Best Top Desktop White Wallpapers in all kind of resolutions and sizes. For your computer or laptop with XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS. High resolution White backgrounds, widescreen, 4:3, 16:9 and HD wallpapers.
White desktop hd wallpaper with black shadows of dancing people

White iPad 3 wallpaper with the Apple logo in the colors of the rainbow

Nice photo of a blonde girl wearing a black white bra and bunny ears

Mor wallpapers of this category...

Resume makeover

Loft Resumes will give your old resume a design makeover. It probably wouldn't work for the most traditional workplaces, but would be rad for creative fields, to make your resume stand out. Thumbs up!

P.S. Also: Faxing and drinking.

(Via Swissmiss)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Motherhood Mondays: One woman asks: "I'm not sure if I want kids or not. How do you decide?"

My good friend Corrie Pikul, a 36-year-old magazine writer and blogger living in Brooklyn, has never been sure if she should have a child. She doesn't for sure want one, but she also doesn't not want one. She's completely 50/50. So, as she gets older, how will she make the decision? Here, Corrie shares her fascinating story...
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Backgrounds Golf Wallpapers

The Best Top Desktop Golf Wallpapers in all kind of resolutions and sizes. For your computer or laptop with Windows XP or Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS. High resolution Golf sports backgrounds, widescreen, 4:3, 16:9 and HD wallpapers.

Desktop hd wallpaper with four girls playing golf

Background for pc with green grass and a white golfball and hole with flagstick

Nice picture of a golf course with water hazards and mountains on the background

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Have an amazing weekend.

What are you doing this weekend? We have a long-lost friend from England visiting tonight, and I'm also going to get a foot massage! Just as a little treat:) (Have you ever gotten one?) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few great links from around the web...

Cable guys? Thumbs up.

This wedding story is heartbreaking and affirming.

Funny inventions from Holland.

My favorite advice.

YES!!! A new Pigeon book. Already ordered.

Loving the color mint.

Little nappers.

A few cool plants.

The Bachelor drawings made me laugh out loud.

New sunnies for the summer.

Frogs I kissed and liked.

A very strong 12-year-old.

After this post, I realized I need this new app.

Parents and parents-to-be: Go to mOmma's facebook page to get a free product sample. Just enter the promo code CUPOFJO.

Finally, a song to kick off your weekend. xoxo

(Photo of Maui by Royce Bair)

Easter Wallpapers - Easter Wallpaper (part 2)

The Best Top Desktop Easter Wallpapers in all kind of resolutions and sizes. For your computer or laptop with Windows XP or Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS. High resolution Easter photos, widescreen, 4:3, 16:9 and HD wallpapers. Happy Easter!

Great Easter desktop hd wallpaper with a white rabbit and pink flowers

Nice Easter background for pc with a colored easter egg on the kitchen table

HD photo with a basket with painted easter eggs in the colors green, yellow, orange, purple and blue

Mor wallpapers of this category...

Mad Men love

Who's psyched for Sunday?!! Will you be watching? Above is a hilarious video montage of Don Draper saying "What" and being awesome. (Watch it, you'll laugh out loud.)

Plus, a few posts to get you in the mood:
* Cool behind-the-scenes photos.
* Mad Men for kids.
* A guide to (the many) Mad Men romances.
* Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss chat about the Don/Peggy dynamic.
* Don Draper disapproves.
* How to drink like a Mad Man.
* An interview with Mad Men's "prop master."
* Three Mad Men cocktails.
* The ultimate Mad Men playlist.
* A Jon Hamm interview with Playboy (because we really do read Playboy for the articles:)

(Thanks to Shoko for scouting help)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Curator, a beautiful line of clothing designed and produced in San Francisco. Their breezy dresses and cotton tops would be lovely to wear year-round. Today they're giving one lucky reader a $250 gift certificate to spend at their shop. What would you choose? (I'd go for this chambray dress and some beautiful soaps!)

For a chance to win, please visit Curator (and check out their Pinterest page, if you'd like) and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck! Update: Marie S. is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing.

Bonus for all readers; Get 15% off all clothing using the code CUPOFJO, for the next week.

Vintage ads

Oh my goodness, these vintage ads are jawdropping. (One ad actually says, "Men are better than women!") Can you believe these are from just a few decades afo? Our grandparents might have considered them normal!

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