3.12.2010

Blogger's Favorites -- Joy of Oh Joy! and Oh Joy Eats

Oh Joy! was one of the very first blogs I ever read…and it’s still at the tippy top of my list, always a daily stop, always lovely and unique and well pretty much perfect.

Joy is one of those rare and wondrous ladies that manage to juggle many endeavors and do each one just right -- her design work, her gorgeous notebooks, her drool-worthy food blog…all spot on. And (you knew I was going to say this) after meeting her in person at Alt, I was even more smitten, because not only is she lovely and creative and kind, but she’s witty and smart and she lOVES to eat (I like that in a girl.) In fact, I managed to sit next to her at dinner two nights in a row, as there’s nothing better than dining alongside someone that eats with passion, no?

So of course her favorites…well you know…they’re fantastic. So without further ado, herewith Joy’s list. Enjoy and have a splendid weekend (I would highly recommend making these yummy cookies.)


my husband - that's us in our hipster-chic 3D glasses after watching avatar a few months ago. we've been married for over 3 years but together for over 13. he really is my better half.


sunshine - before moving to san diego from philly last year, i knew that sunshine would do wonders for me. but i had no idea just how good it would be. i have never felt more refreshed or happier with the constant sun beaming down from the skies. (photo via here)


flowers - flowers really are a girl's best friend. i like to do kooky things with my weekly farmer's market bunch and put them into various shaped vessels.


metallic flats - well, i love metallic anything really, but flats especially. my faves are my 5 year old cynthia rowley flats which are almost at the end of their life sadly.


food - if i wasn't a designer, i'd be a professional eater or a food writer or something to that sort. i swear i'm not kidding. this is a french macaron ice cream sandwich from milk in los angeles.



stripes & polka dots - i have a striped coat, striped flats, striped bag, striped bedding, and a striped cat. i also have a polka dotted coat and polka dotted bike helmet. luckily, i'm never seen with ALL of them together at the same time. but that sure would be fun!


patterned houses - how fun would it be to pattern the outside of your house? maybe not practical, but oh so pretty and fun! (image via here)


color - pure and simple. color makes everything better and happier. who wouldn't want to dive right into into this photo? (image by Joshua Scott)


bangs - after having the same old boring hair my whole teenage & adult life, i got myself some fringe last fall which i hadn't had since i was a kid. i love the instant hairstyle that bangs can give you. zooey was definitely amazing bang-spiration for me. (image: zooey deschanel for erin featherston)


taking photos - after starting my food blog, i've rediscovered my love of capturing images and things around me. while i'm by no means a photographer, i love using my DSLR, fuji instax, diana, or even my iphone to capture simple moments. link: (image via UO)

26 comments:

kate funk said...

What a fun post! I have never been to Oh Joy, but I LOVE Happy Lady Eats, love her!!!! I didn't know she was originally from Philly, that's where I live, now I liker her even more. I will have to check out Oh Joy now! Hope you have a fun weekend!
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Rachel said...

I've been reading Oh Joy! forever but I somehow didn't know about Happy Lady Eats! A new blog to read!

My Owl Barn said...

I found your blog via Joy's. I read and enjoy her blog everyday, too! Btw, your blog is so lovely. Have a great weekend!

Shayna said...

Who was it that said meeting bloggers in person was so funny because they're such the embodiment of their blogs? Maybe Erin?

Anyway, Joy is so completely both of her blogs. Lovely, adorable, smart and bright. Love her picks. Sunshine!

iheartkiwi said...

Her food blog is awe inspiring! Happy Lady Eats is definitely one of my new faves.

Her photos are just glorious! This list makes me want to bust out my fuji instax right now... but sadly I'm out of film!

nicole said...

so funny, i use google reader and "happy lady eats" was what i read before this post...such a small world.

Brittany said...

i went to her panel at alt. i thought she was adorable. i love her blog and it's fun to see her interviewed here.

p.s. i love your blog too! i started reading it after alt and it's quickly becoming a favorite. :)

Alix said...

LOVE Joy and her blog!!

paula said...

well, I just feel silly. i had no idea both blogs were her. she is quite an inspiration.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh i didn't know about her food blog, so excited!!

Ana said...

I love Oh Joy! and it's one of my dailies too♥

Fashion Chalet said...

Love your blog!

Very creative :)




xx

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

LOVE the round glasses in that "sunshine" photo! My daughter has been sporting a pair of perfectly round glasses (belonging to her stuffed bunny, not her ;) and they look SO cool on her!

michelle from Six in the City said...

Just ran across your blog and love it. I hadn't heard of the blog you just featured, so glad to know about it now!

Alice Q. Foodie said...

lovely! We've had lunch a few times since she moved to San Diego, and I can also vouch that she is as charming in person as she seems on her blog!

L A C E Y said...

zooey was the inspiration for my bangs, too! i love them. :)

Casey Melton and Shannah Frank said...

love oh joy!... thanks for coming the other night

Lila said...

I'm also a regular spy on Oh Joy! She seem so down to Earth. How refreshing!
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Fern and Feather said...

I love absolutly love oh joy! What fun. Agreed on the San diego sun. We are so lucky!

Simply Grove said...

I love that Joy loves bangs and stripes! she is the best!

joyefulart said...

Also being a Joy (Joye!) i was interested to see such a fabulous personal story about Joy. Will have to go visit her blog :)

ashley kitto said...

she is so dang NICE too!! :)
what an all-around dear!

Laura Trevey said...

What a great post.... adorable glasses!

Julia said...

How wonderful! What a lovely interview and favorites!

kanishk said...

I've been reading Oh Joy! forever but I somehow didn't know about Happy Lady Eats! A new blog to read!
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jackie said...

i love metallic flats too - for me AND for my daughters. I found some that we all love at Flora and Henri. Look at these:
http://www.florahenri.com/catalog/productDetail.asp?pld=76&cid=5&pid=2026

and these:
http://www.florahenri.com/catalog/productDetail.asp?pld=76&cid=5&pid=1990

LOVE THEM!