Birdy..

Birdy..

I discovered the singer/pianist Birdy (whose real name is Jasmine van den Bogaerde) the other day and I haven’t stopped listening to her since. I caught her voice in the documentary trailer, Girl Rising, and it stuck with me. In the trailer, Birdy is singing a cover of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love (which I adore), and the version was … Continue reading

Vampire Weekend LP3..

Vampire Weekend LP3..

Have you heard? Vampire Weekend, my favorite band, will be releasing their latest album of music on May 6/7 of this year. Upon hearing the news my mind raced months ahead to a hopeful tour with me sitting in the front row bobbing my head to their cool, indie rock “Upper West Side Soweto” sound. … Continue reading

Questions That Need Answers Blog

Questions That Need Answers Blog

Dear lovely readers, Some exciting news for jonotjoe.com - sister site Questions That Need Answers is now launched and I hope you enjoy it! You can read here if you so please. Thank you for being the dedicated readers that you are, jo

Grace Coddington’s Memoir..

Grace Coddington’s Memoir..

My project for this holiday season is to snuggle up in wool blankets with my sweet dog while reading Grace Coddington’s book, Grace: A Memoir. Dressed in a bright orange book jacket and embellished with The Cod’s illustrations throughout the book, it is sure to be a delectable read. Although I didn’t watch The September Issue (gasp), I’m excited … Continue reading

Madewell Wool Sweater to Live In..

Madewell Wool Sweater to Live In..

For Christmas, I asked “Santa” for one thing: a wool sweater I can live in. A sweater that is soft and big enough to get lost in. A sweater that can be worn with jeans, over tights or a dress. A sweater that looks a little like this.. Madewell’s Soft-Stitch Sweater  Don’t you just want … Continue reading

Sicilia.

Sicilia.

It took me a while to share with you my lovely trip to my family’s homeland, Sicilia. It is partly for the reason that after all these days and weeks, I’m still wrapping my head around what I saw, who I met and the feelings I discovered. From the moment I first saw that beautiful … Continue reading

To Marilyn..

To Marilyn..

Marilyn Monroe made a point to re-define the cultural definition of what a woman is and should be.  We applaude her for this – even now – 50 years after her death. Here are some of my favorite candid shots of Ms. Monroe: -jo

Superga Sneakers..

Superga Sneakers..

Known as the “People’s Shoes of Italy,” Superga sneakers are starting to garner a lot of attention. Thanks in part to the new creative directors of the brand, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, whom recently celebrated Superga’s American launch with Steve Madden. The brand is also making noise with its splashy debut in J.Crew‘s style catalog. While … Continue reading

Avicii in Concert..

Avicii in Concert..

Several weekends ago, my friends and I went to see Avicii spin on ‘the ones and twos’ at Revel in Atlantic City. (Yes, this was my second concert at Revel, but whose counting? Clearly I am since I just admitted it. Awesome.) It was our first rave, if you will, and it left me feeling speechless in … Continue reading