Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My recipe: Brown-butter peaches, Crème Fraîche, and Blueberries

When the weather warms I always look forward to the bountiful summer produce. Last week I woke up wanting to use peaches and blueberries so I made up this recipe for a little elegant breakfast. And made it again for dessert. And I made it once more for the Jigglewatts when they were here at the lake house, receiving lots of happy "mmm's" and "ooo's." So I feel very excited and confident now to share my made-up summer fruit recipe with you today.

Brown-butter peaches, Crème Fraîche, and Blueberries:
6 sliced peaches
a large package of blueberries
14oz Crème Fraîche
vanilla
butter
sugar

On medium heat, brown 2 tablespoons of butter. Add peaches to butter followed with a light sprinkling of sugar and stir often.
While the peaches cook, whip 2 Tablespoons (or more to taste) of vanilla and one teaspoon of sugar with Crème Fraîche.  
Once the peaches have completely softened, spoon the peaches and juices from the pan into a small bowl. Top with Crème Fraîche
and blueberries.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Best Parts of Our Selves

I'm spending the week at the lake house, beginning with a retreat with my favorite burlesque family. It's important every once in a while for artists (in this modern world especially) to escape to a place of tranquility and so to escape together as a group was magnificent. Burlesque is a world of different opinions and ideals (both a blessing and a perpetual issue.) Therefore, there are times when it is essential for a group of burlesque artists to re-find common ground and to make an effort to really share the best parts of our selves. I truly feel that we've come out the other side of this brief interlude as better troupe members and there is no denying that the Jigglewatts are simply unique. There are very few troupes who function as we do - a group of headliners, who come together to preserve and to create resulting in something wonderful. I feel lucky indeed to be a part of a sensation so rare.

We've nourished our minds, bodies and souls with positivity, laughter, meals, wine, flowing waters, fresh air and sunshine. With love and gratitude, Jolie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Stripes


Summer is here! And though the rainy weather seems to be dominant, that hasn't stopped the heat from arriving in waves. Once the warmth, the cicadas, and So You Think You Can Dance make their summer appearance I know its time to change the linens, store my winter coats, and fill the entry way with sunglasses and citronella.

I'm finding myself gravitating not only to the usual corals and nautical trimmings of the season, but also to a certain kind of boho blue & white trend. I'm falling in love with textiles that come from Mexico and Peru, but also Greece and Morocco. Something about blue and white creates a calming and cooling effect, as if they are suggesting "you don't mind the heat so much, it's actually quite elegant."

I can't wait to add these touches into my home today! Stay cool everyone -- xo, Jolie

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hollywood Inspiration: "Les Girls"





Sometimes a gal has to dream, especially a showgirl! As annoying as I find sick days to be, I love turning them into homework days - or rather days I spend watching Hollywood films I've never seen before. I love using these to find new songs and new inspiration!



Today I watched "Les Girls," a completely silly movie of course, but inspirational none-the-less! Sick days are made even better when I find movies that contain little burlesque moments. I highly suggest watching this movie, or this scene at the very least.



What are your favorite hollywood films? Hope you are all well! xo, Jolie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Give the Green Light! {My Trashy Diva Choices}

Perhaps it's because I just came from Australia, where the weather is so delightful
--- or maybe it's because Austin is oh-so-chilly today, or maybe it's because this Saturday I'll be celebrating New Orleans on the stage, but I can't get enough of all the green New Orleans retro company, Trashy Diva, has to offer right now! Hop over to Trashy Diva, where the grass is always greener...

That little polka dot number? It comes in several different styles (ready for all body shapes!) Olive drab sunnies not your speed? That's fine, maybe a light pearly green is more your thang? Me? I want it all! Merci beaucoup trashy diva, for making me green with envy!

xo, Jolie Goodnight

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Oceanside in Australia

It is Summer here in Perth, so naturally I've found the time to flock to the water. Spent yesterday oceanside, eating a beautiful seafood meal, drinking wine out of a crisp sea glass colored bottle. I was delighted to find not only a wonderful seafood restaurant right on the ocean, but one with impeccable taste -- simple decor of ocean worn wooden tables, white and navy shutters, whisky navy curtains, and small bowls of pink salt.

Then, after lunch, a stroll down the beach, to watch the sunset and frolic in the "gin-clean" ocean waves with Ruby. I'll be sure to post the photos we took together!

For those of you in the States, shivering in the cold, just remember -- Summer will come sooner than you think! xo, Jolie Goodnight 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Australia!



Welcome to Australia Maisonette readers! For a week now I've been in Perth for the Fringe Festival, joining the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue for our "Hollywood Havana" show. It's been a week of 
adventure - meeting new people, rushing from show to show, parties, and music, and giant puppets, and show biz! Each day something new, knowing that the moment I step out of the apartment, I'll be seeing something I've never seen before! 

Australia is some ways is so like the United States, and in other ways totally different, and yet still a country that feels new. There is a newness here, an energy of a young people that reminds me of home. 

xo, Jolie

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Going to Austrailia!!

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Now that the new year has arrived, I have such exciting news to share!
Here is a note from the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue:
 
"Dearest Friends, Fans, and Supporters,
We are so excited to announce that we have been selected to bring our show to Australia. Yes, AUSTRALIA!

We have been selected to bring our narrative burlesque production of "Hollywood Havana" for a month-long run at the retro-cool venue DeVille's Pad as part of the FRINGE WORLD festival in Perth, Australia in January and February, 2015.

This will be our first Jigglewatts tour outside of the USA, and we are pretty dang excited.

With 18 performances confirmed between January 23 - February 19, 2015 at the beautiful 350-seat venue DeVille's Pad, the production includes classic burlesque performed with a live band, the way it was originally performed by the superstars of its heyday. The narrative story hearkens to the golden era of Hollywood and the glamour and mystery of exotic destinations. The show features an internationally acclaimed all-star cast from the US, Italy, Belgium, and Australia. Sponsorship goals include airfare for the Texas-based cast to Perth, and per diem expenses. Sponsor benefits include high visibility amongst an international audience of 25 - 45 year old nightlife-loving men and women."

Thanks & cheers and love, Jolie 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Party! Cheers!

Really feeling the happy in "Happy New Year!" I always appreciate the extra oomph that the new year provides, but somehow this year seems even more filled with possibilities! Perhaps because I know I already have so much to look forward to. Or perhaps because, looking back at last year, I feel excellent about the progress I made.

Either way, happy new year!
xo, Jolie

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Very 1940s Christmas!

The Goodnight jazz band and household are preparing for a very 1940s Christmas!
So many rehearsals, pages of sheet music, lyrics to learn! 

Come celebrate the season the 1940s way ---
Jolie Goodnight & Her Jazz Band
"Holiday Soiree"
The Brass House / December 13th 9:00pm

xo, Jolie

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Jolie Goodnight's Big Holiday Show!

 
Chime the bells and grab a hot toddy, Jolie Goodnight & Her Jazz Band are undeniably jolly! Saturday December 13th they’ll jazz up the jingle, sing your favorite festive tunes, (what would the holidays be with out a lady who croons?) Pull out your winter finery and shimmy to the Brass House, bring your friends, bring your dance partner, why even your spouse!

A two part yuletide swingin’ show, at 9:00pm “Merrymaking and Mistletoe” – a celebration for jingling and mingling, vintage enthusiasm, sleigh bells and singing.
At 11:00pm once you’re “Tipsy and Toasty” we’ll swing songs spirited, sparkling and definitely smoky. What fun it is to sing and drink a cocktail or ten tonight, Oh!

Want to enjoy a night full of holiday hooray? Come to both parts of the show - mark your calendar so you don’t miss a beat, seeing part one AND part two would certainly be a holiday treat!

We’ve whipped up some Christmas musical magic, to miss this holiday bash would be tragic! Sing one, sing all, it’s that fabulous time of year, to kick up your heels and enjoy good cheer!

Merry & Bright,
A band full of handsome men and Jolie Goodnight!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Doxies Always Win}

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I really wanted, nay needed, to get work done today, but apparently it is a stay-on-the-couch-
with-weenie-dogs kind of day. These lovely little idiots. They are sick and so, in classic 
doxie mama fashion --- they win.

See y'all tomorrow xo, Jolie

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

{ Our first Saturday Jazz Social & Adventures with Ruby Joule ///

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What a marvelous weekend & beginning of the week this has been! Firstly,
thank you to all of you who came out to the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue 
Show and to the first Jolie Goodnight & Her Stardust Band "Saturday Social"
and the East Side Showroom. Both shows were a big hit and both audiences
were the top! 

Secondly, thank you to all of you who voted for The Jigglewatss as the best
burlesque revue in Austin! We really appreciate you! 

And now for some notes:
1. I really do think our first Saturday Social was a great success! - a fun
laughing, dancing, singing audience. What a joy to have made so many
new friends & fans! It really felt like we went back to the 40s for a night.
Please join us for our next social :: October 25th at the Satellite Bistro 
& Bar. More details to come! 

2. Ruby Joule and I showed up to the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 
Party Tuesday evening in matching outfits. For those of you who get us
mixed up, or for those of you who just love us both to death, I'm sorry
you missed it! Oddly enough, we've done this once before only in fur 
coats in Dallas.

xo, Jolie


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{Autumn Playlist} Great tunes for the new season!


As the daughter of an old Austin DJ (Joe Gracey) I can't help but desire to match music to my life. Why not have a soundtrack to my daily activities? While the days slowly & gradually cool with the changing season, "the days grow short when you reach September...and the autumn weather turns leave to flame" --- I love listening to songs about falling leaves, cups of coffee, autumn weather, and the like. Assuming you too would like to have a playlist by which to enjoy your pumpkin spiced coffee and apple butter, I'm sharing my playlist with you!


Note ///* I will always and forever encourage you to actually buy the music you listen to. I do understand however that times are changing and spotify & grooveshark are great ways to discover new music (no matter how much I may resist.) With that understanding, if you find yourself loving these tunes and playing them often, please please my darling, purchase them. I am therefore including the buy link for each song on iTunes (as well as my Spotify Playlist.)


{'Tis Autumn : Jolie Goodnight's Favorite Autumn Tunes}

1. September Song - Willie Nelson
2. Black Coffee - Peggy Lee
3. 'Tis Autumn - Stacy Kent
4. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree - Andrews Sisters
5. Autumn in New York - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
6. September in the Rain - Frank Sinatra
7. Autumn Leaves - Edith Piaf
8. The Little Red Fox - Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Andrews Sisters
9. Autumn/First Snow - Frank Churchill, Ed Plumb, Larry Morey
10. This October - Julie London
11. September in the Rain - Dinah Washington
12. I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash
13. Autumn Serenade - John Coltrane
14. One September Day - Nina Simone
15. Maybe September - Tony Bennett
16. The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra
17. You're the Cream in my Coffee - Seth MacFarlane
18. Great Pumpkin Waltz - Vince Guaraldi
19. Lullaby of the Leaves - Ella Fitzgerald
20. Keeps on Rainin' - Billie Holiday
21. Stealin' Apples - Benny Goodman
22. October Mood - The Skyrockets (with Beryl Davis)
23. Tommy Dorsey - Autumn Program Intro
24. Swingin' in November - Benny Carter
25. Something for October - Benny Carter
26. November Twilight - Julie London
27. Falling Leaves - Glenn Miller
28. Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy - Stan Kenton (with June Christy)
29. You've Changed - Jolie Goodnight
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 Enjoy! xo, Jolie Goodnight

Friday, September 12, 2014

Top 10 Autumn Anticipations : No. 1 ///

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In the “Letter From the Editor” of Vogue, she lists her Autumnal Anticipations, and while I fully love the idea of starting “every autumn in a new Prada coat” and “runway-side the New York collections” I realize that for many of us that is not possible and for us vintage enthusiasts not always fitting to our lifestyle. Her list entails 10 lovely anticipations, so I’ve decided to custom tailor a list for my readers (yes, you!) based roughly on her top ten with my own pin up glamorous twist!

And while I initially anticipated doing the top ten all at once, my love for Autumn has caused me to need to divide this list into one anticipation per week.  


           No. 1 {       I’m delighted to see how many vintage repro furs are popping up all over my instagram feed. Feeling forever trapped in a DKNY style coat world, it is fantastic to find our favorite vintage repro designers are jumping on the 1940s coat bandwagon. Here are my favorites from Miss Candyfloss:
 

It is never too early to find your winter coat! Where do you find your cozy favs?
Show me on instagram & twitter with #vintagecoat & as always, follow along
@JolieGoodnight !
xo, Jolie 

{PS : Tonight -  I perform in the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue  "Endless Summer" Burlesque show.
Saturday Night - I perform with my jazz band at our very first "Jazz Social." Come join us! }

Thursday, August 28, 2014

{1940s office style *modern & vintage}



{The List}
1. Pencil skirt (preferably tweed)
2. Neck scarf
3. A modest blouse
4. A suit with jacket belted at waist
5. Peter pan collar encouraged!

How do you channel 1940s office chic? Let's use #1940office
and share our favs on instagram & twitter!
xo, Jolie

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

{the last bit of summer & mermaids}

Let's enjoy the last little while of summer, shall we?...

Had a wonderful, grand, endlessly busy time at Tiki Oasis and on our annual
summer tour, and while anticipating autumn with all excitement, still willing to
admit this summer has been dreamy.

Thank you to all of the fabulous sparkly people I met along the way -- all of 
the producers, patrons, and performers who make my life such a joy to live!

xo, Jolie