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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

{It's Too Darn Hot!} Summer Outfit Favorites from Pin Up Girl & ModCloth

 Sometimes, the Summer heat is simply too much to bear. When I can't beat the heat I know it is time for me to pull out my favorite summer tunes (Buena Vista Social Club & Brazil 66) and put on my "coolest" summer garb. Can't beat it? Join it! Fruit! Travel! Tiki! Whatever makes me feel that too darn hot can also be so darn fabulous!

What are your favorite summer dresses? 
xo, Jolie

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Currently inspired by {Summer treasures}

http://richesforrags.tumblr.com/#34&_a5y_p=1735595
http://rogerwilkerson.tumblr.com/post/28040164293/bathing-beauty-jean-patchett
http://style-files.com/2011/07/27/hand-dyed-scarves/
Over the weekend we had a birthday party with friends, successful food and celebrations, {taco party!} birthday gifts galore for Husband. Then Saturday --- stage lights, live theatre, and a standing ovation after our show!  A beautiful end to the weekend, Sunday, just the pups & us relaxing and happy.

But now, on the verge of a tour, there is much to do! Tonight, burlesque meeting - Wednesday jazz rehearsal then more rehearsals at night - Thursday {hair and nails thank goodness} - Friday burlesque show - Saturday jazz show - Sunday...

hopefully, not one thing, but summer treasures.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Studio Photo Shoot }


A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with Jme Lacombe of Cherry Bones Photography --- the kind of lovely & inspirational experience for which every model/performer/dreamer hopes. Desiring to capture the aesthetic version of my debut record (that is to say music as a visual,) we shot in the studio, Sunbird Studios, where my record was recorded. 

What an evening! Shooting into the night --- using pianos, mics and other studio treasures... There are many many more photos to share of course, but those are secretly hidden away until they can make their debut. 

xo, Jolie



Monday, July 14, 2014

Back to it!

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http://www.thisisglamorous.com/
Finally feeling like a human again after an awful week spent in bed recovering
from illness deluxe. Feeling very happy to have had the support of family and
my darling husband all the while.

... but back to work! The Stardust Band & I rehearsed lots yesterday, many
new tunes to share with you at our show July 19th at the Brass House.
A few of the newbies:

"Stardust"
"You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To"
"I Won't Dance"

Excited? Come to the show to see/hear the others! Happy Monday!
xo, Jolie

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

{Lakehouse -- menu & loves}

Spent the weekend with friends at our family lakehouse, a beautiful haven outside of the city -- a space for laughter with friends, counting blessings, and many meals. When not floating & dreaming in the water we cooked fantastic late spring {early summer} meals:
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Lakehouse Meals
Dinner 1: Steaks (seasoned only with s+p), baked sweet potatoes with bacon & sour cream, spinach salad with blueberries & shaved parmesean.

Breakfast 1: Scrambled farm fresh eggs with left over steak with salsa & homemade guacamole, strawberries.

Dinner 2: San Antonio chile seasoned fajitas, sauteed carmelized corn off the cob, with green bell peppers and onions, + corn tortillas.
 
Breakfast 2:  Migas (scrambled eggs, fried corn tortillas, & lots of cheese)
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Lakehouse Loves
...sleep with the sound of lapping lake waves and cicadas.
...a full day of lakeside lounging and swimming, wine, boats, strawberry popsicles, strawberries.
... a beautiful morning rain.
...writing songs alone on the terrace while watching rain drops on the water.
...candles & wine. 
...cooking while looking at such a stunning view.

Want to see some of my photos of the lakehouse? Follow me on instagram @joliegoodnight

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Catching up}

...almost impossible to catch my breath after returning home, yet grateful for the never-ending fun that life provides. Yesterday an extravaganza of Italian groceries (and an abundance of Italian wine), fresh peach bellinis, time spent with my fairy Godmother...

& Tonight a dinner at my favorite Austin restaurant with family and friends!

So you can catch up with me this week:
{1} Performing burlesque May 9th  {Tickets here}
{2} An interview with Johnnie Goudie {here}
{3} My cover of "Silver Dagger" made it on to the Top Folks Albums, Songs, Artists List! Download the song here (& tell me what you think!) {listen here}
{4} A recent review of my record in Jazz Journal Magazine --- “a flowery vibrato reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe makes numbers like These Foolish Things as melt-in-your-mouth as candyfloss.”
- Sally Evans-Darby, Jazz Journal Magazine"
 
Have a beautiful Wednesday!
xo, Jolie 

Friday, April 11, 2014

I've arrived in Frace {and now for tour updates}

Finally now in France! Now that I have arrived to my little home, I'll do a 
little back tracking to let you in on some of my adventures on tour! I can't
wait to tell you all about our wonderful time singing, traveling, eating,
driving....

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

{Spring Fling}

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The charming first hints of spring are arriving -- bright green little leaves on the trees in my front yard, breezes just barely warm enough for windows to be wide open...and luckily I will be able to celebrate spring in style again this year.

Last year I had the pleasure of performing at my first annual, "Spring Fling" (see last year's details here& this year somewhat coincidentally, I will be taking part of another "Spring Fling" show, only this time in a theatre & this time with burlesque beauties. 

{For Tickets to this year's "Spring Fling" March 1st} http://www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=36902

I hope to see you there! xo, Jolie

Monday, February 17, 2014

{Of Chicago & Austin}








It's impossible to document all the activity that's happened, rushing around from snowy places to romantically beautiful sunny places --- what a life!

Chicago firstly, et moi feeling so completely blessed to have had such a fantastic audience (and a fabulously talented impromptu band as well) in a lovely theatre {& we were happily met with a standing ovation.) And while Chicago? Two photoshoots, both completely different from one another.

(1) Vavoom Pinups - a cheery, silly, cheesecake shoot during which Heather made me feel so happy and comfortable. One of my best shoot experiences to date.
(2) Paul Natkin - a roll n' roll photographer extraordinaire & an absolute honor to have shot with such a rockstar

...all of this during a week of best friends, brunch, dinners, and more happiness than I could really ask for.

Secondly, back home to Austin in the bon vivant spirit of love (& multi-tasking) rehearsal & a show with yet another fantastic audience. And though I'm exhausted, I'm feeling much gratitude toward my tremendously talented band and am looking brightly forward to the musical life ahead of me...

Cheers & much love!,
Jolie

Monday, February 10, 2014

{Show!}

It's the week! Get your tickets today!

Jolie Goodnight & Her Stardust Band
Feb 15th Doors 6:30, Show 7:00pm
at The Firehouse Lounge
Tickets: http://goodnightvalentine.brownpapertickets.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

{after arriving in Chicago}

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Since leaving Austin, my life has been the greatest whirlwind & although exhausted, there is something I love about showgirl insanity. Friday I performed in Austin, dashed afterward to eat with the girls, rushed (sans sleep) to the airport, where I applied all the necessary warmth layers for Chicago --- chevron hose, a loose dress, a wool sweater, and my Godmother's fur coat.



...and after arriving, it's been trains (luckily embarked with the help of kind strangers,) brunch with precious, dear old friends {roasted cauliflower & pimento omlette with cornbread and cocktails} // next an adventure to an old apartment where I could see the beautiful snow flakes and blankets of snow on the streets below. Next, spiritual happiness after playing in the snow and attending mass at a beautifully gilded old church.

I hope your week is blessed and graceful, and for those of you who live in snow covered places --- remember to enjoy it! xo, Jolie

Friday, January 31, 2014

{to Chicago!}

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...My heavens what a day this has already been and will be! Lots to do, show tonight, then catching the red-eye to Chicago...

Happy Friday! xo, Jolie

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

{new music & new inspiration}

http://instagram.com/luxuryandopulence
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Aren't these photos absolutely lovely? I highly reccomend following @luxuryandopulance on instagram, a new discovery after a comment on my instagram.

 It's a bit of a scattered Tuesday for me, being that there is so much to do and there are so many little things to share. I've come to so many realizations and conclusions already this week, following...

{1} The Grammys - I'm completely inspired & know what to do next
{2} Last night's rehearsal with a new endeavor (more news soon I promise!...let's just say I played a tambourine for the first time in my life & another hint, the evening was rather soulful)
{3} Hearing myself on BBC Radio on a playlist with Jamie Cullum {listen here} Many thanks to John Hellings!

Have a happy week! xo, Jolie

Friday, January 24, 2014

{when I am a star}



...someday when I am a star, I will wear Elie Saab everyday for all occasions.

Happy Friday darlings! xo, Jolie Goodnight