“I was in the bathroom, Mom!”

Guests arrive for the 2009 Golden Globes.

Of all the awards shows, the Golden Globes are my favorite. I think I first fell in love around the time Christine Lahti was in the bathroom when her name was called. It was the same year Titanic won and Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson exchanged loving, yet sarcastic compliments over their Best Actress/Best Actor wins. Blame the relaxed atmosphere, blame the merging of TV and film stars in the same room, blame the booze — it’s seemingly impossible to have a bad time at the Globes.

This year should be no exception. In particular for me because so many of the stars/shows/movies I adore are nominated! My picks? In a perfect world, I’d love to see Up in the Air win for Best Picture (Drama). I also think Emily Blunt is deserving of the Best Actress (Drama) award for The Young Victoria. I love Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick and Courteney Cox. The Mad Men cast should clean up as usual, although I’d love to see Julianna Margulies take home the Best Actress award for The Good Wife. Finally, Glee! Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical? It’s a perfect fit!

Ahoy Matey!

My new Metallic Ruffle Trench from Ann Taylor Loft.

I didn’t grow up on the water, nor did I spend my holidays sailing the high seas. But every winter season, I feel this innate urge to go nautical with all my pre-spring purchases. A recent example — last night, I arrived a few minutes early for a meeting and found myself coincidentally passing by the brightly lit windows of the Ann Taylor Loft near Grand Central. This coat was all I could see — that and the sign crying, “25% off your entire purchase!” I went in, fell in love (did you see the cute ruffles at the neckline?) and decided to invest. New coat for spring? Check!

Pair it with this!

Baby-in-Waiting

Not only is The Office one of my favorite shows, it also happens to feature one of my favorite TV couples: Jim and Pam Halpert. But blame the Olympics in Vancouver (which start one month from today and run through the end of February on NBC) — fans of the show will have to wait an extra month to meet Baby Halpert, the long-overdue off-spring of Jim and Pam (played by John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer). This also means that Pam will have been pregnant for a whole 10 months! But, who’s really counting? If the episodes marking Baby Halpert’s arrival (a 2-parter, scheduled to air on March 4 and 11) are as adorable/endearing/hilarious as the one featuring the couple’s wedding in Niagara Falls (see clip above), it is worth the wait.


Read more: Kathy Bates to join Dunder-Mifflin!

My Weekend

Lauren and I at Wollman Rink in Central Park.

Over the past five years, I have made ice-skating somewhat of a personal tradition. Maybe it’s my country roots — growing up, ice-skating wasn’t just a winter activity, it was a way to socialize. My next-door-neighbor Katie and I used to make elaborate plans every time the temperature dipped below freezing. She had a pond about a half-mile behind her house and, on most winter weekends, we would make our way through the woods (with a fresh thermos of hot cocoa in tow), clear any recently fallen snow off the ice, and skate. We would be gone for hours, coming back at dusk from a day filled with laughter and hard work. (Did you think clearing snow off a pond is easy?)

This weekend, the tradition continued. My friend Lauren was visiting from Connecticut and we made our way over to Wollman Rink in Central Park for a Saturday afternoon of skating and fun. It was a little bit cold outside, but that didn’t matter to us — the sun was out and the rink was packed! It was a great day.

Baby Love

Amy Adams at the premiere of Leap Year in NYC.

Ever since seeing the movie Enchanted, I have decided that life doesn’t get more adorable than Amy Adams. I was right. Check out the now-pregnant star at the premiere of Leap Year this week in New York. So cute! And I love the red. Apparently, Adams commissioned Carolina Herrera to create the dress — and her entire press tour wardrobe — to accommodate her ever-expanding belly. On Good Morning America, The Late Show With David Letterman — all week, she has been impeccably dressed. Not that I would expect anything less from someone as adorable as she.

Read more:

Some Enchanted Amy, Vanity Fair, November 2008