Monthly Archives: July 2013

Making it last

I just discovered that The New York Times does a series called “Making It Last” that profiles baby boomer couples who have been together 25 years or more. The articles are amazing and inspiring. The couples all remind me of my parents and I love hearing how even though the times have changed, these couples stay together.
These top two pictures are from this weeks installment
Love this wedding picture

Another amazing couple

My parents (Dad’s in the blue and my Mom’s the one with the amazing hair)
when they were building our house in the 80’s.

La Manual Alpargatera

You like shoes, right Hart Beat? Oh my god! Me too! What a surprise. Kidding. Anyway, while I was traveling in Spain earlier this month I found my all time favorite shoe store and I have to share it with you, dear Hart Beat.

“La Manual Alpargatera begun as an espadrille workshop just after the Spanish Civil War (the forties). It combined an ancient handicraft tradition with leading fashion tendencies at that time, and it gave rise to a new alternative in the field of accessories.”
Yup, La Manual Alpargatera is an espadrille store. I unofficially say one of the top espadrille makers in the world. I was lucky enough just to stumble on the store while wandering around the Gothic section of Barcelona. The store is pretty understated from the outside but, once I entered the one room store, I was pretty much drawn to tears by all the beautiful shoes laid out. 

There were honestly too many shoes, models, and colors to choose from that I had to go back two times to make my final decision. I ended up walking away with three pairs, all for less than the price of one pair of Swedish Hasbeens. Life win right there. They are the most comfortable shoes, Hart Beat, that I wish I had brought three more pairs home. 

My metallic fall shoes. 

These puppies.

I’m in love. 

A distance love story

Hey Hart Beat. How’s you’re Sunday night going? I hope you had a nice weekend out, wherever you are. Earlier today I found this amazing video and I had to share it with you. It’s a simple love story about distance and I thought it was really sweet. And, a little tidbit for ya, apparently the entire video was filmed on a Nokia cell phone. Technology man, crazy world. What do you think of the movie, Hart Beat?

I love the shots of Paris vs. New York in this video. It made me a little dizzy the first time but I think sometimes thats how it feels to live in a city. I love New York so much but I remember what it was like to be split for a while. Nice job James W. Griffiths, you win. 

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable

A distance love story

Hey Hart Beat. How’s you’re Sunday night going? I hope you had a nice weekend out, wherever you are. Earlier today I found this amazing video and I had to share it with you. It’s a simple love story about distance and I thought it was really sweet. And, a little tidbit for ya, apparently the entire video was filmed on a Nokia cell phone. Technology man, crazy world. What do you think of the movie, Hart Beat?

I love the shots of Paris vs. New York in this video. It made me a little dizzy the first time but I think sometimes thats how it feels to live in a city. I love New York so much but I remember what it was like to be split for a while. Nice job James W. Griffiths, you win. 

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable

Some say love is a burning thing

I found this song the other day and now I can’t stop listening to it. Are you surprised, Hart Beat? I’m not. I love that the first couple lines are in reference to Johnny Cash. I mean, the lyrics in general are amazing in this song. It’s perfect for a Friday night. What do you think, Hart Beat?

Some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love,
You see it came to me
It puts its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah than I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

“Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent 

Some say love is a burning thing

I found this song the other day and now I can’t stop listening to it. Are you surprised, Hart Beat? I’m not. I love that the first couple lines are in reference to Johnny Cash. I mean, the lyrics in general are amazing in this song. It’s perfect for a Friday night. What do you think, Hart Beat?

Some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love,
You see it came to me
It puts its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah than I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

“Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent 

Blue Jasmine, sneaky Woody Allen

Hey there Hart Beat. How’s your Thursday going? Since I work Saturday through Wednesday, today is my day off! It’s finally cooled down in Brooklyn and I’ve been enjoying cooling off in my apartment. Did you know that Woody Allen has a new movie coming out?

The movie, Blue Jasmine, stars Cate Blanchett and is being released in a few cities this weekend. Alec Baldwin, and Sally Hawkins are also in the movie. I can’t believe I didn’t know it was coming out! Did you, Hart Beat?
The New Yorker gave the movie an incredible review this week. According to reviewer David Denby, the new movie “is the strongest, most resonant movie Woody Allen has made in years.” I mean, I think I need to see this as soon as I can. I loved Midnight In Paris and To Rome with Love. And Cate Blanchett looks like stunning in Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine, sneaky Woody Allen

Hey there Hart Beat. How’s your Thursday going? Since I work Saturday through Wednesday, today is my day off! It’s finally cooled down in Brooklyn and I’ve been enjoying cooling off in my apartment. Did you know that Woody Allen has a new movie coming out?

The movie, Blue Jasmine, stars Cate Blanchett and is being released in a few cities this weekend. Alec Baldwin, and Sally Hawkins are also in the movie. I can’t believe I didn’t know it was coming out! Did you, Hart Beat?
The New Yorker gave the movie an incredible review this week. According to reviewer David Denby, the new movie “is the strongest, most resonant movie Woody Allen has made in years.” I mean, I think I need to see this as soon as I can. I loved Midnight In Paris and To Rome with Love. And Cate Blanchett looks like stunning in Blue Jasmine

Song to Woody

Hi. How’s your week going Hart Beat? Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan. I think it’s the summer heat making me miss the Berkshires and the country in general. Have you heard this Bob Dylan song?

I’m leaving tomorrow but I could leave today
Somewhere down the road someday
The very last thing that I’d want to do
Is to say I’ve been hitting some hard traveling too

“Song to Woody” by Bob Dylan
(and please, just LOOK at that baby face)

Song to Woody

Hi. How’s your week going Hart Beat? Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan. I think it’s the summer heat making me miss the Berkshires and the country in general. Have you heard this Bob Dylan song?

I’m leaving tomorrow but I could leave today
Somewhere down the road someday
The very last thing that I’d want to do
Is to say I’ve been hitting some hard traveling too

“Song to Woody” by Bob Dylan
(and please, just LOOK at that baby face)