Monthly Archives: October 2013

Getting literarily amorous

That was a little joke, voila. I found this hilarious and very romantic article/list whatever you call it the other day. One of my favorite things to do with a man friend is just relax and read and so I laughted out loud when I saw this list is called “30 Literary Quotes That Just Might Get You Laid.” Hilarious, right? I loved reading it and for some reason I thought you might too, Hart Beat. I put some of my favorites here but if you want the full list head over for a good laugh.

Number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”
Number 10. Just Kids by Patti Smith
It’s a risk, but it worked when Patti used it on Robert:
“Will you pretend you’re my boyfriend?”
Number 29. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
When honesty is the best policy:
“Are you happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?” “Of course I am.” “Why?” “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
And number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”

Getting literarily amorous

That was a little joke, voila. I found this hilarious and very romantic article/list whatever you call it the other day. One of my favorite things to do with a man friend is just relax and read and so I laughted out loud when I saw this list is called “30 Literary Quotes That Just Might Get You Laid.” Hilarious, right? I loved reading it and for some reason I thought you might too, Hart Beat. I put some of my favorites here but if you want the full list head over for a good laugh.

Number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”
Number 10. Just Kids by Patti Smith
It’s a risk, but it worked when Patti used it on Robert:
“Will you pretend you’re my boyfriend?”
Number 29. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
When honesty is the best policy:
“Are you happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?” “Of course I am.” “Why?” “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
And number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”

Woodstock photography

Hi Hart Beat. The other week when I was home seeing my mom’s gallery opening I got to take my favorite drive from the Wassaic train station through the Berkshire mountains and farm land. I was in my dad’s car so naturally the only music he had was Tommy, Bob Marley, and the origional Woodstock album. Since I was going through eastern New York I felt like I really did.

P.S. If you want more vintage photoraphs check out this series on vintage fashion.

Woodstock photography

Hi Hart Beat. The other week when I was home seeing my mom’s gallery opening I got to take my favorite drive from the Wassaic train station through the Berkshire mountains and farm land. I was in my dad’s car so naturally the only music he had was Tommy, Bob Marley, and the origional Woodstock album. Since I was going through eastern New York I felt like I really did.

P.S. If you want more vintage photoraphs check out this series on vintage fashion.

Eyes On Fire

Hi Hart Beat. Do you have any plans for this Saturday night? I’m getting ready to go out by cleaning my room (what?) and I thought I would share one of my recent favorite songs. Happy dancing Hart Beat!

I won’t soothe your pain
I won’t ease your strain
You’ll be waiting in vain
I got nothing for you to gain

“Eyes On Fire” by Blue Foundation


Eyes On Fire

Hi Hart Beat. Do you have any plans for this Saturday night? I’m getting ready to go out by cleaning my room (what?) and I thought I would share one of my recent favorite songs. Happy dancing Hart Beat!

I won’t soothe your pain
I won’t ease your strain
You’ll be waiting in vain
I got nothing for you to gain

“Eyes On Fire” by Blue Foundation


Dalaga MCMC Fragrances

Hi Hart Beat. Happy Saturday! I’m doing some new-job-new-life shopping today in Williamsburg and I thought I would just check in and share one of my favorite purchases of the fall thus far.

My favorite boutique in Greenpoint hands down is Dalaga NYC. I discovered Dalaga within the first month of moving in to my apartment. Since finding it has been my go to place for Brooklyn shopping. An overview of the store is long past due, but today I wanted to share their collection of organic, locally made fragrances. 
For those of you who know me personally, you know that I hate wearing fragrances. Anything that smells remotely like flowers will make me sneeze all day and since my sense of smell is so bad I have a hard time differentiating between different scents. Luckily, as soon as I saw the beautiful packaging of the MCMC fragrance I knew I had to try them. All I can say is Hallelujah Amen sister friend. I am in love.
Dalaga’s Handmade Capiz Tralight Holder on my want list.
The scent that I finally landed on was Phoenix (even though I wanted desperately to love the Maine scent more. Go Bobcats.) Not only are all the fragrances delicious to smell, their packaging is beautiful and every scent comes with a lovely description for the inspiration of the product. For example, here’s the description of Phoenix:
The descriptions for Maine and Maui are just as lovely and I love that they even make a beard oil called Dude No. 1. If you’re looking for something to spice up your fall wardrobe or you’re doing some early Christmas shopping, I can’t recommend these products more. And the best part? They have an online store! Happy Saturday, Hart Beat.  

Dalaga MCMC Fragrances

Hi Hart Beat. Happy Saturday! I’m doing some new-job-new-life shopping today in Williamsburg and I thought I would just check in and share one of my favorite purchases of the fall thus far.

My favorite boutique in Greenpoint hands down is Dalaga NYC. I discovered Dalaga within the first month of moving in to my apartment. Since finding it has been my go to place for Brooklyn shopping. An overview of the store is long past due, but today I wanted to share their collection of organic, locally made fragrances. 
For those of you who know me personally, you know that I hate wearing fragrances. Anything that smells remotely like flowers will make me sneeze all day and since my sense of smell is so bad I have a hard time differentiating between different scents. Luckily, as soon as I saw the beautiful packaging of the MCMC fragrance I knew I had to try them. All I can say is Hallelujah Amen sister friend. I am in love.
Dalaga’s Handmade Capiz Tralight Holder on my want list.
The scent that I finally landed on was Phoenix (even though I wanted desperately to love the Maine scent more. Go Bobcats.) Not only are all the fragrances delicious to smell, their packaging is beautiful and every scent comes with a lovely description for the inspiration of the product. For example, here’s the description of Phoenix:
The descriptions for Maine and Maui are just as lovely and I love that they even make a beard oil called Dude No. 1. If you’re looking for something to spice up your fall wardrobe or you’re doing some early Christmas shopping, I can’t recommend these products more. And the best part? They have an online store! Happy Saturday, Hart Beat.  

Tracey Emin Neon

Hey Hart Beat. Are you familiar with British artist Tracey Emin? I’ve never seen any of her pieces in person but lately I’ve been obsessed with her neon work…

“I Woke Up Wanting To Kiss You” (2010)
Most of the work that Tracey Emin does is based on erotic, blunt messaging. She often uses neon signs but is also presenting a lot of beautiful drawings as well. It’s hard to find good quality images of her neon work but I hope you like the ones here as much as I do. 

“I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You (2011)

“It Was Just A Kiss” (2010)

“You Loved Me Like A Distant Star” (2012)

“When I Hold You I Hold Your Heart” (2012)

Tracey Emin Neon

Hey Hart Beat. Are you familiar with British artist Tracey Emin? I’ve never seen any of her pieces in person but lately I’ve been obsessed with her neon work…

“I Woke Up Wanting To Kiss You” (2010)
Most of the work that Tracey Emin does is based on erotic, blunt messaging. She often uses neon signs but is also presenting a lot of beautiful drawings as well. It’s hard to find good quality images of her neon work but I hope you like the ones here as much as I do. 

“I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You (2011)

“It Was Just A Kiss” (2010)

“You Loved Me Like A Distant Star” (2012)

“When I Hold You I Hold Your Heart” (2012)