Greenpoint Guide: Le Gamin

Hola Hart Beat! Welcome to the third installment of the Greenpoint Guide series on the blog. To read the first reviews visit favorite neighborhood haunts Ovenly and Word to get the full story. Today I want to tell you about my favorite french restaurant and cafe in the neighborhood, Le Gamin. The restaurant is located just a

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Baby elephants in Thailand

Happy Tuesday, Hart Beat! I’m so excited to share these photos and videos with you today. My roommate Ami’s parents are visiting for a few days before the fly back home to Cambodia and last night they share the most adorable story with me. Ami and her sister, riding the elephant in the photo above,

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West coast

Hi Hart Beat. Today’s dreary weather has me daydreaming of my almost life on the west coast. I am so thankful to be living in New York and the life I have built here but, man, sometimes I miss those solar rays. In honor of the left coast here’s a little Monday afternoon song for

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Greenpoint Guide: Word

You know that feeling when you finish a great book and are so frustrated because you have no idea what to read next? I have the best solution for you. Greenpoint’s local bookstore, Word, is the perfect place to go on a dreary Saturday afternoon like this and find the next read you’ll obsess over. 

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Favorite 2014 calendar: The Skinny Dipping Report

Hi Hart Beat. Happy Friday! This post is coming at you a few weeks late but it’s still January so I feel like it’s still acceptable. One of my friends from Bates works for a creative agency that collaborated to publish this amazing calendar called “The Skinny Dipping Report.” The calendar hails itself as “The

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Unavailable men, the story of my life

Hi Hart Beat. The other day on the train I was thinking about dating in the city and how horribley awful it is. My curent theory is that if everyone talked to each other on the subway then no one in this city would be single. Seriously Hart Beat, think about it. How many attractive

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Two New York

Let’s talk about summer style, shall we Hart Beat? I’ve been preparing for a mid-winter vacation and have recently found the most beautiful collection of beach wear yet. Get ready for our third installment of the baller Brooklyn lady series. Two is a Brooklyn based collection of beautiful tunics, caftans and dresses, all made locally

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By Heart: All kinds of love in the world

(Source) One of my favorite new websites this winter is “By Heart.” The brilliant series by The Atlantic shares essays in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. One of the best that I’ve read is written by author Ron Carlson about his love for F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Carlson writes, “When I was

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All I want is Ba&sh

Hola Hart Beat! Happy snow night! I had plans to check out this new Greenpoint restaurant tonight but because of this horrible I’m stuck inside watching horribly depressing whale movies. Anyway, let’s talk about one of my favorite discoveries of last year, fashion brand ba&sh. A couple years ago when I was traveling in Spain

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