All photographs courtesy of Amy Merrick’s official website.
Happy Friday, Hart Beat! My spirit animal Emily Haines posted this photo on Metric’s Facebook page updating her fans that she’s “been hiding out in the jungles of Belize, writing and leaving the past behind.” Oh Emily, if only all of our lives were like yours. I’m going to take a note out of my idol’s book this weekend and practice my guitar.
Hi Hart Beat. How’s your weekend going? I am so glad that tomorrow is Friday and I’m even more excited that I get to spend some time with my oldest friend Sammy. Shout-out to S. tonight for sharing this beautiful song with me. (Second shout-out to Spotify for making the world of music sharing such a wonderful place.)
I hadn’t listened to Vampire Weekend’s most recent album until Sam recommended this song to me and now I can’t believe where I was for so long. “Hannah Hunt,” the song posted bellow, is what has taken me so strongly, and no, not because it’s about another Hannah, because it is one of the most simple and achingly beautiful song about a breakup I’ve heard in a while.
To buy some kindling for the fire,
Oh Hart Beat, it’s raining in Brooklyn. Horrible, cold rain. My bike hates it. In lieu of shivering from my ride tonight, I thought I would do some planning for my mom and my trip coming up this February. Have you seen the movie “The Talented Mr. Ripley“? I hadn’t seen it until recently and if you’re looking for a creepy, but intriguing movie that takes place in the most beautiful parts of Italy and has a cast that ranges from Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law to Philip Seymour Hoffman, and, of course, Gwyneth Paltrow then look no farther. I love her style in this movie. It’s the 90’s take on the 50’s wealthy american living in southern Italy in the best way possible.
Welcome to 2014, Hart Beat! I know that the new year started a couple of weeks ago but tonight I am so excited to share with you a new series for the blog this year. As many of you know, I’ve been living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn since I moved to New York a year and a half ago. I love living in New York and out of all the neighborhoods I’ve explored, I’m happy to say that my own Greenpoint is my absolute favorite hands down. My favorite part of living in Greenpoint is getting to know all of the local restaurants, boutiques, bars, coffee shops, parks, and stores in the area.
This year I want to share my favorite local haunts with you lovely readers in a new weekly series. I hope that you are as excited as I am to start exploring Greenpoint! Check in tomorrow for the first installment!
Hey Hart Beat. The news is true! Jenny Lewis has a new song that is featured in the end credits of the “Girls” season three premier. The song comes on as soon as the credits start rolling in the second part of this two part opening episode. I’m not here to analyze this newest episode by Lena Dunham but I do want to share the track with you so badly. It’s here via a youtube link but if that gets taken down (probable) follow this link here.
I can’t stop. A few days ago I shared with you this Lana del Rey song accompanied by Miley Cyrus singing a cover of “Summertime Sadness.” In that letter I apologized for including Miley on Hart Beat, but now? I can’t say that I’m not regretting it. Have you heard Miss. Cyrus’s newest song? I don’t know if it’s her voice, the lyrics, or my mind playing tricks on itself, but I can’t stop listening to it. Her country twang is coming back and I love it. Not to mention that she has just released an acoustic version of “Adore You.” Seriously can’t stop.
Hola Hart Beat! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Oh were you stressing in the city? Don’t worry, I was relaxing in my beautifully renovated farmhouse Upstate that features not only a fireplace in the bedroom (my dream) but, a porch floating over the creek next door. Just kidding. But really, isn’t this the perfect house? Designed by Givone Home, this “floating farmhouse” just looks like the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. As Liz Lemon states, “This is MY house.” Why don’t we take a tour this lazy Sunday morning (and try to forget what might happen after a massive rain storm when the creek creeps up to the land…)
Sited at the edge of a pristine creek, with a waterfall cascading over an ancient dam of hand-laid stone, the Floating Farmhouse was sinking shop when first discovered. After a design and rebuild process spanning four years, the 1820 manor home is now a study in contrasts: fully restored to its period grandeur while featuring purely modernist elements, including a curtain wall of skyscraper glass in the kitchen, polished concrete and steel finishes, minimalist interiors, and a cantilevered porch “floating” on the surface of the water.