This past fall I was so happy to get this beautiful Oliva Burton big dial watch. Sad news though, Hart Beat. The other week I was running to catch the G train on the way to work and it snagged on the subway entry door. I’m going to see if I can get the band fixed but in the meantime I’ve been looking around for a new watch. Look at these beautiful watches made by The Horse, a brand based in Sydney, Australia that makes leather accessories and shoes. Want to head to Australia this week and pick up a watch with me?
Hola Hart Beat. Sorry for the radio silence. I promise I’ll be be better at posting this week than I have been! To make it up to you here is a song for you that I promise (pinky promise) you’ll be listening to for the rest of the summer. Thanks NPR for your continuing music recommendations and thanks Monica Martin for having the voice of an angel.
Hi Hart Beat! We did it! We survived the winter and today we can finally celebrate the best day of the year. June 21st is always one of the best days, always reminds me of the best people, and (at least in New York) brings all the gremlins who have been lurking in their apartments all winter and spring out into the bright sunlight. Last night I was able to take full advantage of these long days by biking into Manhattan for dinner and riding back at 9pm across the Brooklyn Bridge while it was still semi light out. Amazing
To celebrate this years Midsummer, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite Hart Beat posts about all things summer, flower crowns, music, swim wear and more. I hope enjoy your sun today, Hart Beat!!
And finally, dreaming of shoes from Sweden.
Hey Hart Beat. I love Fridays. I mean, who doesn’t? One of the best parts of Fridays for me is taking a breath and reading through my favorite blog weekly summaries. I thought this week I would share some of my picks with you! Since our beloved (ha) Joanna is on a weeklong getaway and we don’t have her weekly link collection to read today, let’s move on to some other bloggers and authors. These three collected here not only supply great beauty and style tips, but all three showcase amazing careers of other talented and up-and-coming women. Enjoy, Hart Beat!
One of my best friends introduced me to The Everygirl about a year ago. Since then it has been one of my favorite websites to check out every week. It reminds me so much of Refinery29 from a few years ago when the content was more about benefiting your life than generating a high traffic rate. My favorite segments are the career interviews that they publish weekly. It’s so encouraging to read about so many smart, successful women and how they’ve gotten to where they are.
My second stop on Fridays is always Clementine Daily. This site also has great career interviews but what I love the most is the simple and elegant design. It’s like looking through a very beautifully curated Pinterest board. The life advice is one of my favorite parts.
The Lively Show
Okay, I confess, The Lively Show is not a website or blog, it’s actually a weekly podcast. The podcast is so nice to listen to and I always save it for my Friday commute. Jess Lively (who is actually a contributor to The Everygirl, small world) showcases amazing successful bloggers, writers and career driven women. It’s so amazing to hear so many talented women’s stories and career paths. I’m always so determined after listening to go out and plan my next business.
Hey Hart Beat. I just came across this hilarious and typical New York City art piece/film collection that I had to share with you. Have you heard of “40 Days of Dating“? Watch the video below for an introduction..
The Dating Rules from 40 Days of Dating on Vimeo.
Hey you. I hope you had a nice weekend. I am so happy that summer is here and that I can spend it in Greenpoint. I’ve been having crazy vivid dreams lately, it must be because of the full moon. I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately and thought of you when I read this one. I hope you like it too.
by Amy Uyematsu
—Is where space ends called death or infinity?
Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions
A mere eyelid’s distance between you and me.
It took us a long time to discover the number zero.
John’s brother is afraid to go outside.
He claims he knows
the meaning of zero.
I want to kiss you.
A mathematician once told me you can add infinity
There is a zero vector, which starts and ends
at the same place, its force
and movement is impossible
to record with
rays or maps or words.
It intersects yet runs parallel
with all others.
A young man I know
wants me to prove
the zero vector exists.
I tell him I can’t,
but nothing in my world
makes sense without it.
Hey Hart Beat. I’ve been feeling a little bummed out thinking that this is the first summer since I was 21 that I haven’t been visiting Spain. At the company that I work for now we represent the brand Kaanas, a Colombian espadrille company, that makes the cutest espadrille shoes. They’re almost better, almost, than the few pairs I bought last year in Barecelona.
Six Depot is owned and run by two of my parents friends who live in our neighboring town, West Stockbridge. Lisa and Flavio are two of the nicest people and opened this coffee shop/gallery/restaurant space in an old train station in 2013. The space is so beautiful and the coffee is so so so good. Flavio makes the best cafe con leche that I’ve had since being in Spain (he’s from Argentina so I guess he has a leg up on good coffee.) All of the coffee used by Six Depot is brewed on premises by the owners. One of the best parts is the names that Lisa and Flavio give the blends. My favorites are “Infinite Jest Blend” and “Bali Blue Moon Organic.“
Not only does No. Six Depot have amazing coffee but they have an amazing gallery space in the old train station. The gallery’s first show showcased a show by my mom! If you ever visit the Berkshires then you have to visit Six Dept. I know you’ll love it, Hart Beat.
Hola Hart Beat. I am so glad it’s Sunday, finally. This weekend has been so relaxing and well needed. I always have so many ideas for the weekend but in the end it’s so hard for me to leave Brooklyn (or even Greenpoint). Tomorrow morning I’m meeting my brother, who just moved to Manhattan two weeks ago, for breakfast at Five Leaves. It’s the most referenced brunch place in the area but in two years I’ve never been! Now, for some fashion inspiration for bopping around Greenpoint today. What’s your favorite lazy Sunday afternoon wear?