Monthly Archives: January 2015

Brooklyn Apartment Jealousy

Apartments, apartments, apartments. In New York just the word has a chilling effect. One of my favorite things about walking around the city is creepily looking into windows walking by and seeing the both beautiful, huge apartments next to the small, dark places. It may sounds creepy to you non-city dwellers but I know you New Yorkers know what I’m talking about.

The other day I found this great Brooklyn apartment detailed by Refinery29 and I just had to share. THIS PLACE. Ugg, it gives me such apartment envy. The woman who lives there, Lauren Snyder, also owns The Primary Essentials one of the best curated boutique in Brooklyn. She’s been living in this Fort Greene apartment for 10 years and all I want to do right now is drag all of these amazing things from the photos into the room I’m sitting in now. Having an apartment in Brooklyn must be lovely. Think of everything you can do virtually on your own doorstep! This is why many people are willing to sacrifice purchasing a home outright by renting instead. After all, renting can actually be a mutually beneficial arrangement particularly when you have a fair lease agreement in place.

All photos via the Refinery29 website.

Girl Crush: Emma Stone in the New York Times

As if I wasn’t enough of a fan, our girl Emma Stone is interviewed in an article to be published in print today with enough personality and beauty to make me crush even harder than before. The interview is between Emma and Eddie Redmayne, the actor who starred in “The Theory of Everything.” In it the two young stars discuss how they both told their parents they wanted to be actors, what it’s like having the paparazzi outside your house everyday and what being in a relationship in hollywood means.

I loved hearing what Emma thinks about the fame that she’s garnered over the years. It was also amazing to hear her talk about “Birdman,” for which she’s nominated for best supporting actress.
You can read the entire article online here and look for it in print on Sunday!

THAT POISE. And rings. They remind me of my favorites

Photos via The New York Times.

Let My People Go Surfing

Hi, Hart Beat. After last week’s visit to the cold world of Upstate New York, let’s go for a change of pace and talk about… surfing. I feel like surfing is one activity that many people want to try at least once in their lives. But until we go on holiday or depending on where you live, this goal doesn’t get ticked off the bucket list. Before I read this book, a friend of mine was telling me how she was planning a trip to Australia and one of her activities was to go surfing. She even looked into sites like to find all the equipment and clothing for her trip. This was how serious she was about fulfilling this dream. I even recommended this book to her to read on her trip.

One of the things on the top of my Christmas list this year was the autobiography Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard. If you haven’t heard of Yvon before that’s okay, I hadn’t either. What I did hear was that the book was a great place to start for someone interested in business but not wanting a hard core in depth business book.

Yvon Chouinard, the author of Let My People Go Surfing, is the founder of Patagonia and in the book he talks about founding the company and how it became to be the powerhouse that it is now. What I love about this book is the way that Yvon talks about the early years of Patagonia and how he founded it with friends just because he was so passionate about climbing gear. I love that idea.

Reading Let My People Go Surfing is such an amazing experience and it gives me so much respect for this amazing company and the outdoors in general. Between this and seeing Wild I wouldn’t be surprised if next thing I did was take to the country. Just kidding, Pedro.

Beach Hair Mist aka treat yo self this January

Hey Hart Beat! Not to push Food52 too much BUT I have to tell you about this new hair spray that I picked up during our holidays sweeps. The Beach Hair Mist by French Girl Organics not only sprays the best mist for styling that beach look all year long but the bottle and spray itself is absolutely gorgeous. Unlike some hair bottles and products I actually love displaying it on my bureau. It has this great pink hue that these photos pick up perfectly.
Anyway, if you’re looking to treat yourself this January, look no further! Grab a bottle, get spritzing and sit by a window to pretend you’re at the beach. Boom.

9 Kisses: In which Julianne Moore and John Lithgow dance

Hi Hart Beat! I just found the most amazing video of the year, nay, the century! This Academy Awards season The New York Times has put together a series of short videos called “9 Kisses” that pairs up this years hottest actors in a series of “intimate encounters” aka parody scenes that couldn’t be more perfect. My FAVORITE by far is the video of Julianne Moore and John Lithgow dancing. Yes, my friends, these two dance and I have to say that Julianne looks so beautiful and kills it on the dance floor. I think she may be my spirit animal now. To watch them all visit the New York Times official site.

P.S. Shout-out to Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon. Those outfits should go on the years best dressed lists.

This photo may or may not be my computer desktop right now..

The perfect backpack for NYC

Hello there, Hart Beat. Hope your Monday is going well! I was hoping this dreary weather was going to change up but it looks like, at least in Manhattan, we’re stuck with this rain. And you know what rain makes? Yes corn, but other things, it makes me want to do a little online shopping.
Lucky me I was feeling this same impulse about a week ago (week ago) and I was right in time for a sale going on at one of my newest obsessions Of A Kind. While browsing the site I found just what I didn’t even know I was looking for but desperately need, a new backpack.
I’ve been using the same beat up old leather backpack for the past two years but lately I’ve been wanting something a little smaller and lighter. Lucky for me I found this Proper Assembly No. 3 drawstring bag that is honestly the most perfect bag for my life right now. The bag is a nylon material with vegan tanned leather straps and detailing. There a ton of different ways to wear it (backpack style, tote style, side-bag style…) and it’s big enough to carry all your NY essentials (computer, wallet, book, sunglasses). Anyway, there are only 50 of these bags made by the Brooklyn based Proper Assembly and all I have to say is GET ON THIS NOW!! For durable backpacks that are great for hiking and when you’re out of the city, I hear Arkadia Supply backpacks are the way to go.

How do you part your hair?

Hi Hart Beat!! I hope you’re having a nice weekend! Pedro is working today so I’m hanging out on my own and hoping to get some good posts for you. Anyway, on today’s docket is a conversation about hair.

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything with my hair. Over the summer I cut off about 6 inches and since then I’ve kind of just been letting it grow out. You know, all intentional and stuff. Ha. Anyway, I’ve decided to try something new while in this little rut and have switched over my normal side part to a, wait for it, center part. CRAZY, right? Actually, I’ve already gotten quite a few compliments and am going to keep it up for a bit. How about you, Hart Beat? What’s your normal part situation? And have you ever thought about switching it up?

P.S. This post may or may not have been inspired by the fact that I saw Wild last night (AMAZING and go see it slash read the book if you haven’t already).

Our girl B, always rocking the center part. 
Photo via The Red List