Hey Hart Beat! This post is a little NSFW but whateves. Hopefully you’re not opening up this link on you’re huge ass screen in front of all your employees. Oh, you did? Sorry about that Hart Beat… This post should make it up to you!
A while back in one of my Friday link lists (cop out, I KNOW) I shared this great article from the NYT about how, apparently, today’s ladies are forgoing thongs for the ever more comfortable and appealing cotton panties. Now, my rule of thumb when reading something on in The New York Times is that if there’s a “trend” or “culture” piece written there, then the trend is about two months old. While The Times may be up to date with the world news, they are not, on it when it comes to culture or fashion.
In terms of the actual bulk of the article however, I couldn’t agree more. As much as I love my Hanky Panky’s I find lately that I’ve been grabbing the more comfortable, albeit definitely not as attractive underwear. This is where Pansy comes in. The brand makes very simple, very cotton and very alluring panties and bras. While I cannot (to say it simply) wear the bras, this underwear looks out of control and I think I’m going to have to order some for myself. Even if not I am LOVING the photos that they took for their new collection. The girls are so real! Hey brands, this works.
Morning, Hart Beat! I hope you all had nice, relaxing and restful weekends. It was a blast working at the Food52 Makers Conference yesterday and if you missed it you can catch up on twitter and instagram. At the makers the makers conference one of the speakers, Andres Modak, is the founder of a lovely brand that I’ve been following on Instagram lately.
Snowe is an online store that carries very minimal-esque home and kitchen things. Everything that they sell is amazing and on my Christmas list (hint, hint, MOM). I was happy to see yesterday morning that the brand is also launching an online “Magazine” to go along and tell the stories and purposes of the products that they sell. I had fun yesterday reading through the first few posts and I thought you might too. This is definitely one that I’m adding to my daily blog check up list.
My favorite article so far? The Best Boozy Bar Cart of course. Although, I would like to differ with Snowe on one point. Rum and coke is most DEFINITELY a cocktail.
Hey Hart Beat. We did it. We made it to Friday. I don’t have any articles this Friday but I do have a great video that I want to add on to the discussion of this whole Taylor Swift 1989 stuff. If you don’t know about it here’s a run down. TSwifts album 1929 came out last year to rave reviews. This year, the indie/country singer Ryan Adams covered the entire album, song by song, all the while reinventing the tempo and feeling of each song. In response to Adams’ cover, our favorite meta artist Father John Misty covered one of Ryan Adams’ covers of Blank Space. To make it even more confusing, apparently Father John has removed the cover from Soundcloud because Lou Reed asked him to in a dream…
Anyway…. yesterday on Facebook I saw that Todrick Hall (an MTV star) covered a medley of Taylor Swift songs to an amazing result. I can’t get enough of it and it reminds me how much I love Taylor Swifts songs in the best way possible. Hope it makes your Friday as bright as it’s making mine!
Hey Hart Beat! How’s your week going so far? It’s been a busy time this week and I don’t have a ton to write to you this week. Lo siento. I hope you won’t hate me forever, Hart Beat. Today I was to share with you some photos that I’ve been swooning over for a while.
One of my best friends Marina (who I met when studying abroad in Spain, FIJAOS), was lucky enough this summer to take a trip down to Mexico City with her dad. Marina’s dad is an architect and Marina herself works at an art gallery in New York so between the two of them, they knew the right beautiful places to visit. I asked Marina if I could share some of her photos on the blog here and, lucky you, she said yes!
I’ve traveled a few times to Mexico but all the times I went was way back in history when I was still in high school. I haven’t been back to the country in a while and now that I’m seeing these photos and hearing Marina’s rave reviews of the food, culture and pace of life I now know the next place I want to go. So Hart Beat, enjoy these beautiful photos this Thursday afternoon and give Marina a huge THANKS across the internets.
I don’t know about you Hart Beat but it feels like all my friends have birthdays that fall around together. Theres a group in the fall, starting September 6th and going all the way through October, and then there’s another cohort that falls from the end of January through February (sup Aquarius clan). Now that we’ve all been out of school for a few years and live in different cities, I don’t always get to see my friends on their birthdays. I wish I had unlimited miles to fly all around the word but, sadly, I do not.
What I do have, Hart Beat, is the US of A postal service. Email and social media are good but what’s better than getting an actual card in the actual mail? This summer I discovered the fabulously talented and life saving Knote Paper. The company is based in New Jersey but I found their cards at the Brooklyn Flea. All of the cards that the company sells are hand-lettered and letter-pressed by independent artists around the country.
You can buy just the blank cards but the company also provides a service where when you buy the card online you can include a note and before they send it out in the mail, Knote Paper hand-writes the note on the card and mails it directly from their studio. That way you don’t even have to get a stamp! Or go to the post office!
Personally, I like that part of writing birthday cards but I know some of you out there will find this idea increadibly appealing.. Amiright?
Hi Hart Beat. I hope you had a nice weekend out there in the world. It was a restful one for me in Brooklyn. One thing that was on the top of my list for the weekend was to listen to some of the new music that has come out this fall so far. I haven’t been on my game but I hope I’ve caught up a bit…
One song that I heard this weekend that I love is by an, apparently, buzzed about singer Leon Bridges. The Texas gospel and soul singer released his first album this spring and if you haven’t listened to it yet then you should definitely give it a shot. The title track of the album, Coming Home, is the song I keep coming back to over and over again. It reminds me of the perfect combination of Sam Cooke, John Legend and a mystery someone that I know know is Leon Bridges. Hope you like it too, Hart Beat! (Also, this music video is 👍.)
Hi Hart Beat! See, I didn’t forget about you. This week was pretty hectic at work and in life so I didn’t have as much time to write to you all 😞. Also, to be honest, I was engrossed in readying Diary of a Teenage Girl and any free time that I had I spent reading it. If you are looking for something to read this fall then I HIGHLY recommend it. It might even be worth it’s own post soon so I won’t say too much. Anyway this weekend I’m looking forward to napping and… whelp napping is the first on my mind now. For you, here are five articles I loved reading this week when I took a break from Diary of a Teenage Girl. See you on, Monday!
Oh Hart Beat, we can’t deny it any longer, Fall is here. This morning in Brooklyn was the first time that I really felt the brisk weather here for real. While this makes me incredibly sad that summer is now over (and winter is only one season away), fall does bring one thing that I love, scarfs!
In college I used to get a lot of slack for always having a scarf on but come on, it was Maine people! Since moving to New York I still wear a ton in the winter but last week I saw the perfect scarves for this transitional fall weather we’re having now. One of my favorite brands, Sézane, released their new Fall 2015 collection and in it are a wonderful collection of beautiful scarves.
There are a handful of new designs in the Shop. I think that the Aspen Scarf is my fave though and if I could, I would have it in both the blue and the red. Sweet mother Mary, they’re all so beautiful. Which one do you like the best, Hart Beat? Do they make you at all happy that fall is here?
Afternoon, Hart Beat. It’s a dreary day here in New York so let’s talk about something a little more uplifting. Succulents! I’ve never had a very strong green thumb so when I moved to New York and got my first apartment I decided that now was the time to learn. I tried a few different kinds of plants to no success. No matter how much or little I watered my plants and herbs they just died within a couple of weeks.
After living, and struggling with this issue, for two years I was lucky enough that a beautiful plant store opened up in Greenpoint that stocked the most adorable succulents. Homecoming showed me that you don’t have to have big, complicated, allergy-inducing plants to make your home warm and friendly. Better yet, succulents let you be the forgetful plant owner that you know (ahem, I) am.
My new office at Food52 is located smack dab in the flower district so everyday I walk by tons and tons of succulents on the streets. The store next to our office even has a happy hour on Thursdays for half off all of the little plants.
Now that I’ve had a few for a few months they’re starting to get little big and last night I propagated my first succulent. For instructions and a how-to check out this post by Needles + Leaves. Right now my cutting board holds some soil and the lone leaves of my first succulent. Fingers crossed that it goes well..
What about you, Hart Beat? Have you had any success with succulents? Any other easy, adorable plants to recommend to a city dwelling, serial plant killer like myself?
Oh my god, Hart Beat. The internet is an incredible place and today was no different. Our girl Connie Britton has yet again come out and shown the world how amazing she is. In this new video that the actress put on youtube speaks to the importance of feminism in today’s culture.
Apparently the actress was tired of people on the red carpet asking about how she got such beautiful hair and decided to do something about it. I LOVE YOU CONNIE. The video is inspiring and I just want to share it with the world!! One of my biggest pet peeves is when women say they aren’t feminists or don’t believe in feminism. Really? You don’t believe that women should have the same rights as men? Because that’s what feminism is, ladies. So four for you Connie, you are my spirit animal today and always.