About Me

Hannah Hart Beat

Welcome! My name is Hannah Hart and I’m a twentysomething year old living in Brooklyn, NY. I was born in Western Massachusetts (oh hey 413) and lived there until I graduated High School and moved to Lewiston, Maine to attend Bates College. While at Bates I studied Spanish Literature and met some of my greatest friends on this planet. At school I needed a distraction from writing my Spanish thesis so I started Hart Beat as a side project. Almost four years later the blog is still going strong.

Now I have been living in Brooklyn for three years and over those years I have worked a number of jobs. I spent a year working at Artists & Fleas, workedΒ for Brooklyn basedΒ DNA Footwear (and met Pedro there!), and now I currently work as Merchandising ManagerΒ for the lovely Food52.

For Hart Beat these last four years have meant different things. As a student it was a study distraction, at times the blog was a way to get over an ex, and when I first moved to the city it was an attempt to become the next New York blogger. Throughout everything the blog has been a way to update my friends and family (hi mom!) with what I’m thinking about and what I love at the moment.

The lovely part about Hart Beat is now I get to talk and share with more than just friends and family, I also get to write to you! So whoever you are right now, Hart Beat, I’m so happy to have you here and I can’t wait to see where the blog takes us next.

Please feel free to email me anytime at hannahhartbeat@gmail.com, follow me on Instagram,Β Twitter or sign up for the Hart Beat newsletter. Thank you all for reading!



Some things I like:

– NPR (and WNYC all day long)
– Walking in Brooklyn
– The six hour BBC Pride and Prejudice series
– Peanut butter spoons
– Joan Didion
– Old Levis
– Matinee movies
Pedro, Melo and Bandit



  1. Hi Hannah,

    Great to meet you and your website/blog.

    I found you through an NPR interview with Jenny and her reading of “A History of Everything, Including You”. I was on my way to the market / driving, at a red light I grad my yellow notepad and pen and caught her name. I pulled in to a parking spot under the trees at the market and continued to listen to her reading. I cried – so beautiful.

    I found that notepad and finally tracked down what bits of information I had written. It led me to NPR, then Kathrine Diemert, then you! Still need to find Jenny as didn’t have her full name or name of book/how to find it. Thank You.

    I will be back. I live in Eugene OR, but mostly in Portland – Love Portland.
    Best, Jill

    1. Hi Jill,

      So nice to hear from you! The way that you found out about “A History of Everything Including You” was exactly how I found it. I remember sitting in my apartment kitchen listening and not being able to move till it was done. I had to write it all down because I couldn’t find a written version of it anywhere!

      So nice to hear you love Portland! I was just out there for the first time and thought it was one of the best cities. So jealous you live there!

      xoxo Hannah

  2. nice blog. stumbled on to it accidentally, via pinterest ‘A house by Alejandro Rosuti Kotti in Buenos Aires.’ thanks, everyday Brooklyn very interesting for someone from Melbourne.

  3. Hi Hannah……. came upon your blog while googling about taking naps. My husband & I are retired. We both
    Enjoy taking a summer nap in the day but I must say I feel a little guilty . Loved that you called taking a summer
    Nap “magical”. After raising 4 children & sometimes helping out with 7 grandchildren I will now consider it a
    Glad you are enjoying Brooklyn. We are originally from the Bronx but have raised our family at the
    Jersey Shore.
    Regards, Mary

    1. Hi Mary! It’s so nice to meet another napper! It’s still one of my favorite things to do and I’m glad summer is here and magical napping with the window is back. Hope the Shore is beautiful this holiday weekend! xx Hannah

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