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How to Build the Perfect Fire on Food52

Hannah Hart Beat

Hey Hart Beat! Today on Food52 an article I wrote is published about how to build the perfect fire. When I was home for Christmas this winter I spent about 95% of my time sitting in front of my parent’s fireplace and you can read on the site a detailed instruction on how to make a fire if you’re not super comfortable yet.

Here on Hart Beat I thought I would share a little teaser of some fireplace photos. I’m freezing and am betting you are too so let’s all pretend that the fire from these pictures are pushing the heat through the screen onto our cold toes.

Read the article here and make sure to pass it on to you’re friends. ✨🔥

Hannah Hart Beat

Hannah Hart Beat

In the suburbs

Hi Hart Beat. I love sharing covers with you and this is one of my favorites, I thought you might like to hear it. This is a cover of an Arcade Fire original. I can’t tell which one I like better. Did you know that if you follow this link here you can experience the Arcade Fire song “We Used To Wait” with your own personal home address google earth video (make sure you allow pop-ups for this one). It’s so cool and I always think about it when I listen to Arcade Fire. Too bad the Berkshires are so unsearchable.
Mr. Little Jeans covering “The Suburbs”

Love is all

Earlier today when I was at work I came across this opinion piece about artist The Tallest Man on Earth. I was so happy to be reminded of his songs before I took the train up to the Berkshires tonight. It was all I listened too as I rolled into upstate. This is one of my favorite songs to listen to over and over again. What do you think, Hart Beat? What song are you listening to tonight?

Well I walk upon the river like it’s easier than land
Evil’s in my pocket and your will is in my hand
Oh, your will is in my hand
And I’ll throw it in the current that I stand upon so still
Love is all, from what I’ve heard, but my heart’s learned to kill
Oh, mine has learned to kill

“Love Is All” by The Tallest Man on Earth
I even love the music video for the song.

Escaping the heat

Hola Hart Beat. I don’t know about where you’re reading this from but it is H.O.T in New York City this week. The temperatures have been in the 90’s feeling really like 100+ which is REALLY HOT. (Especially for me, the north country girl that I am). I think this might even be the right time to invest in some air conditioning! Airconditioning used to be expensive, but today you can get a portable option for a reasonable price and they work great. Nonetheless, in order to get some relief from the unbearable oppression that is the Manhattan asphalt with hot humid air whirling about, I’m making a trip up to the Berkshires for the next couple days while I have a few days off.

I need the mountain breeze, plus some mom time. How about you Hart Beat? How you holding up in this summer time heat wave?

Escaping the heat

Hola Hart Beat. I don’t know about where you’re reading this from but it is H.O.T in New York City this week. The temperatures have been in the 90’s feeling really like 100+ which is REALLY HOT. (Especially for me, the north country girl that I am.) So, in order to get some relief from the unbearable oppression that is the Manhattan asphalt with hot humid air whirling about, I’m making a trip up to the Berkshires for the next couple days while I have a few days off.

I need the mountain breeze, plus some mom time. How about you Hart Beat? How you holding up in this summer time heat wave?

Don’t go, please stay

This week I was so happy to finally see the movie The Place Beyond the Pines. (Did you know that if you go to the Williamsburg cinema on Tuesdays or Thursdays tickets are 8$ and you can use your ticket stub for a free beer at this bar? Crazy world.) Ever since I heard that Ryan Gosling was in another movie directed by the same person who did Blue Valentine, I knew I needed to see the movie.

Have you seen it yet, Hart Beat? I won’t give anything away, I promise, but you should definitely go to see it while it’s still in theaters. Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper were amazing and honestly, the best part was watching a movie about Schenectady, NY. The setting looked just like home to me and it was so beautiful to see the mountains on the big screen.

One of my favorite parts of the movie was when the song below played. It reminds me so much of the song that was played in Blue Valentine, and I am grateful that I’ve been introduced to the two of them.

“Please Stay” by The Cryin Shames
I loved you before I even knew your name 
I wanted to give you my heart 
But when you came back after me one time 
Oh I knew, yes I knew that the heartaches would start 

If I called out your name like a song 
That was written for you, you alone 
Would you still hurt all my pride 
Oh, hey, how I cried 

This time be different 
Please stay 
My favorite view.

Most of the time

Hi Hart Beat. How’s tonight going for you? I’m sitting here with my Dad in the Berkshires talking about our trip to Spain this summer (more on this later). I really love this quote here and what do you think of the photo I took this afternoon.
“The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice
Stockbridge
(Source from top photo)

Pictures from home

Hey Hart Beat. How’s it going this Thursday night? While I was home in the Berkshires the last couple days I took a ton of new instagram pictures and I want to share them with you here. Aren’t the Berkshires just beautiful in the winter?

In the words of Emmylou

Hi Hart Beat. Did you end up listening to the interview from this morning? At work today I just kept hearing the song over and over again in my head. Oh, and here’s the real transcript from this morning.

Emmylou Harris:
I love the sad songs. and I say on stage, they make me so happy. 

Rodney Crowell:
They do. And is there anything more beautiful than a sad song?

Emmylou:
A really sad song that pierces you to the heart. 

Amen, sister friend. I hope you’re all having an amazing Saturday night Hart Beat. I’m playing it low key since tomorrow after work I’m headed to the Berkshires for a couple days. Baby I’m magic, tada.