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5 Octobre by Sophie Shapira-Pfeffer

Photograph via The Hip Paris Blog.

Hey Hart Beat. As those of you who know me are aware, I’m really not a jewelry person. Other than my favorite Marina Pecoraro rings and an Olivia Burton watch there’s really only one other piece that I wear every day. Have you ever seen the 5 Octobre collection by Sophie Shapira-Pfeffer?

I first saw the 5 Octobre rings at, you guessed it, my favorite store Como Agua de Mayo in Barcelona. I bought a simple ring there and I honestly haven’t take it off since. I get so many compliments on this ring and I wish that the companies website was easier to navigate slash they had a store in New York. 
The beautiful store Kisan in Soho carries some of the rings and I’m going to have to check it out the next weekend I’m home in the city. 5 Octobre rings are hard to find photographs of as it’s not a very common brand in the US. I’ve pulled together some of the beautiful rings I have been able to find photographs for you here Hart Beat. Maybe someday they’ll be more available to you and me in the states…
Sophie Shapira-Pfeffer
Photo via merci.
Bobine ring via Global Market.
Bague Fantasie Flat Laiton doré et Cristal via Comptoir des filles.
Beautiful earrings, beautiful article, and beautiful photographs via The Hip Paris Blog.

5 Octobre by Sophie Shapira-Pfeffer

Photograph via The Hip Paris Blog.

Hey Hart Beat. As those of you who know me are aware, I’m really not a jewelry person. Other than my favorite Marina Pecoraro rings and an Olivia Burton watch there’s really only one other piece that I wear every day. Have you ever seen the 5 Octobre collection by Sophie Shapira-Pfeffer?

I first saw the 5 Octobre rings at, you guessed it, my favorite store Como Agua de Mayo in Barcelona. I bought a simple ring there and I honestly haven’t take it off since. I get so many compliments on this ring and I wish that the companies website was easier to navigate slash they had a store in New York. 
The beautiful store Kisan in Soho carries some of the rings and I’m going to have to check it out the next weekend I’m home in the city. 5 Octobre rings are hard to find photographs of as it’s not a very common brand in the US. I’ve pulled together some of the beautiful rings I have been able to find photographs for you here Hart Beat. Maybe someday they’ll be more available to you and me in the states…
Sophie Shapira-Pfeffer
Photo via merci.
Bobine ring via Global Market.
Bague Fantasie Flat Laiton doré et Cristal via Comptoir des filles.
Beautiful earrings, beautiful article, and beautiful photographs via The Hip Paris Blog.

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Have you heard any of the press about this falls new movie “Blue Is The Warmest Color”? Both The Atlantic and The New Yorker wrote beautiful reviews/ analysis’s of the film. The film won this years prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and has been getting a lot of press (both positive and negative) for its representation of its coming of-of-age epic about a lesbian relationship. I love french films and I’m so excited that it’s finally the fall movie season here in New York. What do you think, Hart Beat? Are you going to see “Blue”?

“Blue Is The Warmest Color”
P.S. For those of you wondering the song used in the trailer is Beach House’s “Take Care.” I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since watching the trailer.
I love this poster. Can I have it for my apartment?

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Have you heard any of the press about this falls new movie “Blue Is The Warmest Color”? Both The Atlantic and The New Yorker wrote beautiful reviews/ analysis’s of the film. The film won this years prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and has been getting a lot of press (both positive and negative) for its representation of its coming of-of-age epic about a lesbian relationship. I love french films and I’m so excited that it’s finally the fall movie season here in New York. What do you think, Hart Beat? Are you going to see “Blue”?

“Blue Is The Warmest Color”
P.S. For those of you wondering the song used in the trailer is Beach House’s “Take Care.” I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since watching the trailer.
I love this poster. Can I have it for my apartment?

Let’s talk about Marion Cotillard

Hey Hart Beat. I’ve not been feeling so hot lately so I thought tonight I’d post about a style and general life icon of mine, Marion Cotillard. We all need a little inspiration sometimes, right?

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The reason I love Marion Cotillard, other than the face that she’s french (and therefor 100% baller) is because she is an amazing actor and one of the classiest celebrities. Plus, she is beautiful and couldn’t be more Aquarius Made (right G)? To read more lovely things about this French star, look here for her interview with Nicole Kidman (not a fan, but whatever, she gets to talk to Marion, I don’t hate her now).
P.S. Just look at this woman’s style. I’m obsessed. 

Marie-Pierre Arthur

Hi Hart Beat. How was your Tuesday? My mom came into the city this afternoon to go to some art exhibitions with me in the Lower East Side and I had my first OKC experience tonight (definitely more on this later). This morning though, I worked on my computer doing life stuff, you know how it is, and I wanted to share this artist that I’ve been listening to for the last couple of days.

Have you heard this cover featuring Marie-Pierre Arthur? Or any of her songs? I love listening to her music, it makes me feel like I’m back in France

“Déposer les armes” by Marie-Pierre Arthur
I don’t know what this song is about and I do care to find out. I need to learn how to speak French. What about you, Hart Beat? Anything new on your to-do list?

True love, my soulmate (Part III): Before Midnight

I’m almost too excited to type, Hart Beat. One of my favorite blogs just wrote about the coming third installment to Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke’s “Before Sunset” movies. The first and the second movies have both had their time in the sun on Hart Beat, and this past year my favorite brother bought me the screenplay for both books from the bookstore in Paris where the second movie begins. Let’s just say that I’m a major fan.

I nearly had a panic attack of happiness when I logged onto Facebook and saw that one of my best friends had posted this on my wall. Apparently, according to this Slate article (don’t even go there, there are spoilers that I refuse to read), the movie premiered at Sundance and has an expected release date of September. Unfortunately (fortunately since I wouldn’t do anything but watch the trailer or repeat), there is no trailer for the coming “Before Midnight.” The only information I’ve been able to glean is that the movie is set in the same conversation style, this time in Greece, and that Julie Delpy looks more beautiful than ever. I can’t wait to re-watch the movies tonight.

Via Jo, thanks for making my day girl.
P.S. If you, like me, are now just bursting with happiness that this movie is coming soon, enjoy this song that Julie Delpy sings and is featured in “Before Sunrise” (aka my favorite movie of all time and my life for a time being. Hopeless romantic Hannah over here.
Let’s not fool ourselves in vain,
this far away trip will give us pain
We’ll have to be strong to keep our love
from going wrong
Distance will make us cold,
even put our love on hold
But soon we’ll meet again
and soon it’s be bright at noon again
“An Ocean Apart” by Julie Delpy

Tell no one

Back in September I tried to start a series called “Movies in September” (how appropriate) but I didn’t get very far. I think that I maybe wrote about a couple (Casablanca and The Philadelphia Story) and then stopped. I guess a series was too ambitious back then. Now though this December there are some movies that I meant to talk about back in September and can now happily say will be coming your way.

The first one is one of my all time favorite movies called “Tell No One” or “No le dis a personne” in the original french. “Tell No One”came out in 2006 and is one that I can see literally every other day and get something new out of it.

Ah, I saw this over Thanksgiving and watching the trailer makes me want to see it again tonight. It’s a hard movie to classify, foreign film isn’t enough, neither is thriller or romance. I guess you just have to watch it for yourself Hart Beat. It’s pretty complicated so pay attention and then when you’ve seen it once maybe see it again right after. I’m not kidding when I say every time I see it I get something new out of it. 
Another amazing part about “Tell No One” is the soundtrack to the movie. I love the music in this movie so much that I tried for days and days and months and months to find the soundtrack on Spotify, iTunes or under my pillow at night. Like the other french cd by Ultra Orange & Emmanuele I eventually had to order the cd soundtrack from ye old Canada. I’ve written about a few of my favorite songs from the movie on Hart Beat before here and here and I’ll just share one more with you today. This one is one of the instrumental songs from the movie and I love it so much that I listened to it over and over again when I was writing my thesis last year. 

“Ne Le Dis A Personne” – Tell No One Soundtrack

Tell no one

Back in September I tried to start a series called “Movies in September” (how appropriate) but I didn’t get very far. I think that I maybe wrote about a couple (Casablanca and The Philadelphia Story) and then stopped. I guess a series was too ambitious back then. Now though this December there are some movies that I meant to talk about back in September and can now happily say will be coming your way.

The first one is one of my all time favorite movies called “Tell No One” or “No le dis a personne” in the original french. “Tell No One”came out in 2006 and is one that I can see literally every other day and get something new out of it.

Ah, I saw this over Thanksgiving and watching the trailer makes me want to see it again tonight. It’s a hard movie to classify, foreign film isn’t enough, neither is thriller or romance. I guess you just have to watch it for yourself Hart Beat. It’s pretty complicated so pay attention and then when you’ve seen it once maybe see it again right after. I’m not kidding when I say every time I see it I get something new out of it. 
Another amazing part about “Tell No One” is the soundtrack to the movie. I love the music in this movie so much that I tried for days and days and months and months to find the soundtrack on Spotify, iTunes or under my pillow at night. Like the other french cd by Ultra Orange & Emmanuele I eventually had to order the cd soundtrack from ye old Canada. I’ve written about a few of my favorite songs from the movie on Hart Beat before here and here and I’ll just share one more with you today. This one is one of the instrumental songs from the movie and I love it so much that I listened to it over and over again when I was writing my thesis last year. 

“Ne Le Dis A Personne” – Tell No One Soundtrack

Le petit marseillais shower gel

While I was traveling back in June I spend a hefty amount of time on the southern coast of France. While C. and I were in Marseilles we stayed with the cutest woman in the extra bedroom of her apartment. I will never forget Alliet or her beautiful apartment but I also won’t forget the best French shower gel that she introduced me too.

The brand is called “Le Petit Marseillais” and the brand makes all kinds of products. My favorite is the body gel, I love it so much that I want to go back to France just so I can get some more of it. Luckely, for both me and you dear readers, I’ve found a website that lets you order the magic stuff. My favorite scent is “Lait de Vanille.” It leaves you smelling freshly of vanilla (my favorite smell of all time) and feeling very french. Two wins in one.

Le Petit Marseillais.


The real Marseilles.