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My favorite Friday readings

Hey Hart Beat. I love Fridays. I mean, who doesn’t? One of the best parts of Fridays for me is taking a breath and reading through my favorite blog weekly summaries. I thought this week I would share some of my picks with you! Since our beloved (ha) Joanna is on a weeklong getaway and we don’t have her weekly link collection to read today, let’s move on to some other bloggers and authors. These three collected here not only supply great beauty and style tips, but all three showcase amazing careers of other talented and up-and-coming women. Enjoy, Hart Beat!

The Everygirl
One of my best friends introduced me to The Everygirl about a year ago. Since then it has been one of my favorite websites to check out every week. It reminds me so much of Refinery29 from a few years ago when the content was more about benefiting your life than generating a high traffic rate. My favorite segments are the career interviews that they publish weekly. It’s so encouraging to read about so many smart, successful women and how they’ve gotten to where they are.

Clementine Daily
My second stop on Fridays is always Clementine Daily. This site also has great career interviews but what I love the most is the simple and elegant design. It’s like looking through a very beautifully curated Pinterest board. The life advice is one of my favorite parts.

The Lively Show
Okay, I confess, The Lively Show is not a website or blog, it’s actually a weekly podcast. The podcast is so nice to listen to and I always save it for my Friday commute. Jess Lively (who is actually a contributor to The Everygirl, small world) showcases amazing successful bloggers, writers and career driven women. It’s so amazing to hear so many talented women’s stories and career paths. I’m always so determined after listening to go out and plan my next business.

Girl crush: Courtney Adamo

Oh hello there Hart Beat. As I’m sure many of you dear readers are aware, our girl Joanna posted a great new series on her blog the other day entitled “My beauty uniform.” In her first post of the series Jo (come on girl, we’re friends now) wrote about her friend and “one of the sweetest and most effortlessly beautiful people I’ve ever met,” Courtney Adamo.

Oh Miss Courtney, can I have your life? Can I have it?

I’m sure that Courtney, the founder and co-owner of a baby boutique online aggregator site called Babyccino, is another European form of Joanna Goddard but at this point I don’t care. I am fascinated by her life in London, her four beautiful children, her effortless style, and the work life that she has created for herself.
Oh Courtney, tell me your secrets (and not just about the two hundred dollar face cream you use, I’m on an entry level budget here). Apparently Courtney met her husband while living in San Francisco and then the two of them moved to London for her husbands job. While living in England Mrs. Adamo began a blog with her other mommy friends living around Europe and now that has turned into Babccino.
It’s fine, Hart Beat. We all can’t have our lives together like this. It is fun though to read articles about her life and marvel at her ridiculously clean house (YOU HAVE FOUR CHILDREN). So, on this drab Monday, let’s live vicariously through my newest girl crush.
Article from Design Mom on Courtney’s London house.
Courtney discussing style tricks on Chic Little Baby.
Another article about the beautiful house on My Houzz.
The Adamo family’s favorite vacation place.
This office is so organized. How??
Just some beautiful children playing in a beautiful bedroom.
Casual.
Photos via the articles listed above.

Emily Haines in Belize

Happy Friday, Hart Beat! My spirit animal Emily Haines posted this photo on Metric’s Facebook page updating her fans that she’s “been hiding out in the jungles of Belize, writing and leaving the past behind.” Oh Emily, if only all of our lives were like yours. I’m going to take a note out of my idol’s book this weekend and practice my guitar.

Via the offical Metric Facebook Page.

It’s True! New Jenny Lewis song on Girls

Hey Hart Beat. The news is true! Jenny Lewis has a new song that is featured in the end credits of the “Girls” season three premier. The song comes on as soon as the credits start rolling in the second part of this two part opening episode. I’m not here to analyze this newest episode by Lena Dunham but I do want to share the track with you so badly. It’s here via a youtube link but if that gets taken down (probable) follow this link here.

“Completely Not Me” by our favorite gal, Jenny Lewis
P.S. On a similar Jenny Lewis note, this Bustle article about whether or not to get bangs was amazing. Especially in it’s mention of wanting to be JL. Don’t we all Bustle?

Jenny Lewis, over and over

Hi Hart Beat. I’m a little sick tonight so I don’t have much energy to write to you so I’ll quickly share one of the songs that I’ve been listening lately. I know there’s been a Jenny Lewis kick on Hart Beat and I’m okay with it if you are. If I could be any singer it would be Jenny. On the subway I always pretend I’m belting her songs out to a screaming crowd of hundreds. I’m sure you do too, Hart Beat.

It’ll take a lifetime to clear your name
Under the bridges of fame it’s always nighttime
It wasn’t me, I wasn’t there
I was stone drunk, it isn’t clear
And it doesn’t count cause I don’t care
The years transform my memories
Of all the countless decades of grief
It was cut and run in ’91

“It Wasn’t Me” by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

Los Angeles, let me back in

I can’t believe it but I’ve only just discovered Rkives. If I didn’t love this song so much then I probably wouldn’t be telling you that Hart Beat. Sometimes it’s hard to write about something you love so much, like this song. I feel so nostalgic, sad, happy, and excited at the same time when I hear Jenny Lewis sing this song. Even more, I love this video of collected fan video from Rilo Kiley’s days touring back in the day.
From the Eastern seaboard, the landlocked Midwest
The Keys, the Alps, the Black Hills and Budapest
With my heart in a sling, tail between my legs a-swinging
I’m sorry for leaving
 
But when the palm trees bow their heads
No matter how wrong I’ve been
L.A., you always let me back in


“Let Me Back In” by Rilo Kiley

Los Angeles, let me back in

I can’t believe it but I’ve only just discovered Rkives. If I didn’t love this song so much then I probably wouldn’t be telling you that Hart Beat. Sometimes it’s hard to write about something you love so much, like this song. I feel so nostalgic, sad, happy, and excited at the same time when I hear Jenny Lewis sing this song. Even more, I love this video of collected fan video from Rilo Kiley’s days touring back in the day. 
From the Eastern seaboard, the landlocked Midwest
The Keys, the Alps, the Black Hills and Budapest
With my heart in a sling, tail between my legs a-swinging
I’m sorry for leaving

But when the palm trees bow their heads
No matter how wrong I’ve been
L.A., you always let me back in


“Let Me Back In” by Rilo Kiley

Marilyn in New York

Hi Hart Beat. This is my first week of work at my new job and theres something about doing something completely new that makes you rethink even the places you think you know the best. Even though I’ve been in New York for a year now (happy anniversary city!) this week I feel like I’m exploring a whole new place. The feeling got me thinking of a couple photograph series that I’ve seen of Marilyn Monroe walking around New York. She looks so at home and so out of place at the same time, exactly the way I feel here, Hart Beat. It’s a strange feeling but I love it. 

Marilyn in New York

Hi Hart Beat. This is my first week of work at my new job and theres something about doing something completely new that makes you rethink even the places you think you know the best. Even though I’ve been in New York for a year now (happy anniversary city!) this week I feel like I’m exploring a whole new place. The feeling got me thinking of a couple photograph series that I’ve seen of Marilyn Monroe walking around New York. She looks so at home and so out of place at the same time, exactly the way I feel here, Hart Beat. It’s a strange feeling but I love it. 

Congratulations Ms. Munro!

One of my favorite parts of the year is during the fall when the Nobel Peace Prize winners are announced. This year I was over the moon to hear the news that Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro is one of my idols. Not only are her short stories ones that I continuously read over and over again, but they are the kind of stories and characters that I think of long after reading her books. Runaway is one of my favorites of hers and if you haven’t given Munro a read it’s an excellent place to start.

“This is what happens. You put it away for a little while, and now and again you look in the closet for something else and you remember, and you think, soon. Then it becomes something that is just there, in the closet, and other things get crowded in front of it and on top of it and finally you don’t think about it at all.

The thing that was your bright treasure. You don’t think about it. A loss you could not contemplate at one time, and now it becomes something you can barely remember.

This is what happens.
Few people, very few, have a treasure, and if you do you must hang onto it. You must not let yourself be waylaid, and have it taken from you.”

– Alice Munro, Runaway

P.S. This is a great Atlantic piece about Alice Munro’s win.
A young Alice Munro.