Tag Archives: romance

The King

My King, Mon roi

The King trailer

I’m not sure what it is but there’s something about summer that makes me think about French films. It might be because growing up in the Berkshires the local movie theater always carried the newest French movie. Over the years I’ve written about other movies that I loved (check out the list below for other recommendations!) but tonight I want to share a new trailer for My King (or Mon Roi en français) that premiers tomorrow in NYC. I haven’t seen the movie (yet!) but this trailer got me so good. According to a Brooklyn Magazine article the movie is tragic (of course it’s French) and romantic (again, duh) which is great because those are two of my favorite things.

Right!?!? I want to see it so badly and I don’t even really know what it’s about other than a tragic love story. The movie comes out tomorrow at Lincoln Center in the city.. Can’t wait for it to come closer to mr in Brooklyn.

Other French movies I’ve loved over the years: Blue is the Warmest Color, Tell No One, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Elles, and one other about a French vineyard and an escaped convict that I can’t for the life of me remember but if you know what I’m talking about please put it in the comments -___-

An August Playlist for you

Pink Ladies

Hi Hart Beat. How’s your August going so far? I feel like mine’s off to a good start. we’ve already had a full moon, it’s been as hot as I want it to be in the city, and I’ve already had so many great summer nights. Fingers crossed things keep up. One thing I’ve been working on this week is pulling together an ENTIRE August playlist just for you readers. I think I’m going to start doing this monthly (please hold me to it) and I’m pretty proud of this first one. It has a mix of music, some old and some new, but mostly the entire thing plays like you could be playing it in your car driving to the beach or having a glass of rosé with your crush out on the fire escape. Or, dare I say, even if you’re out singing along to Grease (as one is want to do). Anyway, subscribe on Spotify or listen to it here. Either way you need Spotify and if you don’t have it I can’t think of a better reason to sign up.

First kiss

Buenos dias Hart Beat. Have you seen this video? It cropped up on my newsfeed this morning and I knew that I had to share it with you. The short film directed by Tatia Pilieva, called First Kiss, is unbelievably breathtaking to watch. The premise of the video was to have 20 strangers kiss for the first time and the results are beautiful. The video goes along with my idea that no one in New York would be single if people talked to each other on the subway. Happy Tuesday! Now go kiss someone.

P.S. The song from the film is by SOKO and called “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow”

Quotes by Pablo Neruda

Happy Saturday! You did it, Hart Beat! I had to work this weekend so I thought I’d play it low tonight and share some “quotes” by Pablo Neruda. I’ve been trying to research whether or not the famed poet actually said these things, or where, or in what language. Alas, Hart Beat, I have failed you. So we’re just going to take these quotations with a grain of salt and enjoy them for the Neruda potential that they hold. Oh the romance.

In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short and forgetting is so long.

Someday, somewhere — anywhere, unfailingly,
you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that,
can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.

Today is today, and yesterday is gone.
There is no doubt.

Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart — 
a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
All quotes via Memorable Quotations.
And more Neruda for you, Hart Beat. 

Quotes by Pablo Neruda

Happy Saturday! You did it, Hart Beat! I had to work this weekend so I thought I’d play it low tonight and share some “quotes” by Pablo Neruda. I’ve been trying to research whether or not the famed poet actually said these things, or where, or in what language. Alas, Hart Beat, I have failed you. So we’re just going to take these quotations with a grain of salt and enjoy them for the Neruda potential that they hold. Oh the romance.

In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short and forgetting is so long.

Someday, somewhere — anywhere, unfailingly,
you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that,
can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.

Today is today, and yesterday is gone.
There is no doubt.

Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart — 
a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
All quotes via Memorable Quotations.
And more Neruda for you, Hart Beat. 

Romantic nights with Eli Craven

Hi Hart Beat. How was your weekend? I’m pretty exhausted right now but I really wanted to share these amazing vintage photos by artist Eli Craven. The series is called “Screen Lovers” and depicts different on screen couples in refolded vintage photographs. Amazing right? If you want to know more, this article about the series is pretty interesting too.

All works by Eli Craven.

Romantic nights with Eli Craven

Hi Hart Beat. How was your weekend? I’m pretty exhausted right now but I really wanted to share these amazing vintage photos by artist Eli Craven. The series is called “Screen Lovers” and depicts different on screen couples in refolded vintage photographs. Amazing right? If you want to know more, this article about the series is pretty interesting too.

All works by Eli Craven.

Sweetheart, in other languages

A couple months ago I shared this list of romantic foreign words. Today I came across another list of romantic words in other languages and I knew I had to share it with you, Hart Beat. This list of different terms of endearment goes along with my frame of mind lately. What about you, Hart Beat?

Chuchuzinho 
Pumpkin (Portugese, Brasil)

Terrón de azucar
Lump of sugar (Spanish)

Buah hatiku
Fruit of my heart (Indonesian)

Ma puce
My flea (French)

Ghazal
Gazelle (Arabic)

Chang noi
Little elephant (Tai)

Golubchik
Little dove (Russian)

Chen yu luo yan
Diving fish swooping geese (Chinese)
For the full list and an explanation of each term of endearment visit this link here via. BBC News. I still think sweetheart is my favorite. Although, little elephant (Chang noi) is pretty irresistible. Tough call.  

Parts of me remind me of you

Hi Hart Beat. A couple of days ago I posted this song by Sky Ferreira and tonight I want to share another one with you. The two are extremely different but I can’t figure out which one I love more. I guess that’s a good problem, right Hart Beat?
When I got into my car and drove away,
I listened to the stereo play
I live by my own laws,
I stick to my guns and hold my head up to midnight sun
“Sad Dream” by Sky Ferreira

Lana and Gatsby

Hi. How’s your Monday night going, Hart Beat? I hope you’re having a relaxing night. H and I got to check out Brouwerij Lane down the street from our apartment. I’ve been wanting to go there for a while and if you’re ever in Greenpoint Hart Beat, you should check it out.

Recently, I’ve been immersed in too many good books that I’ve had a hard time re-reading The Great Gatsby in preparation for the new movie. Luckily I found a really good audio version on Spotify to listen to while on the train. If you, like me, have been meaning to read the book before seeing the movie, this is a great way to get it done.

What do you think, Hart Beat? Are you going to see the movie? I’ve heard so many people with such strong feelings about the new recreation of Gatsby and Co. that it’s hard to go into the movie without any preconceptions. I do have to say though, the music that’s been pre-released is pretty good. And our girl Lana Del Rey has a very prominent song featured. So, maybe we can skip all the Buchanan nonsense and just listen to the song for now.

“Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey