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2017 Resolutions

How and why is it already 2017?? I thought I would be excited for the year but tbh it’s off to a rough start. The weather is bad, a misogynistic crazy and sickening reality TV celebrity is our incoming president, and everyone I know is sick. It could be better.

But, I’m channeling Baddie Winkle and going to try some resolutions anyway. The biggest takeaway I have on resolutions every year is to pick very small, very concrete goals instead of huge grandiose statements. The bigger the goal the more you’re setting yourself up to fail and aren’t giving yourself anyways to actually succeed. It’s a lot easier to plan and accomplish the second than it is the first. For example here are my resolutions in impossible terms,

  1. See my friends more.
  2. Stop being late.
  3. Cook more often.

Impossible, right? Here are my goals translated into actually attainable things.

  1. Text my friends back right away.
  2. Leave 15 minutes earlier than I think I have to.
  3. Cook from one new recipe once a week.

Much easier, right? I’ve started already. Right now I’m making my famous pasta with meat sauce. Not new but, a girl’s gotta try.

Photo I took in northern Spain.

The best face cream ever

Holy smokes Hart Beat, it is so dry this winter. Not to share too much but for the past few days I’ve woken up alarmed at the state of my skin. IT IS SO DRY. I still have yet to find the best body cream but I want to share with you the best face cream that I’ve found so far.

Sabon’s Mostuerizing Carrot Face Cream is honestly the best face product I’ve ever found. My mom introduced it to me my freshman year of college and I honestly have used it every day since. I use it in the morning and at nigh and it always leaves my skin silky smooth. Apparently it fights against anti aging (what’s that? jk) and helps remove scars on your skin. This part is true. My skin scars so easily and I’ve used this cream to minimize the damage. The cream is also light enough that it can be used all year long, even in the summer. And for those of you who are adamant against smells, this baby is very subtle.

Okay Sabon, you want to hire me now? Seriously, if you are looking for a great lotion, I can’t say enough good things about the Carrot Cream.

I’m Not The One

Oh mamacita Hart Beat, it is freezing in New York this week. I had to make quite an effort to get out of bed and into the world today. As much as I can aggressively love the winter by admiring the beautiful snow and seasonal apparel, it’s not the greatest time of year for me. Once the sun disappears and I’m left with cold dark skies my mood plummets. Drastically. So, it is my goal to keep writing to you this winter Hart Beat, even if it means less often and with less spunk. Oh winter, my foul friend, this one’s for you.

“I’m Not The One” by The Black Keys

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Night before new years

Hi Hart Beat. My friend Sam and I decided this year that there’s so much stress associated with the actual new years night that we would relax, have a bottle of wine, make some dinner and celebrate early so tomorrow night will just be fun and not have any expectations. We’re calling it the new new years.

I also wanted to talk about some exciting news for the new year. Hart Beat has always been about romantic things, focusing on romantic feelings that people have for others, and this year (especially in January) I thought it would be good to focus on loving yourself. Between Sam and I, there are going to be some great posts coming up.

Anyway, what are you doing for new years eve?

xoxo, Hannah and Sam

Hello babies

Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies – God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

– Kurt Vonnegut

Advice on cold weather

Working in the market for Cora I meet people from all over the world. My favorite is when people from Madrid come in and we can talk about our mutual love of the city, but anyone really from overseas gets me pretty excited. The other week though an older couple came in from Norway. While the wife was trying on some of the dresses I chatted with the husband and he gave me the best advice.

Apparently he and his wife live on an island with 60 other people in northern Norway. On this island it gets so cold that during the winter the ocean “freezes a meter thick so that cars can drive over it.” I don’t know much about meters but I did live in Maine for four years and that, let me tell you, is pretty cold. I asked the man how they survive all winter long without going outside. He laughed and told me that they go outside and that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” That is the best advice I have ever heard.

So there you go Hart Beat, go out and get yourself a nice winter coat. If this man can survive Norway we can survive the Northeast.

Advice on cold weather

Working in the market for Cora I meet people from all over the world. My favorite is when people from Madrid come in and we can talk about our mutual love of the city, but anyone really from overseas gets me pretty excited. The other week though an older couple came in from Norway. While the wife was trying on some of the dresses I chatted with the husband and he gave me the best advice.

Apparently he and his wife live on an island with 60 other people in northern Norway. On this island it gets so cold that during the winter the ocean “freezes a meter thick so that cars can drive over it.” I don’t know much about meters but I did live in Maine for four years and that, let me tell you, is pretty cold. I asked the man how they survive all winter long without going outside. He laughed and told me that they go outside and that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” That is the best advice I have ever heard.

So there you go Hart Beat, go out and get yourself a nice winter coat. If this man can survive Norway we can survive the Northeast.