I met Jess on a hike ( true California fashion) a few years back, but in an instant I felt like I knew her for a decade. I'm not sure if it was her her slightly dry sense of humor that I connected with off the bat, or if It was her welcoming warmth that set the tone of feeling like we've been friends in a past life. Either way, I dug It. I think it's safe to say that since then, she's been one of my few key friends in this town of lost angeles. Though I don't get to see her face as often as I like, I still feel like It was just moments in between each one of our visits. Aside from my connection to Jess, I am always constantly so impressed and inspired by her attention to detail, unique way of story telling, and what she creates through her namesake brand J.Hannah. Along with her good taste comes her music selection, so I thought who else to curate a NOTO playlist than she?
Press play, sit back, bring some sensual playfulness into your life.
What do you call your playlist ?
‘Beguiled’ after one of the songs, also I quite liked the film ‘The Beguiled’.
If your playlist was one NOTO product, which one would It be and why?
Easy, Hydra Highlighter Pot. Warm, glow-y, thirst quenching, effervescent, glistens in the sun.
If you could describe your playlist in one word, what would It be? And what was your inspiration behind your selection?
Beguiled is a good one, hence the name :)
It has many usages (see below), but in this case I like it in the sense of passing time (or beguiling!) on a Sunday afternoon, sun warmth kissing flesh, propped up on elbows with a book in hand and beverage (something lime-y or maybe a
pét-nat ) at arm's length. Truth be told, I can’t read while listening to music that has words in it, but this playlist embodies the spirit of the scene nonetheless.
verb (used with object), be·guiled, be·guil·ing.
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of):
to charm or divert:
to pass (time) pleasantly:
Limoncello or ginger-y apricot
What do you want the listener to feel when they press play?
Nostalgia and I’m fond of the idea of ‘pleasantly passing time’. Feeling captivated to the perfect degree, not too much, but just enough for the constraint of time to sort of melt away… The feeling of an ambient hang with your most beloved friend, together occupying the same space while doing everything and nothing at all. When shared silence feels comforting rather than awkward.