Emily is a 20-something wanderer and wonderer born in the snow capital of the country — Syracuse, New York — who recently quit her 9–5 in New York City in order to chase her dreams. She loves her puppy, Charlie, sweaty hot yoga classes, a good cup of coffee, and traveling to places she’s never been before. Emily began this site in the summer of 2014 to document the things she loves and to inspire others to find the little luxuries in life.
Emily has always the little luxuries in life. At the ripe age of five, she made red glittery shoes inspired by Dorothy’s in the Wizard of Oz, and wore them just about every day until all the glitter fell off. She refused to wear her costumes at her elementary school’s annual Halloween parades because she liked her school clothes too much to change out of, and each and every visit to the hairdresser she repeated “Not poofy! Not poofy!” the entire appointment, all too concerned the hairstylist would give too much volume for her taste. It’s safe to say her style has evolved over time (she now appreciates a good bit of volume in her hair), but her zest and love for life never faded.
She graduated cum laude from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications — the top communications schools in the country — where she received her degree in public relations with a concentration in Fashion & Beauty Communications. Upon graduation, she began a career at J Public Relations, a travel PR powerhouse in Manhattan. There, she was a content creator for luxury hotels and hospitality brands, including The Plaza Hotel and Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. Before attending Syracuse, she went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated with her degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications.
During her college days, Emily interned on the social media team at Birchbox, was a Campus Rep for New England-based lifestyle brand Kiel James Patrick, and ran the PR for Zipped Magazine, Syracuse University’s beauty and fashion publication. She also volunteered at New York Fashion Week each season; from running to the nearest drugstore to get bottled water for the models, stuffing goodie bags, double- and triple-checking the seating charts, and ushering guests to their seats, no task was too big or too small.
ABOUT THIS SITE
You have found yourself on a site that I began as a simple little creative outlet during the summer of 2014. Much like my style choices, it has evolved over time: Now, I hope to create the ultimate online destination to help you get inspired and create a life you love. Here, style and beauty meet wellness, travel, and much, much more. Add in a pinch of vegan cooking, a scoop of my personal life, and a hint of festive fun, and you end up with the perfect recipe for anyone who likes a little sugar and spice. I hope you love it as much as I do!