Author and Creator, Reading My Tea Leaves

Fun fact: did you know the lady behind pretty much everyone’s favorite blog, Reading My Tea Leaves, is also the nicest? Yup, it’s true. We spent an afternoon with Erin at her office in Williamsburg and our faces ached by the end of the day from smiling so much. In a city where more is more is more, Erin keeps it simple. She writes about life with a husband and two kids in 500 square feet of space and is somewhat of a messiah for championing small space living and minimalism—not a palm frond in a vase minimalism, but, like, real life minimalism. The kind that betters your life and the world. See her office and neighborhood tour below.

What do you love about your IS jeans?

High waist. Good butt. No nonsense.

What was the last movie you watched?

You've Got Mail... a fall favorite I've never seen all of!

What is something most people don't know about you?

How much I enjoy chocolate milk.

If you could steal anyone's home to live in, whose would it be?

I've never visited myself but everything tells me that I need to see Georgia O'Keefe's desert house... and move in.

Design your ideal dinner party with any 6 guests of your choosing:

Apps! All the apps. Little crostinis, cornichons, aged cheeses, endive boats with nuts and blue cheese, creamy dips and fancy crudités... No main courses, just limitless finger foods... You were asking about the food, right?

Who is your TV alter ego?

Not Charlotte from Sex and the City!

Whose style do you admire most?

Keri Russell lives in my neighborhood and looks A++ every time I see her. (Not to sound stalkerish.) (or braggy!)

What are your three favorite books of all time?

1. A Hole Is to Dig -Ruth Krauss 2. Nope. 3. Nooo. I surrender... too hard, can't play favorites!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I feel no guilt about it, but I do really enjoy eating chocolate in bed.

If you could go back in time, you would go to:

Provence during the 1970's.

November 01, 2017