Founder of Casa Shop, Richmond
Emi lives and works in Richmond, Virginia as the Associate Women's Buyer for Need Supply Co. In her free time, she curates and sells vintage goods for the home as her passion and side project Casa Shop. She also enjoys thrifting, boxing, dining with friends, and dancing.
Your idea of happiness?
Coffee, a day spent thrifting, traveling to a new place, hanging out with my boyfriend, brunch, 70's interiors, a night spent dancing.
Your idea of misery?
A day without coffee or creativity
If not yourself, who would you be?
An Oceanographer in the tropics, that was my backup in High School if I didn't get into a Fashion program
Anyone born in unlucky circumstances who have risen above.
What is your present state of mind?
Overwhelmed, I got back from vacation a week ago. Still trying to catch up on real life.
Bedside table books?
"Deliciously Ella Every Day" - my first cook book! Waiting on an Amazon delivery with some Murakami books and "Let My People Go Surfing".
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Well my dad recently read a book on sleep and told me if you can't sleep you're just supposed to get up and do something - read a book, watch TV, whatever and eventually you'll go back to sleep. But usually I just lay there and think of all the things I need to do the next day until I fall back asleep.
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Right or left handed?
What is the best dish you can cook?
What is your middle name?
What do you do in your free time?
Box, sleep, thrift, listen to music, Instagram, dinner with friends, hang out with my boyfriend, casa shop
What inspire you?
Pinterest, People doing cool things
What do you do for money?
I'm a buyer at Need Supply
What do you do for pleasure?
Pants or skirt?
Do you collect?
I have a collection of foreign money. When I was little I would ask anyone who traveled to bring back a foreign bill so I could add it to my box. I haven't seen that box in awhile - I think it's in storage back in Arkansas.
Tea or coffee?
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I believed in the tooth fairy but I guess that's pretty common in children.
Into Chartreuse this season
Marrakesh or Havana
What are your plans for this weekend?
Yesterday I did laundry, went thrifting, shot for casa shop, went to a friend's birthday dinner and then ladies night at my friend Marleigh's apartment.
Today (Sunday) I'm sitting in a coffee shop catching up on personal emails and then walking down the street to Need Supply to catch up on work! Then referencing my new cook book to do some grocery shopping and cook meals for the week tonight.