Grounded by her unwavering faith, Erin's extraordinary ability to make you feel seen and loved is a superpower she shares generously of, and without hesitation. A voracious reader and passionate traveller, with a sharp wit and eye for beauty, Erin will draw you a detailed map of the hidden gems you must-see next time you are in what you thought was uncharted territory. In her own words:
I guess the story of my extraordinary and unremarkable life can be summed up in this quote I came across awhile ago, “The ordinary is not ordinary. It trumpets joy, freedom, and virtue to us mortals if we will pay attention.” As a young girl all I wanted was to be a wife, and a mom, and to see the world. While some may chide me for what could be seen as small ambitions I am blessed to say that all I have dreamt of has come true. I feel I am the luckiest girl in the world as I greet each day in all its ordinariness and also claim its potential. I have the luxury of space and time to “trumpet”the extraordinary gifts in each day and live out those dreams I had as a young girl. After twenty two years of marriage, two kids, 10 moves, the adventure continues. I hope to never stop paying attention and making the most of each moment.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I think it is my ability to make those in my sphere feel known and loved.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
The sun is setting, the light is golden, jazz and the scent of jasmine float through the air, I have my family and those I love seated around me, my husband has just poured me a cold glass of white wine, and we have the whole evening ahead of us. No need to rush. All five senses and my heart are vibrating with contentment.
What is your current state of mind?
My current state of mind is equal parts gratitude and anxiety. My oldest is about to leave for college and my daughter isn’t far behind. I am so grateful for the gift of these past 18 years we have had as a family. We squeezed out every drop of our time together. And I love who my kids are becoming as they grow into adults. So there is much to be thankful for right now. Yet, with their growing independence my role and my days are going to look quite different. I want to know they are going to be okay as they venture out on their own. I want to know I am going to be okay, hopefully better than okay, as I embark on this new season of my life. I can’t see how it’s all going to look right now and the unknown makes me feel anxious.
What is/are your most treasured pieces of jewellery?
I have two favorites. The first is my nana’s charm necklace. She traveled the world with my grandfather and wherever they went she collected the most beautiful charms. This heirloom speaks to what I loved about her: her sense of adventure and eye for beauty. My second is the Helios necklace from Fisk. It was an anniversary gift from my husband. It reminds me of where we have been and where we are going. I’m proud of our story and I like to think the Helios is how he sees me still. I love layering the two necklaces together and continuing the narrative.
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