How does the mailman’s unofficial creed begin? “Neither rain, no sleet, nor snow …” That’s how it was for me today: nothing, not a heavy snow fall or freezing rain or cold temps, could stop me from heading to New York to meet Emily Schuman, creator of Cupcakes and Cashmere, and my all-time favorite fashion and lifestyle blogger. I was determined to brave the elements in order to meet Emily at Club Monaco’s Flagship Store in the Flatiron District of New York City.
I waited to meet her, but as she stood graciously greeting all of us, I was reminded of one thing: I was on a mission to tell her how much she has inspired me. When I first started my blog almost two years ago, I came across Emily’s website and I was drawn in immediately. Her site is beautiful and informative and interesting and at the same time, very personal – you feel like you really know Emily. Cupcakes and Cashmere is the model for a truly high quality blog. I started following her and hearing about her life in Southern California.
Inspiration is life-affirming. As I walked back to the train, I looked up and saw the top of The Empire State Building in a beautiful cobalt blue, the sidewalks smelled of fresh pine as I walked past the Christmas trees for sale, and I smiled, knowing I had met Emily Schuman.