Thank you for stopping by. My name is Erica, the girl behind Emme (ehmee) Hope [dot] co－ your digital source for inspiration on all things I have great interest in such as: sharing local spots and flavors of San Francisco, the slow life—at home, when traveling, and when entertaining/showing visiting friends and fam around the city, and finding creative ways to enjoy small-space living.
I hope to inspire viewers and readers to see inspiration not just in extraordinary experiences but also (and mostly) in the ordinary everyday moments and things.
FOR EVEN THE ORDINARY MAY BE FORMED BY BITS AND PIECES OF INSPIRATION ENCAPSULATED in THE LITTLEST, UNNOTICEABLE THINGS THAT SURROUND US.
－from your home sweet home to the hustle and bustle of city life to weekend adventures and all things in between.
Let’s discover inspiration in the ordinary!
✿ As I share an ordinary day in San Francisco or a weekend showing visiting loved ones around, I hope that you’d get inspired to go where locals go and do as locals do. Get to know a bit more of what it’s like to live in this city, spend your time like you’re a local and truly appreciate what it’s like in an ordinary day－creating special memories… It’s probably not what you’d expect but to me and hopefully to you as well, they’d be more worthwhile. (side note if you’re planning to move here: I’ll occasionally share helpful tips as someone who has worked in the rental industry in SF.)
✿ I’ve always had an inclination towards the Slow Life for as long as I can remember—even before learning of its label. This platform gives me the opportunity to share my approach to slow living. Together, let’s continue to adopt a lifestyle where we have less “clutter” and more of what truly matters, less stress/pressure on bucket lists and more joy/gratitude on what we have accomplished, focusing more on the living part of life, being present, and more importantly, living in accordance to what makes living matter.
a bit more about me:
✿ In the Summer of 2008, I left my folks in Chicago to move to San Francisco. In the Winter of 2011, I moved back home to Chicago but then flew right back to San Francisco in the Summer that very same year!
✿ Emme (M.E. “ehmee”) Hope is a play on my THREE first names. Yes, three! I simply wanted it short while incorporating all three.
✿ Living in San Francisco got me to discover my fondness for food of many sorts. Thanks to the highly diverse flavors of the SF food scene, I get inspired to try different types of cuisine and appreciate a bit of their culture.
✿ Love a good cup of latte, cappuccino, or home-brewed Slow Coffee. This city taught me what it means to have a good cup of happiness. I still remember my first good cup of ☕ was in winter of 2011 where I also learned about local/sustainable/ethically-sourced coffee and I became a huge supporter ever since.
✿ In relation to ethical biz practices, last year, I learned of fair-trade and ethical brands but only this past summer ’17 with a minimalist/sustainable approach that I’ve fully decided to put more effort in only getting pieces from such businesses… I’ll gladly share great finds with you!
✿ Working for a small company with various ventures has allowed my admiration of anything creative to grow. Among them are two of my highly favored: some design (in web and home interior) and video editing which I greatly enjoy. Side note: You’ll find some of my passion projects ☞ here .
－INSPIRATION REALLY IS EVERYWHERE!
✿ Looking back, it was definitely a huge learning experience to remember; all the highs and lows of leaving the nest and moving to San Francisco. I think that’s why I will always appreciate this city… Especially when taking my visiting friends and fam around, creating lovely memories. With this platform, I get to share that San Francisco experience with you, hoping to inspire you to start your own little adventures in this beloved city or whichever lovely city you may be! 😊