In this series, we explore what it means to be a “Smoke Sister” through interviews with inspiring women that we either know personally or admire from afar. Smoke is a brand of connection, intentional living, self-care, and uplifting friendships. With each interview, we hope to delve deeper into this culture.
Erin Romney is a New Orleans wellness pioneer and legend! She led the wellness movement in New Orleans long before it became a trend, and now her beautiful studio offers so much more than it's base of Pilates. You simply can not discuss wellness in New Orleans without invoking Romney's name. Her interview is a beautiful reflection of her values and philosophy. We are so inspired by her. Enjoy!
Bio: Tell us a little bit about yourself, your work, and where we can find you?
Perfume: What is an early or favorite scent memory you have? What comes to mind when you imagine your favorite scent?
I grew up in Utah so the smell of pine trees evokes that innocent childhood period. We lived in San Diego for a short period of time and my first smell of the ocean was there. So that's my second favorite scent, the ocean, Pacific Ocean to be exact. Surprisingly I studied Marine Biology in college so I'm really drawn to everything about the ocean.
Self care: What is one non-negotiable self-care ritual that you try to regularly attend to?
Nature: We take great inspiration from travel & nature. What is the most inspiring natural place you’ve ever been to and why?
Joyful Presence: Here at Smoke, we believe in fostering joy. We feel that this emotion is a key element in well-being, creativity, resistance, and productivity. How do you cultivate joy in your daily life?
I experience joy when I am in alignment with my purpose. When I'm learning, creating, traveling and helping others find their strength and joy. I'm learning to read the signs from the universe a lot more so I'm letting it lead me down my next path in life...I'm appreciating the space between no longer and not yet.
And finally: What’s your greatest hope for the future?
My greatest hope is that others will find their light and shine it. We need that light more than ever in this world.