EHappiness with Nan Philip


Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and how did you end up in the blogging space?
Hi! I am Nan Philip , I am in my late 20s and live in Boston, Massachusetts. By day, I am a publicist and consultant for interior designers and lifestyle brands. By night, when time allows, I update my blog , Simply Elegant , with my favorite finds – everything from classic fashion to clean beauty, needlepoint tips, table-setting ideas and more. I also continually update my instagram, @nan.philip, throughout the day.

This abstract series was inspired by what I call "EHappy moments:" the little things in our everyday worth celebrating like the feeling of clean sheets or a long walk in the sunshine. What are some of your favorite EHappy moments?
Outdoor showers in the summer, the fresh ocean air in Maine, an unexpected act of kindness from a stranger, and waking up without an alarm.

Fill in the blank: start each day with a grateful heart and finish it with a:

Your dream dinner party guests:
Right now, my family and my closest friends ! After the past year - and - half we have all had with Covid and quarantine, I am eternally grateful for our health and time we can spend together. I think this experience has reminded me the importance of living in the moment and enjoying RIGHT NOW!

Last show you watched or book you read that you loved:

Book: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

TV Show: Lupin on Netflix

Next adventure on your bucket list:
Oh my goodness, I am so ready to travel again! I would love to say I have a trip to Italy on the books but at the moment, I just have some weddings for friends on the calendar this fall. But that works for me, I am a homebody at heart ;)

Words to live by:
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” In this world of Instagram and oversharing, it can seem like we know someone’s whole life and I think we can be quick to make judgements about others. I am trying to be better about reminding myself that we very rarely know the full story of someone’s life . So, it is probably best to always give someone a little grace.


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Shop Nan's abstract pick "Ace" here!