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Talking Top Tens: Elizabeth Rees

Founder of Chasing Paper


Elizabeth Rees is the founder of Chasing Paper, a high-quality removable wallpaper brand. Chasing Paper was born in the hustling sparkle of New York City, but its roots are in the Heartland. Created from conversations with serial movers, stylish mamas, renters who feel like anything but, DIYers, and, of course, commitment-phobes, Chasing Paper is simple to hang and easy to remove. It makes small projects affordable and big jobs a breeze. For more on Chasing Paper and their founder Elizabeth Rees, check out their website, Instagram, and FaceBook. 

And more with Elizabeth Rees…

Favorite Instagram account to follow:

One piece of advice you would give your 18­ year­ old self:

Be patient with yourself, things will work out but the best things take time.

Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

After going to LA last year I have been into Poke—and NYC is finally catching on so excited to see more spots opening up.

Skincare product you can’t live without:

Glossier everything. The products are simple and easy plus the branding makes you feel like the ultimate New York cool girl.

Your motto in life:

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” - Goethe

Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:

I just reread The Alchemist. I try to reread it every year, it’s the most inspiring and illuminating book to me. The prose is not only beautiful but each time I read the story I find new meaning in its pages.

At 9 am each day, you are:

Getting my daily cappuccino at La Colombe.

On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:

I wear a lot of black—so probably black wide leg cropped jeans, a white or grey tee, and my leather jacket.

You decompress each day by:

Listening to podcasts.

Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go­to order:

Jack’s Wife Frida for their Breakfast Bowl and cappuccino.