Rum, Emily


Emily C. Koenig spends her days working in PR and nights writing stories in her head. Well versed in long commutes and being broke, she strives to use words for good and time for more exciting travel. Coming to terms with life as an introvert, she tweets sparingly, loves boldly and hates olives.

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What does Scotch & The Fox mean to you?

It’s an outlet – an outlet for creativity, ideas and feelings (big and small)


Describe yourself in 5 words or less:

Introspective, whimsical, quiet, constantly moving


What's playing in your car/iPod right now?

Car: The Current iPod: The Black Keys


Tell us about the last dream you remember having.

The Mall of America was a country and my family lived there. We were trying to escape and had packed up our house but couldn’t get our car past the security guards at the entrance. So we ditched the car and got on this seemingly endless escalator on our way to the airport (all inside the mall of course). Once there the guard stopped me and told me I was the best suitcase packer he’d ever seen and that I should write a book on it.


If you were a nail polish, what would your name be?

Once upon a time


How have you grown as a woman in the past 5 years?

I have a much better understanding of who I am and what I want out of life. I used to think that I had to use everything up – my energy and my time – to feel accomplished at the end of the day. It was a constant game that left me exhausted and emotionally drained. At one point in the last couple of years I decided I was sick of feeling drained and I slowly began to find ways each day to fill myself up emotionally, intellectually and socially. I’m far from perfecting this method of living but I feel much healthier and happier at the end of every day.


You're throwing your dream dinner party. 6 people dead or alive can come. Who's on the list?

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Queen Elizabeth I and Malala Yousafzai


What's your go-to outfit?

Jeans, a tank top and a sweater


You're president for a day. What's the first issue you tackle?



What's on your pizza?

Cheese, sauce and onions, along with some Canadian bacon and pineapple. Anything but olives.


Why is Rum your drink of choice?

Rum is my drink of choice because there is nothing better than a good rum and coke or mojito. It’s also great with anything coconut and I adore coconut.


What's your favorite thing about MPLS?

The food, the people, the intense focus on the arts?! In all honestly I love how being in the city allows me to feel so small while still believing anything is possible.