I absolutely cannot believe that it was five years ago today that I wrote my very first AphroChic post. Five years is a long time, and so much has happened in my life since I started this company. In 2007, just months after being married, I remember sitting on my couch with my husband talking about my love of design. It was Bryan who suggested starting a blog. He had read about them, and thought it would be a great opportunity to share my enthusiasm for design with others. With his love and support we worked together, developing a name, and then figuring out Blogger to write the very first posts that would make up this blog. Then I took it on, writing nightly on my favorite things, first sharing it with 20 people a month, then 100, then 1000, and then 15,000. In just a short amount of time, the audience grew, and AphroChic became less of a hobby and started to grow into what is now a flourishing company.
I am so proud of those first posts and the thousand more that followed, and am so proud of what AphroChic has become – a company that is dedicated to showcasing something that I have always believed in, the integration of culture and modern design.
I want to thank all of you who have supported AphroChic for the past five years. You have been along the journey from blog, to shop, and now to a book. Without your support none of this could be possible. You helped me reach for the stars, and I thank you. Here is to another five years of beautiful design and happy memories!
P.S. – I have begun cataloging some of our most popular AphroChic posts over the past five years on Pinterest. You can now explore Original Art, our Style Talk interviews, catalog shots, and some of the homes that have been featured on our Pinterest boards. Enjoy!