Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

AphroChic turns six today!!!  Every year since Bryan and I came up with the idea for this blog so many years ago, when March 27th comes around I have to sit back and reflect.  Six years!  I never imagined I would be blogging this long, and doing all of the amazing things I am doing now.  I mean, this all started because I was a lawyer who had this design hobby and I thought I would share what I liked with a few friends online.  Now six years later, we have shared AphroChic with over a million visitors who have come to this blog, and over 1000 posts that have been written.  Today, Bryan and I are celebrating the amazing journey that the AphroChic has taken us on, and I thought it would be a good time for a little retrospective on where we’ve been, and where we are going next.

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2007: This chair by Philadelphia textile designer Lauren Rossi was our very first post.  I am still in love with Lauren’s work, and am happy to say that now that I’m living in Philly we’ve even had the opportunity to connect in person.

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2008: The feature of Drew Barrymore’s office space was my favorite post of the year.  Oh Domino, I miss you!

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2009: We launched the AphroChic textile line and started on a whole new journey.  I still can’t believe what we accomplished in launching our first product line.  What an incredible moment.

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2010: The brand expanded, and we started making wallpaper and other textiles.  I still love this print three years later.

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2011: A dream came true, and we signed our very first book deal!  Two years later, and it’s about to hit the shelves this Fall.

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2012: The year of the book.  We shot homes in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and DC, and spent lots of time at our home-away-from-home, the Random House offices in New York.

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

2013: This year has been an exciting one so far.  We launched our third collection, Juju, and more new designs are on the way.  We can’t wait to reveal them to you!

Blogiversary: AphroChic Turns 6!

Six years has been full of amazing accomplishments, and dreams come true.  And in that time we also moved back home, reconnected with family and friends, and made working on AphroChic our full-time careers.  For Bryan and I this journey has been as much about developing our passion for culture and design, as it has been about our love for each other.  And we can’t wait to see where AphroChic takes us six years from now.  We hope you will continue to be along with us for this incredible adventure.

{Photographer image 4 and 9: Patrick Cline; Photographer Image 5: Melanie Acevedo: Photographer Image 8: Ted Nghiem}

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