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ABOUT THE CHIC:

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

 

I like to think of The Chic Site as my digital front porch. What I mean by that, is that if we were hanging out on my front porch these are the things we’d chat about: parenting, marriage, what we made for dinner last night, our favorite cocktail, our favorite book, how we dress for a party, how we style our hair… basically, if it’s interesting to women, that’s what we cover here on the site. Why the name? Well back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word ‘Chic’ in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit.” I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater.

The Chic Team is a collection of the coolest, most creative people I know. It’s a mix of every age, hometown and upbringing with one important thing in common… We all believe deeply in creating content that encourages women. So whether it’s sewing a pillow, throwing a party, learning how to blow out your own hair, roast a chicken or get your baby to sleep through the night, we want this site to be a resource for anything life throws at you! I hope our content inspires you. I hope our content is aspirational. But, more than anything I strive for our content to be achievable. I want to show you the pretty things- the perfectly styled room or the gorgeous dress and shiny hair. I also want to show you the truth. The truth is that I’ve struggled with postpartum depression. The truth is that sometimes I’m so busy chasing after my boys that I don’t get a chance to shower. The truth is that I have stretch marks from three pregnancies and while our living room is pretty, our garage looks like a bomb went off in there! The Chic is a lifestyle website, but it’s not a styled life. It’s authentic and honest and bright and colorful. Because if we ever meet in real life, I hope you’d use those same words to describe me.

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