Wow - it's hard to believe that 2019 is already over. How did that happen?! I've been blessed with one of the best years of my life - both Aria Rose-related and life-related. Thanks to you, I am confident that 2020 will be even better than 2019 and I couldn't be more excited. Before I say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, I wanted to recap some of our biggest accomplishments this year.
However, before I recap our biggest wins of the year, I wanted to personally thank each and every one of my Aria Rose Girls. While it's extremely hard work, tiring and never-ending, it's the most rewarding, amazing and love-filled job I've ever had. The friendships I've made, amazing customers we've acquired, partnerships we've participated in and so much more, all I have to say is thank you. You've turned what started as a dream into an actual business and, because of you, we're just getting started.
Now, let's look back at 2019...
In March of 2019, we signed our very first lease for our first showroom. That was probably the most exciting news and pivotal moment for Aria Rose. While it was small, it was perfect for us at the time. We were able to meet with customers daily, talk to you guys and really interact on a whole new personal level. While it can be risky to open a showroom within a year of being in business, it really proved (and has still proven) to be the best decision I ever convinced my parents to let me make!
In April of this year, we rebranded Aria Rose and dropped the "Shop." While it was bittersweet given we lost our domain name, it was the best thing we could have done. We worked closely with Embranding Studio to make the perfect timeless logo that would represent our brand. We couldn't be more in love!
With our company growth, we decided to grow our team. Our amazing Gaby joined us in May of 2019 and we couldn't be happier. As a small team, we conquer a lot on the daily. We do everything and anything you think may goes into running a business. Although she's only 19, she contributes to the team like none other and we can't wait to continue to grow even more in 2020!
In August of 2019, we celebrated our one-year anniversary. Wow, what a party. We were able to dance all night with all of you, bring brand new inventory, take the cutest IG-worthy photos and really celebrate all that Aria Rose is - a community filled with amazing (and fashionable) people. Here, we continued our amazing partnership with Miami Writes Co... a partnership we will cherish forever and continue to grow!
In September of 2019, we moved to a bigger showroom in Coral Gables! Who would have thought?! It has 2 fitting rooms, a bigger showroom area, common area, inventory room, shoot room and so much more. We are so blessed to be in our home away from home. It's where we do absolutely everything and work tirelessly to make sure that you will always have the best Aria Rose experience.
In September, we also introduced a new jewelry brand, Gorjana. This brand is an amazing jewelry line and we couldn't feel more lucky to carry them in our store.
Throughout the year, we made the absolute best customers and even friends. When I started Aria Rose, I could have never dreamt of this. We also partnered with some amazing people and brands like Blissful Haze Photography, CasaLuxe Miami, taudrey Jewelry, Miami Writes Co. Teresa Laura Creative and so much more.
This past 2019 holiday season, we had our best holiday season to-date. Blessed is an understatement when it comes to everything Aria Rose has become in 2019. We can't imagine doing any of this without you. And, quite honestly, it would be impossible without you.
So, no matter where you are, Aria Rose Girl... cheers to an amazing 2019. And here's to an even better 2020.