It all began at the end of 1998, when we both became full-time Drew Barrymore fans. With the help of the internet, we were indirectly connected online through newsletters and message boards. But it wasn’t until joining one forum in particular (The Grapevine) that our friendship was initially sparked. We exchanged emails, letters, and Drew items over the next few years.
Finally, in the summer of 2001, we had our first of many “real-life” encounters. We shared with each other what our Drew collections were up to that point and ogled over the differences and similarities.
In 2005, as serious collectors and best friends, we decided to embark on a mission to share our combined “Drewseum”. After lots of work behind the scenes, we were finally ready to debut the site in January 2006.
Our collections are also split up among the two places but we consider what is ours separately to be part of one big heap that makes up what you see here. The archive is a constant work in progress as our collections are evergrowing, so stick with us as we strive to one day have the entirety of it up for viewing!
Our collaboration process is a little out of the ordinary as we live on different sides of the country (Ashley on the west coast, Anne on the east), so we do all our work over the phone and internet as often as we can.
Through our years of fandom, we have been lucky enough to meet Drew several times and she’s somehow always managed to exceed our expectations with how warm & welcoming she is! You can learn more about our encounters here on the site.
In 2022, we launched the natural next step in the evolution of our partnership – a podcast! How Do You Drew uses our 25 years of Drewbie experience to discuss a wide array of topics regarding Drew’s personal & professional life. We also maintain a very active Instagram account chock full of content. We’re excited to continue sharing all things Drew with you!