Monday, December 29, 2008

A Very Happy New Year from the MJ Lower East Side Girls!

Happy New Year! We wish you only the best for 2009.

2008 has brought us a new store in a new city and many new friends. Thank you all for your support and friendship. See you in the new year!

Mint Julep Lower East Side Friends and Family Night!

Sarah Nist FINALLY made the blog! Thank you for helping us organize, Senior!

Eliza and Dan came for a visit. Thanks for the cookies, Lize! We hope Dan's sister liked the shirt!

The Stern Girls!

We hosted our friends and family for a night of drinks, snacks and holiday shopping a few weeks ago, but we wanted to post a few pictures and thank everyone for coming! Hopefully all of the Christmas gifts were big hits....

We had a great time & hope you did too!

Monday, December 22, 2008

I can't get enough...

of Pistachio by Marisa Perry RINGS!!!! They are GORGEOUS! Seriously, I wear one almost every day to add MAJOR flare to my outfit. SO much fun! and, our dear Marisa is a Julep gal as well! Swing in to either store for a last minute sparkle...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Five great last minute gifts!!

1. Aunt Sadie's famous Tree in a can candle, our favorite!

2. Jojo bling earrings. Great for holiday parties and they come in a variety of colors!

3. 525 America sweaters. They are cozy, cute, and make a great gift for these cold winter days.

4. LA Made basics. Perfect for layering or just on their own.

5. Orla Kiely wallets and makeup bags. Cute and colorful to brighten up your gloomy winter days!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Written in the stars...

Whether or not you're the type to wear her heart on her sleeve, let one of these zodiac charm necklaces speak for you. What does your sign say about you? Are you an energetic Aries? A quick-witted Gemini? How about a stubborn Taurus?

Check out the chart and find your sign!

At only $36, they make a great holiday gift!

Peace, Love & Magic

When you're making your Christmas list this year, put peace at the top! Gifts of peace are always appreciated and always in style. This is just a small selection of gifts available at Mint Julep that send an important message and make a fashion statement too! We're happy to ship, so just give us a call.

Jessica Rose Rhinestone Studded Earrings $24 also available in a subtle gold

Zina Kao Peace Sign Necklaces $40
Zina Kao Peace and Pearl Necklace $60

Zina Kao Peace Sign Necklace on Triple Gold Chain $56

Friday, December 12, 2008

Congratulations to Cibeline!

Our friend and fellow boutique owner, Cibeline, has moved her fabulous shop from Davis Square to Beacon Hill, so we all (Laura and Rebecca from Crush, Brooke and Steph from Mint Julep and Leah and Records from Jean Therapy) came out to celebrate! The new space looks amazing and the store is packed with holiday duds and great gifts too. If you're in the neighborhood, pop in to say hello!

120 Charles Street
Beacon Hill

Introducing.... Bundle! Big Style for Little Ones

We're proud to announce that our dear friend, Allison, has opened the cutest little shop catering to the minis in our lives. After several cold Saturday mornings searching Manhattan for the perfect gift for her dear friend Christine's new baby girl, Allison was surprised and frustrated by the dull mass-market collections and the extremely overpriced alternatives. Soon after, she decided to leave her Wall Street career and open a children's clothing boutique. She's done an incredible job, so if you're in NYC, come check it out. The store is stocked with great gifts for the holidays.

128 Thompson Street, New York, NY

Top Dress

Did anyone catch Bravo's Top Chef this week? Judge Gail Simmons (from Food & Wine Magazine) sported my favorite Nanette Lepore dress from this fall! Sorry ladies, we sold the last one this week...but we do have many other stunning Nanette Lepore dresses just in time for holiday party season!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Dakota Martin Scarf Tops!

The Dakota Martin signature scarf top in solid colors. 100% silk charmeuse, doubled so that you skin feels the softness too and theyre never see-through! Held at the top by a beautiful detachable necklace, and tied behind you for that sexy open back look. All colors fashioned on the muted side of the silk. One size fits all and $148.

We have many beautiful colors available at all of our locations. Perfect for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Just In Time For The Holidays - New Orla Kiely!

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Have you ever seen anything as stunning as these new Orla Kiely bags? We sure haven't! This print comes in many shapes and sizes, but always the perfect fit for that special someone on your shopping list.

Come and get 'em! They're going to go fast!

Brookline First Light Festival this Thursday!

Years ago, before we opened Mint Julep, Steph and I marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season by attending the annual Brookline First Light Festival. Cupcakes at Party Favors, live music in the stores, checking out the holiday wares in the unique shops.... so much fun!

Now, as part of the the Coolidge Corner shopping district, we love being part of the celebration! Mint Julep will have a live musician and yummy holiday sweets, so come visit us and join in the holiday cheer.

The schedule of events is on the First Light website:

Thursday, December 4th
5 - 8 pm

See you there!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

You'd better come quickly!

Hats! Gloves! Scarves! They are FLYING out the door! Rach and I are in awe of how quickly they are selling, like little hot cakes, i tell you.
Between Wooden Ships, San Diego Hat Company, and Free People, you are bound to find the perfect piece to highlight your favorite oldie or show off your brand new goodie!
Hurry into Cambridge, Brookline, or LES to pick out your darling set before they disapear, or before it gets too terribly frigid!
xoxo shg

Next Stop: Harvard Square

Hi Everyone!

It is Steph. Greetings from a lovely day before Thanksgiving in the Lower East Side. Clearly I am blasting the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack as I have been since I opened the store at 11 am this morning. I think it has now played about 4 times. Ahhh, I just can't get enough! The girls know that nothing makes me happier (and them sadder) than belting "Love You I Do" at the top of my lungs. I am certain they are all thankful that I am in NYC during this current show tunes phase.

The exciting news today is that Mint Julep Cambridge is featured in today's "Next Stop" series. Please check out the video by clicking on the link below:

Obviously there was no way I was going to be able to just upload the video onto this blog so if this link does not work you can simply go to and find the video on the home page. You will be pleased to see our amazing Harvard Square manager Rachel "Rocky" Wentworth and our dear Sara Graham featured in the video alongside the stunning Mint Julep.

Enjoy this little tidbit of Mint Julep wherever you are for the holidays and of course Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at MJ! We LOVE you and have much to be thankful for....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we would like to compile a list of all the things that Mint Julep Lower East Side has brought into our lives this autumn that make us thankful.

Above all, EACH OTHER!

New friends!

New explorations. Mintz's trip out to Jersey City (just yesterday!) and Sam's trip to Brooklyn! From the LES to Jersey City to Brooklyn, we have discovered some of our new favorite places: Tre, the restaurant next door to Mint Julep (YUM!), Marco Pepe, a French restaurant in J.C. that serves the best Sangria, and one of our new favorite boutiques around the corner from Mintz's apartment in Williamsburg, Pop!

New customers! And our new favorite greyhound, Bill Clinton. (That's really his name!)

Brooke and Steph, of course!

To everyone who has welcomed us into the LES and everyone who has visited us here in the big apple, we are thankful for YOU!

Mintz & Sam

Thursday, November 20, 2008

White and Warren Jersey Travel Wraps

These White and Warren Travel Wraps are 100% cotton and come in four juicy colors: amethyst, freesia, orange topaz and lemon quartz. As you can see, they can be worn many ways, which makes them the perfect for travel. Wrap yourself in soft, cozy cotton for only $86. Dimensions: 36" wide by 78" long.

You're Such a Stud!

We're always on the hunt for fun accessories and these Ca-Cao studded leather wraparound bracelets really tickled our fancy. Rock and roll, but still posh and girlie. Just like the Julep girls! So much fashion for only $42.

Late Breaking News!

Tonight Only!
Join us for the Lower East Side
Holiday Happy Hour Shopping Event

6 pm to 9 pm
Mint Julep
173 Ludlow Street

20% off everything!
* excluding jewerly

I might not freeze this winter after all!

I am very comfortable with my position as the sole Californian at Mint Julep. It is inevitable that I will have to wear more layers, turn the heat higher and look more like a snowman during the next five months than any of the other Juleps. However, Odd Molly has come to my rescue this winter, once again! This year, in addition to their STUNNING ski parkas, they came up with the greatest idea for winter accessories; arm warmers! You know that swing coat or cape you just bought that you now feel you can't wear because it leaves your arms exposed to the frigid East Coast air? Now you can! Just slip these arm or wrist-warmers on your bare arms, or, over your long-sleeved shirt for a splash of color and style that will also keep you nice and toasty on your walk from one place to another! You will certainly see me out and about with them on...that is, if you can see me at all under all my layers! xoxo, Rachel K.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

and I do a little turn on the catwalk...

Some of our gorgeous Julep girls were recently part of the Dare to Wear Harvard Square Fashion Show. Despite the frigid temperatures and massive amounts of hairspray, we had a total blast.

Getting ready!

Right before the show.

Shining in the spotlight after the show!

A Treat for the Petite

To my fellow petite girls,

We both know that it's never easy finding jeans that don't need to be hemmed. But don't just take it from me-- In Style magazine featured both the Dita Petite fit jean by Citizens of Humanity AND the Joe's Jean Provacateur in this month's issue! In a spread entitled "A Jean for Every Body," they stated:

"Insiders know that the BEST FIT for compact, hourglass shapes comes from the Joe's Jean Provacateur. They're designed with more room in the thighs and butt."

Not only are both of these styles cut with a shorter inseam, but they will are also made to fit a petit bod through the legs as well. Come in to any of our locations to check them out for yourself!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sounds of Mint Julep

Ever wonder what you're bopping along to as you shop at Mint Julep? Check out some of our favorite tunes!

Lightenings Girl by NANCY SINATRA
Margaret And Pauline by NEKO CASE
Riga Girls by THE WEEPIES
J'en Connais by CARLA BRUNI
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) by PETER SARSTEDT
City Wide Rodeo by THE WEEPIES
Midnight Train To Georgia by GLADYS NIGHT & THE PIPS
3 x 5 by JOHN MAYER
Why Georgia by JOHN MAYER
The Good That Won't Come Out by RILO KILEY
Extraordinary Machine by FIONA APPLE
Most Wanted by ALAN BRAXE
Cinnamon Girl by NIEL YOUNG
The Man Who Sold The World by DAVID BOWIE
Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby by DINAH WASHINGTON

MJ Goes International!

Check out our latest press! Sent to us in a shiny white bag all the way from Japan, this edition of LOOKS magazine features an article on Mint Julep LES. I was interviewed by the editor only days after MJ Ludlow opened its doors... and here's the issue, hot off the press.

Now if we could only get someone to translate what is says...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hey Boston Moms! Need a Babysitter?

Many of our customers are first time moms and you've told us how hard it is to breakaway for a night out. Who will watch your little one while you go to dinner, a party or a movie? How do you find a sitter you can trust? Many of you have asked us if we know any sitters, so when we were approached about hosting this event, we were really excited.

Come, Shop, Mingle and Connect with babysitters you can trust and depend on.

WHERE: Mint Julep located at 1302 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
WHEN: Sunday, November 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
COST $75 Pre-Registration is Required
Visit to sign up!


Our unique babysitter service connects Moms with the area’s best sitters...FACE to FACE.
At each event you’ll also receive The Sitter Guide filled with important information about each local sitter. Nanny services are expensive and interviewing sitter after sitter, is tiring and time consuming...that’s where we come in!

We host events to bring the areas best sitters together with local moms. You'll meet a group of top notch college students looking for part-time or occasional babysitting jobs.

The moms and sitters get to know one another with both formal introductions and lots of one on one mingling. An informational binder, The Sitter Guide™, is given to each mom with the sitter's experience, references, hourly rate, availability, and much more information, with lots of room for note taking. You get to connect with an impressive group of sitters in a short amount of time. Then you leave with The Sitter Guide™ and have access to a whole book of sitters (that you have met) to contact when you get home!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Birds of a Feather...

All the birds might be flying south for the winter, but that doesn't mean you can't keep them close to your heart while they are gone! Check out this fun new necklace by Pistachio that just arrived in the Brookline and Cambridge stores. Five polished brass bird silhouette charms are hung in a way that resembles a flying flock of birds. This necklace is a statement piece on its own, or would be perfect for layering. Hurry in to get yours! They have been flying out of the store...! :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A seasonal SG favorite!

We have so many lovely MJ shoppers... one very special lady from Arkansas (who's name i didn't get! curses! ) overheard RW and I seeking the perfect pumpkin bread recipe... A bit later she was back on Church Street with the following delight:

In a large bowl, mix by hand:
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup canola or vegetable oil

Add to the above mixture....
- 1 cup pumpkin, regular size
- 2 tsp. allspice
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg

In a separate bowl, mix the following:
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder

Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients, one cup at a time. Be sure to mix well!
Grease pan and dust with flour. (makes 3 loaves)
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Then bake at 300 for 20 minutes.

Sounds delicious, right???? enjoy :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Some cutie pies from the racks...

Be the star of your holiday party in this strapless dress by Shoshanna.

Crazy for color block in the dress by Molly New York!

This sweater by Beth Bowley is warm enough to be a fall coat, so cute.

Beth Bowley hit the nail on the head with this space dye sweater dress that goes from day to night with ease.
This sophisticated strapless dress by Shoshanna works well for a fall wedding, a holiday mixer or a summer cocktail party. So versatile.