Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One more time!

Our sale is winding down folks, but today I'm going to mark everything down one more time.
We just want everyone to know!

Mint Julep says, "Read these books."

We do a lot of chatting at Mint Julep and that includes what each of us is respectively reading. I am reading Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country and am totally appalled by the treacherous main character. Sara is just finishing The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and our Gagers (Mandy) is reading Cousin Bette by Balzac (for her smarty pants book club).

If you're interested in seeing some grrrreat movies, check out Brideshead Revisited and our collective favorite, American Teen. We guarantee that you'll be brought right back to senior year with this one!

If anyone has suggestions for books or movies please feel free to post them. We at Mint Julep are always looking for good recommendations from people we trust!

Bags Galore!

As our summer season nears its end, we are proudly making way for a whole plethora of gorgeous new Fall bags. We'll desperately miss summer, but these bags sure help ease the pain.

These are by Helena de Natalio. These special bags are buttery soft and are made in Argentina under fair working conditions.

Below are Kim White's handbags, beautifully created from vintage fabrics

Some of our tried, true, and very close to perfect, Tano bags.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lenora Dame

Mint Julep loves Lenora Dame! We've been carrying this line since we opened the Brookline store in July 2004, so many of our Boston devotees will recognize the colorful bracelets and necklaces done in bright patterns, shapes and sizes, but our Lower East Side shoppers will have to come see for themselves!

Did your best friend just land a new job? If so, her business card cases (not pictured) are the perfect congratulatory gift.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pistachio Headbands

We love Pistachio headbands! Each one of a kind headband is created with love by the beautiful model above, Marisa Perry. From bright florals to solid silks, there is a headband for any outfit or any mood. The removable vintage broaches can also be used on a lapel or a scarf! Once you see how these headbands control frizzy hair in the summer, you'll be hooked...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another day, Another....

Another.... new window!

Another.... photo op!
Another... visitor! Our very first employee, Brooke Beaney, and little Bette enjoyed a summer Friday on the couch.
Another... AMAZING good luck gift from Mels and Dins of Appleseed Boutique. They outdid themselves, right?!?! I mean, cookies shaped like ice cream? They really know us well....
Another... Beautiful arrangement from our darling Hil Dutcher of Ivy Hill. Note: those are Julep purples!

Another.... stunning bouquet from our friends Bruce and Kathy at Patriot Forms.

Another.... Vermont reunion! What happens when you put 8 former Central Vermonters in one room?Another... fun afternoon with the girls at 173 Ludlow Street. Maureen Garber takes a break from setting up Brooke's new apartment! Thanks, Mom! Without you, I'd still have a kitchen without dishes and a bathroom without a shower curtain!

It's been a great first week at Mint Julep Lower East Side! Thanks so much for all the love and support.

xoxo Brooke and Steph

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Scenes from 173 Ludlow Street

Mint Julep Floral Supply

It's a real floral shop in here! Thank you to Tommy Gomez, Sarah and Marty, Penner and Laura, and Trav for the beautiful flowers and sweets. You guys are the best!

Our amazing visitors!

We've been open for about 24 hours, but we've had more than our share of visitors! Thank you to J. Otis, Oie, Sarah and Marty Lynch, Meegers, Day, Jess, Leonard Lee and of course, our very own Mels for brightening our day. An extra thank you to Mels for helping with the new computer system. (not pictured: Danielle and Andrea Mazandi, Maureen Garber, Betsy Mintzer, Bob and Judy Nist)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mint Julep hits the Big Apple!

As some of you know, Mint Julep is opening a third store in NYC on Monday, August 11th! We're so excited and so proud but our happiness just won't be complete until each and every one of you visits us in our new space!

Our new address is 173 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, 10002.

We'll see you there! Xoxo.

Sidewalk SALE!

We want to let everyone know that our summer sidewalk sale will commence tomorrow morning at 10am sharp!
Look for last season's still very cute styles marked WAY down.
How exciting!