Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Get out of the city for a great fall day!

Check out the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln for a fun day out of the city. Their current exhibitions are really amazing! They include patterned drawings with extreme attention to detail, beautiful prints, and modern portraiture photography. Grab a hot tea and walk through the sculpture park which is located on the museum's 35 acres! It is stunning. And don't forget to stop by and pick up a cozy sweater on the way! Enjoy!

Come to the Dare to Wear Harvard Square Fashion Show!

You are cordially invited to the DARE TO WEAR HARVARD SQUARE FASION SHOW! (we're keeping our eyes on you in front row seats! ).

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Time: Music and Food beginning at 5:30 - Runway Show 7:00- 8:30pm.

Location: Palmer Street (between Church and Brattle).

Dress: What Would Anna Wintour Wear? Harvard Scare's NEXT TOP models and celeb's step out onto our specially constructed 112 Foot Catwalk on Palmer Street dressed to thrill you.

Our outdoor Halloween Catwalk amid glowing blue "Palmer Blocks" will chill you - bring a sweater (or a heavy coat). Hot soups, food and drinks will be available on Palmer Street from local Harvard Square Restaurants to sample and purchase before, during, and after the show.

Musical Enchantments provided by Incus, the nationally renowned World Tribal Medicine Rock Band. Beats for the fashion show will by designed by DJ Raliegh Fingers.

Runway Show from 7:00 - 8:30 pm featuring both high and low fashions ALL FROM LOCAL Harvard Square Shops, including Concepts, Tannery, Mint Julep, Passport, Topaz, and See Eyewear to mention just a few. Harvard Scare's TOP models include infamous shop boys n' girls, Lesley Bannatyne (Harvard Square's Professor of Halloween who has penned many books on the subject and can be seen on the History Channel) and her GANG O'WITCHES, Local Pop n' Lockers Chloe and Aidan, and a host of TOP SECRET Harvard Square Celebrities (.if we told you now .).

Families are encouraged to come for the event and the fashion show and kids of all ages who arrive in costume will get small prizes and treats!

Enter to win the "Dressed to Thrill" contest and strike a POSE at the Dare to Wear Harvard Square Fashion Show to be entered to win fantastic prizes (Grand Prize - 2 FREE Jet Blue Tickets!)! Harvard Scare Events are sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association. For more info: www.harvardsquare.com

Autumn window displays

Here at Mint Julep we try to create the most interesting and beautiful windows for you all to look at! This is one of my favorites. First we decide on a color scheme, then pick outfits representing an evening look, something office-appropriate, and a more casual everyday ensemble. Then we accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! (My favorite part). If you'd ever like us to create an outfit for you like the ones we place in the window, just ask- we have so much fun doing it!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Autumn in New York

Happy Fall from down here on the Lower East Side!

A Little Self Promotion

Everyone at Mint Julep knows I love a project! So spread the word, and tell your friends, your family... anyone who may have a graphic design need or want. I am always looking for new assignments!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Acrylic Wraps

Whether you're in Boston or New York, if you've stepped outside recently, you have noticed the chill in the air. Winter is on its way, and it is getting cold! Snuggle up with one of these cozy wraps (for only $38!) to stay warm on these cool days.

Our first Mint Julep LES sale!

Shop the very first Mint Julep sale to hit Ludlow Street! Summer items are marked 30% off... Don't miss out! Shop styles from Susana Monaco, Voom, Free People, Ben Sherman, Jenny Han, L.A. Made and more.

To Dye For!

Tie-dye is back! Who knew that it could look so chic? These dyed silk scarves are a perfect accessory to add a burst of color to a fall day ensemble. Lots of style for only $52 a pop!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Press Roundup!

Since it's too small to read, allow me to brag a bit... We were voted Favorite Boston Boutique by the readers of Lucky Magazine! Thanks guys! We're thrilled.

Town & Country, huh? We're so high brow now! Mint Julep Harvard Square was recognized as the best place to shop in Cambridge. Very, very exciting.

And this, my friends, is the national ad campaign for one of our favorite designers, 525 America. We are one of five featured retailers! We snipped this one out of InStyle magazine.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

213 feet of red leather!

What a fun weekend in Harvard Square! The weather was perfect + everyone had a great time at Oktoberfest. The world's longest couch was right in front of Mint Julep, so we had a front row view of community lounging and at one point, people were doing the wave! I hate being left out, so I had to see for myself ...very comfy!

Home is where the heart is...

Isn't the Coolidge Corner store looking good? Our Brookline store is our first location and it is truly the heart of Mint Julep. I worked there this weekend and had the pleasure of catching up with many Mint Julep devotees. In fact, many of the ladies have been shopping with us since day one! We're thankful for all the support and friendship over the years. XOXO

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oktoberfest and the World's Largest Sofa Come to Harvard Square!

The 29th Annual Oktoberfest and
Honk! Festival Parade to Harvard Square

Sunday October 12, 2008 from Noon – 6 pm

Join the HONK! Festival Parade leaving Davis Square at noon and arriving at the Harvard Square Oktoberfest at 1:00 pm to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet!”

Grand Parade Marshals “Click and Clack, the Car Talk Guys” will welcome over 30 marching bands and rolling, strolling, biking, dancing, performing and walking groups to Harvard Square at the reviewing stand from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Rest your feet on the World’s Largest Sofa (213 feet, 2.17 tons and 68 legs) unveiled for the first time in America, courtesy of BoConcepts. Please sit with us on Church Street!

Get a bird’s-eye-view of Oktoberfest from the Re-max Hot Air Balloon in the Cambridge Common offering rides for charitable donations.

Bring the kids for pumpkin painting, an old fashioned horse drawn ride, a Thomas the Train ride around the square, and other rides and activities on Church Street.

AND OF COURSE Oktoberfest features…

Six stages of live entertainment – including a main stage in the Super Crosswalk, Stage at Holyoke Center on Forbes Plaza, Club Passim Stage, A Busker Stage, and two Honk Band Stages!

50 plus International Food Vendors! Enjoy authentic Oktoberfest dishes at the Sandrine’s booth featuring Chef Raymond Ost’s world famous “Chacroute” ,at the Grendel’s Den Patio, the Grafton Street/Sam Adams Beer Garden (across from the Main Stage) and at the Charlie’s Kitchen Beer Garden along Mount Auburn Street.

Ladies' Night

What a good looking staff, right?!? It's a pleasure to work with such wonderful women. Thank you all for everything you do. Love, Brooke and Steph
(not pictured: Marissa Mintzer, Margot Strasburger, Samantha Battista, Christina Salerno and Meredith Donaldson)