Monday, June 21, 2010

They're Baaaack!

The long-awaited shipment of Nusantara Scarves has arrived in the Brookline store, today!
These silk stunners are handcrafted for a dazzling pop to any outfit, throughout the entire year! In the summer, pair a bright tie-dyed scarf with a basic black maxi dress, or drape it over your favorite basic white tee with some cut-off denim shorts! For a more eclectic look, don one of the Ikat scarves, handmade in India from recycled Saris. Long and thin, these colorful pieces can wrap many times around your neck for a little bit of warmth on a cool evening!

Stop by and pick out a scarf for yourself!
xoxo Cay and Rach

Saturday, June 19, 2010


LOVE this new cocktail ring! What a statement piece for the perfect LBD. xo shg

Friday, June 18, 2010

'Tis the Season!

It's officially WHITE SEASON! How will you celebrate?

Maybe with a new Free People tiered frock? Or try slipping into this flouncy white Velvet sundress. Perhaps pop on a pair of Joe's Jeans Provocateurs in the white Jenny wash with a colorful new tank. Accessorize with some our favorite earrings, a pair of flat white Jo Jo Bling.
And don't forget to pick up your NUDE hanky pankies!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Forty Winks Opening Party TONIGHT!

Two of our long time Mint Julep shop girls have branched out on their own! Please help us celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Forty Winks Lingerie Boutique TONIGHT. From 5 to 9 p.m. they will be offering 20% off any one item and serving some yummy sweets!
Check out their website to take a peek at their stunning merch and to read their blog.
See you tonight around the corner from Mint Julep at
56 JFK Street!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

One Shoulder is Better Than Two!

This Summer, it's high time to let your shoulder make an appearance: the season's hottest dress trend is flirty without raising too many eyebrows.

Betony Toht from INSTYLE magazine reports:

"Hollywood's hottest stars have been showing some serious scaps in single-strap gowns with goddess appeal. Stylist Philip Bloch considers the asymmetrical look an elegant, sophisticated one that flatters all body types: "By baring a shoulder, you can be sexy without being tawdry or cheap." Bloch recommends limiting accessories to face-framing earrings or a simple bracelet. "If the single strap is very thin," he says, "then you can go for a choker, like Keira Knightley at the Oscars." And when the temperature drops, he suggests skipping a plain wrap and choosing a cover-up that shows off the look's asymmetry: "When you juxtapose a one-shoulder gown with a jacket or V-neck, you can play with weird angles for a cutting-edge look."

Here at Mint Julep, we have a bevy of frocks in striking shades of flame red, tangerine, and citron yellow that are right on target with the trend! Our newest favorite is a navy blue Tibi one-shouldered dress with an eye-catching multi-colored sequin shoulder design.
Don't be shy, ladies, let those shoulders show!

<3 Rebecca

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Aren't these Kirribilla dresses some of the most beautiful? We just started carrying the line this Spring, and it's been quite the sensation. The brand consists of a fabulous design trio who have studios in both San Francisco and London. The girls behind these fabulous creations say they draw inspirations from their travels all around the world, and what they have come up with is a collection that is whimsical, feminine and above all, unique.

I've just added a bunch of Kirribilla pieces to our online shop, and we have them in all three stores as well. Why not try one out for your next big event of the summer?

Pictured above, from top to bottom: the "Cate" in White, the "Tinsley" in Mint, and the "Abby" in Red.

Time to Accessorize!

Mint Julep Ludlow has just finished with a major summer accessory restocking session. We've got new watches, earrings, hair clips, umbrellas - you name it and we've got it.

These Zebra earrings are my personal faves. Seriously, how adorable are they?

Got a craving for more? Stop in and say hello - we're always glad to see you!

Yay! Yay! for CCMA!

Bear with me people while I dork-out for a minute. I just got back from my once-monthly Coolidge Corner Merchants Association (CCMA) meeting and I am PUMPED!!! For starters, the CCMA is getting an award for "business of the year" from the Chamber of Commerce this year. Now, you might say: "but the CCMA isn't a business" and that is true! This is the first time the Chamber has honored a group of businesses instead of an individual and we are all very pleased. Why did we get chosen? Because the CCMA has been putting on fun events in Coolidge Corner for years! Anybody go to "Potterpalooza?" yeah, that was us. But this is not really why I'm pumped (that was just a little back-patting). I am REALLY excited because there is so much fun stuff going on in Coolidge Corner this summer! We are taking a page from the JP book of summer fun and starting a series called the Coolidge Corner Summer Stroll. Businesses in CC will be open late and there will be music on the streets, tasty things to eat and drink and a general air of frivolity and summery-ness (yes, that's a word. I just made it so). Pair those strolls with the annual SIDEWALK SALE and you get one cool place to hang out: COOLIDGE CORNER!!!!
- stay tuned. details on the way!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Fresh out of Pistachio's humongous green suitcase that always comes packed with goodies, these vintage bauble charm bracelets are a perfect summer accessory. Each one-of-a-kind bracelet has a different color scheme, so stop into the Julep to pick out your fave! OR do like Hannah and wear them all!

Add Some Sparkle!

These Deepa Gurnani headbands are really something special. The label was founded by Deepa Gurnani, who beaded couture pieces for Alexander McQueen, Emanuel Ungaro and Fendi, and Jay Lakhani, a jeweller who trained under the head designers at Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari. These stunners gained popularity in Europe (check out this article on and now they are right here at Mint Julep!

Go over the top with a thicker beaded band or add just a touch of sparkle. We've got a bunch of different styles to show you, so stop in and check them out!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Houlihans Are Here!!!!

We really try to keep things new and fresh for our customers and we know that there are those of you who keep up on the hippest, newest and most celeb-loved items so we ordered you all a little something. The Houlihan from J Brand is a skinny, twill cargo pant with an ankle zipper. Beloved by Kate Bosworth, Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Hilary Duff, Rihanna, Ciara, and Gwen Stefani, these are the perfect edgy pant for spring! Pair them with a vintage T or with a silk blouse for a night out. Wear them with flip flops to bop around or strappy booties to really make a statement. We challenge you, Bostonians, to get in on this fashion craze! See NY Times article below.
XO, Rachel in Mint Julep Brookline

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Happy Birthday to our very own Marissa Mintzer!
we love you to bits!