Beer Garden Tour 2010 Fourth Stop: Loreley Williamsburg Beer Garden

Yesterday we checked out the Loreley Beergarden in Willimasburg, Brooklyn to celebrate our friends birthdays. It’s a carved out on a corner of Frost and Meeker, right off exit 32B on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. So it’s a tad loud. But it’s a sweet cozy space, the outside is surrounded by a high sculptured brick […]

From Kitchen Table to Fashion Brand and Keeping it in America

I watched CBS’s Fashion Night Out special last night. The stories I just loved were about the designers that literally started on their kitchen tables. And now? They are employing hundreds in America to make a great quality product here in America. Take Rag & Bone. David Neville and Marcus Wainwright wanted to make a […]

I Spy: A Bowl of Fruit

What a crazy two weeks it has been at Chez Melindesign! A very successful online sample sale, ten retail stores that had to be filled in just days and a huge sample line with multiple sets with each design to be twisted up (new client, psych!). I’ve had the pliers in my hand for just […]

Did it Break Too Soon? How to Send Back Defective Products

I just got a Federal Express delivery. It was a brand new queen size mattress pad from Louisville Bedding Company! I had one from them that I purchased from Kohl’s some time ago and washed it regularly, nothing hard core. The last time I washed it, the bottom part came out shredded. The label was […]

Newport, Rhode Island: Vanderbilt Hall Part 2 and Learning a Lesson from Peter de Savary

Day two started HOT again in Newport and I found it VERY hard to leave such a nice, comfy room at Vanderbilt Hall for our stay here. We set out for breakfast at Benjamin’s Raw Bar before mapping out what mansions to hit on our tour this year. We went to the big three last […]

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