It's here- Memorial Day weekend! The unofficial beginning of summer has finally arrived and that's a good thing. After the winter of 2010-2011 with monumental snow and bone-crushing cold, I almost didn't remember what shorts and flip-flops looked like, so the thought of lounging around in summer attire is nice.
We'll be enjoying New York City, where it's Fleet Week, our wonderful military men and women come into town in their planes, on their boats and get a taste of New York City hospitality. You'll see New Yorkers walk right up to soldiers, marines and shake their hands, pat them on the back, because we all appreciate what these young men and women do. The United States is protected and defended by a volunteer army, our own citizens, our own families have patriotic (and brave) individuals who volunteer. It makes me proud, and gives me a good reason to go to our local treasure, the Douglaston-Little Neck Memorial Day Parade. The weather should be good and it's a great way to appreciate all our armed forces do for us by honoring our troops, especially those who died in wars.
Summer, Memorial Day, the end of May and the Solstice, we don't need much of a reason to have a big sale, so we've got a great selection of jewels at an incredible 60% off the original price for the weekend. Go out and buy a nice summer dress or top and plan to wear it in style with the La Strada Bib Necklace. It'll probably never be more affordable, and has been featured in magazines and on TV. If you like a simple and elegant piece for your hair, check out the pave hair stick which I just love. This one's a close out and when the last one is sold, that's it. We get so many orders for weddings, the hair stick is just the right accessory.
La Strada Necklace
No weddings? Still need an excuse to get some jewelry, hmm. Well, it was graduation day for lots of students, and New York City schools will graduate their high-schoolers in just a couple of weeks. Here at the jewelry studio, we've had our own little graduation too. I participate in internship programs with FIT in New York and have been so lucky to get wonderful students who come in and learn and work, learn and work with us. Going to college isn't easy, and internships are part of getting that edge, the experience of being in a real business doing what you went to college for, fashion!
Thanks, Abie Angelillo and Candice Roselli, their help has been amazing and I hope you've learned a thing or two as well. Candice excelled in adobe photo shop and will take her skills to her new career once she's come down to earth after she graduates. She should get off to a good start, with a professional resume and some direction we enjoyed providing.
It is a way to give back and that's why I support FIT and it's programs. I was privileged to talk to the Direct and Interactive Marketing Club, where students really want to listen and learn. It's a pleasure to share my experiences in buliding a business from a dream (and a severence package) and work for yourself. There is no better way to create jobs than to join the workforce in private enterprise and start a business. If you take that risk you will get rewarded many times over. You make your future, no unions, no guarantee of a pension but plenty of excitement and lots of happiness if you get it right and find success. Our interns learned this every day, and our customers know it too- they deal with me, the owner, with our great staff, they buy from a first-class website or in a high-end store or boutique. It is the American Dream, made possible by our constitution and the service of our troops. Happy Summer! Ciao.