Nov 10
2014

The Melie Bianco Holiday Sample Sale!

Get excited ladies and gents, our holiday sample sale is only days away. Make sure you head out to Pico Rivera on Saturday November 15th in order to score some great deals. Trust me you wont want to miss it.Sample Sale Nov. 14 Email Blast

All handbags will be under $30, and you just cant beat that. Those are savings up to 80% to 95% off! Start your holiday shopping off right! And if you think those savings aren’t good enough well enjoy this coupon when you spend more than $60. Sample Sale Nov. 14 Coupon

With all these savings going around make sure you show up at 9545 Brasher st Pico Rivera at 9am in order not to miss out on the best finds ever! Good Luck ladies and see you all there.

 

Jul 18
2014

Summer Drinks

We are in full summer mode here in sunny Cali! With the days getting hotter and hotter, we defiantly need something to cool down with. And since its Friday why not share some offices faves! No matter where you are in the world you need to try these yummy summer drinks and it will bring you right to sunny California! Let us know what your favorite recipes for the summer are, we always love a good recipe swap!

 

Blue Lavender Vodka Spritzer

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Makes a 32 ounce pitcher

1 cup blueberries, for ice cubes
2 cups vodka
3/4 cup blueberry lavender simple syrup* recipe below
4 ounces lime juice
Soda water
Fresh lavender for garnish

Divide the cup of blueberries between two ice cube trays and fill with water.
Freeze completely. OR spread them evenly on a sheet tray and freeze until solid.

In a glass pitcher combine the vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and club soda.
Add ice cubes. Add remaining ice cubes to glasses. Pour the mixture over top and serve with a spring of lavender.

 

Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup blueberries
4 lavender springs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried food-grade lavender buds)

Combine these three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar.
Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 4 lavender spring (or 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender)
and keep on low heat for 10 minutes.

Strain pressing the blueberries to get all of their juice.

 

 

Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria

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Serves 6 to 8

3 cups stemmed seedless red grapes
2 oranges, cut crosswise into 1/2-inches wheels
2 lemons, cut crosswise into 1/2-inches wheels
Two 750-milliliter bottles rose
8 ounces simple syrup (see note)
8 ounces brandy
Ice

Light a hardwood charcoal fire. Put the grapes on a perforated grill sheet or in a
grill basket and grill over high heat, tossing occasionally, until they just start to burst, about 6 minutes.
Transfer to a plate to cool completely.

Meanwhile, grill the orange and lemon wheels over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred,
about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.

In a larger pitcher, combine the wine with the simple syrup, brandy and grilled fruit and stir well. Refrigerate
until the sangria is chilled and the flavors are blended, at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours. serve the sangria over ice.

Notes :
To make simple syrup, combine equal amounts of sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; stirring
constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and let cool
completely. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a glass jar for up to 1 month.

 

Watermelon Margarita

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Serves size 4

Ripe seedless watermelon, cut into 1″ cubes (about 3-4 cups)
2 Limes, juiced
4 ounces good quality white tequila
2 ounces orange flavored liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
Ice (2-3 cups)
Lime, for glass rimming and garnish (optional)
Course sea salt
Simple Syrup (optional)

Rub lime around rim glasses and dip in sea salt.

Fill half a blender with the cubed watermelon. Add about 2 cups ice.
Add the tequila, liqueur, and lime juice. Blend until watermelon is pureed & the ice is crushed.

Fill slat rimmed glasses with ice, pour the margarita over and garnish with lime
(if desired). If your watermelon is not particularly sweet you can add some simple syrup,
or superfine sugar to the blender.

 

Jul 4
2014

That Red, White, and Blue

Are we all ready to celebrate our independence! Im sure we all have made plans by now, but have you planed your outfits? We thought we would we give you some ideas to make sure you stay festive, and hey who said you can’t be festive year around! Hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th. Don’t forget to visit our sale going on now! Happy 4th Of July from all of us at Melie Bianco!

 

Fourth of July is all about the casual look but still looking fashionable, this look works great because you are incorporating all of the important colors. Blue, with the head to toe denim, Red, with our Leah shoulder bag, and adding a basic white tee and your ready to go. Not just on the fourth of July but this look can work for any casual event.

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Headed to the beach ? Well all you need is a basic white or black oversized top and jean short and this will do the trick! Just and a red strap sandal and your fourth of July ready!H6286 Blue

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Looking to be a little more festive but not look like a walking American flag. You can simple pair your favorite pair of jeans with a striped red and white top and our Trinity hobo, this look is perfect for any sunny day out!H6098 White

Ok so your looking to be as festive as possible! This is the perfect look for you. Find an over sized star shirt or dress, they both will work in either blue or red and pair it with our Rita tote, you will be sure to turn heads !Exclusive - Patriotic Miley Cyrus Wears Her Stars Proud

These looks are pretty easy, basically anyone can pull them off find yourself a white little dress, blue maxi dress, or red skirt, but make sure you add your Melie Bianco bag in red, white, or blue !Blake Lively walks to the set of Gossip Girl in NYC.

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