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Win a Melinda Mae clutch with Philanthro Productions!

Philanthro Productions is an organization that was established in 2007 with a mission is to get more young adults involved in charity by hosting first-rate parties in partnership with leading non-profits. This is a great organization that combines fun, food and socializing with philanthropy! Philanthro has organized swanky fundraising events in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

On Saturday, May 22nd, Philanthro Productions is hosting TRAFFIC, a benefit for the Somaly Mam Foundation featuring the band, Cold Shot, at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. The Somaly Mam Foundation is an organization focused on rescuing and rehabilitating victims of sex-trafficking. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at http://trafficphilanthro.eventbrite.com/ for $18 or at the door for $25. For every $5 donation, you will be entered to win a Melinda Mae Koi-tastic clutch or Melinda Mae Sassy clutch!

Melinda Mae Koi-tastic Clutch

Melinda Mae Sassy Clutch

By donating, you can also be entered to win a bottle of Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel or a Marie Louise Vital Nanoemulsion Skincare Set!

I’ve attended a Philanthro event before and it was well-organized, classy, fun and all for a good cause! I hope you will be able to make it to this event on Saturday. If not, I’ll let you know when the next Philanthro event will be.

@ the Philanthro event this past December!

Philanthro Productions is also applying for funding through the Pepsi Refresh grants for $25K. You can help support Philanthro by voting EVERY day at http://www.refresheverything.com/philanthro. The top 10 proposals will receive the requested funding. Right now, Philanthro is in 66th place so keep voting so they make it to the Top Ten by the end of the month!

Thank you to Philanthro Productions for including Melinda Mae Handbags in this upcoming event! I am very excited to be a part of this great fundraising event for the Somaly Mam Foundation!

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1 down, 2 more to go…

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) was this past Saturday so I have two more shows in May to prep for. Busy, busy, busy month!

A large crowd attended the Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 15th, even though it was really windy and super cold! I had hoped that the weather wouldn’t be as hot as last year, but instead, it was the complete opposite. I was freezing and I think I caught a cold. =( Prepping for this festival was quite a fiasco since my sewing machine broke (AGAIN!) last Thursday night. But luckily, I was able to run over to Target to pick up a backup machine just to get me through these May shows.

The Melinda Mae booth was located on Golden Gate Street right next to the friendly folks of Squishy Sushi. There was a stage right next to my booth so I had some entertainment throughout the day, which included a balut eating contest, a Yo Yo demonstration and a Sailor Moon performance.

Sailor Moon!

There were health booths set up by the Asian Art Museum, which included a giant inflatable colon for people to walk through. I wish I had taken a picture of that! The Faces of Asia parade also walked past my booth so I could see the beautiful traditional garments from each Asian culture.

Faces of Asia Parade

There was a booth on Larkin street that was selling Panda hats and I saw at least 50 people wearing those Panda Hats. At one point, it felt like they were giving those hats away for free since everyone had one. It turned out they were selling them for $12 and even had Tiger hats too!

Can you spot the panda and the tiger?

I had a great time at AHSC so now it’s time to prep for the Capsule Design Festival! I am very excited for Capsule, which will be held in Hayes Valley in SF on Sunday, May 23rd. Wish me luck in making more Melinda Mae bags for this show! =)

Visit the Melinda Mae Handbags booth (#69) at the Capsule Design Festival on Sunday, May 23rd from 11am – 6pm. The event is FREE and is located on Linden and Octavia in Hayes Valley in San Francisco! Hope to see you there!

Thank you to all the people who stopped by the Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday! Here are some pics of the folks that stopped by the Melinda Mae booth at the AHSC!

Melinda Mae Staff for the day!

Thanks everyone for stopping by the Melinda Mae booth and showing your support! =) Hope to see you at the Capsule Design Festival too!

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Melinda Mae @ Asian Heritage Street Celebration!

May is a very busy month for Melinda Mae Handbags! I will be selling my new Melinda Mae wristlets, clutches, small, medium and large bags at 3 vendor shows in May! I’ll be  showcasing my new fabrics and taking pre-orders for the new Melinda Mae baby bags! My very first show in May will be this Saturday, May 15th at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC)!

Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) Saturday, May 15th, 11am - 6pm

This will be my 2nd time selling at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration and I really enjoyed my experience last year. Unfortunately, the celebration was on the hottest day in San Francisco last year so hopefully it won’t be so burning hot this year. The celebration is FREE and is located at the San Francisco Civic Center next to the San Francisco Main Public Library and the Asian Art Museum. AHSC is very easy to get to because it is located right off of the Civic Center BART stop. Last year, there were a number of great vendors and DELICIOUS food. This year, there will be musical performances including Far East Movement and Kapakahi.

Far East Movement

AHSC  will also have mahjong tables at the celebration! So come show off your mahjong skills! Other features to the AHSC include health screenings, a children’s area, Muay Thai Kickboxing, J-car gathering, Jazz and wine tasting and contests! Please stop by the Melinda Mae booth if you do come by! Hope to see you there! Here’s all of the info:

6th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC)

Saturday, May 15th

11am – 6pm

In front of the SF Asian Art Museum

Larkin and McAllister Streets

San Francisco, CA


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