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Another great Mayfest!

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Lello mom at this year\'s Maplewood Mayfest 2010

On May 16, the lello gang packed up its wares and participated in the annual Springfield Avenue Mayfest to share a preview of our upcoming line of canvases. We’ve had a booth almost every year since our business was born, and it’s been fascinating to go along for the ride as the festival has grown and really found its groove. The Springfield Avenue Partnership deserves enormous props for pulling together an amazing assortment of activities for kids, diverse food options, and local merchants representing the impressive diversity our town has to offer. My wife came home with a stack of literature from new businesses that we can’t wait to learn more about - Parteaz tea parties for kids, Emily’s Acting Class (people keep telling us we should sign our son up for improv classes, so maybe there’s something to it?) and iLand Breeze Caribbean food.

lello booth at this year's Maplewood Mayfest 2010

A big thank you to everyone who came out and chatted with us! And a special thanks to our booth neighbor, Rebecca, who does marketing for the Maplewood Patch. We had a great time hanging with her, and we were in awe of her mad skills engaging people as they walked by. She also helped introduced us to the folks from Sparkhouse kids toy store in South Orange, who are now featuring our zebra canvas and t-shirts for sale in their store! It’s a proud milestone for us, so make sure to stop by and tell them you’re a lello fan!

Maplewood MayFest is this Sunday!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

lello canvases for sale at this year's Maplewood MayFest

Come hang with us on Sunday, May 16th at this year’s Maplewood MayFest. The Fest is on Springfield Avenue and starts at 11am. We’ll have plenty of kids tees with us in addition to new canvases that are almost dry and ready to be hung on your walls.

Hope to see you there!

A perfect day for a street fair

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Just wanted to quickly thank everyone who stopped by and chatted with us at last Sunday’s Summit Street Fair. The weather and company were perfect…. we had a great time!

If you missed us, don’t worry, we’re gearing up for more local appearances. Dates and locations to come soon.

Come see us at the Summit, NJ Street Fair this Sunday.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Spend a fun day in the sun (hopefully) with us at the Summit Street and Crafts Fair in Summit, New Jersey this Sunday, April 26th.  The Fair starts at 11am and wraps up at 5pm.  Come chat with us and learn about our new products, in addition to our t-shirts and mural work.

Hope to see you there!

We Rocked at Maplewoodstock!

Friday, July 25th, 2008

A big thanks to the bands, Elisabeth Clay, Jamie Ross and all of the organizers who rocked us at this year’s Maplewoodstock! We had a blast chatting with all of our Maplewood neighbors and chilling to good tunes. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!


Come see us at Maplewoodstock this Saturday, July 12th

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Maplewood’s music and arts festival

We’ll be hangin’ out at this year’s Maplewoodstock on Saturday, July 12th from 1 - 7pm listening to cool tunes and showing our wears. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by our booth and say hi.

Maplewoodstock is held in Maplewood’s Memorial Park all weekend and celebrates local artists and musicians like Starfish, 3rd Gear and Aztec Two-Step (just to name a few). To learn more about the festival and get a schedule of acts, visit the Maplewoodstock Website at: http://www.maplewoodstock.com

Hope you see you there!

Maplewood Mayfest + Spring Showers = One damp day

Friday, May 30th, 2008

lello’s booth at the 2008 Maplewood Mayfest

Well, this year’s Mayfest - which is the event that launched our whole business one year ago - was a bit of a washout. They’d been predicting rain, but we were hoping for the best, and we got off to such a great start. We met some awesome neighbors, sold more shirts than we anticipated off the bat, ate some sausage (and Jamaican patties and stuffed cabbage and key lime margarita cupcakes) and really got into a groove. Then… it started to pour. We were one of the stragglers that tried to ride it out for a while, but once our fold-up chairs started to float away, we packed it in and headed home. Too bad… Beth and the volunteers from the Springfield Avenue Partnership worked so hard to pull it all together, our son Jackson and his friends had a blast getting their faces painted like pirates by the Three Sisters Face Painting team, and… I think my wife might’ve developed a crush on Mr. Ray after he did a show for all of the kids. So… maybe it’s not such a bad thing that it ended early!

Seriously though… thanks again to everyone who came by, checked us out, encouraged us, and jumped in a few puddles along the way.

Our kids tees are finally here!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

lello’s kids yellow zebra tee

Be the first to get your very own pink butterfly, brown monkey and yellow zebra tee this Sunday, May 18th when we debut the shirts at this year’s Maplewood Mayfest. The fest starts at 11am and continues to 5pm on Springfield Avenue right here in good’o Maplewood, New Jersey. Tees will be available in infant and toddler sizes.

Can’t make it and really, really want a tee? Don’t worry… they’ll be available for purchase online following the fest.

Hope to see you there!

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