Guangzhou Design Week Preview! As you read this I am navigating my way through an adventure of three cities in just six days half way around the world. I'm presenting the Top Western Design Trends to … [Read more...] about Melissa Is In China!
Archives for April 2009
I find that frequently professionals who have climbed aboard the social network speed train get stuck in knowing what to say. The beauty is that it isn’t in knowing what to say but where to find it! … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NETWORK SUCCESS: Where to Find What to Say!
This is my favorite hotel ever visited--absolutely breathtaking! But with a somewhat irreverent sense of humor and being that we didn’t get in until after 10pm I have to confess that the motif had … [Read more...] about The Kempinski Hotel in Shenzhen, China
We traveled to Shenzhen and The Shangri-la Hotel for our first day of presentations. The original attendance was at 180 but ballooned to over 250 before we got started. Ready had done an incredible … [Read more...] about Shenzen and The Shangri-la Hotel to Present Top Western Design Trends
The Chinese are masters at landscape artistry and even the highways are lushly planted with tropical looking greenery in full flower. They had plumeria, Japanese maples, crepe myrtles, palm trees, … [Read more...] about Sightseeing in Guangzhou, China
Dinner was a group affair in a private room at a large round table with a lazy susan in the middle of the table and much served family style. I opted for rice as I couldn’t quite wrap my head around … [Read more...] about Catching Dinner Chinese Style
Spring is here! And it is that time of year to clear out the clutter that you've let build up over the winter months. Give yourself a week or a weekend to do nothing but get rid of things you don't … [Read more...] about Melissa Is Headed To China!
Color is about more than interior design and fashion; it is used for marketing products from diapers to diet soda, from office supplies to electronics, from bargain buys to luxury investments, … [Read more...] about MARKETING STRATEGIES: How Color Sells: Having trouble making a decision? Get RID of the GREY!