Melissa Lew


AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021

China Institute
40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006

Chinese Historical Society of America
965 Clay Street
San Francisco CA 94108

House of Steep
3800 Lee Highway, Suite D
Arlington, VA 22207

Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209

Library of Congress Gift Store
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540

Marcela’s Yoga Boutique
317 S Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

National Cherry Blossom Festival Headquarters
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Red Mango
2222 Rio Grande St, #C120
Austin, TX 78705

Wing Luke Museum
719 South King Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenue South)
Seattle, Washington 98104

Inspired Living: Cape Charles

June 10th, 2017

Life is a balance – sometimes it’s good to go somewhere quiet and relaxing to refresh your body and mind. It’s good for your health. It’s helps you find inspiration. It’s just plain good. And that’s what I did Memorial Day weekend. Visiting Cape Charles was just what I needed!

Cape Charles is a charming bayside town filled with unique shops, bed & breakfasts (I highly recommend Fig Street Inn!), delicious treats (Brown Dog Ice Cream is amazing), natural beauty (take in one of their stunning sunsets on the beach), and friendly folks. Visit them sometime soon!

As Seen In: Museums and More Magazine’s Product of the Week

June 2nd, 2017

“Splash is a collection from Melissa Lew of eco-friendly necklaces handmade from bamboo and stainless steel. As a symbol of friendship, these cherry blossom themed necklaces are affordable and meaningful gifts.” Website link:

June 2, 2017 Website Screenshot

As Seen In: Museums & More

May 22nd, 2017

Melissa Lew jewelry was recently featured in the Spring issue of Museums & More – bold and colorful jewelry is in! As a symbol of friendship, my bamboo and stainless steel cherry blossom necklaces are affordable and meaningful gifts. It’s an easy way to add a splash of color to your outfit!

Read more (pg 26):

As Seen In: Stationery Trends Magazine

May 8th, 2017

Melissa Lew jewelry was recently featured in the Spring issue of Stationery Trends (The National Stationery Show (NSS) issue) as a great green find under $50! It’s easy to gift (and be!) green – these “earth-friendly offerings leave a smaller footprint as they go easy on the wallet as well.”

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 1st, 2017

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. As a descendant of immigrants, this celebration of our culture and past is extremely meaningful to me.

I’m honored to be a part of many Asian institutions such as AsiaStore at Asia Society in New York City, the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco, Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, and the China Institute in New York City. If you happen to be visiting any of those cities, please stop by and spend some time taking in their extraordinary exhibits.

First on First at the Heurich House Museum

April 5th, 2017

On the first Friday of every month, the Heurich House Museum hosts First on First Features, a celebration of the local creative community. Visitors are invited to explore the first floor of the beautiful and historic Dupont Circle home of DC brewmaster Christian Heurich, shop pop-ups and listen to live music. Free to the public and part of First Friday Dupont (from 6pm to 8pm).

In honor of Heurich’s entrepreneurial spirit, this event features a selection of local creatives each month. This month, PinUp Preserves and Melissa Lew jewelry will be featured in the museum’s Conservatory. Please stop by Friday evening – I will be showing my newest cherry blossom designs – perfect for celebrating the cherry blossom festival season in style!

Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Spring has Sprung!

March 24th, 2017

It is cherry blossom season in the DC metro area – my favorite time of year! Celebrate the blooms in style with my new eco-friendly cherry blossom necklaces, now available at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Headquarters at Union Station! Start your journey here to shop for official festival merchandise and pick up free information about festival events and programs.

50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE from March 13th through April 19th
10 AM – 7:30 PM (Mon-Thurs) ; 9:30 AM – 7 PM (Sat); 10 AM – 6 PM (Sun)


New Products: Notecards

March 20th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended my artist meet & greet this past Saturday at AsiaStore at Asia Society during Asia Week New York! It was wonderful meeting everyone and thank you for allowing me to share my love of art and Chinese culture with you.

I also introduced a new line of inspired notecards at my meet & greet that are now available for purchase at AsiaStore! These meaningful notecards (printing on recycled stock with vegetable inks) are a wonderful way to say hi or send well wishes.


Asia Week New York

March 3rd, 2017

Asia Week New York is just around the corner! This annual celebration of Asian Art is from March 9th to the 18th throughout metropolitan New York with special events, auctions, and exhibitions presented by world-renowned museums, cultural institutions, auctions houses, and Asian art specialists.

Image courtesy of AsiaStore

Come join me on March 18th from noon to 3:30pm where I will be showcasing my latest pendant and introducing my new notecard collection. Please RSVP at

AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021

Now at the Chinese Historical Society of America!

February 23rd, 2017

Melissa Lew jewelry is now available at the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco! “The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America.” If you’re in San Francisco, please check them out!

Chinese Historical Society of America
965 Clay Street
San Francisco CA 94108

Courtesy of the Chinese Historical Society of America