Saturday, November 13, 2010

….Lost clothing, O’Neil Surf Clothing, Rusty, and Metal Mulisha Warehouse Sale

One of the surf industry’s largest apparel licensees, the La Jolla Group, is having a warehouse sale for the brands it manufactures. The warehouse sale will be next weekend at its location in Irvine, California, November 20th and 21st, 2010.

The La Jolla Group is the licensee for such surf brands as …Lost Clothing, O’Neil Surf, Rusty, and the motocross brand Metal Mulisha.

La Jolla Group’s warehouse sales typically include all different sorts of apparel and accessories to choose from: knits, button downs, tees, pants, sweaters, hoodies, wallets, surfboards, sunnies, and socks all at around wholesale pricing (which is roughly half off full retail). Last year they had sizes for kids, teens and adults. But I found the most popular sizes for men’s (large for tees and hoodies and size 30 – 32 for waist sizes) had a smaller selection to choose from. Pretty typical for a warehouse sale though where the goal is to clear out excess inventory of items that don’t perform as well at the retail level. All of the clothing was brand new with tags, and I found many styles of shirts in plaids, solids, Hawaiian print, and surf logos a plenty! There is no cost to get in to this event, and when I have been there, I found there to be no line at all.

Great to pick up a few gifts for the upcoming holidays! The La Group’s website is located at:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hawaiian Bedding

Hawaiian Bedding
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Dean Miller Hawaiian Bedding carries a wide selection of tropical bedding, beach bedding, and surf bedding with many designs for tropical comforter.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Let the Aloha In With Some Beach Signs and A Raffia Grass Bed skirt

Letting the Aloha In with Beach Signs and a Raffia Grass Bed skirt - Decorating your home with beach signs and a raffia grass bed skirt takes a lot of thought and consideration. Dean Miller has a whole store full of beach signs and raffia grass bed skirts dedicated to helping you bring the aloha home. By simply adding new beach signs or a raffia grass bed skirt you can create an inexpensive way to re-decorate. With a wide selection of beach signs and raffia grass bed skirts to choose from, any empty wall space can have new color with the addition of beach signs.

Beach signs can be framed or simply hung with a nail and will compliment your raffia grass bed skirt. Bamboo frames for your beach signs will help keep your tropical theme consistent as well as coordinate with your raffia grass bed skirt. If you really want to highlight your raffia grass bed skirt, you can put a raffia frame around your beach signs for the ultimate thatched look. Beach signs come in all shapes and size, so you are sure to find a beach sign that suits your style. No matter what kind of bed you have, raffia grass bed skirts are available in all sizes.

Picking out beach signs or a raffia grass bed skirt shouldn’t be complicated, but rather a fun experience! I suggest picking your favorite color, and looking over all the beach signs to find which beach sign matches your décor. Fortunately a raffia grass bed skirt only comes in one color so you don’t have to fret about which raffia grass bed skirt you want, just what size raffia grass bed skirt will fit. Most beach signs are in color and depict scenes of Hawaii. Here is an example of a beach sign that has some palm thatching in it that will go great with a raffia grass bed skirt.

Beach signs can be used in your kitchen or living room. A raffia grass bed skirt can be cut up to make a window valance for any room, so your bathroom beach sign won’t be alone. Another idea to highlight your raffia grass bed skirt with your beach signs is to place some beach signs in a hallway going into your bedroom and leave your door open so your visitors can see your raffia grass bed skirt from the hallway. You’re sure to get many compliments on your raffia grass bed skirt as well as your beach signs.

Beach signs start around $ 13.99 to $16.99 depending on which beach sign you choose. A raffia grass bed skirt starts at $49.00 for a twin raffia grass bed skirt and about $5.00 more per size. All beach signs and raffia grass bed skirts are in stock at Dean Miller’s designer store, and all beach signs and raffia grass bed skirts can be easily viewed online. Raffia grass bed skirts and beach signs will offer your home a unique look that is sure to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Let the aloha in with Dean Miller’s beach signs and raffia grass bed skirt.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tropical Bedding Makes a Great Bedroom Make-over

When it comes to decorating our homes with tropical bedding, we spend a lot of time and money on the rooms that your guests see first. Not on the bedroom that can be decorated with tropical bedding. Rooms like our front hallway, bathrooms, and kitchens where we do most of our entertaining don’t have tropical bedding. Obviously we can’t put tropical bedding in these rooms, but the most overlooked room in your house is the bedroom, and the tropical bedding we use in not only the master bedroom, but the tropical bedding + in the guest bedroom too. If you have an overnight guest, the spare room featuring your tropical bedding will be the room your guest will spend the most time in.

With no good explanation most people decorate their bedrooms and pick tropical bedding last. We find it hard to justify transforming our own bedrooms into tropical retreats with tropical bedding. You should make it just as special or unique as the rest of the house using your tropical bedding. You let your teen transform their room into their own space, they got to pick our their own kind of tropical bedding, décor, and plaster stickers all over their ceiling. So how come the rest of us settle for the same typical Laura Ashley floral bedding our parents used? Why not use tropical bedding?

It’s time to join the new generation and choose your own unique style to use your tropical bedding as a place you can retreat too, relax, unwind, and make it your own personal sanctuary. Nowadays it is so easy to shop for tropical bedding, and beach décor, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home. With just a few clicks on your computer you can have a whole tropical bedding ensemble delivered to your front door. Your dream tropical room is only a shipment away.

Dean Miller Tropical Bedding has so many patterns for you choose from, we offer everything from surfboards to tiki men to toned down tropical bedding. But we don’t stop there, we also offer all the complimentary surf themed décor for your tropical bedding, with rugs, window dressings, lamps, wall signs, your room will feel like an endless tropical vacation. Let Dean Miller help you make you feel like you are staying at a five star Hawaiian resort every night!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dean Miller Hawaiian Bedding brings the Beach indoors

Picture a twenty-something surfer trying to shop for bedding for their home. Between solid colors, Stars Wars and feminine themed flowers, he can find nothing that would suit his hip, surf-obsessed lifestyle.

So he visits a fabric store, finds a few cool Hawaiian fabric prints in bright hibiscus patterns, then has the local dry cleaners sew them together to make tropical bedding. And the rest, as they say in Hawaii, is legend.

Out of this fruitless search for Hawaiian bedding, a company was born that specializes in tropical bedding. Dean Miller Hawaiian Bedding is riding a wave of success making comforters, duvets, throw blankets, dec pillows, crib sets, and other surf themed décor items.

"We filled a niche that just needed to be filled, " says Doug Smith, the owner of the Dana Point-based Hawaiian bedding enterprise. "I looked at the industry and everything was so bland and similar that we just wanted to add a little fun and bring some island accents into the home. We did this by making our own line of tropical bedding."

Dean Miller’s brightly patterned tropical bedding comes in prints featuring traditional hibiscus flowers, long boards, hula dancers, pineapples, tikis and even daiquiris. Classic motifs for any Hawaiian bedding enthusiast.

And just who is Dean Miller? The Hawaiian bedding company name originates from a "kama'aina" (local) legend named Dean Miller, who was said to reside in the majestic beauty of Kauai's rainforest, and hunted wild boar, fished Hawaii's prolific oceans, bathed under towering waterfalls and slept on a bed of Hawaiian flowers.

"The story embodied everything our company was about," said the tropical bedding owner. Whether the legend is true or not, they thought it was the perfect name for their new Hawaiian bedding business.

Dean Miller’s tropical bedding is located in Orange County, California that suits them perfectly, the owner says. "We're here mainly for economics, easy distribution to our customer base and centralized shipping." But there is one other good reason the owner cites for being in Dana Point, "It's close to the beach," he says. You can view the tropical bedding superstore and also buy online at