On 11.01.14 as my Kickstarter project went live, I co-hosted a private launch party for friends and family at Misaka Grill in San Jose, CA with my dear friend Susan Yuen, who is also starting a new entrepreneurial chapter as a full-time consultant to help small businesses and non-profits.  She and her husband Ray have been a tremendous help in bringing this Kickstarter project to life (they did the entire video, editing, most of the photos, and gave a lot of input in brainstorming!)  I truly have the best and most talented (and generous) friends!  We celebrated not only the launch of the campaign, but TRO's past 9 years that has lead to this point, and also the many friends and family who have supported me over the years and continue to do so now.  It was a great way to get things started and everyone had a blast! 

Thanks to all who came out and also to all those who have pledged thus far.  I'm overwhelmed by the generous support that has been shown to this project so far in just a few short days, and appreciate not only the pledges but those who have shared my project with others as well.  Let's keep up this great energy!

To see more photos from the party and to see other updates, click on the look book or check out www.facebook.com/therareorchid.

  • November 03, 2014
  • Meredith Lee
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