Hi, I'm Melissa. Founder of The Particulars and The NICE Pack. I am pretty particular about all things! I founded The Particulars.com in 2017 and I interview other particular people, like myself, to bring you the most particularly interesting, necessary, and worthwhile guides on fashion, travel, beauty, entrepreneurship, and more. In October 2021, The Particulars launched it’s first D2C product: The N.I.C.E. PACK — a chic, affordable, modern-day fannypack for all of your in-case-of-emergency items. After interviewing over 150+ pretty particular people for The-Particulars.com, we have a learned a thing or two about what they are looking for when it comes to accessories.
With their help, we’ve created a new kind of carryall that puts fannypacks of the past to shame. Imagine room for all your need-cessary essentials… and then some. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind waistbag that sits perfectly across your body or around your waist. We’ve considered the sizing of every possibly object floating around one’s bag from tampons and tissues to bandaids and bronzers.
I am also an entrepreneur, strategic investor, and retail expert who has deep roots in the hospitality, restaurant, and fashion industries. I began my career working alongside famed restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, has since utilized my business savvy and innate creativity to develop, co-own, and operate restaurants in Los Angeles, Miami, Dubai and New York.
I also founded and operated Beckley, a luxury retail brand with brick and mortar boutiques in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, as well as its adjacent apparel line. The eponymous clothing range was sold at large scale omnichannel retailers like Neiman Marcus and Shopbop (Amazon).
Q: What is your particular morning routine and particular nighttime routine?
A: Morning – Wake up 6am – Athletic Greens – Coffee with Keto Picnik creamer-1 glass of water- Pack lunches-Make breakfast-Feed the dog-Wrangle kids to get ready for school- Out the door 7:15 AM. Nighttime- Eat dinner at 5:30pm with my family, kids shower, read books/watch one show together, snuggle. After kids are in bed, Eddie and I watch one of our many shows, we are currently watching The Old Man! Bedtime 9pm 🙂
Q: What are your go to brands that are particular to you? Tell us your go-to denim, white t-shirt, bra or underwear, shoes, PJ’s or brand you splurge or invest in?
A: Denim – Levi’s the wedgie or Moussey. White tee- AMO, Re/Done. Bra- Negative Underwear same for underwear. Shoe – Celine, Chanel, Birkenstocks, Ugg Slippers PJ’s eberjey Splurge –Hermes Impulsive Buy- Frankie Shop
Q: What’s your particular restaurant of choice?
A: Oh geez this is a hard one….for dinner would say Felix on Abbott Kinney. Literally no substitutions because you can’t but you don’t need too. I def do not super spicy things, sometimes I think black pepper is spicy LOL. My go to lunch order is the Chinese Chicken salad from Mendocino Farms hold the cilantro add avocado.