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The Weekly Six

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2011

1. Indian Boho Princess

2. Trust me, if you own this ensemble, you will go somewhere...

3. Belt it out! New inventory.

4. Breakfast at Tiffany's--petite size, so many possibilities [30" x 16" x 55" h]

5. Rustic meets French! Louis legs. Doesn't get any better. [21" x 20" x 40"w]

6. Drinking fountain--Remember slurping after recess!

Have a good weekend! See you tomorrow.

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The Ruby Review: Biutiful

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Biutiful: 4.5 Stars

Starring the forever gorgeous Javier Bordem, this movie was terribly sad but definitely worth seeing. The film shows the months leading to his death, in which he struggles with his bipolar ex-wife, adorable yet sadly neglected kids, and his high stress job. Downside: some parts of the plot weren't fully explained, like his ability to communicate with dead people. I realize that the picture I'm painting here doesn't sound ideal. But I would highly recommend this film. Highlights for me: modern day Barcelona provided a unique background, and to put it simply, Javier was looking fine.


Posted on: Friday, March 11, 2011

We all strive to live a "comfortable" life, and this can mean many different things. Before turning 50, "comfort" was pretty clear to me. Being raised with a mom who had towels for 'company only', an aunt who had a plastic runner at the front door, and a grandma who always covered the sofa (i still wonder what that sofa looked like), neatness and conserving were expected. Living neat and tidy came to be a habit, clutter, not so much.


A few years back, a friend and I ( we'll call her Georgia) had an opportunity to work as assistants on a 'decor' book. We had a great experience and learned so much. One of the things I came to realize is that the beautiful rooms that we see in the magazines have taken a team to get them that way. Seriously, people just don't live like that.


My favorite stylist, Mary Randolph Carter has written a lot of books and is the stylist and image behind Ralph Lauren (my personal hero, guru, etc.). I am drawn to Mary's style and I now know that her kind of comfort and clutter that she writes about in her books is what I love and try to emulate in my own living. Her last book, A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life, says it all. The chapter on clutter spoke to me. These are some of my favorite quotes in the book: "Clutter is a skillfully arranged state of spirit.", "Clutter is all the things you need most, never use, but can't part with.", and "Clutter is the poetry of our homes."

If you come by my house, you will see that I don't have a misspent life. This, to me is comfort. --S.

The Weekly Six!

1. If Dorothy were in town, these little lovelies would knock her socks off.

2. Flash back, vintage Bare Trap sandals (so current, so darling!)
3. A personal favorite, this is a must for artists or the chronic organizer (drawers, cubbies, solid, and a beautiful patina)


The next tree are from our mid-century department. Yep, we have a mid-century department.

4. A beautiful credenza (adjustable shelf and slide doors)

5. Elegant and sleek colored glass vases

6. Simple and perfect vintage art

Quote of the Week

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it. --W.C. Fileds

C U L T S (+ one).

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

  • Urban Outfitters Catalog featured band - March 2011

  • Performing at Coachella!

  • CULTS + Proud Aunt Kathy (see above)...who also happens to be Ruby Rose's Employee of the Month! Kathy's niece Madeline is the lead singer in CULTS!

...did we say PROUD?

The Ruby Review: No Strings Attached

Posted on: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No Strings Attached: 3.5 stars

From the trailer, this movie appears to be just another romantic comedy, with a meaningless plot and lots of gorgeous people. But the lack of a date for winter formal led me to this adorable movie! Ashton Kutcher plays the predictable cutie, who seems like an airhead but really has a heart of gold, and Natalie Portman portrays his emotionally guarded childhood friend who can't help falling for him. The first part of the movie is a fun distraction from reality, with the couple 'using each other for sex' and nothing more. But as you can guess, that doesn't work out and it blossoms into a perfect love story. Highlight was the amazing homes they live in and the cars they drive; I guarantee you you'll be jealous. -R.

The Ruby Review: The King's Speech


The King's Speech: 4 stars

Being a teenage girl, this wasn't exactly at the top of my films-to-see list, but it was my mother's birthday, and I can never say no to a movie. I have to say I'm glad I went. The King's Speech may have been predictable but it was truly inspiring. All of the characters were vivid and real, and at many points this very dramatic film made me laugh. Helena Bonham Carter was beautiful and eloquent and Colin Firth did an impeccable job with not only a stutter, but playing King George VI with believability and passion. Go see it! -R.

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