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The Weekly Six (and then some)

Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2011

This last weekend we had the store covered so a few of us hit the road. We were in a small car with a limited amount of cash and we wanted to make our trip a stretch. We stopped at a few yard sales, then a few estate sales, a gift shop at the San Miguel Mission (hot tip we got)--it was tiny yet charming! By this time we were already skipping with excitement (that is the rule), and we thought that we better hit the road and get some miles in so we didnt wake up an hour from home.

As we got to the San Jose area we hit up some of our personal faves: Ralph, Betsey, Pinkberry, and Free People! With a dose of inspiration, we then headed to Ikea for a few accessories.

To save money, we were able to crash at our friend Stacy's mom's house. We were only 8 minutes away from Alameda Flea!! What a hoot! We loved everything we bought and it was all smalls.

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A homemade vinatage redwood memory, super cute concrete mushrooms, porcelin dogs, a lil' espresso set, travel goods, and a flowy summer dress...perfection.

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We have been coveting the rugs above for a while. They are pre-war gypsy rugs from the Balkan Islands. The colors are so vibrant and the workmanship is amazing! These rugs cost a bit more than we usually spend, but if anything warrented a leap of faith, these rugs certainly did! We have one in red with large flowers that is finished out with fringe, it is priced at $575. The second one is a beautiful off white and taupe and is highlighted with a chartreuse garland and deep ruby flowers, it is priced at $495. Compared to what is on the market in a lot of reproduction stores, these originals are a no-brainer.

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Last but not least is this multi-colored handmade blanket/bed cover. After scoping out the new Free People store, we are not afraid of color! Very 70's and very rare! I bet alot of you either had one or had a grandma that tried to hand one off to you.

This road trip was very inspiring and one for the record books--great company, great finds, and we met a lot of great people too!

Ruby Rose Loves: HumanKind Fair Trade

Posted on: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's been a while since we've showcased some of our favorite neighbors around this lovely town. We're back at it again!

Today we'd like to share with you a store that's doing some good in this world. HumanKind Fair Trade...have you been?

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HumanKind Fair Trade is a non-profit store that provides vital fair income to artisans and farmers in the developing world by selling their products and telling their stories.

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Each item has a story of hope. HumanKind helps people all over the world to live a better life by supporting their craft and livelihood.

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(Images by Jennifer Young of I ART U)

Profits from the store will be directed back into the San Luis Community toward women and children services. Feel good about your purchases by shopping at HumanKind and supporting people globally as well as locally! For more information about Fair Trade, click here.

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9822 Monterey Street (next to Boo Boo Records)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93041
(805) 594-1220
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Glamping Part II

Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Camping? Glamping? Call it what you want, just do it!

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We have been camping for years and love it for so many reasons. Keep reading to see why...

1. It is the only time that relaxation becomes a priority. Reading is at the top of the list.1123

2. The meals are amazing. We have the best camp cooks!
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3. To see the kids do anything but watching videos, texting, computering is amazing!
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4. There are so many ways to make memories.
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5. And last but definitely not least, the sunsets.
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Weekly Six Glamping Style

Posted on: Friday, July 1, 2011

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Dresses, denim, tanks, slips, embroidery, plaid shirts, suede, tees and boots...we have your back!4
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Oils, landscapes, platters, linens, flags.

Beautiful girls and and a beautiful summer. All is well.

The Weekly "Six"

Posted on: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summertime Summertime Sum Sum Sumertime! Doris, Gidget, and Annette have left behind a few little beauties!

We're having a "love story" with our summer collection.
The gold/white vintage beach shorts (pictured above left) have already found a new home and reworn perfectly! Check them out on The Little Deer.

More Good Stuff

Posted on: Wednesday, June 22, 2011


So many times we need to explain to our kids about how it was in 'our day'. Like how the phone was connected to the wall and how we had to get up to change the channels...stuff like that. Luckily we don't have to explain how we would get in our feety pajamas, grab our pillows, and claim our space in the Vista Cruiser! San Luis is one of the very few towns that still have a drive-in. This night there was two equally good movies playing, so we grabbed the essentials and and off we went.
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One thing we do need to explain is how speaker boxes were attached to these posts...5

and back in our day there were swings, now there are video games...
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Hidden Treasure: Bella Pops, by Kim

Summer has officially arrived and it is oh, so, good. So excited to share another hidden treasure around these parts with you...and at the perfect time nonetheless. Summer? Popsicles? Perfect! Take it away Kim!



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The other day when I was in Staples, I forget what I went in to get….not uncommon for me lately. Fortunately I ran into Chris Anderson, and she showed me her really cute flyer she was having made up for her new company Bella Pops. This made me so happy; I didn’t mind forgetting why I was there.

The thought of popsicles reminds me of when I was a little girl. My friend Barbara lived 3 blocks up from me on Sunset Drive, in the summer her brothers sold popsicles out of the garage. It was a long walk, uphill the entire way. But it was well worth it, because in their freezer they had a multitude of flavored popsicles to choose from.

The Bella Pops that Chris makes are more sophisticated then the popsicles of my childhood; her pops are true healthful frozen gourmet treats. Made from fresh fruit, pure cane sugar, natural flavorings & fresh herbs. No artificial anything! Such a great idea! Of course I had to invite myself over to try a few. When it comes to food, I am not shy.

On the menu for our tasting were 3 of the many flavors to choose from.

  • Strawberry/Basil: I loved the addition of the cinnamon basil; maybe because it made it seem just a little more of a grown-up treat.
  • Meyer Lemon: Perfect balance of sweet & tart, and a touch of lemon zest for added flavor, I could eat about 6 of these…no kidding. I didn’t, but would have if there was nobody around to watch me.
  • Chocolate /Orange: Decadent for sure, No cream, but the texture is smooth and the rich dark chocolate flavor was offset perfectly with the orange, it’s flecked with zest of orange too. Far too rich to eat more then 1

I was not able to choose a favorite, but it was between the Meyer Lemon and the Chocolate Orange, both were too good to say one was better then the other. I am also anxiously waiting the fresh watermelon pop that is in the works too!

Popsicles make me smile. Memories of sitting on the curbside in front of Barbara’s house, on a hot summer day, enjoying a popsicle and giggling as we watched the older neighborhood girls come by and flirt with the brothers.

Bella Pops are available at the Pismo Pier Farmers Market Wed 3-6pm

For your special event, wedding or party. Call and make a tasting appointment.

Delivery and non-electric freezer containers are available.

Bella Pops

Handcrafted Frozen Pops

(805) 781-0827

SLOHO

Posted on: Monday, June 20, 2011

We love our location, it's off the beaten path. We are located off the 101 just right outside of 'downtown'. We like to call our area Slo Ho. Recently, we had a lovely customer that is 90 years old, born and raised in San Luis, tell us that she had never heard of Walker St....not promising in our book.

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Some people say that they use Walker as a 'short cut' to avoid a few lights on Higuera. We are one buisness among many in this area, we are all locally owned, there is plenty of parking, and have regular customers that keep us company. We are in the parking lot of Quality Fabrics, down the street from Ben Franklins sandwich shop, and we would love to meet and greet you!

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One more time, we are now open on Fridays also, and if you see the doors open during our non-regular hours, come on in, you are certainly welcome!

As one of us says, we love Slo Ho, because we don't have downtown manners!

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