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The Ruby Review: Midnight in Paris

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Midnight in Paris- 5 Stars

I very rarely rate a film with 5 stars, but this definitely deserves it. Good job, Woody Allen. Lets start with the actors. All amazing; handsome Owen Wilson and Adrian Brody, beautiful ladies Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, and the ├╝ber-talented Kathy Bates. This film has classic romance, always fascinating time-travel, and amazing recreations of some of the most famous and inspiring artists and writers of all time. This is a perfect movie for anyone who feels like they have been born in the wrong time, dreams about a romance in Paris, or appreciates art and literature. And like a good movie should be, it’s easy to follow and leaves you speechless. Get yourselves to a theater and enjoy a simply enchanting 88 minutes.

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.

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


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.


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?


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.


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.

(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
Monday-Saturday 10-6

Glamping Part II

Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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


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!

3. To see the kids do anything but watching videos, texting, computering is amazing!

4. There are so many ways to make memories.

5. And last but definitely not least, the sunsets.

Weekly Six Glamping Style

Posted on: Friday, July 1, 2011

There is camping, and then there is Glamping! Style can show through anywhere!2011-07-01
Dresses, denim, tanks, slips, embroidery, plaid shirts, suede, tees and boots...we have your back!4
Oils, landscapes, platters, linens, flags.

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

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