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Who Knew?!

Posted on: Monday, December 12, 2011

We have gift certificates!
Any amount!
Guaranteed to make someone happy!


Los Angeles

Posted on: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sometimes it feels like there should be a support group for what I'm about to say..."I love L.A., yep, I do! I live in paradise in San Luis and can't imagine living anywhere else, but I do love a getaway to San Francisco or L.A., for the cities have a certain energy and endless offerings.

Ruby and I took a little overnighter recently. We visited disneyland one day and L.A. the next.

We woke up early and headed to The Grove--they have some great holiday decor. We had breakfast at DuPars Restaurant & Bakery...this place has THE best pancakes ever! It's a very old school diner that hasn't changed its philosophy since starting up in 1938. They have an early bird special that they charge you the price of the time you come in between 4-6. If you arrive at 4 :12, you pay $4.12! Love it.

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Can you see Santa and his reindeer flying overhead?! There is snowfall throughout at dusk!

I love the way people dress to shop here--most were definitely on their game!

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There is an American Girl store here and these little ones take it very seriously!

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The Grove is connected with the Farmers Market. I remember my parents going there on their date drives. There are over 100 eateries/specialty foods under one roof. It is soooo hard to decide what to eat--the famous French dip, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, pastries, the list goes on, yummm. Ruby and I love the Cuban, there is always the longest line but it is sooo worth it.

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We LOVE the shoe department at Nordstrom. Don't you feel like the shoes call to you sometimes?

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After spending the whole day at The Grove, we headed out feeling accomplished, and then we ran into this sign! The pop up sale is held at Hollywood High every Saturday morning. Ruby and I decided that it was fate and that we must check it out--we each had 30ish dollars left.

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There were dealers with racks and tables, and what seems to be appearing a lot more nowadays--boutique trucks. It makes me want to have a Ruby Rose pop-up truck, what do you think?

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What a fun way to end the day! Ruby came home with a sweater, a scarf, and a pearl cocktail ring and I bought some boots, whew.

We are already planning our next trip--to a really fun exhibit at The Getty and a showing of Wicked which is back at the Pantages.

We Are Here To Help

Yes, that's what we do. Help. Are you stumped on what to get that certain someone?
These items are just a sample of how we can help.

Typewriters--type notes to your guy, or messages to your kids.
They don't need batteries and you don't have to back them up (imagine that!).
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A beautiful blanket, bedcover, or wall hanging.
Maybe your student goes to Stanford, or has a last name of Smith or...........
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Pretty beaded sweaters, lovely little tops, dresses with detail...she'll love you and maybe bake you a cake!
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A beautiful and very "Mad Men"-like decanter and glasses.
A well stocked bar includes all the right tools.
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We have all sizes of bottles--great for vases, bath salts, liquid soap
(instead of those funny plastic dispensers).
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Your boyfriend called and wants something cool to carry his stuff.
If you included a flannel and a candy bar, I bet he'd take you away for a weekend.
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These clock faces are simple to tuck into any little nook or cranny.
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Did your mom dance as a girl? Does your girl dance now?
These are even more sentimental if you tuck a little note in them and maybe a charm?
A bracelet? Ooh, maybe a ring!
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Guest Post by Kim: Hidden Treasure

Posted on: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Looking for something fun to do? Have your considered going to "Art After Dark"? On the first Friday of every month from 5-9pm, different studios and businesses open their doors to host an evening showcasing artwork.

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In our own SLOHO neighborhood there is a studio that is part of this event. IDREW art studio is tucked away behind the Marine Shop on Pacific street, in the SLOHO district. The artist in residence is Drew, and can be found inside, surrounded by diverse artistic offerings. There is a lot to see in his small studio. Here a sampling of his talent.

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Visit Drew this Friday during Art After Dark and tell him "RUBY ROSE" sent you.

SLOHO really does exist, just ask anyone at RUBY ROSE..............

A Million Miles Away in Paso Robles

Posted on: Friday, November 25, 2011

We have been wanting to visit Inn Paradiso in Paso Robles since its opening about 6 months ago. Mr. innkeeper and visionary, Steve Werndorf, has been stopping by Ruby Rose to visit and shop for this bed and breakfast and share stories on his way to and from L.A. Steve has wrapped up his career in L.A in the film biz. This is his second inn, the first being in Mexico.

We couldn't help but feel like we were a million miles away, although the inn is actually centrally located in Paso, minutes from downtown and minutes from wineries. Here, there is a shared love of wine and good food, a lot of which is grown on the premises. Just recently, an abundance of fruit trees were added for a spring harvest.

When we are out shopping, we will buy something and often say, "Steve will love this.". He has been a kindred spirit to our little store and we couldn't have been more excited to share the world he has worked so hard to create. Oh and did we mention his inn was the editors choice in the October issue of Sunset Magazine? Enjoy the photos!

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Driving up to the inn.

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Our greeters--Dawna Masterf (the lovely innkeeper/chef) and Steve.

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The grounds.

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All the items that have been perfectly selected.

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A little peek into the the private quarters.

We didn't even show you the luxurious rooms! So we will go back and take more pictures in the spring when the surroundings are beautiful and there are endless blooms and greens. We can't wait! Thanks for having us, Steve!

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