Happy New Year from the Rose!

HAPPY  2017


Let us start by thanking you
for allowing us to make what we do, what you love too.


Here are a few things to keep you in the loop about whats happening at the Rose

Our Winter hours for January and February:

Monday 11-5
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday-Saturday 11-5
Sunday 12-4


The return of THE MOJO FLEA MEETS MAKERS MARKET

We will keep you posted as to date and times


In January we will be hosting a pop-up

CALIFORNIA VELVET

Saturday January 14th 11-3p
Thursday January 19th 11-5p
Friday January 20th 11-5:30p
Saturday January 21st 11-3p
Saturday January 28th 11-3

Let us introduce Katy,whom some of you already know as Stately Velvet. Katy has recently added fashion designer to her list of accomplishments--and we think you will agree, her passion is addicting.

Katy has designed a line of kimonos, printed tees, embroidered jeans and more.We asked Katy to write a bit about herself, the following is what she had to say.

Fashion runs in my veins.  I grew up on the Central Coast, the only child of two parents who could not care less about style…and yet, I was in love with clothing.  Shopping was my activity of choice, but my parents hatred for it deprived me of everything related to the fashion world.  I dreamt of a day when I could buy beautiful clothing that made me feel like myself.  Instead I remember doing “weird things” with my outfits. I would put strange pieces together, cut shirts up, and even design my own high school formal dresses that my mom would sew. Finally, I figured out what my calling was: to create clothing that is unique and artistic and yet still wearable on a daily basis.  

Now I’m a mom and I recognize the fact that clothing needs to be practical for most people, but that doesn't mean that it has to be boring!  So my mission is to help empower women to be themselves and to DRESS like themselves.  Nothing feels better than an amazing outfit, even when you’re just going to the grocery store and running errands!

Basically, I’m just a girl, standing in front of an exploding closet, looking for something amazing to wear.

Stay tuned for more events and happenings at the Rose.
We're ready 2017, let the adventure begin!


-S + the Ruby Crew

Once Upon A Time...Anam Cre

Shevon's studio is a bustling community--artists, friends & fellow ceramicists offer their help as you enter, each one taking time to mentor you and make your throwing dreams a reality. There's zero intimidation as a first timer, regardless of your age, and it's no wonder kids love coming to class here--it's pure fun & encouragement. And Shevon herself has orchestrated it all--her nurturing, creative energy empowers the studio and is a most welcome addition to our little MoJo District in San Luis Obispo. Meet Shevon of AnamCre Pottery Studio, and try your chance at throwing something wonderful in one of her many classes offered...

What was your road to pottery, teaching it, and becoming the owner of Anam Cre?

I took a pottery class at Cuesta from Bob Nichols, then Hancock also from Full Moon Studio in Morro Bay. My daughters were attending Teach School at the time and the parents taught the electives. I taught the students pottery and after the class ended the parents wanted the children to continue. I offered some classes at the local Rec Department and continued my career in teaching by opening a studio in the Creamery. Now, 19 years later, we are in our new location on Monterey street.

What are you most proud of (specific items or aspect) at your shop?

I have students with challenges who come to see me. They may be physical or emotional. The clay is nurturing and I like to think our environment is also.

What are some your favorite things to do in SLO County? 

I like to spend time with my family, enjoy nature and have time with best friend and love Greg.

What's exciting on your horizon?

With the new space our studio is growing! We have added our Friday Raku firings for the public to take part in, our kids summer camps and workshops with guest potters!!

Free plane ticket to anywhere: where would you go?

Japan!

 

...and she lives happily ever after...

One Upon A Time...Clover & Branch

Talking with Carrie is like waving your finger through a flickering flame--a flash of heat and excitement. She is serious about being passionate, serious about flowers, and serious about creating gorgeous bouquets that are as much art as they are flower arrangements. She is the owner & florist of her shop, Clover & Branch, located (thankfully) in our hometown, San Luis Obispo. Meet Carrie, and then snag something beautiful from Clover & Branch...

What was your road to becoming a florist and the owner of Clover & Branch?

My road to being the primary designer and owner of Clover & Branch was pretty straightforward, really. I've always loved flowers and designs--through college and lots and lots of travel, I always stayed with it, really committed to growing, learning, and perfecting my craft. I've worked as a floral designer for the past 24 years, yet if you asked me, I would adamantly express my feelings of fear of being tied to one thing and not having flexibility, which us pretty ironic. I think one if the most elemental things that drew me to starting my own business, was the flexibility and the ability the cultivate a non-traditional lifestyle. It has not disappointed.

What are you most proud of (specific items or aspect) at your shop?

Starting a business from scratch is no joke, it is not for the faint of heart. Even though I have been in the floral industry for a long time--building my name, my brand, my reputation has felt like such an accomplishment. It has taken a lot of time, and a lot of hard work, and a whole lot of love.  With that said....it is so much fun--it is unbelievable what I get to do in a day. Truly. And for me, that is the best and makes every single moment worth it. Owning Clover & Branch really allows me to take my creative and visual obsessions a bit overboard--currently...wood, sort of all of it, the studio is packed with it. A few weeks ago it was yellow, everything yellow! And ever since Winter, it has been cotton, gorgeous organic cotton, I'm still pretty obsessed with that, too. Owning my own business gives my natural, creative personality traits a space to thrive and share.

What are some your favorite things to do in SLO County? 

Hiking our gorgeous local trails;
Sipping wine at Granada and The Station;
Hunting for treasures at my favorites Ruby Rose, Brooks Woodcraft, Len Collective, and Appendage and Bough;
Searching out small out-of-the-way nurseries and farm stands (Nipomo and the back roads of Arroyo Grande have some amazing ones)!
Sunning in my beautiful, sanctuary of a yard catching up on design magazines...
Pretty much everything about SLO is my favorite, there are so many small and big new adventures and treasures.

What's exciting on your horizon?

This time of year, it's weddings on my mind and that's about it. It is pretty all consuming--I try really hard to keep some sort of balance for myself and my husband during the season. Sometimes I do much better than other times. Generally speaking, my life is pretty dynamic, and things change constantly, and for that.... I am so deeply grateful.

Free plane ticket to anywhere: where would you go?

Plane ticket anywhere... Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that is a tough one. Really tough!! Oh boy. Singapore had been on my and my husband's radar for some time. I'll stick with that--or else I will think about this question for the rest of the afternoon....

 

...and she lives happily ever after...