Sisterhood of the Traveling Bag: Kim

After oo-ing and awe-ing over this bag for weeks, we knew it was no ordinary purse. And in a stroke of inspiration, we found its purpose (rather, its purse-pose): to accompany us in our daily lives. It's a hand-stitched, black and tan leather bag, with a simple design and easy function...it complements any outfit, day or night, and is hearty enough to go just about anywhere. For this year, we are passing it around through the Ruby crew, and documenting what adventures ensue. It is our version of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. So, without further adieu, we bring you The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bag!
Sometimes we are asked where we go to find things to fill Ruby Rose with weekly. Most of the time, our search for fun finds leads us North or South, away from the Central Coast, and into the BIG cities. But occasionally we can be seen traipsing about the Central Coast hunting and gathering.



Sometimes we take the truck.



And sometimes a car.




Whatever our mode of transportation, we usually manage to fill it.

All work and no play makes life dull, so a short trip to visit family in Las Vegas was in order.


Purse trying the Wheel of Fortune slots.


I call this the Where's Waldo Purse picture. It blends in so well with the train.


At the Boulder City train museum.


Back in California, a quick trip. To Avila pier, to buy fresh fish.


xo,
Kim

Hidden Treasure: Picking Daisies by Kim

Picking Daisies has put together a fun showing of watercolors by local artist Tracy Taylor, who happens to be a Ruby Rose regular. "Love is in the Air" is the Valentines theme and each watercolor is a framed original matched with a colorful fabric handpicked by Picking Daisies.


There are 10 different watercolors and Tracy had each reproduced into cards.
The cards are sold in a set of 10 Cards for $20.00 or individually for $3.50 each.

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The entire collection will be shown starting with Art After Dark--
Friday February 3rd, 2012 6pm-9pm.
Picking Daisies is located in the Creamery
570 Higuera Street Suite 120

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Now if you're like me - a "fabric-a-holic" - you won't want to miss dropping in just to look at their fabrics and other fanciful creations. They are known for their cloth napkins, but they sew many other useful things too, all made from 100% cotton fabrics in a variety of vibrant colors and designs.

So put on your dancing shoes and get out of the house! I know Tracy will be there with a song in her heart ready to dance.

Check out Picking Daisies post about the event, here. See you there!

Guest Post by Kim: Hidden Treasure // SLO Toffee Company


Something I discovered years ago at a local Christmas Craft Fair was a special handmade toffee. I looked forward to buying bags of it for myself and as gifts, because it was so good, and I could only get it once a year... it was precious secret. Now mother/daughter Cindy Jones and Kristen Bender have opened SLO TOFFEE COMPANY and my dream has come true, it will be available year round.

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I like to break it into small pieces to try and fool myself into thinking I’ve had about 6 pieces, instead of just 1...but those kind of mind games don’t really work on me so I don’t know why I even try. Cindy says people seem to like the white chocolate, but I don’t know. I’m a chocolate purist and the darker the better, so I tend to stick with the dark chocolate. But for those of you who do prefer white or milk chocolate, there is no need to disagree with me--she makes all 3 kinds, so we can all coexist in harmony while eating our toffee of choice.

We will be sampling the toffee at Ruby Rose on Friday and Saturday, so stop in and give it a try.