Spring Fever

"Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance"
-Yoko Ono

"Change always comes bearing gifts"
-Price Pritchett

In our New Eyes for the New Year post back in January, we talked about finding small ways to spruce up our daily lives. Winter is passing, and as we remember our perseverance, we are looking forward to the innocence of this next season. Time to refresh our spirits and homes and wardrobes- turn off our heaters and step out into the sunshine. Pritchett's view of change motivated us to to check in with locals around town and ask them, "What changes have you made/anticipate making this year?" Here's what they said...

"I want to go to massage school, focus on yoga and being a teacher, and managing my money better. In addition to teaching, I want to find a job that makes me happy with a great income."
-Brianna Conway, yoga instructor

"I started doing photography full time and this will continue to develop throughout the year."
-Sabrina Klomp, photographer

"I want to utilize my wardrobe more creatively."
-Sara Pritchard, winery event coordinator

"I simplified my life: I relocated to the Central Coast and am going back to school to change careers."

-Josh Ashby, server + student

"I am ready to be a mom, and very excited about it!"

-Grace Berg, massage therapist + yoga instructor

"Change is inevitable- except from a vending machine."
-Robert C Gallagher

Though we can't change change, let's unearth the presents it has in store for us around each turn. Even Ruby Rose is not immune to the changing seasons- we are dreaming and planning about what is in store for us this year, stay tuned! 

Oh, and don't forget to change your clocks this Sunday. Looking forward to longer days!

Three Wise Guys

From time to time we all need inspiration. Usually we go looking for it, and sometimes, it finds us. In the last couple of weeks, inspiration found me.

I wouldn't say that I'm a huge Oprah fan, although I am a fan. Knowing that Oprah's stint was coming to an end, I tuned in to the last few weeks of her show...she is Oprah after all. I was hit with inspiration from her.

(Image via Cohabitaire)

This inspiration was from a poster that hung in Oprah's dressing room which had been given to her by a guest she interviewed, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Dr. Taylor wrote a book after suffering a stroke that affected the left side of her brain. The poster simply said "take responsibility for the energy that you bring into this space". Simply taking responsibility for your life, the energy you create for yourself and the energy that you bring to others...brilliant and something to be more aware of!


The second stream of inspiration hit during the Ralph Lauren interview (of course). Oprah seemed as in awe of the man as some of us are here at Ruby Rose. She asked him how he went about creating his image and how it came about. His response was profound. Something to the like of, "It wasn't something I created, it was and is the way I live my life and you always need to keep a clear vision of it."

I was also moved by the a film I finally got a chance to rent--180° South. It had been on my must-watch list for some time.

I love love loved the movie. Besides Ralph, Mary Randolph, Chanel etc., I have always admired Yvon Chouinard and all that he has accomplished. His clear vision and the way he lives his life is something to aspire to. Written on the front of the movie, his quote was "the adventure begins when things go wrong'". So true, on many levels. How many memories are made up from a perfectly planned and executed trip?

So, it has been a good couple of weeks. I was flooded with inspiration by a few words of wisdom from a couple of my favorite people. These words are not just simply words but words that these people live by, and I will now do the same. Inspiration found me then, where will I find it this next?