Archives: July 2011

  • Sunday, July 31, 2011

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  • Saturday, July 30, 2011

    Bloggers are wearing Ruche! Here are their latest styles:

    Kendi in our ignite the light color block tank and livin' the simple life maxi skirt in coral. We currently have this skirt in taupe and jade too.
    Maria in our sweet ocean air chiffon top and tea time talks dress. We still have this dress in navy!

    We hope you're having a fabulous weekend! ♥

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, July 29, 2011

    I took a two week cruise that changed my life. My mom, sister, and I befriended all of the crew members we met, but one in particular caught our attention. I, alone, caught his. Pavle was a buffet steward during the day and wine steward during dinner at night. He was from Macedonia (a country surrounded by Greece, Albania, Serbia) and I was a sucker for his accent and Mediterranean skin.

    In the first week, I was oblivious to the attention Pavle gave me. My mom and sister constantly told me that he was smitten with me and couldn't keep his eyes off of me. I guess I just hadn't noticed it. I shrugged it off, but I became a little more aware of what they were talking about.

    In the second week, on May 18th, 2009, my life changed. My mom, sister and I were sitting at a table after Pavle's wine tasting seminar and I motioned for him to come over. As we we're all talking, I noticed his hand lightly brush my shoulder... and then lightly brush my back... It hit me like a ton of bricks and from that moment on, everything changed. I didn't sleep, I didn't eat. All I did was think about him, and all I wanted to do was see him. I had never felt that way. I planned my daily itinerary around his work hours so we could see each other. The crew wasn't supposed to "mingle" with passengers, but he spent as much time as he could at our table, despite getting spoken to by his superiors. There was a magnetic force between us that was apparent to everyone. He had flowers sent to our room, chocolate covered strawberries and wine...

    On the last day of the cruise, we vowed to keep in touch. There was a glimmer of hope as the ship would dock in San Francisco, about half an hour from my home, every 10 days and I could pick him up for lunch or take him sightseeing. When I got home, I emailed Pavle immediately and I didn't hear from him for three days. I cried for hours, I missed him so much. I continued to email him, but no response. The first "10th day" came so I decided to go to the pier and see if, maybe, he'd come out. He never did. I saw another crew member we had befriended (who was also a friend of Pavle's) and I was disappointed to hear that Pavle couldn't get the day off and that his e-mail wasn't working. I took his friend around town, but I didn't want to be with him; I wanted to be with Pavle. I passed along pictures of us via his friend. And that was how it was every 10 days: no word from Pavle, I showed up at the pier, messages via his friend...

    I found out Pavle's last day of his contract was July 13th. I had to see him. I needed some kind of closure before he flew back home knowing that we might, quite possibly, never see each other again. July 13th came and we saw each other before he boarded the bus to go to the airport. We were so happy to see each other! I met up with him at the airport. He gave me perfume. We had our first kiss. We were inseparable for the hours leading up to his departure. And then he was gone. I went back home deflated. He emailed me immediately after he got home and our courtship began -- corresponding with each other via emails, Facebook, phone calls. I miss yous, I love yous, I can't live without yous...

    Pavle was determined to see me again. Soon. He came to San Francisco in September. He came for me. He was here for a little less than a month and then I decided to follow him back to Macedonia. I would leave in January, 2010 and stay for a month to make sure it was what I wanted. It was and IS what I want. I spent most of last year in Macedonia and we got married, here, on January 13th.

    Corny as it sounds, I have truly never known love like this before.

    See the previous Love Stories here! If you would like to submit your story, please send an e-mail to lovestories@shopruche.com. You may attach up to 5 photos, and we welcome creativity! Please try to keep your stories to a 1200 word limit. You will receive an e-mail when your story is selected. 

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  • Friday, July 29, 2011
    Elsie, the talent behind A Beautiful Mess, has a love for everything fashionable, vintage, and pretty. Discover her style and take a peek at her favorite Ruche items. ♥
    xo,
    Ruche

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  • Thursday, July 28, 2011
    We happen to think this is a pretty ingenious way to use a birdcage don't you?


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  • Thursday, July 28, 2011
    We love finding new ways to use old things. We've rounded up our 3 favorite DIY ideas that give new life to old objects.
     
     
     
     
     

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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    We are always on the lookout for new inspiration and stumbled across this wedding. Traditional roses are beautiful, but these flowers took our breath away. We swoon over the unexpected poppies, lavender boquets and vintage touches.
    xo,

    Ruche

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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011
     

    We love the idea of custom wedding invitations with a touch of quirk. These handmade invitations from Ello There, can be customized with your names, wording, wedding colors and even made to look just like you.

     


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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Pixie Pixels, a pretty shop on Etsy, creates modern-vintage prints and posters. We'd love to decorate our office with some of these classy and vintage inspired pieces!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Each piece is offered in standard sizes, but custom sizing is availabe. You can customize your colors too. ♥

     

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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     1. Go on a walk by yourself.

    2. See a movie no one else wanted to see with you.
    3. Treat yourself to a guilty pleasure.
    4. Put on your favorite outfit and take yourself out to dinner.
    5. Write down 5 things you love most about yourself.
    6. Call up your best friend, the one that always knows how to put a smile on your face.
    7. Have a movie marathon and watch all of your favorite feel good films.
    8.Give someone else a compliment.
    9. Do something nice for a stranger.
     10. Never forget you are somebody's reason to smile.

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