A GOOD WITCH PLAYLIST

This season, we collaborated with singer-songwriter and record producer, Chelsea Jade to create a playlist inspired by Good Witch, which grazes through the variety in a day with a little bravado.

Chelsea

Good Witch, as interpreted by Chelsea Jade is a little bit of all of us; a go getter. I've learned that you've got to cast your own spells in this life if you want to land the magic. That requires a regular dose of self-belief you can only rely on yourself for. – Chelsea Jade.

Listen to our RUBY Good Witch x Chelsea Jade playlist HERE

What better way to inspire your day than a wicked playlist. Enjoy! xx

INTRODUCING: TAHI OILS

During the winter months, we're always looking for that special something that will give our skin a healthy glow.

Last week, we caught up with RUBY old-girl; Jackie Lee, to talk about her new and dreamy product; Tahi Oils.

With Tahi Oli's natural healing properties, minerals, and antioxidants, they are specifically designed to aid skin regeneration, protect against bacteria and viruses. Not to mention, aid that summer glow...now that's what we're talking about!

Tahi Oils are available in selective RUBY stores and online now.

Read our conversation with the lovely Jackie below...

TAHI OIL 1

Tell us how you came up with the Idea for Tahi Olis?

The idea for tahi began during my first year studying Herbal Medicine. We were learning about Rongoa Maori (traditional Maori healing) and the healing benefits of our native plants. That inspired me to mix up a little concoction of almond oil and mānuka.When it worked so well I began sharing it with family and friends and they encouraged me to take it further. It comes naturally to me to promote the oils because I am promoting plants and it is really nothing to do with myself, although I make every bottle with love the plants are what naturally offer us these amazing benefits and I felt like it needed to be talked about and shared more.

Basically, it is the nature that we are surrounded by that led me down this path. The plants I use are so beneficial and it amazes me that they offer so much to us. Healing is what this is all about, it is a long game but when we slow down and choose to let nature help us heal I believe that is where the magic happens, it has worked wonders for me.

What’s your day-to-day skin routine?

Every day I use the oil to cleanse and moisturise my body and face. If I have makeup on I also use it to remove that. When I have something that needs healing I choose the appropriate oil and apply medicinally- as often as I can.

TAHI OLI 3

Your products have healing properties; can you tell us about these?

They do! Every ingredient I use has a significant amount of healing properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and carminative. These properties help to heal and soothe acne, to relieve inflamed skin conditions or sore muscles and to calm anxiety and depression.I was lucky enough to spend a few days learning from Donna Kerridge a Maori healing practitioner, she walked us through a native forest and spoke about the healing properties each of the plants has. That sparked my interest and I began reading more about the plants and spending more time in the bush.

What’s one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

To be true to myself and use my conscience when making decisions.

TAHI LANDSCAPE

What’s next for Tahi Oils?

I have been experimenting with some new plants and would love to integrate them. I am also planning workshops and consultations that will help people to learn about the healing benefits of a range of plants and give them the opportunity to create their own tahi oil.

TAHI OIL 2

Finally, what's your favourite piece from RUBY Good Witch?

My favourite would be the Good Witch Longsleeve! Nothing better than a magical woman!

Thanks Jackie x

GOOD WITCH MULLED WINE BY GOLDEN DAWN

There’s nothing we love more than enjoying a hot glass of aromatic mulled wine on a midwinter's evening to get a night going.

To celebrate the launch of our latest collection; Good Witch, Pre-Spring 17, we hosted an exclusive collection preview for family & friends at our flagship store, RUBY Teed Street.

We asked our great pals at the Tavern Of Power (Golden Dawn) to whip up a cauldron of their finest Mulled Wine to enjoy throughout the evening, and it did not disappoint.

Good Witch x Golden Dawn

To spice up your weekend, Golden Dawn has shared the potion for our favourite winter concoction. We can assure you, it's bold and enchanting aromas has the power to turn on any evening – enjoy x

Good Witch Mulled Wine by Golden Dawn

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5L Red wine
  • 100ml Stolen Dark Rum
  • 150ml honey
  • 3 cinnamon quills
  • 5 star anise
  • 15 cloves
  • 1/2 vanilla bean

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients into a pot.

  2. Place on an element and bring ingredients to a simmer for 5 mins.

  3. Drop temperature down and leave for 45mins.

Thanks GD - you're magical x