LA DREAMIN': DEANNA DIDOVICH

LA_2 What drew you to LA?

The vintage scene in LA has exploded over the past few years and is a mecca for designers and creatives. I visited some showrooms which took my breath away - the vintage clothing and fabric libraries that they have are something out of a dream. The whole trip was so inspiring!

LA_1 Where did you hunt down the vintage Levi’s for the You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby collection?

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is an antique and vintage market held once a month at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, LA. It is a huge market with sections for furniture, art, fashion, anything and everything you could imagine. As the Rose Bowl Flea Market is a one day event, I thought it would be a great idea to have another set of eyes with me to help me sift through the endless racks. Instantly I knew my sister Marina would be the perfect travel companion, as she has a great eye for vintage, and is the perfect RUBY muse.

LA_3 What did you get up to in your down time?

My sister frequently travels to LA, so she was basically my food and drink guide for the trip. One of my favourite spots is Mauro's at Fred Segal on Melrose - the perfect spot for a quiet bite and a Rosé at lunch! Another one of my great friends has a pizza restaurant called Lucifers where I ate the best pizza of my life. And I’m not being biased! It was next level.

SLEEPY SECRETS

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Everyone knows a good eight hours can do wonders for the soul (and those black bags that park themselves under your eyeballs).

We know that a trusty nightly ritual is the best insurance for any good night sleep. We also know that our Sweet Cheeks Shorts and Minidress aren’t the only cheeks in need of a little nightly TLC, and that a hot cup of chamomile tea can reduce sheep counting to an absolute minimum.

We caught up with four of our RUBY HQ girls and asked them to spill the juice on their nightly rituals. Read on to find out what helps Ally, Georgia, Sarah and Georgie sleep at night, and take note of some secrets that are off the sleepover level scale.

Ally Rodwell, Buyer

“I can’t go to sleep without wrapping myself in four layers of blankets, slathering my face in Sunday Riley Luna Oil, and burning almost an entire candle. Lately it also has included an episode or two of Handmaid’s Tale, which definitely isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep, but it’s incredible.”

Georgia Barclay, Assistant Planner

“My night always ends with an exit from the family chat. My sisters and I, although all grown up and living lives of our own, always sign out with a simple ‘night night’ after a rundown of the day’s events. With Mums reply, “Sweet dreams”, followed by a lengthy trail of assigned emojis, its lights out, day done.”

Sarah Parker, Offshore Production Manager

“Charcoal happens to be the star of my nightly routine at the moment. After having a shower and putting my hair in a wrap, I brush my teeth with charcoal to maintain those pearly whites. I turn on my air humidifier to fill the air up with dreamy essential oils. I then take some magnesium for a good sleep and charcoal for a healthy gut and I’m a happy, sleepy girl.”

Georgie de Lautour, Head of Planning

“My day ends with my phone away, curled up with whatever book is on my bedside table. More often than not it will be F. Scott Fitzgerald. I fall asleep in a different time and place; sometimes it’s great to just leave today behind, you know! The ironic thing is, sometimes I love an excerpt so much I get my phone out again to take a picture…so the whole no tech before bed thing kind of gets thrown out the window. C’est la vie though, right?”

Love, RUBY xx