#HELLORUBYWELLINGTON

Last Thursday 10th August, we finally completed the beautiful renovations on our Wellington store, located in the iconic Old Bank Building on Lambton Quay.

A huge thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us and also, to our friends at Six Barrel Soda Co., Moët & Chandon, Tomboy & ParrotDog for supplying us with delicious drinks and nibbles all evening!

Here are a few snaps from the night...

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Wellington opening

Thanks x

WHO'S YOUR GOOD WITCH?

Last week we caught up with some of our RUBY GOOD WITCHES to hear about their creative pursuits, big city life and most importantly, the GOOD WITCH in their life.

Who is yours? Share a photo of them on Instagram with the tag #MYGOODWITCH for the chance to win a GOOD WITCH t-shirt of your choice, for both of you!

ophelia

OPHELIA KING

Who are you and what do you do?

I'm not sure the answer to both of those questions but I am spending some serious time trying to figure it out. Mid 20s is a weird but comical time. I've worked in the design department at London’s science museum for the last year alongside doing freelance graphic work. At the moment I am trying to make more of my own work.

Click here to view some of Ophelia's photography.

What do you love about living in London?

The fact that the rest of Europe is so close! I love the anonymity that comes with living in a big city I wasn't born in. I love the mix of cultures. I love aperol spritz. I love chicken shops.

Who's your GOOD WITCH and why? (someone with an enchanting mystique and intriguing, nonchalant attitude) - can be anyone at all

She definitely doesn't have a nonchalant attitude but Jacinda Arden is my good witch this week. On the other side of the spectrum Naomi Shimada just seems to be living loving and laughing her way through life.

karen

KAREN ISHIGURO

Who are you and what do you do?

Ok so, my name is Karen Ishiguro and I'm a freelance photographer.

What do you love about living in London?

I love London because it's so close to Europe! Also not having to worry about parking is quite great. All the markets here are awesome as well, especially Columbia flower market. It's pretty hectic on Sundays but the flowers you can get! My oh my; so pretty!

Who's your Good Witch and why? (someone with an enchanting mystique and intriguing, nonchalant attitude) - can be anyone at all

My good witch is Marion Cotillard. I know she's a celebrity but I love her in every role I've seen her in. Absolutely loved her in Public Enemies and more recently, Allied. She's just so beautiful in this very romantic, French way.

bianca

BIANCA EDWARDS

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Bianca Edwards! I look after a beautiful wholesale showroom in London's Shoreditch.

What do you love about living in London?

I live on a narrow boat, so I get to see a lot of London from a different angle to my land-dwelling friends, through this I've been able to see firsthand how the different communities live together from east to west - I love the diversity.

Who's your GOOD WITCH and why? (someone with an enchanting mystique and intriguing, nonchalant attitude) - can be anyone at all

My GOOD WITCH is my grandmother. She came to England back the 50's from Jamaica for work, supported by the UK government but not so much by the British public. She experienced a lot but has always been so gracefully strong. She's also the best damn chef I've ever experienced.

What better way to spread some magic and positive energy than to post your GOOD WITCH on Instagram. Tag #MYGOODWITCH and be into win!

Competition closes Sunday 20th August midnight - winners drawn on Monday.

Love RUBY xx

A DELICATE SUBJECT

To ensure your winter wardrobe essentials remain in tip top condition, we’ve researched the best way to care for your woolens.

knitwear

The easy steps:

Step 1: Fill a bucket with warm water and mix through a touch (1/2 tablespoon per litre) of delicate wash detergent.

Step 2: Submerge the garment once the bucket is filled. Hand wash garment by swishing the through water and gently bunching together (do not wring). Let garment soak only if specified in the care label.

Step 3: Once the garment is washed, to prevent any stretching or loss of shape - gather the garment in your hands and lift it out of the water ensuring it’s secure within your grasp.

Step 4: Using fresh warm water without detergent refill the bucket to re-submerge the garment. Lightly squeeze the garment until all soap bubbles disappear. Repeat until the water runs clear and there are no longer soap bubbles.

Step 5: Securely lift garment from the bucket and squeeze to release excess water but do not wring.

Step 6: Place garment flat in between two dry towels, carefully smooth out any wrinkles. Roll the towels from top to bottom, squeezing gently as you go. If needed repeat with fresh dry towels.

Step 7: When drying, it’s important all parts of the garment are supported – lay garment flat on a mesh drying rack or on a new dry towel.

Due the natural tendencies of wool fibres, all wool garments will pill a little with wear. To revive garments and maintain good condition – use our new RUBY wool comb to remove any pilling.