A Learning-Filled Summer? Yeah, We Said That.

School’s almost out for summer, but that doesn’t mean our kids’ learning has to fall to the wayside. We chatted up education expert Marcia Gresko, Educational Insights’s head of product development, for tips on helping our little ones bridge summer’s (fun-filled) gap between the old and new school year.

Bridge that Gap
Summer bridge is a term given to helping students make a successful transition from one school grade level to the next. It also refers to summer programs or activities that help kids retain the skills they learned during the school year.

Amp Up the Fun Factor
Give your up-and-coming film director a sturdy video camera; your aspiring architect some recycled boxes and tape; and your budding designer some paper, magazines, scissors, and glue. These activities hone kids’ skills from observation to problem solving. Plus, they’re great for their self-esteem, confidence, and creativity.
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May 8, 2012

Say Bonjour to Jacadi Paris, Our Latest Rue Debut

Ever wanted your child to dress like a Parisian? For expert advice, we sat down with Jacadi Paris’s North American Brand Manager, Sabrina Masson, to hear her take on the renowned French kids’ label.

On French Fashion:
Each season, we offer a fresh interpretation of iconic designs from French fashion history (like the perfect peacoat, polo shirt, striped mariner top, or woven straw hat).

On Formal Occasions:
Our dressy clothing is made from natural, breathable materials (primarily cotton and linen for summer) and tailored for a perfect fit. Comfortable, classic elegance is always appropriate and photographs well.
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May 7, 2012

Let’s Spread the Fairy Dust

Birds chirping, bees buzzing, flowers abloom – spring is as charming as any fairytale garden. The magic is rubbing off on us, and we’re inspired to decorate our little girls’ rooms with these whimsical, pixie-dust picks.

- By Marissa Dubin, Staff Writer

Our Little Kingdom: The Enchanted Girl’s Room opens Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11AM ET.

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April 25, 2012

All Grown Up

Is there anything cuter than grown-up wardrobe essentials shrunk down for the small set? (We don’t think so either.) This Boutique has kid-sized versions of all our adult favorites – from trenches and party frocks to pearls and button-downs – so the little ones can dress for their sophisticated side every now and then.

- By Katie Flynn, Editor

Our Little Ladies Who Lunch: Classics for Girls Boutique opens Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11AM ET.

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April 20, 2012

Rue How-To: Cake Ball Bunnies

When our Editorial Copy Director brought these bunny-shaped cake balls into the Rue headquarters, the entire office let out an “aww” – and and we knew we had to share the recipe.
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April 6, 2012

We are the Champions, My Friend

To us, spring signifies two things, a decorating overhaul and the resurgence of America’s favorite pastime. So we’re hitting this one out of the park and combining the two in a bedroom decorated with sporty lighting, bedding, and artwork – and tees to line the drawers of our athletic small fries.

Our Little Kingdom: The Sporty Kid’s Dream Room Boutique is now open.

March 26, 2012

Do the Bunny Hop: A Look into Our Little Rue Shoot

When we say that we couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of spring (hey there crocuses), we mean it. So for a small-scale celebration, we tiptoed down to the studio to catch a glimpse of the Hop into Spring: Kids’ Party Clothes photo shoot. Truth be told, we had to hold back from pinching those cheeks.

Our Hop into Spring: Kids’ Party Clothes Boutique opens Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11AM ET.

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March 14, 2012

Sneak Peek: Busy Philipps Dishes On Her Curated Boutique

Busy’s style is fun, courageous, and timeless with a twist. Here are a few items from tomorrow’s Boutique that caught her eye. For more scores for women, kids, and homeware, check out her handpicked selection in Doing A Little Good: Busy Philipps – A Curated Boutique to Benefit the Step Up Women’s Network, starting at 11AM ET.

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February 29, 2012

Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Busy Philipps On Fun-Loving Style

We grabbed a few minutes with the fun-spirited actress/mom/philanthropist, and were instantly inspired by her lively outlook.

Rue La La: Your Boutique will benefit the Step Up Women’s Network – tell us about this organization.
Busy: Step Up is an organization that does two things simultaneously: It puts professional women in a mentoring position with underserved teen girls, and puts like-minded professional women in contact with each other, helping to advance women all across the board.

Rue La La: That’s such an inspiring mission – did you have women in your life who have helped to guide you through your career?
Busy: My agent Lorrie Bartlett is one of my personal mentors. My friends and costars Christa Miller and Courteney Cox have become my working mommy mentors. I know I can always call any of those ladies, any time of day or night if I’m in need of advice!

Rue La La: Speaking of influence, who are your fashion icons?
Busy: Women who take risks. Carrie Bradshaw, for sure. Alexa Chung is so cute and vibrant and hip; I can’t dress like her much because that’s not really my style, but I love seeing what she wears. I always think Nicole Richie looks amazing and tries out different looks. Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, and of course, my friend Michelle Williams.
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February 27, 2012

Rue How-To: Think Outside the Lunchbox

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for significant others and star-crossed lovers – we’re all about showering everyone we know with TLC, especially the pint-sized set. For tomorrow, follow our five easy tips and throw a little extra L-O-V-E into the little one’s lunchbox.

1. Dig up a heart-shaped cookie cutter. It’s okay if it’s tiny – the smaller the heart, the more adorable the end result.

2. Using the cookie cutter, cut out two hearts from their favorite bread. Once you have enough cutouts, apply the PB+J or nutella (otherwise the going gets pretty messy).

3. For the face, use whatever you have around the kitchen. We stuck to Smarties, chocolate chips, conversation hearts, and Chiclets, but raisins, marshmallows, and ribbons of licorice will also do the trick.

4. Any red or pink fruit will work for a side. Think strawberries, raspberries, or even some juicy watermelon.

5. Up the cute factor with a cutout paper quote bubble filled in with a sugary-sweet and special Valentine’s Day message.

For more treats for the little ones, be sure to check out tomorrow’s Little Rue Boutique opening at 8PM ET.

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February 13, 2012