Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 4: Our VP of Marketing talks Midwest preppy style & his son Briggs

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here.

Rue La La VP Marketing

What’s your son’s name and age?
Briggs. He’s 4.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
The massive increase of humor in my house. My son is funny. Sometimes he means to be, sometimes he doesn’t.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
We spend the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend with the other dads in our lives – my dad, father-in-law, and wife’s grandfather – and then Sunday is reserved for just me, my wife, and my son. Usually my wife lets me sleep in, we go to my favorite diner, and then we’ll do something with Briggs.

How would you define your style?
I’m from Ohio originally, so probably some flavor of Midwest preppy. And my last decade on the East Coast has definitely instilled a love for sport coats and nice shoes.

Does that style influence how you dress your son?
Definitely. Since my wife and I get to choose his clothes (for now), my son wears a lot of the same styles as I do. More than once I’ve looked at his shirt or shoes and wondered if they make them in adult sizes.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
I rarely buy ties since we don’t have a business-formal dress code at Rue, so I’m always disappointed with my selection when I need one. This tie is great – it goes with a lot and has just enough visual interest.

For more Rue fathers, click here or check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 9, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 3: Senior Web Designer Dom talks about his budding fashionista

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here.

Rue La La Senior Designer

What’s your daughter’s name and age?
Her name is Stella. She’s only 15 months.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Picking my daughter up from daycare. The expression on her face is indescribable.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

How would you define your style?
Blue jeans, sneakers, button-fronts, and bright accent colors.

Does that style influence how you dress your daughter?
At 15 months, Stella hasn’t exactly developed a style just yet. But she does have favorite colors: pinks, purples, and yellows.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
Canyon Ranch® + Miami = date night.

For more Rue fathers, click here or check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 7, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

Part 1: Our CEO Steve shares his wish list (hint, hint) and more

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here.

Steve Davis Rue La La CEO

What are your kids’ names and ages?
I have three. Mason is 3, Sierra is 7, and Zoe is 10.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Having my kids run to me when I walk in the door, screaming “Dadddyyyyyy!” and jumping in my arms.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
Block party, BBQ, and moon bounce on our front lawn. Basically – a whole lot of fun.

How would you define your style?
Let’s call it “fashion casual.”

Does that style influence how you dress your kids?
I’m a smart man. My much more fashionable wife dresses the children.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
Canyon Ranch® Miami with my wife. It combines two of my favorite things: mind, body, and health inspiration during the day, and dancing all night in South Beach.

For more Rue fathers, check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 3, 2014

Papa’s Got a Brand New [Insert Gift Here]

Need an idea for Father's Day? Here's what Rue Associates have planned

 

Father's Day

“Dad’s known to break out the air popper for movie night. Never a dull moment!” –Krysten M., Event Producer

“Dad is the grill master, but sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. This pan would be ideal for those not-so-perfect days.” –Nicole L., Coordinator, CRM

“Dad always makes me breakfast smoothies when I visit. This blender is sure to keep the tradition alive.” –Kasey R., Assistant Event Producer

“Not only did I learn everything I know about cooking from my dad, but we also share a love of cooking gadgets. Looking forward to all the delicious paninis to come!” –Ellen G., VP, Talent

“My father-in-law and I share a passion for wine. He always has a glass with dinner, so this chiller would be a perfect gift for him.” –Katie D., Junior Designer

“My father and I share a good sense of humor – especially when it comes to movies like this classic.” –Eric G., Corporate Development

“My Dad almost always drinks his beer with ice (it’s never cold enough!). These would chill it to the perfect temperature, without watering it down.” –Brianna L., Junior Copywriter

Our What Dad Wants: Sports, Cooking, & Art Gifts Boutique opens Tuesday, May 28, at 3PM ET.

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May 28, 2013