Smell That? Rue Associates Share Their Favorite Fall Candle Scents

The quickest way to warm up a room? With the addition of a richly scented candle. Here, we asked Rue associates to share their go-to scents for the fast-approaching autumn season.


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September 19, 2013

Time to Pack: Rue Associates Share What’s in Their Bags

Whether it’s a week at the beach or few nights at a cozy country inn, Rue associates reveal what they’re packing for that one last summer trip.


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August 22, 2013

Watch Us Work: The Rue Studio Gets a Chevron Makeover

Obsessed with all things chevron? Yeah, us too. So much so, in fact, we even dedicated an entire wall in our studio to the on-trend pattern. Get a behind-the-scenes look as Rue’s Assistant Stylist, Emma L., makes it happen – using ben® interior paint (eggshell finish) in Blanched Almond 1060 and Celestial PT-200 as the foundation colors, Deep Ochre 1048 and Fool’s Gold PT-250 as the corresponding top-coat colors, and Studio Finishes® Metallic Glaze for the stripes – for our Make It Warm & Welcoming: The Entryway Re-Do Boutique.

For all your chevron-wall needs, stop in to your local Benjamin Moore store.

Our Make It Warm & Welcoming: The Entryway Re-Do Boutique opens Monday, August 19, at 3PM ET.

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August 19, 2013

Rue Celebrates: National Wear Your Lilly Day


Lilly lovers, rejoice! Today is the fourth annual National Wear Your Lilly Day – and here at Rue, we can’t think of a better way to start summer (it’s the first official day, after all) than parading around in our very best sun-splashed Lilly Pulitzer pieces. Take a peek at just how our office celebrated above.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

How did you celebrate National Wear Your Lilly Day? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet us, of course: @ruelala.

Are you a Lilly fan like us? Check out all of our openings on Rue La La Careers.

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June 21, 2013

A Look Behind the Scenes: Inside Our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Photo Shoot

For today’s Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Boutique, our Home Team took off to Greensboro, North Carolina, for a three-day photo shoot. There, they created five different worlds – one for each buttery leather chair to live in. Luckily, we were able to snap a few behind-the-scenes shots and see how each setting came to life.

Our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Boutique opens Tuesday, April 30, at 11AM ET.

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April 30, 2013

Creative Culture: Rue Gets Crafty

Here at Rue, we pride ourselves on our creativity – and that doesn’t end at our love for great writing, design, and killer fashion. Take, for instance, the newest addition to the after-hours lineup: the How-To Half Hour, designed to help each of us embrace our inner crafty kid.

Yesterday, we tried out this week’s Rue How-To and upcycled old T-shirts into Nantucket-inspired bracelets. How’s that for Earth Day spirit?


By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

Are you creative like Rue Associates? Check out all of our openings on Rue La La Careers.

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April 24, 2013

A Peek at Our Office “Stuff Swap”

Check out our Creative Team's experiment in recycling

The Clothing Swap: It’s a fad that’s suddenly popping up everywhere. Friends gather, each bringing clothes to trade, and everyone walks away with something new – even if it is a little pre-loved.

Since we’re always looking for ways to pump up our wardrobes here at Rue La La, we decided to give it a try. (But we didn’t limit it to clothes – since we welcomed additional odds and ends, we called ours the “Stuff Swap.”)

Stuff Swap

While not as mobbed as our infamous sample sales, the Stuff Swap proved to be a success. The majority of the goods were clothing and accessories, but there were some hidden little gems, too. Where else can you find a The Muppet Show DVD set, kitchen canisters, and leopard print thank-you cards in the same place?

And the best part? In the end, everything that wasn’t nabbed by a Rue employee was packed up to be donated to Goodwill. Scoring new clothes and benefiting charity – what’s not to love?

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

Have any tips for hosting a Clothing Swap? Share them in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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March 4, 2013

Holiday Treats: Cookie Swap Recipes


One of the (many) perks of life at Rue: coworkers who love to bake, and then share their stellar confectionary creations. Yesterday, the Creative Team gathered for our annual cookie swap – and you’re invited to check out the to-die-for spread, straight from our kitchens to yours. Feel free to click on the titles below for printable recipe cards to add to your collection.

Candy Cane Oreo Balls
“The crushed candy canes added a minty flavor and crunchy texture that’s seriously amazing, and they look so festive!” —Melissa M., Copywriter

Joyce’s Molasses Cookies
“These are our favorite molasses cookies. The recipe is special in the sense that it’s from my fiancé’s grandmother, who unfortunately passed away some years ago.” —Shaina M., Copyeditor

Six-Layer Bars
“My aunt used to make these bars when I was little, so I snagged the recipe to bake them myself in college. They’re always a hit and perfect for the holidays (or any time of year).” —Brianna L., Junior Copywriter

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
“These are for lovers of all things peanut butter.” —Julia I., Junior Copywriter

Rum Balls
“My father called these ‘decadent’ the first time he tasted them. They’re now the most requested treat not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year.” —Jess H., Copyeditor

Keep reading for more delicious recipes.

December 19, 2012

Inside Rue: Associate Gift Picks


Meet Mike, our VP of Audience Development and Syndication. That fancy title means he helps establish Rue’s presence via social networking channels, like our blog. He has to be in-tune with our Members, and is ever-knowledgable about the biggest, of-the-moment social media trends. Check out the gifts he’s picked for those lucky enough to make his list.

For my team: ”Nothing says, ‘Get some work done on the weekend!’ like an eye-catching laptop sleeve from Vera Bradley.”

For myself: ”I will never forget watching with my late father when Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters. I’d love to experience the tournament in person.”

For my girlfriend: ”She would really like diamond earrings, so I’m choosing these cozy and sweet pillows. Plus, what better inspiration for our Words With Friends games?”

For my children: “Teaching kids to be responsible with money is really important, and a piggy bank is a great conversation starter. Matthew and Charlie are identical twins, though, so I’ll need two.”

Find all these gifts (and lots, lots more) in our Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique, open now.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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December 14, 2012

Insider Tip: Need-to-Know Rue Shopping Info

Whether your holiday shopping is in full swing or you’re a die-hard December 24 sprinter, it’s essential to stay on top of your list. Luckily, Rue is always there to help.

When you find that perfect gift, be sure to check on a few key pieces of information:

“Ships in” Window
When you find the dress for your holiday soiree or a great cashmere sweater for Mom, be sure to check when it’s expected to head out the door. Since we use different shipping methods on different pieces, some do take longer to send out than others. Checking this window will let you know if the dress won’t make it to you until after the party’s over.

Estimated Date of Delivery
After you order, the date that your package is expected to arrive will be in your order history. This is handy if you need to hide a gift from some (overly) curious eyes.

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December 6, 2012