Archive for April, 2011

Royal Wedding Watching

April 28th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Daily Musings


{one of kate m’s last pictures as a commoner!}

Tomorrow it is officially here – The Royal Wedding!  Admittedly I have been very excited about this day ever since the engagement was announced, and will definitely be tuning in to tomorrow’s coverage.  How about you?  Will you be tuning in tomorrow or going to a Royal Wedding Viewing party?

I was also excited to see that this image taken by famed photog, Mario Testino of the couple, was released yesterday.  This great image is going to be in the official wedding programs!

I can’t wait to see the dress!!  Cheers to Kate and Wills!

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2 days left to enter!

April 27th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Promotions

There are two days left to enter our $250 sweepstakes!  Remember you can enter once per day to increase your chances of winning.  There are some great prizes up for grabs! Just click here to get taken to the official entry form.

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Tasty Tuesday Spotlight: TasteSpotting

April 26th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Daily Musings, Spotlight On

I recently stumbled upon the TasteSpotting community when I was looking for new recipes to make at home.  The part I love about this website is that it is really visual -  You just click on the food image and it takes you to the original recipe that was posted on the internet.  Not only is this a great spot to find inspiration for your next party (or even weekday meals!), but also a great way to discover new blogs and tastemakers out there on the internet.  It is constantly being updated, so there is never a lull in new recipes.  A win win for sure.  Below I have created a little round up of some of the delicious looking treats that are now on my list to try to make.  How about you?  Have you ever found a great recipe on the internet via TasteSpotting?

{images via tastespotting}

I know this sounds like a super big ad for Tastespotting – but I want all our readers to know that we were not paid or perked to write about this community.  I just really like finding new recipes and thought our readers would too!  So Enjoy!

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Springing into Easter Weekend

April 21st, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Color Color Color, Daily Musings

Easter weekend is upon us!  Today I googled around for some great DIY easter egg tutorials and found some great how-tos’s on Real Simple.  I always love the pretty pastels that go hand in hand with easter.  They are always so fun and spring-y.  Wishing you and yours a happy and relaxing Easter weekend!  Catch you all next week!! On Monday we have our Holiday photo-shoot – I know, I know… Christmas in April… what?!

{images, including that one of that adorable bunny via my pinterest hoppy easter pinboard}

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Royal Wedding Wednesday

April 20th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Daily Musings

Since a lot of bloggers in the blogosphere participate in Wedding Wednesday, I thought I would bring it on here to the RIU Blog, but with a Royal twist!  I don’t know about you, but personally I am more than just a little excited for next Friday’s Royal nuptials.  Have you all gotten a chance to watch the T-Mobile spoof?  It’s a little silly but definitely worth the watch.

I know that a lot of people have been planning some Royal Wedding viewing parties, (coverage starts on NBC at 5 AM?!) so I thought I would take a few minutes to round up some cute royal-inspired party decor and accoutrements that I found around the net.

{images via pinterest}

Are you as excited about the Royal Wedding as I am?  Are you hosting or attending a Royal Wedding viewing party?

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BTS 2011 Preview

April 19th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Catalogs

Here’s a little preview picture for our Back to School 2011 Collection which hits stores in June!  Retailers, be sure to check your mailboxes because a copy of the new catalog is headed your way!

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Monday Musings – Orange

April 18th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Color Color Color

Here at RIU we are having an orange moment.  And I don’t think we are alone.  It seems that the fashion and accessory industries are also feeling this orange hue, as it was one of the colors highlighted in this Spring’s color trend line-up.  (Blogged about last week here.)  While I personally do not gravitate to orange when picking out clothing, accessories or home decor – for the moment I am totally digging Orange and it’s many shades this season.

{images via pinterest}

View more orange-spiration on my Pinboard here!  Is orange one of your favorite colors for spring?

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Weekend Wishes

April 15th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Daily Musings

{petals and pedals, via Pinterest}

Wishing everyone a happy weekend! I’m thinking about finally heading down south to check out the West Palm Beach Green Market.  I have heard great things and it just so happens that Peonies (my fav flower) are in season right this moment, so hopefully those will be in abundance.  How are you planning to spend your weekend?  Catch you all next week!

{fresh green market finds, via Pinterest}

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RIU on the Runway

April 12th, 2011 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Events

Last Friday RIU was invited to participate at a local Fundraiser Fashion Show for a charity here in Stuart, The Gertrude Walden Child Care Center.  A lot of local shops and businesses had the opportunity to show off their wares to an audience at Jensen Beach HS.  We were more than happy to participate!  Below are some pictures of a few RIU products at the show. Too fun!

{photos courtesy of Robert Holland – Thanks Robert!}

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Spring Color Trends

April 11th, 2011 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Color Color Color

(images via refinery29)

Honeysuckle, Orange, Yellow, Aqua.  What do all of these colors have in common?  Why they are the 4 most inspiring colors for Spring 2010!  Since now the majority of the US is in Spring Mode, (80 degrees in Chicago last weekend?!  Insane.) I thought I would share some of the great colors that are inspiring the latest apparel, jewelry, bags, etc…  Above is our Runway inspiration looks and below you will find the more attainable and wearable “real way” pieces.  What is your favorite new shade for Spring?

(dress, clutch, beach bag, shoes, necklace, scarf, tank)

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