You Should Know: Cecile Ruby Wong

by guestofaguest · October 21, 2015

Cecile Ruby Wong

Cecile Ruby Wong is credited with bringing eclectic wares to Mill Valley with her cool-girl favorite shop, Mint. Visit this NY-transplant for fun housewares, apothecary items, clothes, and children's toys.


Owner of store Mint in Mill Valley

Place of birth:

Redding, CA



Cecile Ruby Wong

Cecile Ruby Wong

What do you actually do all day?

Make sure my kids are fed. Work, be at store, drop off, pick up school activities, work, emails.

Favorite song growing up?

Bangles. Eternal Flame

My biggest secret is…

Isn't that supposed to be a secret? Does anyone keep secrets anymore?

Where do you live in San Francisco?

Within minutes of breathtaking nature, close to family

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

Suburban car or foot

My motto is…

Gratitude. Always listen to your instincts! Create more value than what you consume

My alter ego is…

Mystic basket weaver

The last drink I had was…

Samovar's Genmaicha tea

My secret crush is…

Donald Draper vs. Bill Murray

What was your first job?

Bussing tables

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

Walk the GG bridge, hang out at Twin Peaks

Coming from? Going to?

Work. Work.

What is your favorite work of art?

My son Shen's colorful drawing of magic crystals with special powers

Who should we know?

If you want the truth + nothing but the truth! Samir Monti, the man with the most integrity I know + a heart of gold.