Author Archives: Pauline

About Pauline

Welcome to The Lipstick Cafe, where inspiration meets food and play. My name is Pauline and I love to write, eat, and travel. This is where I share my stories, lessons from the kitchen, city discoveries, and creative projects. Get cozy, grab a coffee, and enjoy!

We ran in every city

“Go out and walk.  That is the glory of life.” – Maria Kalman via Brainpickings It was the first time on vacation that I packed my sneakers for the purpose of running.  It was summer in the Pacific Northwest, and … Continue reading

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It started with a question

Last July, my husband and I spent over 2 weeks traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest.  We hopped from Portland to Seattle to Vancouver and back to Seattle again.  One of my favorite spots was a cafe called Small Victory in … Continue reading

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My Healthy Habit Backslide: Not a Good Move

It’s been a struggle for me to find my way back to a healthy diet and gym routine.  S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E. Here’s the problem with some habits. Once you STOP a habit, it’s HARDER to get back into it. In Gretchen Rubin’s … Continue reading

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Kitchen Stories

Prologue: Delancey  Last December, I read Delancey by Molly Wizenberg, a sweet and funny memoir about opening a pizza place with her husband Brandon. Molly, who writes the blog Orangette, portrays the unglamorous side and stress of owning a restaurant. It’s … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Pink Robe

There was a period for a few years during my childhood and teenage years when I anticipated my father’s Christmas gift: pajamas. Every Christmas, like clockwork, my sister and I received pajamas from our dad. We used to joke and … Continue reading

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