- 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! Read More.
Last month, I hopped on a plane and spent a festive weekend in New Orleans with 11 other girls for a bachelorette party. It wasn’t as crazy as it sounds. As my friend D’s Matron of Honor, which meant I … Continue reading
Ever since J recommended the book The Power of Habit, I started noticing my personal habits – particularly the habits that creep up while on vacation. During our December trip to San Diego, I noticed the following: My need to … Continue reading
I found myself in Sonoma wine country again. Literally and figuratively, I suppose. November was a month to celebrate — a turning point for the past few months of personal loss, burn-out, and transitions at work. With my grandma’s passing … Continue reading
Three years ago when J & I visited Hawai’i, he proposed to me in front of Manoa Falls in Oahu. Returning to Hawai’i and visiting Maui for the first time, it was both nostalgic and a marvel at how much … Continue reading
Indulgent would be the right word to describe my weekend in Los Angeles. A group of girlfriends stayed there for a long weekend to celebrate my friend Nancy’s bachelorette, which is the perfect excuse for fine dining and eating, dressing … Continue reading