- 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.
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
During the last Friday of March, J & I defied the rain and drove up to Napa Valley for a mini-daytrip. Ever since my wine tasting weekend in Sonoma, I was thirsting for another winery outing — rain or shine. … Continue reading