- 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.
There’s a beautiful natural state park near Carmel called Point Lobos – “the greatest meeting of land and water in the world” as the artist Francis McComas said. I like to think of it as my now secret park, even … Continue reading
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