I’ve been blessed with really good genes, but even those with good genes need to do a little bit of maintenance, especially during the winter months. That’s where my esthetician Melissa comes in. She’s the face behind Ritual Skin here in Sacramento and she’s been doing my facials since summer when she opened up her space. Because we’re all trying to preserve the sexy, I asked her what her top five tips for winter skin care were to share with all of you.
One day I was perusing the sale racks at Macy’s (one of my secret spots for savings – no secret now!), and all of a sudden I gasped. A little leopard dress was sprawled across the ground and it was my size, and only $20. TLG to the rescue!
When I was invited by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and the Delta King to do a tasting of the Pilothouse Restaurant’s Dine Downtown menu, I couldn’t refuse. Last year, I had a chance to go to the Pilothouse with a couple of friends and I was blown away by the quality and creativity of the menu. This year, I was blown away again!
Testing, testing – is this thing on? Hey y’all!
Yes, I am still here, alive and well.
I was taking a “holiday hiatus” if you will, focused on spending time with loved ones and doing lots of self care. Despite a couple of detours, 2014 was a good year for me, and an even better one for The Lipstick Giraffe. As I put this post together, I couldn’t believe all that I accomplished, all while working full time and doing my best to be a good daughter and friend. But I did it! Here are some highlights of my 2014 as The Lipstick Giraffe:
I had the pleasure of doing a fashion segment on Good Day Sacramento this morning with the lovely Courtney Dempsey. The theme: From Office to Party – Holiday Edition. Courtney is a fashionista in her own right, so I was thrilled at the chance of collaborating this holiday season.
Brr! It’s cold out here. In comes the sweater coat to the rescue.
Last week I was invited to a Friendsgiving soiree hosted by Melissa of Best Friends for Frosting. Melissa was the hostess with the mostess, creating a simple and elegant tablescape with beautiful dishes, lots of laughs, and goodies to take home from Kettle Brand.
I love wine tasting in Lodi. It’s not far from Sacramento, it’s casual and the region produces lots of great wine. What’s not to love? After learning that friends of mine took over the Lodi Vintners Tasting Room with a few others, I decided I had to go and see (and taste) what was up and enlisted my friend Meredith to accompany me. Boy, were we in for a treat!
This post is a few weeks too late, but it’s finally cooled off enough to wear I can wear sweaters and boots. As soon as I saw this crane sweater from the Altuzarra for Target collection, I knew I had to have it. And it was made in two of my favorite combinations of all time: black and gold.
Denim on denim is fun. When I wear bare legs and sandals around Sac these days, I’m totally chancing it. One day it’s fall, the next it feels like summer. But one thing that is a staple no matter the season is denim.