Makeup selection for my first day in San Francisco, CA. I am loving Dita Von Teese's ArtDeco makeup at the moment. All I want to wear is her lipsticks. They do not budge. I just advise you moisturize your lips thoroughly before you apply this opaque rouge.
The Berkeley City Club Hotel in San Francisco. This pool is the ultimate in 1930s archeticture. The hotel dates back to the 30s. I love this olympic sized pool! The tiling and the ceiling really send me over the edge. So much structural glamour in one picture.
The Golden Gate Bridge. I hate that they make you pay a toll to use this bridge. Man I tell ya... they get you coming and going :(
I took this picture at Schramsberg Winery in Napa Valley, CA. They have some amazing tasting wines and have been around for 150 years. We just had to purchase their Cabernet and one of their sparking wines. If you are in the area, I definitely recommend you take the tour and purchase at least one bottle of wine.
|Wearing my 1940s wool princess coat. Every woman should own a nicely shaped and extravagant winter coat. Provides for instant glamour.|
Trying on the Dita Von Teese Muse Tulle Trench Coat at Decades in Los Angeles, CA. This coat is so unique and I guarantee no one else will be walking down the streets here in Atlanta with this coat on. I ended up purchasing this coat and the associate threw in a free signed copy of Dita's Striptease Flip Book from her launch party last month. I plan on wearing this for private times at home over lingerie ; ) and over a beautiful slip or form fitting dress. Let me tell you, The Follow Me dress is so luxurious and demands attention. The fabric alone has a nice thick weight to it consisting of layers upon layers of rich black chiffon. I also fell in love with the black velvet Show Case dress, which you can see on the rack in the picture.
I tried on this vintage 50s satin dress, which needed to be taken in at the waist and bust dart area for a more flattering fit. The satin was so luxurious. I did not take this home since I opted to buy the 50s over-wire bra instead.
I purchased this pink bra from Alla Prima in San Francisco, CA. It fits beautifully and gives me the ultimate cleavage! The bra features corset stitching in the cleavage area, which will work perfectly with the Dark Garden black satin corset I purchased. As soon as my corset arrives 5 weeks from now I will post pictures. It also pairs perfectly with my skin tone.
This view is to die for- Auberge in Napa Valley. Imagine being able to wake up to this view everyday. Well, in Napa Valley, CA people actually see this view all day long. The hubby and I had lunch here right after our Wine Tasting Tour at Schramsberg Winery.
At Pier 33/ Ghiradelli Square
WOW! This Cyprus Margarita is sooo good. Made with Cointreau (my favorite triple sec liquor) and peach puree.
Our Anniversary dinner at Skates on the Bay in San Francisco. I had Alaskan Salmon and pumpkin mole. The most delectable thing I have tasted in a while. I definitely recommend dinning at this restaurant if you visit the Bay Area.
The view of San Francisco from Alcatraz Island where infamous criminals like Al Capone was incarcerated for 7 years.
I just had to stop by Marilyn Monroe's house on 5th Helena Dr. I must tell you I was highly disappointed that from the street you cannot see a thing! The house is located down a narrow alley and is among a few houses gated off. The neighborhood is nothing to hoot and holler about. It looks like any typical neighborhood. The only difference is that it is in a prestigious part of Los Angeles. The current owners took down their street number for privacy purposes and all you can see is the top of the Mexican style roof and privacy trees. So disappointing!
I also had to visit Marilyn's grave site at WestWood Village Memorial Park. We had the hardest time trying to find it. It is literally planted in the middle of the city surrounded by corporate buildings... how wierd. The cemetery is very tranquil. Immediately as soon as you enter you know that whomever is privileged enough to be buried there has MONEY!
Marilyn's tomb is covered in red lipstick kisses and is a different color from the other tombs lining the wall. Since people keep kissing (defacing her tomb) the cemetery has to constantly change out her head stone.
This is my 50s chiffon cocktail party outfit I paired with my newly purchased mink pom pom muled pumps. I just added this picture into the mix because I love this dress paired with my satin mules and fully-fashioned stockings.