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Escape to Tiki Tom’s

In case you can’t escape for a quick jaunt to Tahiti or Hawaii, consider slipping into Tiki Tom’s Walnut Creek.

From inside you will find bamboo walls, Hawaiian floral garland throughout and treasures from an era gone by. The restaurant / lounge bustles most nights as guest can explore a full menu offering a broad range of island-themed cuisine, from ahi poke to coconut prawns in addition to a crafted cocktail menu split between tiki classics, modern riffs, large-scale bowls.

Tiki Tom’s is your secret oasis for date night, a family celebration or an eventful evening out in glamour, of course.

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Emerald Velvet Dress, similar here
Leopard Scarf, similar here
Bird Brooch, similar found here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Location c/o Tikki Tom’s
Featured in Volume 7 Issue 4 of Pinup Kulture Magazine

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The Art of Glamour

Glamour is an illusion, a form of mystery revealing a fragile state that changes with time.

Glamour, from my perspective, is defined as recreation from all facets of our lives. Perhaps the best way to describe it is with a ravishing red lipstick, a sensual hourglass silhouette, and style inspiration from such mavens as Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, and Jayne Mansfield. While many may attempt to aim for class or sophistication, many will miss the mark, for there are so many ways we can make unknowing missteps. Glamour is the feeling of beauty, with an undertone of femininity, while looking like a lady for all occasions.

From a sense of seduction that cannot be afforded, I find it to be inherited by one’s genetic makeup rather than being perceived in any other form. My grammarian persona exudes through my vintage style & writing, which I use as a visual platform to embrace glamour as an inspiration. Both grammar and glamour embody a set of rules that assist people to articulate themselves and be understood as a form of confidence – which is the goal.

You only see, what I want you to see.

The trick to glamour is quite like black magic; you see me, and yet you don’t. You only see what I bring to my outer self or how I create it as my own. You only see what I want you to see.

The beauty of glamour is that I actually control how much you witness, and I promise to not cast any spells on you.
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Vintage Velvet Gown, similar here
Rhinestone Accessories found on Etsy
Faux Fur Stole, similar here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Wine & location c/o Lineage Wine Company
Images c/o James Adams Photography

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On Broadway Gala

Theater lovers, event supporters, local media, and community leaders gathered in Walnut Creek on Saturday October 2nd for the premiere return of Diablo Regional Arts Association’s On Broadway Gala at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

This year’s annual outdoor fundraising gala featured a red-carpet cocktail hour with wine provided by Wente Vineyards among an array of art deco décor throughout. Walking in with grace, I felt like an Old Hollywood Actress wearing a elegant satin gown by Sahara & patent designer heels. In addition, I couldn’t help but up the glamour with a stunning pair of deco rhinestone earrings, an over-the-shoulder black fur stole and the reddest lips c/o Tom Ford Beauty.

As the crowd began to take their seats, announcements where made while a well curated three-course dinner courtesy of Barbara Llewellyn Catering was served. During the first & second courses performance by Max von Essen and The Honey Taps, began to set the ambiance of the evening.

For many, On Broadway Gala is more than an annual affair, its a fundraiser event that supports and raises funds to support the Lesher Center’s arts-education and artistic excellence initiatives. This year’s event, exceeded their goal earring $250,00 through the support of the fabulous sponsors and donors that attended. Not to mention, Tyler Gordon a 14-year-old commissioned artist and the evenings special presenter raised $10,500 during is a live auction of one of his paintings completed live on stage.

The evening continued with a particularly special media collaboration I had conducted with Diablo Regional Arts Association for their 2022 Headliners. I had the honor of producing the voiceover for the upcoming series for the crowd to enjoy. For those that are interested in obtaining tickets please click here to learn more. From Old-Hollywood glamour, fine wine & show stopping entertainment, On Broadway Gala always leaves it’s mark.

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Vintage Sahara Satin Gown, similar here 
AMA Pure Fur Scarf
Tamara Mello, Patent Heels
Rhinestone Earrings, similar here & here
Foundation, CHANEL
Lipstick, Tom Ford
Nails, Red Carpet Manicure
Photography c/o Ben Krantz Studio