LA Girl: Francine Stern

In my search for LA Girls, Elise said, “Oh, you have to feature my friend Francine. She’s amazing.” And indeed, she is! In her own words:

Ok here goes: In just 3 short weeks I’ll be 53 but I still get carded occasionally (go figure) and people think I’m about 35 so here’s a list of things I love:

Coconut water. Fresh out of the young green coconut is best but any of the brands of pure, cold, out of the fridge coconut water quenches my thirst and makes me feel great!

Water, water and more water. I try to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water a day. At home I use a Britta filter, in a pinch I like Fiji because it’s artesian water.

Yoga~! In my hood I go to Black Dog Yoga or Rising Lotus Yoga both in Sherman Oaks.
Personal training at Results Fitness Studio with Leo Frincu. He is a rock star and he always makes sure I get a good sweat on.

My scent is Vanille by Outremer Paris. Sometimes it’s found at Anthropologie otherwise it can be found online. It is deliciously sweet smelling, comes in a pretty bottle and only costs $18. (Note: This brand was formerly L’Aromarine for those scent junkies out there, of whom I am one. – DL)

My going out scent is Angel by Thierry Mugler, all I can say is yum.

My face care is by Obagi. This is the sh*t if you have any sun damage. It works wonders and is very emollient.

I love Lancome mascara, the regular old Definicils, it’s the best.

I use Benefit lip and cheek stain. It stays on the cheek all day and gives a rosy glow plus it lasts a really, really long time.

The last thing I put on everyday are my bracelets by Ubuntu. I wear a wrist full and always get complimented on them. They are made in South Africa and the money goes to orphaned children for food, education, and shelter. www.orphanbracelet.org

Francine Stern, is a Legally Certified Sign Language Interpreter and Theatrical interpreter working in the Los Angeles area.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's doing yoga or fleeing to the high desert in a vintage Celica Supra. She is researching her next book in New England.
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2 Responses to LA Girl: Francine Stern

  1. Marga Marga says:

    I just L-O-V-E this womwn!.. LOVE!

  2. What Francine is too humble to tell you is that she has a long, lean ballerina’s body from all of that yoga, knows how to put on just enough perfume for a little waft of vanille to announce her presence, and has such gorgeous hair that when we met I had the strange and possibly creepy urge to brush it! And she let me!

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