Today we are introducing you to Diane Caplan as our BethieLife Woman Crush. This former tomboy is now the glamorous publisher of Houstonia Magazine and owner of Vanity Lounge. She also helps her husband with his coffee shop, Siphon Coffee. Check out her video to learn more about this woman on the go. Welcome Diane!
Publisher for Houstonia Magazine and Owner of Vanity Lounge and /skout/ Jewelery
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I will be 45 in December.
Where did you grow up?
Deer Park, Texas
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you like to have with you?
Coconut cream, retinol and mascara.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your personal style?
Can’t pin it down to just one thing. Personal style has to come from within and knowing what works for your body type and your personality.
What is your favorite indulgence?
Cars, shoes and hamburgers.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“You can be whatever you want to be” – Dad always told me that growing up.
What is your favorite Houston store and/or restaurant?
Restaurants – Corner Table for paleo, Federal Grill for fried Oysters, Nara for flapbuns and Siphon for the best Panini ever created! Shopping – Vanity Lounge for makeup , Tootsies for dresses, Neimans for my shoe addiction.
What’s on your plate? (Future projects, travel plans, etc.)
My plate is actually a platter, between running a magazine, owning 2 business’s and helping my husband with his coffee shop leaves little time for travel. Right now just focusing on our careers.
How do you spend your down time?
What down time I do get is always at home with my 2 dogs and 6 turtles and of course my handsome husband.
Tell us one Houston Hidden Gem (places that aren’t necessarily well-known) that you recommend.
Hidden Gem….Captain Benny’s on Main Street – best fried shrimp and hush puppies.
Tell us three of your favorite shopping/beauty/lifestyle websites.
Cosmeticbusiness.com, Womens Wear Daily, Neiman Marcus, Zara and of course lifestyle…Houstoniamag.com for what’s happening in our very large, great city.
Tell us three of your health/beauty tips.
Watch what you eat, but don’t starve yourself! Strength training daily, coconut oil combined with coco butter after shower daily, exfoliate entire body weekly and sunscreen!
What are three things you can’t live without? (Besides God, family, and friends.)
My pets, my b12 to keep me energized and laughter for my soul.
Do you have any irrational fears?
Water skiing…not sure what that is about.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Tell us something humorous about yourself.
Huge tom boy growing up (still am truth be told), had more matchbox cars than Barbie dolls growing up and hated putting on girly dresses for Easter and holidays – yuck!
What books or movies have you loved recently?
John C. Maxwell – How Successful People Lead, Jonah Berger – Contagious, Why Things Catch on. Not a big movie person, but love discovering series like House of Cards, Ray Donovan etc!
If you weren't in your present occupation, what would you deam of doing?
I would be running a Turtle/Tortoise rescue facility.