24-3 Dream Homes Issue
The menu features many old family recipes. Sixth-generation Sarah Rankin Wilder considers Di’s pasta salad one of the best: “Our guests rave about it!”
Written by Bakersfield Magazine
Are you a Bakersfield Native?
Yes, I was born here. I did move away to San Luis Obispo for two years for school.
Is there a style product that you absolutely can’t live without?
I won’t leave my house without my mascara and eyelash curler.
Do you think Bakersfield has a style?
We are casual but we tend to use a little twist to make our casual style stand out!
Describe your personal style.
Classy and comfy. When I walk out of my house every day, my fashion goal is to look put-together and fashionable. You never know who you will run into!
How long does it usually take you to get ready in the morning?
From showering to getting my girls ready and out the door, it’s about an hour.
Is there a celebrity or person in your life that you get your style from?
I have always carried my own style. But it has definitely evolved since I opened up my store!
What are you wearing?
The dress is Luluvia, the glasses are from Apricot Lane, and the boots I’ve had so long I don’t even remember where I got them. Oh, and the purse is Vieta.
Does your style change when you are not at work?
I am never really not at work. But when I get home, I change into flats and something comfortable.
How do you personalize your ‘business’ look?
In a way, I do wear my business. But I like putting a look together with some cute jewelry.
What are your favorite places to shop in Bakersfield?
Apricot Lane, Fabrie Jewelers, and Spoiled Rotten.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Jeans. I have so many pair of jeans. But every pair in my closet serves a specific purpose.
What is the biggest fashion mistake you have made?
Permed hair. Need I say more?
Are you a bargain hound?
I sure am. Not only for myself, but for my store.
What mistakes do you think men make when they dress?
Saggy pants and poorly-kept, dirty shoes!
Article appeared in our 27-6 Issue - February 2011