Design + Lifestyle
Ginger Foster Leigh's creativity flows from guitar strings and vocal cords into interior design and lifestyle-embracing places and events. Although GFL has designed commercial and residential projects on her own, she works side-by-side with award-winning, high-end interior designer, Jane Reece of Jane Reece Interiors.
Brother-Sister duo, Mark Foster Seward, Jr. and Ginger Foster Leigh, work directly with Jane Reece. Mark is a master carpenter, builder/designer. Mark, Sr. was an amazing home builder/designer and influenced the creative and productive talents of Mark and Ginger. Their mother is a musician from a long line of professional performers. You should hear the three of them sing together!
GFL is also co-owner/designer alongside top-notch realtor and designer, Rebecca Gindele, in their home staging company, Gin & Juice Staging.
GFL building a building.
Measuring for a Chihuly-style chandelier.
Ginger Leigh's favorite tool (besides the microphone)!
Ginger Leigh at High Fashion Home Houston
GFL shopping for lumber!
Ginger Leigh and Jane Reece at Erica Wildman's art show at the W Austin.
Interior Design at Moonfire Lounge
Ginger Leigh and brother, Mark, at ACL Festival.
Fun with wallpaper and pop poster of Madonna!
Ginger & Jane hard at work designing!
Ginger Leigh and Mama Jill building something!
Ginger shopping for clients at Restoration Hardware.
Interior Design at Attabar
GFL and Jane Reece on the job site!
Interior design at Moonfire Lounge.
Ginger hard at work hanging something!
Graphic and interior design by Ginger Leigh.
Fun boys at Attabar
Ginger Leigh at High Fashion Home Houston.
Jane Reece Interiors update fireplace with Mark's mantel.
Commercial bathroom design by Ginger Leigh, Jane Reece and Mark Seward, Jr.
GFL and mother remodeled the family condo in Port Aransas after Hurricane Harvey.
GFL and mother remodeled the family condo in Port Aransas after Hurricane Harvey. Cute, right?
Never afraid to get the job done!
Gin & Juice Staging by Ginger Leigh and Rebecca Gindele.
Ginger Foster Leigh is known as a mover and shaker, an influencer, a philanthropist, a humorous, driven and motivating personality on the scene and she often is the one who creates the scene itself.
Along with a stellar team, Ginger created Austin's first and only local high-end Formula One party, Blu Party ATX. From the moment the Circuit of the Americas broke ground, Ginger was involved in influencing the city's take on the unfamiliar F1 races. Working alongside F1 enthusiast, Ian Weightman, GFL could be found at the press podium with COTA and F1 execs speaking to the nightlife nature of the race weekend, often explaining to Austinites what to brace for and how to embrace it. The duo also held numerous happy hour events at downtown residences sharing the excitement of what was to come.
Rochelle Rae, GFL, Keanu Reeves Moto GP Party
2021 Top Gun actor, Glen Powell, and family.
Circuit of the Americas, Baby!
At Harrods London.
Not My First Rodeo
GFL photoshoot for jazz project, Straight Up with a Ginger Twist.
GFL with makeup artist and owner of Rae Cosmetics, Rochelle Rae.
Event for Women's Symphony League
Ginger Leigh and Dennis Quaid at Blu Party.
GFL with fashion designer to the stars, Midi Solis.
Ginger Leigh and Matt LeBlanc in Austin for F1.
GFL and Rebecca Gindele, co-owner Gin & Juice Staging, philanthropist/realtor.
GFL with actor, Taylor Kinney, and entertainment exec, Sharilyn Mayhugh.
Event for Women's Symphony League
Ginger established the annual fundraising holiday concert, Love. at the Stateside in 2014, featuring Shelley King, Patrice Pike, Wendy Colonna, Shelley Mac, Rod Williams, John Pointer and many others such as Suzanna Choffel, Kelly Green, Hedda Layne, Malford Milligan and Carolyn Wonderland. The show raises funds and awareness for charities Superhero Kids at Dell Children's Hospital, The Step Onward Foundation and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
Ginger joined Bill and Sharron Murray's Concerts 4 Austin Charities in 2018 raising funds for the same charities at multiple smaller annual concerts and the large event at ACL Live at the Moody featuring big names such as Lukas Nelson and Doyle Bramhall II.
Ginger was also a nominee for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year 2019.
AND MORE: In 2010, Ginger Leigh performed as Maureen in a 55-show run of RENT at Austin's Zach Theatre and was also featured at Bobbi Topfer's Red Hot & Soul event at Zach Theatre in 2013.
Red Hot and Soul event at Zach Theatre.
Love. at the Stateside with Bill Murray!
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year.
GFL and Lukas Nelson backstage at Moody for Austin Cares Concert.
Performing for Red, Hot & Soul at Topfer Theatre.
Hairdresser, Jean Barton, and GFL backstage before the Austin Cares Concert.
Mama Jill, GFL and brother Mark at the Austin Cares Concert.
Philanthropist Bobbi Topfer and Ginger Leigh at Zach Scott Red, Hot, Soul
Love. at the Stateside raising funds for Superhero Kids at Dell Children's Hospital.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She's a fighter!
Love. at the Stateside with brother Mark and Mama Jill.
Ginger Leigh playing Maureen in RENT at Zach Theatre
A LITTLE KNOWN FACT
Ginger Leigh studied in Bavaria at the age of 15, lived in Milan at the age of 18, studied in Rome at the age of 20, and subsequently had an apartment in Florence, lived in a castle in Umbria and speaks Italian nearly fluently! GFL has toured New Zealand 4 times with her music, traveled to Singapore for Formula One and continues to add stamps and pages to her passport on the regular.
Lastly, with all of the glamour and the glory, don't be surprised when you find videos of Ginger dancing in the most goofy ways with her self-deprecating humor and body language or videos of her building things in cut-off shorts, tennis shoes and a baseball cap! GFL travels well from international hotspots to red carpets to music venue stages to dirty, hammer-swinging job sites.
In Cesena, Italy about to do soundcheck 1999.
Just being dramatic!
Ginger, age 15, chipping a piece the Berlin Wall, 6 months after it fell.
Backstage in Albenga, Italy, with Italian musician, Zibba!
Always at home in Italia!
Sailing in New Zealand around 1999.
Performing in Austria 1998.
On stage in Rome with Patrice Pike, Trish Murphy and GFL.
Island of Isla d'Elba, Italy. 2000
Backstage trailer Union Square concert, NYC, 1998, for Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Media.
In NYC soon to perform for Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Media. 1998
Pre-concert in Cesena, Italy. 1999
Way too cool for school! Band shot Umbertide, Italy.
Performing 2-week residency in Paris. 2000
In Florence, Italy 1999.
"Last year, Blu's Brazilian-Carnival-themed bash hit its 600-person capacity before midnight, said Ginger Leigh, a local singer and Formula One party planner. Though many locals may find the steep prices off-putting, local musicians benefit from playing at packed clubs around town, she said.
"Formula One puts a big stamp on Austin globally," Leigh said. "The champagne doesn't stop flowing when the race is over."