) Interested in attending? GATHER's organizers are generously giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader in the Lower Mainland free admission, plus a gift bag which includes, among other items: To win free admission and the gift bag: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which aspect of...

Givenchy is giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader even more reasons to indulge with an eclectic assortment of beauty and fragrance products, all bearing their sophisticated prismatic and silver-and-black packaging: Vernis Please nail polishes in 'Island Lagoon', an iridescent blue, and...

I hope you got everything you wished for from Santa and you're enjoying some well-deserved time off. Thank you for continuing to read and support this little corner of the Internet—it means the world to me. I'll be rounding my favourite posts of the year later this week for those of you who...

What's the bravest thing you've ever done? Pitch an article to then editor-in-chief of FLARE magazine, Lisa Tant. At the time, I was incredibly grateful to even have the chance to do it; nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Luckily, she took a chance on this novice freelancer not once...

Admittedly, I'm pretty hit-and-miss with exercising regularly, but I'm hoping to change that this year as soon as my flu-induced fatigue wears off. Luckily, adorable yet affordable gear can be great motivation. 1. GapFit gDance heathered pants ($59.95). Most Vancouver women probably have a...

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Lisa See's latest novel dives deep into the world of the Akha ethnic minority in the tea-growing province of Yunnan, China. The protagonist Li-yan is a young girl growing up in a remote village in the mountains, educated and bright compared to her...

It's a fish from southern Italy," our waiter replied. "Is it better than the salt cod?" Lawrence said. Our waiter sort of snorted, smirked, and rolled his eyes at the same time. "Oh, it's much better." We ended up ordering both and he was right, it was so much better. We took it as a...

LOFT evidently feels the same because they're offering one lucky Solo Lisa reader a $100 GC. All the more reason to hop in your car and make the trip to Vancouver's first LOFT store in Park Royal! If you've never been to the Park Royal store, you're in for a treat; it's wall-to-wall...

And for the first time in the hours since we arrived in Italy, I began to feel truly excited about our trip. Lawrence and I like to look back on that terrible first day in Italy and laugh. There was no real risk to life, limb, personal security, or property, and just enough discomfort to...

Our honeymoon in Italy was one of 2017's major highlights, which is why I'm so excited to be able to recap our visit to Florence today. Looking back at these photos, this was probably the most eclectic leg of our trip. First of all, Florence wasn't anything at all like we expected. Based on...

 

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