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...

There's a continuity to this Travel Diary that speaks to me, as I find the colours are not only a wonderful representation of everything that comes to mind when I think of California, but are all eminently wearable. As to favourites? You already know the answer: everything. Available August...

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...

Travel Diaries: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Let's start with the greeting. As we arrived at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, we were greeted by several individuals who all had goodies galore at the ready for our first step into the hotel. We were first given a sort of corsage of flowers. The...

FFG Travel Diary: Charming small town living in Port Royal, South Carolina Ever since my parents moved down to South Carolina three years ago, I have been obsessed with a the small neighboring town of Port Royal. This is a magical place where small town charm has remained intact...

Hubs still likes to find a place to go dancing in each place we travel to though, so Anya suggested Lula Lounge. Lula was a 5-minute walk from Branca and happened to have a live band that night and it was SO MUCH FUN. The place was packed. Hubs and I got a few good dances in and met some...

In other words, it's the sort of bad travel experience that makes for a good story afterward. There were a couple of other off-colour experiences (one restaurant that short-changed us, another one that was just plain terrible, rude shop girls in a shoe store), but the charms of the Eternal...

Based on photos, repeated viewings of A Room With A View, and other people's glowing travel recommendations, I was expecting a tranquil medieval city with amazing architecture and art history everywhere. But what I didn't anticipate were the crowds and the chaos. Being a medieval city,...

Returning from Paris with a feminine, flirty spring dress just seems so quintessentially Parisian, no? P.S. For more from our trip, check out my photo-heavy Paris travel diary and fave food highlights.

As with my Rome travel diary, all of my travel recommendations are at the end of this post after the photos! Stay I cannot say enough good things about Martina and Andrea's Airbnb located in Venezia Mestre. It's affordable and adorable and about a half hour's bus or tram ride away from...

 

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