Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best of Blog 2010

I hope that you're enjoying the holidays and that Santa brought you everything your heart desired! Solo Lisa will be on hiatus from now until the New Year. I'll still be on Twitter and checking for comments, but there won't be any new posts until January 2011 (more about that later). In the meantime, if you're unlucky enough to have to work on the days between Christmas and New Year's and you're bored out of your mind while everyone else is on vacation, why not take a look at what's in the archives?

This year started with a resolution to become a better cook and to try one new recipe a week. Cooking once a week wasn't always possible, but my culinary skills have improved from month to month. My first cooking attempts eventually led to roast chicken, lemon ginger bundt cake, and, more recently, Chinese egg tarts and apple pie.

I also had the chance to read some great books in 2010. From a hilarious style advice tome written by a blogger to books about narcissism, the history of glamour, the beauty industry, and the savvy female entrepreneurs right here in Vancouver, there was no shortage of stylish reads.

Who could forget the Winter Olympics? The highlights of my experience: venturing downtown on the night of the opening ceremonies and brunch at Birks with medallist Jennifer Heil.

2010 will also be known as the year I abandoned lip gloss for lipstick. And speaking of beauty products, I just can't get enough of nail polish! Butter LONDON, Spa Ritual, and American Apparel were just some of the brands I tried.

Out of the many events I attended, Eco Fashion Week and the grand opening party for the Joe Fresh Granville store were particular standouts.

Trips taken this year: Saltspring Island and New York.

In other news, I also started doing vlogs and haul videos.

Are you still searching for those perfect denim shorts or that cute pair of rain boots that aren't Hunters? I'm just asking because I've found mine.

So, about January 2011: I might be a little scarce on the blogosphere because I'm starting a new job on the 4th! It's a very exciting opportunity and I'm thrilled. But a new job also means new responsibilities and a steep learning curve, so if I'm not commenting on blogs as much or posting as frequently, I apologize in advance.

See you in the new year!


  1. Congrats on the new job! Off to check out some of your 2010 posts now, hope you've had a great festive season!

  2. It was a pleasure reading your blog in the past year.

    PS. What's the new job? Email me! I must know!

  3. Happy Holidays Lisa. . and looking forward to more of the food and style posts x

  4. All the best for 2011, and congrats on your new job! What an exciting start to the new year, and I'm sure there will be more excitement and surprises in the weeks ahead!

  5. Your vlogs are awesome. I watch all of them. More vlogs for 2011! =D

  6. what a great 2010 for you lisa! best of luck on the new job-- so exciting for you! I will be starting one as well at the end of februrary.

  7. I'm so glad I got to meet you this year and your blog has been fantastic, of course. Happy holidays, Lisa!

    Xo Chelle

  8. hello~!! just found your blog and it sounds like you had a great year~!! i can't wait to read your blog in 2011!!! :D

  9. What an amazing year! Congrats on the new job and can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the new year!

    Hope you're having a fab holidays!

  10. What an eventful year you've had! Love that you were determined to something done (i.e. learn to cook better) and accomplished it. And I must say again how eloquent you are as evidenced by your vlogs. You're a definite inspiration and someone to look up to, Lisa!

    All the best as you begin your new job next year. Happy New Year!


  11. Nice! I just started following you a little over a month ago so great recap for me.

    Have a great new year's!

  12. A new job!??!! What is this new job Lisa? We sure are overdue for a get together. Triple date soon with Carolina?
    Anyways, it has been great reading your blog this year and I wish you all the best in 2011. Happy New Year xoxo

  13. What a great idea! I can't believe I still remember most of these posts without clicking on the links.

    A new job is so exciting. Good luck with everything. I can't wait to hear about it.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  14. Good luck with the new job! Hope it's exciting and what you're looking for in a gig :)

    Happy 2011!

  15. hello miss lisa!
    I hope you had a great year!!

    you know what made me sad? the lack of fireworks/ festivities to do around vancouver =(

  16. Congrats for your new job! May you have great moments in 2011 =)

  17. Yay! Congrats on the new job. Hope all goes well and I hope your career will thrive! No better way to kick off the new year with a fresh start. I loved your post on Hunter-Free rainboots! It was much needed. It was awesome discovering your blog this year. Excited for what you have for us in the new year! :)


  18. I am spending the morning playing catch up on blog reading and it's been amazing ;)

    I love the recap of your ear! It's funny how even the smallest things (finding red lipstick) can really be a stand out moment in a year.

    I have enjoyed getting to know you this year and now that a new year has started I hope we can get together for that drink we've been talking about haha.

    Happy New Year love xo


  19. good luck with the new job! sounds like a good start to the year (:


  20. Happy new year! And congrats (and good luck) on the new job!

  21. I totally need to cook more this year! Congrats on the new gig!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog lady! I appreciate it :) Have a fabulous 2011!


  23. Happy New Year and good luck with the new job tomorrow.

  24. Happy New Year love ! & congrats on the new job !

    bises xx

  25. Happy new year lisa..
    wish you all the best on 2011..



  26. Congratulations on the new job. I hope it's going well.

    It's been great reading your blog in the past year. Even if you don't post as much, I will still look forward to when you do.

  27. Good luck with the new job! I like your blog. :)