Acqua dell’Elba…

Acqua dell'Elba

Whenever I’m away on vacation as a treat for myself I buy something that is strictly available within the region I’m traveling. While I was in Siena and walking up and down Via Banchi di Spora, I kept smelling this wonderful scent every time I walked by this mysteriously calm looking store named Acqua Dell’Elba. After awhile I realized that they spray a scent out on to the street and it smelled like clean fresh breeze and ocean. I couldn’t help but close my eyes and think of walking on a warm sandy beach. Continue reading

Under the Tuscan Sun in Siena

Siena Campo

For the past 12 years, I have been day dreaming and talking about one of my most favourite life experiences. The experience that probably planted a travel bug in me and made me tell every single university student to do the same. 12 years ago I decided to join a student exchange program and study Tuscan architecture in Siena, Italy. I had the most amazing time and met the most awesome friends because of that decision. Fast forward 12 years…… I’M BACK!!! For 2 days, but I’m back! Continue reading

Gentlemen’s Expo Giveaway Contest

Solmaz In The City

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Gentlemen's Expo giveaway

       The third instalment of The Gentlemen’s Expo is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 25th to 27th and I am lucky enough to partner with Gentlemen’s Expo to giveaway 5 pairs of single day passes to this awesome event.

The 3 day event showcases everything a gentleman OR a gentlewoman needs under one roof; food, art, music, fashion, sports and more. This is a great opportunity to pickup new idea about what to serve, wear and talk about at your next party or to spend a day with friends at the Expo’s Sportsnet Central Lounge watching a game and having a drink with Ken Reid and Marcus Stroman! Did I mention DMC of Run DMC will be at the expo among other guests and he will be performing??!!

Gentleman's Expo bar

To find out how You can win one of these 5 pairs of passes, log on to my Instagram account (HERE!)

The contest is running from September 20th to September 23rd at 5pm and the winners posted and contacted on September 24th.

Good luck and may the best gentlemen win!

Solmaz

***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED***


Missing London

Piccadilly Circus London

I love London! As a kid I was lucky enough to visit London every Summer with my family and since then I have formed this sense of belonging whenever I go back for a visit. I alway seem to be the one who tells people “No, it doesn’t always rain there!” or “It’s not boring there!“. I actually think depending on which part of London you happen to spend time in, anyone with any interest can find something to do. From 5 stars to budget travel, young to old, art loving history buffs to a foodies; there’s something for everyone. Continue reading

Silk

Hermes Silk scarves

There’s something so beautiful about silk scarves…..more to come soon!

Shonda Giveth, Shonda Taketh Away!

McDreamy is dead

Last night Shonda Rhimes the creator and writer of everything worth watching on TV on Thursdays yanked my heart out of my chest. After a decade of emotional ups and downs while watching Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda finally put an end to Meredith and Derek’s love affair. Sigh…

We all knew it was going to happen at some point. It’s Grey’s Anatomy! When people realize they have finally got what they needed all their lives they DIE!!! Remember McSteamy and Lexi or George. Now we can add Derek to that list. I’ve been reading a lot of tweets since last night’s episode and it seems like a lot of fans are upset and threatening to not watch the show anymore (yeah, right!!)

Regardless of this tragedy, I’m sure Ms. Rhimes has a plan for Meredith’s love life. What do you predict is going to happen next??

Solmaz – a.k.a. Derek’s 1000000000th widow